Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I found this jacket when scouring the Nordstrom under $30 finds yesterday (actually, I found it what seems like years ago when it was full price and loved it and then re-found it and re-loved it yesterday at its new tiny price). I adore it. It's so fun and carefree and smart and unique--everything I look for in a friend.
There's only one problem: I'm pretty sure it would look horrible on me. It's a balloon jacket so it puffs out at the waist and sleeves, and it has some rouching at the chest. Basically, it's an amalgam of everything someone with big boobs and a less than tiny stomach should avoid. But it's 70% off ($28.90 down from $98.00!) and I get so happy whenever I look at it--all puffy and bouncy and cheery! Should I just be wild and throw all caution and fit guides and do's and don'ts to the wind and add it to my Christmas list and be happy and puffy for years to come? Maybe buy it and have it mounted in a shadow box so it can still make me happy without the unflattering side effects?