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H&M clutch and ivory shell, vintage no-brand boots from eBay, Nordstrom rack pearls
This blue jacket with quilted lining is the sister of my pink one with satin lining worn here. After publishing that post, I noticed that Uniqueen only had quilted versions left for sale on their website. I regret not seeing that sooner and leaving a note for readers, as I know a few of you missed the description and were disappointed by the thicker lining. For any questions and return/exchange requests, please reach out to the company's customer service to see what they can do.
Target chambray shirt (buy similar in 3 colors, in reg/petite/tall), Chanel wallet-on-chain
This blue Malang has become one of my most-worn winter jackets, but it is indeed bulkier all-around due to the quilting (I wish they'd bring the satin back!). This is evident via the wider shoulders and bunchier sleeves on me. I try to balance out the heavier upper with skinny bottoms and heels, and don't recommend it for anyone smaller than me. The upside to the quilting is that it provides incredible warmth, probably equivalent to that of 3+ regular suiting blazers...
Throughout my trip, I kept grabbing this jacket while in the Northeast, in SoCal, and while traveling at the airport. I love that it's a quick and easy layering piece (no buttons, zippers, etc), but the tweed adds a bit of sophistication to otherwise very casual outfits. In the Northeast, I layered it over a long-sleeve chambray shirt and added pumps & a clutch for my grandfather's birthday.
In California, I tossed it on over a lightweight shell and added low-heeled boots for walking around the mall. I got to bare my shoulders during sunny hours, but as soon as chilly dusk hit, the jacket was needed again for dinner. By switching the black shoes & clutch out for a warm cognac, the same outfit took on a more casual feel. See this jacket with quilted lining styled by fellow bloggers Tiffany, Wendy, and Khatu.
Part 1 - Gingham and Lace
Part 2 - Redwood, Leopard, and Winter White
Part 3- Black, Browns, and Ankle Boot Woes