March 25, 2013

The Spring Jacket :: Military Anorak

When I get my mind set on something, especially fashion-related, it's over. I have to have it. This particular item (the Military Anorak Jacket) was something I'd shopped for for over a month. Initially the hunt was on for this style, but in a vest...I couldn't find it. The designs I found were all too short.This one fit perfectly, so I ended up with a jacket. I guess if next Spring I'm still vest-obsessed, I'll cut off the sleeves.
The key to the "right" jacket for me was length. I wanted a true anorak that not only was long enough on me, but that also cinched it at my natural waist. I'm a total bargain shopper, but there are times when fit & cut trumps sale price. I could easily have gotten a similar jacket at Target or Old Navy but if you are tall or have a long waist those two probably won't be the fits for you.
 I ended up going full price at Nordstrom and while it ate up much of my Feb clothing budget, to say that I've been wearing this a lot is an understatement. I love the easy pale green, it coordinates with so many colors, & literally any pattern. Here I'm wearing CAbi's gather top in one of my favorites, a digital print. I also happen to be wearing it backwards because the front is a low v, and the back is a nice high necklace which I preferred here .
 Jacket :: Nordstrom  (sadly sold out online, but still in some stores) // Top :: CAbi // Jeans :: CAbi (similar splurge, similar save) // Boots :: Old Navy w/ DIY glitter heels (similar) // Handbag :: Cole Haan (via ebay years ago-similar) // Jewelry :: misc J. Crew + Vintage

To buy something that doesn't fit because it's on sale is silly. Pay more for something that flatters & is likely better-made. It will make you feel great wearing it, & you'll probably sport it more often! Also, if you're so inclined to turn your blouse around because it looks better from that side, then do it. Who says you can't?

Military Anorak Invest//Budget//Bargain


  1. Absolutely Love the Jacket and Bag!

    Both are Fabulous, going to go check Nordstroms here to see if they have the Jacket. :)