Moving on from my bitter breakfast... I swung by Anthropologie at lunch to try on the Boucle de Souffle jacket and the Graces Tank along with whatever else caught my eye.
I should preface, I'm still trying to be good about buying things this month. With bigger purchases like fall boots and my new bag last month (and an overload of weddings, showers, and a anniversary), I wanted to cool the magnetic strip on my credit card for a bit, and so far I've been pretty good. Going to try on a $128 jacket had me worried. Which is bit silly, because I actually think $128 is a pretty good price for a quality jacket... but I'm a "price per wear" kinda girl and I don't like paying a lot for things I don't wear often... and how often would I wear an ivory wool blazer-y jacket thing??
When I grabbed the jacket I was surprised how thick it was... I knew from Chloe and Kim's reviews it wasn't a light jacket, but material is definitely a bit bulky making it more 'Jacket' than 'Blazer' (which I probably should have assumed from its name)... The detailing however was so pretty and you can tell the construction is top notch. Nothing about it felt cheap.
Unfortunately, something just wasn't right. And I'm starting to agree with a few of the online reviews. I think there is just too much fabric in the bust area. And since I don't have much to help fill that area out, it just looked a bit boxy up top. I suppose I could have dart puts in or an additional hook and eye, but I'm not so obsessed that I want to buy this jacket full price and then pay for alterations as well.
Other than the bust area, the fit is great through the shoulders and bracelet sleeves. It hits at the top of my hips. I'll definitely reconsider if it's still around come sale time.