When I consider my wardrobe workhorses, jackets are always near the top of the list. And jackets that can be worn indoors or out are Wardrobe Gold. Here’s a polished casual outfit idea with a lightweight quilted jacket.
This lightweight quilted jacket from J.Crew is sleeker and more refined than a puffer, thanks to some subtle shaping. But it’s still quite warm (though I can wear it indoors too without overheating). If you live in a colder climate, you could easily wear this jacket as a mid-layer. The Primaloft insulation is made from 100% recycled materials, and the jacket is machine washable.
I’m wearing size 4. (The sleeves are just a skosh long…I’ve been wearing them cuffed or pushed up and will check to see if they can be altered after the holidays.) Top worn previously here. Pants are a prior season color.
I’ve been eyeing these colorful Roxanne Assoulin bracelets for over a year, and finally decided to go for a set of 8, which I can wear individually or mix with other bracelets in my stash. I love that they add a pop of color without being too in-your-face.
If you’re crafty, or know someone who is, you can probably make or find something similar.
Here are some budget-friendlier options for the bag and boots (I’m showing browns, but most are available in black too):
Asking a favor…
2021 has been a challenging year, that’s for sure. It was a tough year for me to get a handle on, both personally and as a blogger. Though there were definitely some high points (finding a window to travel again 🧳…yay!), the unpredictability has made long-range planning a folly. And at times I’ve felt uncertain that I’m creating content that’s interesting and relevant for YOU.
But I’m looking ahead to 2022, and have lots of ideas for posts and topics to share. And I’d love to know what you’d be most interested in reading at une femme d’un certain âge. So I’ve created a short reader survey HERE. Your feedback will be very helpful and much appreciated!
Thanks very much!
The after-Christmas sale roundup
I’ll have a post up tomorrow with some of my sale picks, but if you’ve had your eye on something and want to get a head start, here’s my sale “short list”…
Nordstrom – Half-yearly sale, up to 50% off
EILEEN FISHER – 40% off sale
J.Crew – End of Season sale, extra 50% off with code BIGSALE
Madewell – extra 30% off with code BYE2021
Talbot’s – Red Hanger sale, extra 40% off
Johnny Was – extra 40% off sale, code EXTRA40
Vince – up to 75% off, extra 25% off sale with code DECEMBER25
Anthropologie – extra 40% off sale
Black UK – 20% off sitewide (luxury scarves & accessories for women & men)
Amour Vert – end of season sale, up to 85% off
Chico’s – Semi-Annual sale, up to 60% off
Net-a-Porter – up to 70% off
Everlane – Year End Event, up to 60% off