14 May 2007


I love a good jacket. It has the power to transform. It can take an outfit from good to great. It can cover a multitude of sins and it speaks volumes about the wearer. Here are some jackets that have me salivating (all photos & descriptions are courtesy of Nordstrom.com):

Cynthia Steffe Doll Sleeve Eyelet Jacket - $265

Peter Pan collar, short puffed sleeves and pleated patch pockets detail a retro-inspired embroidered eyelet jacket.

cotton - fully lined

Charles Gray Metallic Jacket

Peter Pan collar and a peplum hem style a shimmery cropped jacket with big, fabric-covered buttons.

acetate/cotton/metallic threads/nylon - fully lined in silver acetate -

Cynthia Steffe Cascade Collar Jacket - $330

Ruffly cascade collar and short puffed sleeves style a fitted jacket with a low U-shaped neckline and an attached tie-front belt.


MARC by MARC JACOBS "Anette" Knit Jacket - $258

Tonal satin trims an adorable silhouette, detailed with four pleated, button-topped pockets. Bubble bottom completes the look.


Diane von Furstenberg "Nedia" Crop Jacket - $345

Feminine piece features a Mandarin collar and a ruffled hem. Three-quarter sleeves have wide hems that can be cuffed.

viscose rayon/polyamide/elastane

Amo & Bretti "Ginger French Terry Jacket - $284

Long jacket is fashioned from soft French terry, trimmed with reverse fabric at the front shoulders, sleeves and hem. Short sleeves have slightly puffed shoulders, and a drawstring tie cinches the Empire waist.


BCBGirls "Chloe" Seersucker Jacket - $118

Single button secures a flyaway jacket, styled with curved lines and a boxy shape.


Laundry by Shelli Segal Eyelet Jacket - $325

Embroidered circles dot a cropped eyelet jacket with wide banding around the neck, cuffs and hem.


After looking over my choices, I have come to realize a few things:
  1. I really like cropped jackets.
  2. I didn't think I liked puff sleeves, but apparently I do. I guess I'll have to see if they are flattering on me.
  3. I like novel closures - ties, grommets, bows, etc.


Summerset said...

Hmmm . . . I was thinking the same things about the jackets and then read your final comments. Very strange . . .

Linda said...

Love these jackets! Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

HotPatterns Sugar Babe jacket is a good starting point for the BCBGirls "Chloe" jacket you've listed. :)

-- Eme

Isabelle said...

Fabulous jackets! The second and third are my favourite. Thank you for the inspiration.

Not sure whether you had a chance to see my update on the dupioni, but I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience. It's been very helpful. I'm going to test another swatch of fabric, since the first test wasn't satisfying. This time I'll simply soak a non-serged piece for a while and see what happens. I wonder to what extent the detergent and/or serging were to blame for the look of the first swatch.
Just being able to soak the fabric would be so nice - as you say, otherwise what would happen if a drop of water fell on the dress?
Thanks again for the great advice - and for the wonderful inspiration on your own blog!

pdel said...

Love all of them. Will try the last two (good for hiding large derriere). Still, having lived through the 50's and 60's as school days, cannot understand the renewed interest in some of the retro pieces. Just terminated some of my mother's patterns from then.

MéLisa said...

Oh I like that BCBGirls "Chloe" jacket. It looks a lot like the Hot Patterns Sugar Babe jacket from their new easy line. I like the jacket since it came out but now that I see that jacket I think that there are a couple things that I would change to get more of that look! am going to have to print that off to keep in mind for when I make it.

Oh oupps it looks like someone else had the same idea. Oh well, great minds right?