I got new stuff, you guys! The skirt is old Anthropologie via eBay, and the blazer is thrifted J. Crew. It’s the Super 120 blazer, and it looks unworn – a real score for $8. The cut is fantastic. Here is a weird outtake that gives a better sense of the way the blazer fits:
In other words, like a glove. I have fairly broad shoulders and a comparatively smaller waist, so that is no small feat. Here’s the really weird thing: the blazer is a size 0. I almost didn’t try it on because, let me tell you, a size 0 I am not, even at J. Crew. (The skirt I’m wearing here is a size 6, to give you a sense of my actual proportions.) And yet, this blazer fits. ‘Tis a mystery. Has vanity sizing really gotten so far out of control? The only things that took some time to get used to are the rather high armholes. At least, they feel, um, high. I’m pretty sure I don’t have armpit fat, so this must be a quirk of the style. That reminds me of something I’m almost certain I read somewhere (with a 5% chance I may only have imagined I did): Coco Chanel used to cut the armholes of her jackets high, because the result looked … Better? More chic? I forget. Anyway, the moral here? Before you pass on a thrift find, try it on because you never know.