Tartan Peplum Jacket

January 03, 2014

My tartan fever continues to rise. When this jacket first appeared on the Banana Republic website, I found it sort of blasé but inspected the product page more thoroughly after I became a fan of the plaid skinny ankle pant.

The modest peplum flare is flattering without being trendy and the print understated but still interesting.
Banana Republic Plaid Blazer | TIARA Bow-Accent Satin Blouse | J. Crew Flair Skirt in Double-serge Wool (from 2011) | Prada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote | Lauren Ralph Lauren Bryce Boots
This jacket is now on sale and most petite sizes are still available online. The style fits true to size but those who are bustier or between sizes might consider the style in a larger size.

The fabric--98% cotton and 2% spandex--is hardly warm enough on its own for harsher winters but will work nicely as a three-season piece or hidden under a coat for the winter.
The weekly shopping update is forthcoming but I wanted to quickly share some interesting sales lest popular designs sell out in the interim.

J. Crew's 40% off final sale is back on with code SHOPHAPPY. I normally caution against final sale purchases but think the selection is worth a serious look. I personally picked up the Convertible Toggle Coat and Schoolboy Blazer in Italian Wool Flannel. I also liked the Boy Popover in Bows, Printed Calf Hair Belt, Lady Day Coat, Metro Coat, Jeweled Cable Cardigan, Embellished Wool Crepe Capri, Claremont Purse, Minnie Pant, and Embelished Pencil Skirt.

Take 50% off sale styles at Designs by Stephene with code 50EXTRA. I liked the Butter Dizzy Pump (also in two-tone), BlankNYC Spray On (additional colors here, here, and here), Raven Remy Denim, BlankNYC Coated Sprayed On, Lucca Couture Chevron Sweater, 7FAM Original Bootcut, Alce & Trixie Dylan Shirt, and Contrarian Blake Dress.

Zara's winter sale is now on second cut, which is usually when I take the plunge. Most styles are at least half off but sizes are still somewhat complete. I liked the Studio Jacket with Gold Button, Pique Blazer, Animal Print Blazer, Masculine Overcoat, Two-tone Checked Blazer, Blazer with Roll-up Cuffs, Combination Fabric Jacket, Wool Checked Blazer, Double-breasted Check Blazer, and Studio Long Vest.

Sale items at C. Wonder are now an additional 50% off, no code needed. Consider these: Lace Shift Dress, Suede Indoor/Outdoor Slipper, Blackwatch Plaid Blazer, Herringbone Wool Blend Hacking Jacket, Ponte Boucle Sheath Dress, and Velvet Crystal Bow Ballet Flat.

Get 40% off all full-priced styles at Ann Taylor with code STYLE40, 60% off sale styles at LOFT, 40% off your entire purchase at the Gap with code GAPNEW, 30% off sale styles at Banana Republic, or 30% off sale items at Forever 21 with code EXTRA30.

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