Ack! My hair looks crazy!
I'd seen this jacket at the store a couple of weeks ago, but it was $70 dollars, which I wasn't willing to spend now that I work at a store where I have to wear the clothes we carry (yes, there are 2 extra days a week where I can do whatever I want, but I'd much rather save my pennies for shoes). It reminded me of this photo of Raquel Zimmerman wearing YSL that ran in Vogue a while ago, which for some reason is burned into my brain like caramel (haha). So I went to H&M last Friday because I wanted a new pair of pants (no pants fit me, but thats another story for another post), and right there in the sale rack, with a 50% off tag sticking from the shoulder, was THE jacket. There were two left and they were both a size 10 (I usually wear a 4 at H&M). I looked at them. They didn't really seem THAT big. And off to the fitting room I went.
So.... it fit? I was so psyched. I have no idea how the jacket was supposed to fit in the first place, since the shoulders were only a teeny bit big, which isn't a problem with a slouchy jacket anyways. The sleeves fall somewhere between my elbow and my wrist, which is PERFECT for rolling the suckers up. It has a slight flare, and a beautiful fall in the back and it also feels a bit like a dress, not unlike the one Freja wore down the YSL runway for the Fall 07 show. I'm pretty sure I will wear this jacket all the time, as I've worn it the past two days. It's a little bit tricky to get the right proportion for the things I am wearing under it, but I think the raddest way to wear it will be with some old American Apparel pieces that I have lying around that have been forgotten because it seems I've become too self-conscious to wear them on their own (I mean, those cotton bodycon dresses leave nothing to the imagination! good heavens! haha). So this is how I wore it to work the other day, over one of my work dresses, with tights and my YSL shoes (which, by the way are insanely high!). Hooray for new favorite pieces!
Ps. I feel like this jacket also fulfills a little bit of my desire to wear dude clothes. Not in its shape, but definitely in its fit. Two birds with one stone!
Man, what a lengthy post! I didn't know I had so much to say about sizing and jackets.