Rated 4 out of 5Â by BrooklynDoc Great blazer
This is a beautiful, well-constructed, nicely designed blazer that adds a little twist - but not too much - to a classic blazer. I'm usually a size 2 in J Crew blazers and I had to size down for this one to a 0 because the 2 looked a little bit boxy, so really tiny ladies may be sized out of this one. I got the turquoise and it is very soft (kind of wool sweater material) while also being structured. The sleeves are a good length, possibly a centimeter or so too short, but that's not really a big deal (and I like the way the shirt cuffs can show the way they do on the model). The lining is pretty and although it's not visible while on, it's cute when I see it hanging in my closet :). The only thing I don't like is the length - it hits the top of my hips and I like blazers to be a few inches longer, but it's definitely not a tie breaker. Overall, it's a great purchase for the fall/ winter!
October 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SunshinyBreeze YES!
I noticed a lot of the other reviews commented on the boxy shape and wide sleeves. This was actually a huge selling point for me. All too often, to get the fit I need in the bust and waist, I find the sleeves too tight to wear. This was not an issue in this blazer. The sleeves are not made too tight for the jacket, but I don't swim in them either.
As far as the boxiness reviews, I don't see this as a huge problem with the size I ordered. My natural waist size is proportionally small to my hips and bust, and the blazer showed that off just fine.
The material is super soft, and the detailing inside and out are very pretty. I can't wait to where this to work and around town!
The one area that is a bit off, and is visible in the product photos, is the sleeves are a bit short.
November 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by hibiscus Beautiful dark teal color; poor quality
I ordered this jacket in the turquoise color, size 00 Petite. The color is a beautiful dark teal that would be perfect for fall and winter. The pleated touches are cute without being cutesy. The lining is an adorable red print that contrasts well with the teal. The brand is Elevenses.
Fit: I usually wear 00 Petite jackets from J. Crew and Banana Republic which sometimes fit well and sometimes run just a tad large. This jacket fits my narrow shoulders perfectly. The sleeve length is fine - maybe even a couple of millimeters too short (but not short enough to be "bracelet sleeve"), something that's never happened for me before! The overall hem length is on the shorter side - not cropped, but for me ending at just below the hip bone. The overall fit is disappointingly on the boxy side. Not super boxy, just boxier than I would expect or like. Even my husband said that he thought the waist should be more fitted (he didn't use those exact words!). I loved this jacket so much in the online pictures and wanted to love it and keep it. But I think the boxiness makes it a nay, sadly, especially for the price.
Quality: Of course for me what really makes it a nay is the poor quality. On the jacket I received, the front hem is uneven! Basically the button and buttonhole were misaligned so that when the jacket is buttoned the hems on the left and right side don't line up (and not in a deliberate assymetric way). This kind of lack of quality control is so annoying and so disappointing.
September 26, 2012