Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pre-Fall with WHMB: Leather Ponte Peplum Jacket

WHBM Leather Jacket

I haven't posted much this week due to a hectic on-call schedule. Thankfully it's over =) Today, I am teaming up with White House Black Market to put together a couple of pre-fall looks. First up is this laid back outfit featuring their leather ponte jacket. Similar to a LBD or a pair of black pumps, a leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that every woman should own. Finding a leather jacket that doesn't swallow a petite frame is a tough task. It took me years to find my very first leather jacket and I am thrilled to add another one to my closet. This jacket is absolutely beautiful in person. There is a reason that every single person who wrote a review on this jacket gave it a full 5-star recommendation. The leather feels incredibly soft to the touch. I love how WHBM put a unique spin on a traditional leather jacket with the peplum and feminine details. 

WHBM Leather Jacket

What I am wearing: 
Jacket: Leather ponte peplum  jacket c/o WHMB - size XXS regular
Tee: Forever 21 (size up to a L for a slouchy look)
Jeans: GAP real straight jeans - size 25
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Shoes: Express *old* (this year's version)

 WHBM Leather Jacket

Let's talk about the fit. The fit is a really beautiful, structured, tailored look that sits slightly under my natural waist. I had the chance to try on both the regular size XXS and the petite XS and ended up going with the XXS regular. Measurements of a size XS Petite: Shoulder-to-shoulder = 14", length = 20" and sleeve length = 20 (they sit about 2 inches above my wrist). Measurements of a size XXS Regular: Shoulder-to-shoulder = 14.5", length = 20", sleeve length = 23" (this length is perfect for my arms). I sometimes find that the sleeves on petite clothing are too short for me and it was certainly case for this jacket. A big difference between the regular (XXS) and the petite (XS) seems to be in sleeve length. Other measurements are basically the same between the 2 sizes. I probably will pull the sleeves up most of the time but it's nice to know when I don't, the sleeves still hit me where I wanted them to be. The combination of leather and ponte really gives you comfort and a bit of stretch when layering.

WHBM Leather Jacket

I know the price tag is steep but if you're looking for a quality real leather jacket, the price is going to be up there. My very first leather jacket was in the same price range. A black leather jacket stands the test of time as a closet staple and will last you many years to come. It's definitely an investment piece. I hope you find this post helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions regarding this jacket. Have a great week ahead, everyone!

Disclaimer: Thank you White House Black Market for sponsoring this post.


Lauren said...

That peplum jacket is so amazing! The leather gives it an edgy look, yet still remaining feminine. Loving this look. I need some jeans like yours!

Lauren xo
Sophisticated In Style

Emily said...

That's an awesome jacket, but a tad out of my budget...I hope it goes on sale. :)

Unknown said...

Awesome, the peplum jacket is dope

Jess said...

I love the WHBM jacket! The details on the bottom are so stinking cute! Thanks for sharing!

Darcy said...

The detailing on this jacket is fabulous! I LOVE it!

katherine lou said...

You look so fab!! That leather jacket is PERFECT on you!

Gina Daily said...

WHBM does have coupons fairly often if you're on their mailing list, so that can also help bring the price to a slightly more comfortable level! The fit of this jacket is great on you, and I love it styled with a classic white tee and jeans!
Gina - On the Daily Express

LyddieGal said...

The perforated scalloped peplum is such a fun twist on a classic leather jacket. I love the look you've put together with it - simple and so chic!

Anonymous said...

The laser-cut details on the back peplum is such a fun surprise!

NewlyLoved said...

you look stunning... love that coat!!
xo Jessica

Unknown said...

Your outfit looks amazing!!! Beside, how tall are you? I'm 5'5 and afraid that the regular XL would be too big for me.

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@Lisa Nguyen I am 5'2". Please check the accurate measurements on the site.