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Monday, May 20, 2013

this jean jacket

so many things going on, so busy lately, lots of things i want to tell you all!
but... all i can think about is jean jackets.

you know those cool kids who can throw on a jean jacket with anything and it looks cute?
i was convinced i was NOT one of those people.
i bought a jean jacket that fit on the day i spent my free $300 to Gap/Banana Republic (helllloooo credit card rewards points :P)...

medium?
sure.
that's my size usually.
i try it on.
looks aight.
not great, not awful.
it's free.
i'll make it work.
i wash it to get most of the leftover blue dye off.
i wear it a few times.
i think i look like a whale each time.
(why can't i make this work? i'm wearing it JUST like the girl in the picture)

today after popping into the Gap looking for a shoulder-covering-and-below-the-knee-but-trendy dress for a traditional Jewish wedding i'm going to on sunday, i walked out with a maxi skirt and another jean jacket.... instead of a dress.

same jean jacket, same style.
(as in i now have two of the same jean jacket... i guess i'll be selling the other one on ebay or something since i already washed it :/ )

EXCEPT, i dared to try a size smaller.

OHMYGOODNESSWHYDIDN'TITRYTHISTHEFIRSTTIME!!!

fellow small-chested friends, you must know that the key to finding a great jean jacket is trying on a smaller size.  you will be amazed.  a lot of times i can't go down a size because of my waist, and the chest and shoulders end up being too big.  but for a jacket or top as short and open as a jean jacket, the smaller size is key.... you just gotta try it!

call it the summer of jenn's jean jacket.
....because i'm not taking it off.

cheers!

p.s. i got a hair cut. so much for trying to grow it long, it's all chopped off!

3 comments:

Shannon @ Pretty Plain Janes said...

First of all- love the new haircut! And second- I couldn't agree more on the jacket! I have one from AE that is a medium and I feel like I'm thrown into the 80's every time I throw it on because it seems so over-sized, lol! Well, the new size looks great on you! :)
-Shan

mwlarkin said...

Hey Jen-It's Dan's girlfriend Meredith!! I love myself a good jean jacket and I thought you would get a kick out of this music video Dan's brother made about jean jackets!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udk4-ah0TXM

brittany said...

i don't feel like i am one of those people... but i haven't tried since 8th grade! maybe i am? yours looks great!

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