First up, so sorry about not posting yesterday and then so late today. I actually had this post planned for yesterday, but when it came down to fulfilling real life obligations or posting this blog…real life won. Yay for real life! Boo for you guys! (Actually, more like BOO for not being able to say that I blogged for 31 straight days…because I’m sure y’all didn’t care one bit),
Remember this post about finding the perfect military jacket?
Well, when this cotton cargo jacket from Nordstrom went on sale for $35, I ordered it, knowing I could return it for free if it didn’t fit.
Thing is: it fits great.
I got the girls XL 14/16 based on a recommendation from Cassie (who is teesny-tiny and shorter than I am and said the L 10/12 fit her well). And it was definitely the right choice. The sleeves are plenty long (although I kind of prefer them rolled up). The torso length is right, with the elastic waistline hitting where it should. And the shoulders are wide enough (the biggest snag I always hit with girls’ sizing).
Plus, the ruffles in the back are such a fun, unexpected touch.
I can’t quite decide (partially because my husband’s initial reaction wasn’t terribly positive; but then he confused the matter by declaring that he liked it when I put it on to snap these pics).
So, that’s where y’all come in.
What do you think of the jacket on me? Does it suit? From 2 1/2 years of enduring picture after picture of my wearing outfit after outfit, do you think it looks like me?
I know what some of you will say: if you like it, Abbie, then keep it. You know yourself. If you’re hesitating, then you probably won’t wear it.
But please bear with me.
Because while both of those are true, I’m also slow to adjust to change, and this jacket isn’t quite what I thought I wanted in a military jacket. But maybe what I thought I wanted wouldn’t even look good on me. Yes, I know. We have officially reached over-thinking territory.
So, if you could give me your feedback from the perspective of how well the jacket seems to fit me/my personality, I’d be ever so grateful. It’s kind of crazy-awesome that I have reader-friends that I can pose questions like this to. Thanks ahead of time for your help!
P.S. I’m a little behind on my Project Elephant update because I decided to switch gears mid-project. But an update is coming soon! Pinky Promise.Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):