Petite Lookbook: Little Red Jacket

For those of you who have an H&M; nearby, I can’t recommend this sweatshirt-peacoat enough. It’s affordable, well-constructed, warm, and runs small…what more can I ask for? It also comes in three colors, so if tomato red isn’t for you, try hunting down one in black, or my favorite – heather gray.

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Jacket: H&M; sz 2, fits like 00P
Jeans: H&M; kids “super sqin” sz 11/12
Ankle booties: Target Mossimo sz 5.5 (were just $7!)

Continue reading for my review…

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Fit: A womens sz 2 fits just like a 00P, and I throw in the “P” because the sleeves are the right length for my short arms. Although “puffed,” the shoulder detail does not overwhelm a small frame. A size 2 is snug on me when buttoned up.

For reference, I know a lot of petite bloggers modeled the Urban Outfitters peplum jacket in sz XS. Here’s how the two jackets compare when buttoned up. The H&M; one is much thicker and structured:

Affordability: Quite affordable at $35. I tried on some ill-fitting 100% poly blouses that cost more than that.

Quality: For the price, the quality exceeds my expectations. Outer is a comfy sweatshirt-like material made of 65% cotton and 35% polyester, and the jacket is fully lined in a boldly striped material. There are flap details at each sleeve cuff and nice contoured seams along the back.

The buttons are sewn on firmly and shockingly do not look cheap. My biggest qualm with places like H&M; are their cheap-looking buttons, but I was quite thrown off by these nice pewter-colored buttons.

Verdict: This jacket is a keeper for me, but I can’t decide whether to keep the bright tomato red or continue searching for the safe heather gray!

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In these photos, I’m testing out my Revlon falsies in #99503 “Flirty” gifted by Diane : ) Thanks so much, Diane! These have adhesive strips instead glue, which were very easy to apply. The lashes were so soft and fluttery, but the adhesive strip lost sticky power the second time around. I wonder if I can apply regular lash glue to these too?

Readers – will any of you be picking up this little jacket?