My hair is so weird…after it gets cut, it freaks out and gets super curly for a few days before settling down and behaving again. It’s in the super curly stage right now, and part of my day is spent picking apart Shirley Temple curls in the mirror while exclaiming across the house to anyone listening, “Look at this! Can you believe this?! It’s gone crazy!”
In other news, I wanted to show you guys this denim jacket from American Eagle Outfitters that made the cut after several other options fell short for one reason or another. My criteria included a petite-friendly fit, medium distressed wash, side welted pockets (the classic pocket style popularized by the Levi’s Trucker jacket), and 100% cotton construction. I wanted it to fit slightly boxy in the torso for that more cool-casual feel, but not so boxy that it looks too wide across the back. This one fit the bill perfectly. The shoulder and arms are nice and fitted, with just a little room at the torso. The cotton is nice and thick, and this particular wash is rumpled and distressed in a perfect shade of blue.
Other options I tried included this Gap one in petite (denim and details were great, but torso was just too boxy & gave that “wide across the back” issue mentioned above), this Kut From The Cloth one in petite (despite stellar reviews, something about the fit of this one felt too mature & “mom jacket” on me), and this other wash from American Eagle Outfitters (similar fit as pictured, but I didn’t like the style of the side pockets).
One caveat of warning…the distressed wash of this jacket has left a lingering smell that some people who are sensitive to scents may not like. I’ve washed it twice, once with vinegar, and the smell is slowly going away. I’m optimistic that after a few more washes it should be gone.
For similar-sized readers, I’m wearing size xxs (online only) in this jacket, and for reference sake you can find my measurements here (along with general sizing tips). It’s measurements (lying flat) are as follows:
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Jacket American Eagle Outfitters (less distressed version)
Shirt Banana Republic (these linen tees are great!)
Jeans Rag & Bone thanks to Shopbop
Shoes J.Crew (similar)
Handbag Chanel (similar)
Necklace Punch (old) (similar & similar)
Bracelets Downtown L.A.
Belt Linea Pelle (also love this one)
Ring thanks to Tacori
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