On the same day that I bought my Bling-button cardigan from J.Crew (you can see it hanging there off to the side), I also tried on the Ruffled Gamine jacket. It had caught my eye in the catalog, so I decided to try it on "just for kicks."
I even turned to Boyfriend and said, "I'm going to try this on just for kicks." He just nodded.
So I traipsed off to the dressing room with the jacket and the cardigan in my arms, not thinking at all about plunking down $178 for a jacket. That's a nice chunk of change, especially when it's going to be soaring into the 80-degree range in a few weeks (Houston winters are short, people) so I don't even need a jacket. Like, at all. That is, until I put it on:
Readers, this jacket is wonderful. It feels so so so good on, and the quality is incredible. The fit is true to size, as I took my usual size 2 in it. The fit itself is pretty snug, as this is supposed to be a fitted jacket. It's made out of a heavy cotton, which is pretty substantial. It's also lined, which makes it much heavier than a typical trench coat. In other words, ain't no way I can wear this in the summer unless I happen to be summering in Siberia or something.
So, I have no need for this in my closet right now. No need, readers! But I WANT IT. Even Boyfriend saw it coming.
"The moment you put that on, I could tell that you're going to get it," he said. Apparently, I get a "look" on my face whenever I put on something I love. I do not doubt I got that look here. But, I didn't get it. $178 is a little too much for me to spend on something that I won't even be able to wear until autumn. Although I will be feverishly stalking this until it goes on sale.