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.

13 comments:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. The detailing on this jacket is fabulous! I LOVE it!
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  5. You look so fab!! That leather jacket is PERFECT on you!

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  6. 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

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  7. 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!
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  8. The laser-cut details on the back peplum is such a fun surprise!

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  9. you look stunning... love that coat!!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  10. 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.

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

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