Friday, December 12, 2008
My outfit today - Berry Astrid Professional and Festive
Today's our annual Christmas Luncheon in the office and to celebrate the season, I have on the Berry Astrid Jacket in the Plum, Charcoal Flared Pants, the Perfect Fit Flower Tank in Dark Fog, Black Heels and Crystal Bangles for that added panache. It was snowing when I left the house this morning, so I've got on my Black Gramercy Coat (sorry, I couldn't find a black Gramercy coat in Polyvore - so I've used the Lady Day instead) and topped off my coat with a Lavender Pashmina scarf. The look is professional yet festive.
I love the Berry Astrid. I own it in a size 6P. I had originally purchased it in the Regular 6 but it was just huge and boxy on me. I also didn't like where the sleeves sat on my arms. They stopped right at my wrist which made it look like either I had a really bad tailor who shortened it too short or that I bought an ill fitting jacket. The Petite was a much better fit. The sleeves stop just above my watch, the body is more fitted (yet I had enough room to move comfortably in) and because it fit me better in the waist, it didn't look as boxy. I also ordered it in the 4P and while it still fit in the body, it was somewhat uncomfortable in the sleeves - particularly where my elbow bends. The 6P was the perfect size for me.
I've got the Perfect Fit Flower Tank under my Berry Astrid Jacket. It is a size small. I love the color for it sets off the Plum colorway perfectly. However, I'm not crazy about where the flower placement is.
To set off the Charcoal pants and Dark Fog Flower Tank, I've got on my J Crew Metallic Bow Belt. I absolutely LOVE this belt and everytime I wear it, I get complimented on it. It's very metallic but not overpowering, if you know what I mean. However, I do have 1 complaint about this belt. Actually, it's about all belts that buckle up anywhere other than the front. Because this belt buttons up in the back or on the side (which i normally do), I have to take the entire belt off and hang it up when I have to go to the washroom. It's a real drag. But that's my only complaint. Other than that, I love this belt.
How do you wear your Berry Astrid Jacket?