I’m not sure if I can put my love for this jacket into words. It’s one of those items I had wanted for quite a while but couldn’t justify paying full price for. But then, the shopping gods smiled down upon me and put it on major sale so it was time to take the plunge! Not gonna lie, sometimes I open the closet just to smell it. The suede is intoxicating. Is that weird? 🤔
Anyways, like I mentioned in my last post, a good neutral jacket should be a staple in every person’s closet. This jacket from Nordstrom is no different. Here’s my challenge to you – start thinking of your outerwear as more of an accessory v. a necessity. A jacket like this one can instantly change the look of any outfit or update an outfit you’ve had hanging in your closet for years. It also can elevate any casual outfit you have, making it instantly chicer. So, in my opinion, the versatility (and dare I say practicality) of this jacket makes it worth the money.
For this post, I decided to show you two ways you can style this particular piece. Does the grey sweater look familiar? It’s my outfit from Monday’s post, yet looks somehow dressier and more put together with this jacket overtop. See, I told you this sweater was perfect for layering 😜! The SUGARFIX necklace paired with the jacket transforms the outfit and gives it almost a western vibe that it didn’t have before.
My second outfit layers a simple black turtleneck like this one under the same jacket. Although I’m wearing the same boots and jeans, this second look is somehow drastically different than the other. It looks more street style-chic v. western casual. The second look would be perfect for a night out whereas the first is more day appropriate. (Side note – if you don’t have a simple turtleneck, it’s time to get one! It is absolutely a closet staple, and I wear mine under sweater dresses, jackets, cardigans and on its own. Not to mention, they’re very on trend for this year and typically reasonably priced.)
So, have I convinced you yet of how great of an accessory this jacket can be?
On to the gritty deets – this jacket is genuine suede and comes in 4-5 different colors depending on how it’s stocked. Having wanted this jacket for a few months, I knew I wasn’t going to buy it unless they had the right color in stock. I wanted this camel color (called “spice”) because it’s a neutral shade and can be worn in both cool and warm weather. I waited a few days until it as restocked and purchased! If you don’t see the exact size/color you desire, just wait a day or two, and it’s sure to be restocked (they literally fully restocked one color in the time I wrote this post)!
In terms of fit, it runs a little small. I sized up to a small, and it fits like a glove. It’s currently 40% off making it a little over $100. I understand this is a lot of money to most people (me included!). But, like I said earlier, think of this jacket as an investment and something that can be worn year over year with multiple different outfits. This makes it a more practical purchase rather than that $70 trendy sweater that will likely be out of style in two years.
PS – Can you spot Kevin?! 😋
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What a week you guys! I have always had this opinion that for every few super productive days, you’re bound to have a very unproductive day. That’s life. The first few days this week I got sh*t DONE. Then I came down with a headache on Wednesday that turned into a pretty bad migraine yesterday. I took my own advice, slept and completely cut out screen time yesterday in an effort to make it go away. I woke up feeling much better today, thank God! I’m not sure why I had such a bad migraine this week. I have a feeling it was a combo of our weather swings (major pressure systems can cause migraines – weird, I know) coupled with the fact that my sleep schedule has been off. If you get migraines, I wrote a post a while back on ways to combat them. You can read it here.
Needless to say, I’m happy I’m feeling better and am looking forward to having a relaxing night and not overdoing it. If having chronic headaches has taught me anything, it’s that you have to roll with the punches and take everything day by day. Sometimes you may have a huge “to-do” list that doesn’t get done because you get sick. And that’s OK. You’re allowed to not feel good and to catch up on those super productive days.
Tomorrow, Kev and I are going to my nephew’s birthday party and then to Crashed Ice later at night. Have you heard of Crashed Ice? I hadn’t until we moved up here. It’s essentially a high-speed, downhill race course that people skate. Yes skate, not ski. It looks terrifying, and I can’t tell if I’m excited or scared to watch it live LOL.
One last thing, I’ve decided to put my “outfit details” at the end of the outfit discussion section v. beginning. This is so it’s easier to see a snapshot of what the post is about from my home page! You can also click on the product widgets to check out the outfit details!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! See you Monday!
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