Suede is one of those materials that's typically associated with Fall, but I love the idea of it in a warm, neutral color like this for spring fashion as well. While browsing Nordstrom, I came across this caramel jacket by Blank NYC, who also makes my favorite black moto jacket in faux leather. There aren't too many genuine leather jackets at this price point, and the quality of this is pretty nice for the price. Fit-wise, it's a slightly shrunken, cropped design which is always music to my ears when shopping in the regular sizing department. The suede is thick and sturdy, and the hardware has good weight to it.
I also picked up this basic Topshop striped tee from Nordstrom's spring arrivals. I love my black & white striped tees to death, and the shorter length of this one will make it especially useful. Cropped tops are not just for belly-baring teens...look for ones that are just slightly cropped and hit a little past your natural waistline. I love them paired with higher-waisted bottoms for a clean, lump-free look because you don't have to tuck in any extra shirt length!
An XS in this jacket measures: 14.5" across the shoulders, 14.5" across armpits when zipped up, 19" total length at the longest point, 23" sleeve length, and 5" sleeve width. Please factor in some width due to the thicker suede material and full lining. Compared to the faux-leather version which I show on here a lot, this one is slightly less snug and there are no strong padded shoulders. This one is also notably thicker in weight, and the sleeves (there are metal zippers at the bottom) will be on the long side for petites. Please note I have them folded up here, and will be getting them shortened by my tailor.
Leaving you guys with a little anecdote about this jacket...I had layered a long black coat over it and had fully buttoned up the front, not realizing that the tail end of the brown suede belt had poked out in between two buttons! I was oblivious to the skin-toned object flapping from my groin area until I noticed the cashier at CVS stifling a giggle : )
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