This is your pilot talking.
I’m about to share some very important information with you.
Like JUST AS important as my Public Service Announcement about the
Callisto putty colored wedges.
I’m going to let the weight of all this sink in.
THIS denim jacket
should be needs to be HAS TO BE IN YOUR CLOSET.
Sorry that I yelled.
I just need to make sure that you are really listening.
I mean…are you dying at the cuteness?!?!?
Grey t-shirt| GAP, a couple of seasons ago
Olive Green cut-offs| GAP, exact pair HERE
Kimberly Necklace| Stella and Dot, HERE
Turquoise Maya Necklace| Stella and Dot, HERE
Turquoise Stud Earrings| Stella and Dot, HERE
Crossbody Bag| Target, HERE
JEAN JACKET| Nordstrom, HERE
Buy it. Buy it now.
Did you hear me?
Buy it now.
Here’s the story behind my find:
I was at the mall on Friday (shocking, I know) with my bestie Lisa. We met for the kids to play, and I was taking something back and not even planning on shopping (but I really should know myself better than that, shouldn’t I). I was at the counter making my return and minding my own business when the heavens parted and a light shown down on this jacket.
Okay, so maybe it didn’t happen just like that, but pretty much.
I was seriously just standing at the counter when a darling little sales girl walked right in front of me and hung this jacket on a round rack right by the counter. The sign on the rack said “Final Few”.
I literally took the jacket out of her hands, put it on my body, we all “oohd and aahhd” over it, and then I ripped off the tag, handed it to the lady behind the register, and declared
“I’m gonna go ahead and leave this on.”
I pretty much wanted to marry this jacket…after only knowing it like 23 seconds.
Shay wasn’t with me, so I of course felt the need to call her immediately and tell her about my
denim jacket good fortune.
The conversation went something like this…
me: “Shay. I just bought the best denim jacket ever. You are going to die. And you need one. Now.”
Shay: “What? A denim jacket? Really?”
me: “Shay. I’m telling you. You need it. I promise. Sending you a pic now.”
This is a screenshot of our texts.
Did you see what happened just there?
Let me break it down for you.
Shay caught one glimpse of the jacket, and she didn’t even care how much it cost.
She just wanted me to get one for her. Immediately.
This is why we’re friends.
It truly is the PERFECT denim jacket.
And I don’t just throw around the term “PERFECT”.
I give the word the respect it deserves.
The queso at Matt’s Ranchero Martinez? Perfect.
My child’s eyelashes? Perfect.
Shawshank Redemption? Perfect.
That’s about it.
And THIS denim jacket.
So, just in case I haven’t made you a believer yet….I thought I would kick it up a notch.
So I called my friend Andrea (who designed this blog).
I conveyed to her my excitement about my new jacket (there might have been some good-natured yelling, some “you just don’t even know how perfect this jacket is”, and a near hyperventilation), and I insisted that things I could this excited about need a special seal of approval.
So she created a graphic.
Read it. Believe it.
I’m only going to use this particular seal of approval when I’m featuring an item that I truly believe is a MUST HAVE for everybody.
THIS jacket is a must have.
I’ve been blogging now for 9 months, and I’ve only had 2 other items that I would have bestowed this “MUST HAVE” sale alert on.
A pair of boots from Nordstrom
(that I’m crossing my fingers will return this year in all colors and sizes)….
and OF COURSE the putty wedges (HERE)!
I’ve highlighted hundreds (maybe even thousands) of items over the last 9 months,
but only these 3 would have been worthy of this alert.
I’m telling you, I am going to reserve this for only the top like 5% of items I highlight.
Which mean you might only see this alert 6 or so times a year.
My fabulous oatmeal blazer (click HERE for all blazer posts) my military jacket (not available anymore), my neutral TOMS, my sequin bracelets (click HERE to read my bracelet posts) and my Kimberly necklace are my other tip top items and I ADORE them all,
but even they wouldn’t have received the MUST HAVE title.
I mean business y’all.
Only the best of the best will get this “Must Have” seal attached to it.
Back to my case for the jacket.
I have had a denim jacket from Loft in my closet for a sweet forever.
Years and years ago I used to wear it all the time.
(I like to think I looked especially awesome when I paired it with my broomstick skirt.)
It was just a standard denim jacket, yet each and every time I went to put it on recently, I ended up taking it off. I didn’t necessarily feel like it was dated, but it just never looked great on me.
Well….after having my new jacket, I can tell you the old jacket was TOTALLY dated,
I just didn’t realize it.
I liked the idea of a jean jacket with so many of my outfits, but I just didn’t like my jacket anymore.
So, I’ve had my eyes peeled for a new one. I’ve tried on several over the last couple of months at LOFT, GAP, and J Crew Factory…
but they were never quite right.
I had almost given up on my need for a new one.
(let’s all just act like “pockety” is a word.)
But not THIS jacket, no m’am.
THIS jacket was just right.
I’m like a modern day Goldilocks.
You don’t think you need a denim jacket?
Well, I respectfully beg to differ.
I would like to present Exhibits A-L.
And even if you already have a denim jacket, if it’s from more than 2 years ago, I would like to gently suggest that maybe your denim jacket needs an update.
So here’s what’s gonna happen.
You are going to buy this jacket.
The only question is WHEN are you going to buy this jacket.
Are you going to grab the fashion bull by the horns and buy it now?
I would like to politely throw it out there that you go ahead and just get it now. 🙂
Especially since it has already been phased out of the store.
(I got it on what Nordstrom calls the “Final Few” rack, and there was only 1 additional jacket at Stonebriar last week so you most probably aren’t going to be able to find it in stores. AND..if they are being phased out of the store, and not re-stocked, I’m assuming that they aren’t going to be re-stocking online either. So, get while the gettin’ is good ladies!!!! )
As of this morning, all sizes were available.
(I’m 5’4″ and I got a small. I normally wear smalls and I like the way this one fits. Several of the reviews say to buy up one size, so read the reviews and decide for yourself. I’m glad I didn’t buy up. I really like how mine is fitted, and it’s not like I am ever going to be buttoning this jacket.)
If you look at the model, it looks like she might have gone up a size.
I like the close fit of mine better.
One of the most delightful things about THIS jacket is that it has some stretch in it.
It is also much lighter weight than you would expect.
(Two of the people that I made put it on immediately commented on how it was so light.
Jackie (shout out Jackie!) even said,
“Oh, you could totally wear this all summer instead of a cardigan.”
Yes, Jackie. Yes you could. And I will.
I think the close fit is what makes it more modern and why I love it so much.
That is what was wrong with my previous jacket. It was just too dang boxy.
And it was too blue, if that makes any sense.
I also love that THIS jacket is a light color because that makes it very easy to wear all year long.
Am I going to wear it to the pool or the park this summer? No.
Am I going to wear it to the mall, out to eat, to the movies, etc. all summer long? Um, yes. Constantly.
And I want you to notice something.
Most of my posts have lots and lots of goodness highlighted.
For example, when showing my oatmeal blazer, I linked to several other options in case you didn’t like mine for some reason. Same thing with my military jacket. I gave you lots of options.
That’s not going to happen now. Not today.
You get 1 link.
It’s all you need.
I’ve already done my due diligence before picking this jacket.
I’ve tried on TONS and TONS of jacket.
This is the jacket.
It will become a staple in your wardrobe for the entire year.
Send me a message thanking me for my recommendation.