Back in September 2021 (after Delta, before Omicron), I recommended two new series to you: Only Murders in the Building and The Chair. Do you remember? And I mentioned that Selena Gomez’s character’s great wardrobe in OMITB had propelled me to investigate (and then purchase) a boilersuit. Do you remember that? I also told you that I had resisted the call of her fantastic marigold faux fur jacket because it was “tempting” but “very unnecessary” and “impractical.”
My restraint crumpled in January.
I feel a little ashamed, but I have to admit that my inner praise junkie is hoping someone will commend me for holding out for four months.
Now that I see a photo showing how fantastic this absurd little jacket is, I regret every day that we weren’t together.
The cropped length is just right. More of this would have been too much.
Come closer and behold.
Unfortunately you cannot see the softness, and will just have to take my word for it.
The horizontal channels in the fabric (which is 100% polyester) create a slight Michelin Man effect, but it’s not puffy.+ According to the manufacturer, Belle Fare, this next-generation faux fur is friendly to both the environment and animals.
The jacket was designed with a thick band collar that fit snugly around the neck and under the chin. Too snugly. I asked Fatima to create an angled collar — leaving the collar at the original height in the back and than cutting down 45 degrees to reach a gentle v in the front.
For a cozy, but not cold, day in the home office, I am wearing old favorites: a pair of wool jersey pants that I bought at Ann Taylor at least 20 years ago and a wool double face jersey.
I know there are differing views among us regarding short-sleeved jackets and sweaters, but I maintain that these are great garments for layering.
You’ve seen this top (and it’s darker sister) here, here, and here.
Finishing things off with a pop of color for indoors, because I can’t wear the faux fur jacket while litigating, is a poured-concrete and felted wool brooch by Allison Hilton Jones. You can never see this brooch too many times; you’ve seen it before here and here.
When I asked Allison to make this brooch for me, I chose white concrete rather than light or dark grey. I had a hunch it would look beautiful against a dark field.
As you can see in other posts, it’s sort of luminescent. Very effective.
+ The desire for warmth finally topped my desire for style and I bought an enormous, puffy down coat this year. I look like a hot air balloon when I wear it, but it’s so toasty.