Whew! Are you finished shopping? I hope not, because I’m sure there will be lots more great deals before the end of the year. One of which is the J Crew field jacket – on sale for $103 through tomorrow at J Crew. My dad bought mine for me when he was here, thinking it would work for Amsterdam. It will not. It’s 54 degrees today and I’m cold…But then again, I’m only wearing tees underneath. The jacket is great for what it is: a lightweight, water-resistant, outer-layer for cooler, but not cold weather. I’m wearing a size large, although I originally got the XL so it would be bigger and more layer-able, but it turned out to be way too big on me.
Speaking of Amsterdam, I got the Uniqlo ultra light down parka yesterday and it’s too small (I ordered a large). Well, actually it’s too small and too big. It was a teeny bit big on top and barely zipped up over my hips/butt. I’m really disappointed, and am going to send it back. I would have exchanged it for the jacket style, which is shorter, but they’re sold out of my size and color 🙁 So I think I’ll have to take my old Marc by MJ wool peacoat and just layer with lots of cashmere to stay warm!
And finally, the jeans. I got the AG ankle legging jeans from Shopbop with some credit I had and I’m not convinced that I’ll keep them yet (I haven’t worn them out). I love them, and would like to never ever take them off, but they’re not that different than the HELMUT leggings I just got. Except they’re jeans. Hmm….