Snow-leopard Simone Peacoat
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"Thanks!" to Julie who guest blogged about J.Crew's Snow-leopard Simone Peacoat. The following is her review:
As soon as I saw this coat online in the new Sept. arrivals I fell in love with the styling of it! I looked at it several times a day contemplating it for over a week….I had a generous rewards card to spend and wanted to be sure of my purchase. I received mine last Tuesday………When I took it out of the box I loved the styling just as much as online."Thanks!" again to Julie for her fantastic review! :)
First, the wide notched collar is fabulous and looks very fashionable and the button detailing in the back adds just that extra special touch. It is beautifully tailored as well. I found the bracelet sleeves to be actually full length on me and I am almost 5’10” so this was a surprise!
Second, the fabric, as it is described online: “The combination of wool and silk creates a truly magnificent feel and the kind of quality you’d expect from couture.” Well, this was my only let down on this jacket…I thought the fabric would feel wonderful to the touch…nice and soft and that just isn’t so in my opinion. Even my 7 year old fashion plate daughter (without me saying a word—later on, when I just showed her the jacket) said, “The fabric isn’t as soft as I thought it looked online….” In all fairness, I believe she was thinking it would be soft like a kitty/snow leopard’s fur….but, you get the idea…..nice enough fabric just a bit different than expected/describe in my opinion.
Third, sizing. The jacket fits true to size if you plan on wearing a light to medium weight sweater underneath. If you are going for something a bit lighter underneath, I might size down. It is cut a bit generously around the mid section in my opinion. Otherwise, the arms/shoulders fit me true to size.
Fourth, the lining is two tone. The body is a gray poly silk and the arms are lined in a purple poly silk. Purple is my favorite color so I liked this touch.
Overall, I am happy with the jacket and plan on getting lots of wear out of it. For me this was my first animal print article of clothing that I have purchased. I have never been a fan of animal prints but I really like looking at the snow leopards when I visit the zoo-- combined with the styling of this jacket-- made it a must have for me.
What are your thoughts on the Snow-leopard Peacoat? Do you already own this Peacoat? If so, please let us know what you think! :)