I bought this Sony Cyber-shot HX9V at Costco on Friday, and I haven’t had anything to take a picture of for Hourglassy since!Â So I stopped by Talbot’s on my way home tonight and found this jacket.Â Is it a keeper?Â I list the pros and cons after the second photo.
- a really pretty greenish color with flecks of brown and grey, so it’s versatile and looks great with my eyes
- down to $75 from $159; makes the cost of alterations less painful
- one button closure beneath the bust line
- seams everywhere lend themselves to being taken in at the sides and in the back
- good excuse to try the new seamstress I’ve discovered near our house
- alterations will be e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e . . . look how long those arms are!
- really warm and a tiny bit scratchy
- too corporate looking?
I welcome your feedback.Â And thanks for your indulgence with my new camera obsession!
I love it! I would definitely alter it. I think “corporate looking” is what you put under it. You are marketing shirts for “CEO women” so the jacket would be a great addition over it.
You’re right, Karen. This can be dressed up or down. It doesn’t have to be stiff.
It fits well through the shoulders. I like where it hits you on your hips. Add a great scarf and gloves you will eliminate the corporate look…as well go with a more casual shirt underneath. Be careful of purchasing “sale” just because of the price. Like you said, you may end up paying more…and will you wear it? How does it make you feel?
Thanks for confirming the shoulder fit, Karen Too–I thought so, too. But I am trying to be careful not to purchase it just because of the price . . . I’m going to try it w/ other things in my closet to see how it works and how it feels then. Such a fine line between finding something you’ll regret not buying, and buying something you thought you’d love but never wear.
Darlene, I sent you a message through LJ because I couldn’t find another way to contact you. Check it out.
As for the jacket: I also love the shoulder fit. That tends to be a hard one for me. I like the length too. I think it’s too loose at the waist, though, so it would need altering there, and that would be expensive. But, I think it’s a really versatile jacket. I would wear it with a cute blouse, velvet jeans, and heels to go out at night, or you could tone it down for an office look.
But for some reason I don’t like the closure in front. It looks kind of dowdy.
Thanks for your message, Pris!
I love the outfit idea, but I totally agree with you about the dowdy factor. Perhaps that’s what I meant when I asked if it was “too corporate”. I hadn’t narrowed it down to the closure, but I think you’ve pinpointed it.
That’s a tough one. I know sleeves are notoriously tricky to shorten. I think the waist alterations would be relatively simple (or at least my seamstress didn’t charge me much when I took in the waist/back on my jacket) but she wouldn’t even try the sleeves… Could you take the jacket in to see an estimate for the alteration and if it’s too much then you could just take it back?
Beyond that I like the jacket but then again the corporate look appeals to me. 😀
I don’t know what to tell you. The first thing I notice is that the jacket seems to be too long for you overall. The waistline seems to hit you several inches below your actual waist, an issue that is going to be very hard to fix, especially with this cut. Altering sleeves can be easy, but it probably won’t be with this piece bc of the buttons.
BTW, have you ever had a colour type analysis ? Your hair colour is pretty warm, if it is your natural one I would double-check whether cool colours like grey really work for you. I had one a few weeks ago, turns out I am a cool spring. Finally explains why those typical summer colours like grey and blue don’t quite work for me despite my blonde hair and blue eyes.
Aside from that I think the jacket might be a keeper. I don’t mind the corporate look, I sport it myself frequently despite having no need for it. I prefer being overdressed to being underdressed. 🙂
Good eye about the length–this is a regular vs a petite. Petite lengths are always better for me, but the manufacturers assume that being short means being smaller in the chest, which we know is far from true.
I think I AM a warm, and probably a warm spring! I took an image consulting class last April where I got an inkling of what looks better on me. By the way, our instructor told us that anyone can wear ANY color–so greys and blues may not be entirely off limits to you–but it’s a matter of how bright/dark and warm/cool the shade and tone is.