Wednesday, December 22, 2010

1912


I think this is an outfit that Tinyjunco (aka Steph) would approve of, with its romantic, Edwardian details. It was cold enough that day that I mostly kept the fur stole on, which I preferred because it brought some rich color up near my face. But it was also fun to wear so much white; I felt like this outfit is something you might wear ice skating... in say, 1912.

The jacket has been lingering in my closet for awhile because it is considerably too large and needs to be altered. But I figured in the meantime I should just belt it up and go ahead and wear it anyway, because the presence of a brand new item in my closet that can't be worn is a torture to me. You can tell from the back of the jacket just how much extra room it has.

The reason this jacket is so large is that I followed the size chart on the J. Peterman site and ordered a size up from my usual. Never having ordered from them before, I didn't realize that not only do the clothes NOT run small as the size charts indicate, they actually run a bit on the generous side, making this jacket nearly 2 sizes too big for me. But, it was the last one of its kind and was marked way down (I'd been stalking it for months), so I figured that even with paying for alterations it was still a fantastic deal.

I also ordered a shirt from J. Peterman at the same time I ordered the jacket; it was also too large, so I sent it back for an exchange. They did finally send me a replacement, but I have to say that it took an inordinate amount of time (approximately 5 weeks), and in the interim the communication was less than stellar. My biggest complaint is that there is no online form for returns or exchanges, so you have no way to ensure it was received or track the progress until the replacement (or refund) shows up -- and my inquires were met with either a vague response, or no response at all. So on the whole, though I'm pleased with the two items I ended up with in terms of style and quality, I'm pretty leery about ordering from J. Peterman again. I know a lot of people really love the company, so it's rather disappointing.  





Stole: vintage
Hat: hand knit by me
Jacket: J. Peterman
Skirt: Noa Noa
Boots: from Scoop in Copenhagen

14 comments:

LPC said...

You look veritably dashing!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Wow, blogger connection - your comment just popped up as I was reading your blog and thinking, "Audi has a long jacket on too". I love it when that happens.

You look amazing in all the white and I love the styling with the tulle skirt and the cute hat.

Miss B said...

Oh wow! I LOVE this look, it IS very 1912, looks great with the brown.

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Healthy and Homemade said...

The knit hat is beautiful, you're so very talented! =)

WendyB said...

Kinda steampunk!

Kelly said...

Oh I LOVE this on you! I'm always a fan of poofy hems peeking out (which you always do so sell) and the light color palette looks so fresh, since so many people tend toward all-dark outfits in the winter!

tinyjunco said...

"I think this is an outfit that Tinyjunco (aka Steph) would approve of, with its romantic, Edwardian details."

ding ding ding ding ding!!!


so beautiful and romantic on you - and warm to boot. gorgeous + practical = my dream outfit. it really suits you!

that's rotten about your peterman experience. it's probably been over a year since i last ordered from them, but i've never had any troubles. i can see why you'd e leery of repeating the experience! i'll report on 'the blog' if i get any further info - their stock is pretty unique.

& i love the small head with this outfit. divine!! have a great day!! steph

The Collar of the Dove said...

the all-white outfit is so beautiful, now i don't regret buying a white skirt for xmas:)

A-C said...

I would call this outfit your winter princess look. Its probably because the skirt just feels princess to me. And that jacket really is gorgeous. Glad your stalking worked out for you :)

Digs said...

Very becoming. Love the soft skirt layered with a long jacket, and the monochromacity of it all. Merry Christmas!

Monica said...

I LOVE it all! But as a fellow knitter I especially love the hat. Can you tell me what pattern you used and if it's on Ravelry?

Audi said...

Monica: The pattern is called the Beanpole Beanie; it's by Rachel Weaver and it is available on Ravelry. I love this pattern and have made it several times for friends. I usually use Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn or something similar; the fabric it makes is dense and luxuriously soft.

Monica said...

Thanks for the pattern info! I've made it a Fav on Ravelry and will knit it up very soon.

Monica said...

Hat update: I LOVE that pattern and have made 2 in as many weeks. Hats are my new knitting addiction.