Peacoat with Thermore.
Size Small Regular. Dark Poppy. I love this coat. Crazy as it sounds, with the exception of a couple of Puffer Jackets, I really don't have a somewhat dressy short coat. And I'm thrilled to have gotten this one. I love the rich dark Red shade. The sleeves are a tad long on me. I'm only 5'3-1/2" (can't forget that 1/2 inch!) It fits nicely. I could have gone down to an XS in the torso but the XS is way too small in the shoulders and the neck. While it's not roomy per se, I have enough room to wear a chunky sweater underneath should I decide to buy a chunky sweater one day. A few days ago, I ordered the Petite Small. I don't know if that will fit me better. I will report back on that. Either way, the Peacoat will be a keeper.
Size Medium. Champagne. I already own this one in the Bright Tulip. I wish I had purchased the Light Blade but I wasn't thinking clearly nor ahead for that matter. I love both these tees. The Champagne will go with tons more but the Bright Tulip is a much prettier color. But doesn't the Champagne go so very nicely with my new Ecole Herringbone Jacket?
Herringbone Ecole Jacket
Size 4. Bright Rhubarb. I really like this jacket when I first eyed it in the Fall Catalog but after reading that almost everyone who tried this jacket on experienced this strange bagginess in the chest area, I decided against purchasing it. But then, when it got marked down to some insane price - I got it for $48.99, I had to have it - complete with Strange Chest Bagginess and all. As you can see from the pictures, there is nothing weird going-on in my chest area. Maybe it's my strange bust but from what I can see, I think it looks great! I fell in love with the jacket the moment I put it on and knew that it was a keeper. It is beautifully tailored and the fact that it is close-fitting in the waist, I have an instantly svelt body. I'll take that for $48.99. Thank you!
Okay, I'm extremly embarassed about having to admit this. As I've mentioned, I have an obsessive-compulsive personality. I'm more obsessive than I am compulsive, really! That said, I will spend hours and days and months on end obsessing about something that no one else would give 2 hoots abouts. Since my J Crew Puffer Review of approx. 6 weeks back, I've been obsessing if I should have gotten the Small or the Medium. As you know, I purchased the Medium previously. And although it's been deathly cold, I haven't gotten around to wearing my Medium Puffer for fear that I may want to return it for a Small. Can you say INSANE??? Anway, I finally talked myself into buying a Small for comparison and now having tried both on, I'm even more confused! I don't know which one to keep. The Medium is certainly roomier but the Small is much cuter on. I should explain that THIS puffer is not going to be my "stand in the freezing rain on a Saturday afternoon watching my daughter play soccer" puffer. I already have an Eddie Bauer Puffer for that one. This is my "I'm going to look cute yet casual going to an NHL Hockey Game" Puffer. Crazy isn't it? Anyway, I need to make a decision soon,... very, very soon, because my husband announced this eveing that the 3 of us are going to be in CTV's suite at the Hockey Game on Monday night. Since it's too freaking cold to wear, say my awesome Berry Astrid Jacket as outerwear, I will have to wear a puffer and I had better decide if it'll be the Small or the Medium. I will report back on that.
This is just sooooooo WRONG!!!
Still not any better!
Finally, the Velvet Ecole Jacket; I purchased this in a size 6P - thinking that it's going to fit like a 4. Well, it fits like a 4 but midget length. The hook and eye closure was waaaay too high so much so that it made me look like a dwarf. I don't do Dwarf well at all. So, I called J Crew and exchanged it for a Regular 4. I will post pictures of it when I receive it. I purchased it in the Cobalt. It is a beautiful, rich shade of blue. Just stunning.
I hadn't received a J Crew package in about 10 days and was going through major withdrawl. I couldn't wait for my J Crew order to arrive. Now that it has and I'm on a high, (and I have several more scheduled to arrive in the next 10 days or so), I feel like I've had a fix and that I can function normally until my next hit.