September 9, 2009
You'll look extra polished in the Quigley Sweater Jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This knit herringbone jacket has solid trim at the notched collar and flap hip pockets, welt bust pocket, three buttons at the front, seven inch back vent, lightly padded shoulders, and long sleeves. There is a jersey lining, and the shell is partially wool and mohair.
September 8, 2009
The Funnel Neck Cape by Shoshanna is really more of a coat, but we really like the striped felt so we'll overlook this. There is a funnel collar, off-center, hidden five snaps, self-belt tie at the waist, welt hip pockets, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is lined and made from a wool and polyester blend.
September 4, 2009
If you are in need of a fall/spring jacket, we like the Lightweight Twill Trench Coat at XOXO for this week's Frugal Friday. It has a fold-over collar, two buttons and two button details at the front, a tie at the waist, pleating at the bottom, ties at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is available in two colors, wine and black.
September 1, 2009
There are many leather jackets out there at the moment, but our favorite is the Millitante Leather Coat by Diane von Furstenberg. It has a ribbed fold-over collar with two button closure, hidden two-way zipper and six snaps at the front, buckled self-belt, pleated snap-flap bust, hip pockets, ribbed banding at the hem, and ribbed long sleeves. It is also lined with a stretchy silk.
August 28, 2009
What we like most about the Solid Wool Coat by Marc by Marc Jacobs is the maroon color. What a fun way to separate yourself from all the black coats out there this winter. There is a quilted fold-over collar, quilted self-belt, five buttons down the front, an inverted back pleat, quilted banding at the patch hip pockets and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is lined, 38 inches long, and made from a virgin wool and nylon blend.
August 26, 2009
We adore the New Chrystie Jacket by Elizabeth and James, probably because the Shirt Snob cannot get enough plaid this time of year. But it is also so tailored and sophisticated. It has six buttons down the front, a rounded hem, knife pleats at the waist, ruching at the shoulders, frayed mesh trim at the mandarin collar, and long sleeves. Would look great with so many outfits, you have tons of versatility with this piece.
August 18, 2009
The Hudson Coat by Catherine Malandrino is a stylish and sophisticated coat that would be perfect if you are sick of peacoats. It has a contrasting lace overlay, oversized fold-over collar, hidden double snap closure, bucked elastic belt, slant hip pockets, and long sleeves. It is lined, and the shell is made mostly of wool.
We know that the Army Twill Jacket by Charlotte Ronson isn't super special, but we adore the army influence in it. There is a hidden zipper closure, four pleated button-flap pockets, stud detail at the bust, a drawstring at the waist, metal rig detail at the placket and button-tab epaulets, pleated flap shoulder pocket, zip closure at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also lined with Sherpa.
Today we are going to look at coats and jackets. As fun as summer has been, much of the country is going to start to get a bit cooler soon, and we need to start thinking about what to wear over our favorite blouses and shirts. First up is the Taishir Jacket by Diane von Furstenberg, which has a stand out print that will look great over your more simple tops. It has a shawl collar, self-belt tie at the waist, and 3/4 length batwing sleeves. It is also lined and 27 inches long.
August 14, 2009
Fall is the best time for plaid in our opinions, so of course we adore the Plaid Cascading Blazer by Free People right now. This jacket has a ruffled collar and front, patch pockets, pleat at the back, button tab closure on the front, and buttons at the cuffs. It is available in red and blue plaid.