Friday, January 30, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
So, if you recall, I only managed to get the regular size in this jumpsuit, way back in the Fall. But if there's one rule with JCrew, it is: nothing is ever altogether lost (except perhaps your dignity and sleep as your eyes automatically flutter wide open at 4am so you can troll for pop backs).
So I did, and I finally got my hands on a P2.
Sizing, then, has to be TTS in your general physical category. Choose petite if you're petite - because proportions are everything in jumpsuits.
The other stuff is the same as before. It's a great understated piece. Easy to wear; woollen; layer with turtleneck; pockets; band collar. Love.
Monday, January 26, 2015
What an amazing, scary, thought provoking and depressing thing.
Article and clips at:http://www.ecouterre.com/reality-show-sends-fashion-bloggers-to-work-in-cambodian-sweatshop/
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Sizing: though this coat is supposed to be a classic cut and fit, it's oversized. The shoulders, in particular are a good 3" wider than usual. I'm not sure why. So I'd recommend sizing down 1-2 sizes. If you're tall, the coat will fit very differently on you. See stock photos from a department store, below.
Pros: excellent fabric, excellent craftsmanship; chic colours. Awesome and roomy for layering: blanket scarf heaven.
Cons: you have to be regular sized to have a hope with the fit. Unless youve got the flair to pull it off even when petite. Why not, I say?
I cannot bring myself to part with this one. It's just all that and more. Très chic. A grown up coat, for sure.
You see there's room inside for layering.
Inside breast pocket and lining in navy.
You can see how the shoulders are made too wide. It's bc of the body of the coat, being wide, and the structure of the coat: a large rectangle with sleeves.
And that's not all: navy leather skinny pants and fur top peeking out from under, or bulky tipped blazer and large scarf . High heeled boots.
If you're tall, the coat will fit differently: still loose, but a more trim length. The model is 178 cm or 5,11:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I adore both of these, which I ordered in my standard size XS. They are jumpers, so, a little boxy, a little cropped, perfect length sleeves and gorgeous wool, rib trim, colours. I'm sad I have to keep both: it will devastate my budget.
The sweaters are perfect, they are keepers. Mind, the lambswool is sturdy, but not the densest that I've ever worn.
Sizing: I sized down one to an XXS, and it was still a loosy goosy fit. Well enough room for layering.
Pros: interesting colours; ribbed cuffs and collar. Double zipper. Easy pockets.
Cons: the scale of the diamond quilting, the oversized fit and the cut of the jacket made it a garment that seemed to add weight and unnecessary bulk to my frame. I didn't like the cranberry colour either. I have a love-hate relationship with maroon & in this shiny puffer material, it was a hate.
Deets: the jacket is cut straight and long. It easily covers your butt, and it's not snug over the hips or butt. So it feels like a car coat that turned into a wannabe bomber jacket puffer. Since others love the colour, I was tempted to keep it for a few days and see it letting it sit on ice would work. The. I just ordered the blue and returned the cranberry. I'll update with blue pics when I get it.
Verdict: blah. Return.