Leggings: H&M sz 2
Blazer: Theory Gabe sz 00 (sleeves folded in)
Wedges: Tory Burch Sophia sz 5.5
Gabe is Theory's most classic blazer - they offer it season after season in their popular "tailor" fabric, in black and at least two other colors. Bloomies online has both the Gabe blazer and Max C. pants in sz 00, as well as the matching Betty sheath dress which is on my work wishlist.
Continue reading for my review...
Satchel: Speedy 25 w/ DIY pin Necklaces: ebay gray pearls & J.Crew crystal chains
Fit: The shoulders are narrow (but padded) and the torso is cut very slim, but the length and sleeves will be quite long on tiny petites.
For pant or skirt suit purposes, I encourage shorter petites to stay away from Gabe because of the long length. The full suit looked terribly matronly on me, but i think it works as a boyfriend-style blazer.
Measurements: 23" length, 14" across shoulders, 13.5" across the waist, and 24" long sleeves (I have them folded under in the pics by several inches!)
Quality: I think this jacket is tailored impeccably. 96% wool, 4% lycra - the ultimate, comfy suiting material that never wrinkles. Fully lined with three working pockets. Made in the USA.
Value: The $375 retail tag is steep, but you can frequently find Theory on sale at Saks, Bloomies, Neiman and the like. Or you can wait for one of their Friends & Family sales to get 20% or more off. Theory suiting in their "tailor" fabric is well worth the investment in my opinion.
I've been looking for a longer "boyfriend" style jacket for a while, but I actually wasn't sold on Gabe until I tried on this one from Urban Outfitters:
Yeech! Can you note all the differences? I won't even go through a full review with this one.
- long shapeless silhouette = lab technician
- too-long lapel draws eyes to the crotch instead of the waist
- lack of shoulder structure makes posture look droopy, etc etc.
*But* I liked the side/back views. This might look great as a casual chic blazer on someone who can pull off that style. It's currently 50% off on the U.O. website with free return shipping.
Readers - What do you like to pair your longer blazers with?