Review – Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Knit Jacket

This baby was first seen on the ever stylish Chloe, and I was instantly smitten. My love of jackets is no secret, and this comfy knit version had me at “gingham” and “peplum”.

Jacket: Urban Outfitters, Kimchi Blue Knit Gingham Jacket, in Ivory, size XS (here on sale!)
Tank: Banana Republic, size petite XS
Jeans: Paige Blue Heights, size 23 (hemmed) (here)
Shoes: Cole Haan Carma Open Toe Pump, size 5 (here)

When I first pulled it out of the package, I was a little confused. The print up close looks a little strange, and I couldn’t figure out if they sent me the right color or not. But then I put it on and fell in love. The fabric is more of a sweater material than traditional jacket material, but that makes it soft and comfy, as well as stretchy, so it fits us tiny petite gals better. The three buttons are a little cheap looking, but it’s so easy to sew new, nicer buttons on, that I’m not concerned. Maybe I’ll get crafty a little later this year.

The fit in the shoulder and arms is amazing, and the peplum shape is cute and flirty. But my favorite view is from behind:

Look at that perfectly fitting, smooth back, and hourglass shape! I also love the longer pleated tail. What a fun little petite Urban Outfitters jacket! This baby is gonna get a lot of wear from me.

I heard on Twitter a few other petite bloggers (Extra Petite, Petite Little Girl, Petite XXS, Stylepint, & From Head to Toe) picked this baby up too, so keep an eye on their blogs for more reviews later!

**UPDATE** Just found some coupons for Urban Outfitters on 10% off your order with code CLASSACT, free shipping with no minimum with code FALLFORIT, and 15% off $75+ with code FALL101. All codes are stackable! Refresh the checkout page to add the second code.

See more outfits with the Urban Outfitters jacket:
Petite Outfit – My Bosom is Alboom for Peplum Gingham

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  1. says: Hanna

    I saw that on Chloe too! At that time it wasn't on sale but now it's only $29.99…baaaah. I have to agree the back is really adorable with the longer length and pleating! Did you cuff it at that length or did it come that way?

  2. says: PetiteAsianGirl

    I loove the view from behind. I still haven't pulled the trigger because I don't know about the color choices. Hope the sizes don't run out while I'm hemming and hawing. I wish it came in some more color/print options! Can't wait to see it on all the others.

  3. says: curls-and-pearls

    Ahhh that looks fantastic! I saw this on the website and was unsure. The back is great too, so cute!

    Does this run true to size or is there a bit of room? I'm thinking if I do get it I'd have to size up!

  4. says: Alterations Needed

    Hanna – The jacket came cuffed at the perfect length already, but it's not sewn in that position. You can un-cuff it to go longer (not full sleeve though) or roll it more to do shorter.

    curls-and-pearls – There is a tiny bit on room on me, and the jacket is stretchy, so it can accommodate someone a bit bigger than me. The sleeve is really fitted, and the shoulder runs narrow (perfect on me). Someone broad shouldered or with really athletic arms should size up for sure.

    Chloe also bought the XS, and she's bigger than me, and it still fits her great, just a bit more fitted. I think the XS would be great for most petites who want a nice fitted look.

  5. says: Alterations Needed

    Elle & PAG – I know, it's hard to please most people's tastes with just these two patterns/colors. Like I said, the pattern looks strange up close, but once you put it on, it looks great! I love gingham, houndstooth and other patterns like that, so it was right up my alley. =)

    If you're not in love, don't buy it. Otherwise you'll never wear it!

  6. says: Annie

    Ja'dore it on you!!I bought both colors yesterday, I'll decide which one to keep later. I had a knit jacket YEARS ago that I bought from Brass Plum, I loved that thing to death. You really started a frenzy with this one…I just followed you on Twitter too!

  7. says: Vicky

    Just pulled the trigger and got the white one (looks like checkered pattern). Thank you for the posts and size ref. Also I did use the free shipping AND 10% coupon codes both following the advice from Chloe's website. You guys are awesome. The jacket is now shipped for $26.99.

    I’m giving away a Betsey Johnson bracelet at Please come by and enter.

  8. says: PetiteXXS

    The fit looks great on you, so I have high hopes for mine coming in the mail! I didn't even remember seeing it on Chloe, and clicking through the link now I realize why… it's so much more shrunken fit on her! Is this going to be the magical blazer that fits all tiny petites a la Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? :P

  9. says: Alterations Needed

    Oh boy, I started a revolution…LOL. I hope it fits everyone as well as it does me!

    PetiteXXS – LOL. I think Jen at FromHeadToToe will be the lower threshold to see just how tiny of a petite it fits. Can't wait to see your review too!

  10. says: Elle

    I just ordered some stuff thanks to your code, I couldn't figure out how to stack the codes but I used the free shipping. Thanks!

  11. says: stylepint

    You look great in that jacket…it's so slimming on you! I ended up keeping the gingham one because it was more interesting to me…I'll definitely post how it looks. =)

  12. says: AubreyOhDang!

    @Jen Frmheadtotoe: if you see this post, can you review this jacket? Cuz I think I'm your size so it'll be great to see the fit on you. thanks!

  13. says: Diana Lien

    *whistles at our back view* hehe. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this jacket/blazer on you. You model it like it was meant for you! :)

  14. says: MoneyMaus

    I think it's super cute on you! Fantastic fit. I love the pattern/colors! However, I'd like it just a BIT longer if I was wearing it… which I'm sure it would be since I'm a bit shorter than you ;)

  15. says: Anonymous

    Thank you so much for the tip on the promotional coupon codes for Urban Outfitters. I wanted to buy the blue peplum jacket, but didn't want to go to the store or pay shipping. Awesome blog, thank you for sharing with inept shoppers like me!

  16. says: Anonymous

    Thank you so much for the tip on the promotional coupon codes for Urban Outfitters. I wanted to buy the blue peplum jacket, but didn't want to go to the store or pay shipping. Awesome blog, thank you for sharing with inept shoppers like me!

  17. says: loops like

    This jacket is bestially fitted in baby’s body. She looks really gorgeous in this dress. I am impressed with her dress. If I have a wife like her. She looks so much cool. One of the best compliment for her “I love her in first site” coupon deals

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