after seeing Cleo's version last fall. She decided not to keep hers, but if she is regretting her decision in anyway (lol, probably not), she can grab it again this year, as they have re-released it.
I liked the simple, quirky take on a classic blazer that this popover is and I figured that if I wore it twenty years from now small children wouldn't run up to me on the street and laugh at my expense. That is one thing I insist upon when spending boatloads of saved money, pick something that will fit for a long time and will stay classic looking for a long time. I have a feeling I am not alone here.
It retails at $1200 and flits in and out of "sold out" status. I did not pay $1200...with the cardholder discount plus the educator discount I was able to get it for around $850 or so. I have even seen a few pop up on ebay for far less, so if you really like it, and don't mind a clearance center black mark through the tag, you could grab one that way. Or wait until the next all-inclusive promo (there was one for 25% off last week at jcrew.com) to get it. I think the fabric alone is probably worth a hefty amount of money as I rarely have seen double faced cashmere pieces for under $1000, so in some sense J. Crew's $1200 seems fairly reasonable in the world of this luxurious fabric choice. (For instance, I LURRRRVE this piece from Donna Karan, but yow, I cannot afford that.)
Okay, here are some in real life photos and more info on sizing:
I have been (and will be) spending a ridiculous amount of space on my personal style blog on the Paris trip, which will include more photos of the popover in action, so you may want to go on over there in the couple of weeks if you want to see more.
So I brought the
Obviously I would never wear this popover with either of these outfits, as I am sure you can tell, these photos were simply try-ons for you all. ;)
Also, the lighting in both rooms was radically different, but the color was exactly the same, closer to the fitting room photo.
If you are teeny, you will be outsized unless you are willing to pay good money for alterations. I say use that extra mullah and buy something from net-a-porter.
Hope this has helped some of you. Definitely think for many of the Collection pieces it is nice to have a full review before purchasing. Heck, I wouldn't have even considered it had it not been for Cleo showing me her pretty last year!
You all have a great day!