My first box arrived today, so as any sensible person would do, I put all of it on at once.

This package contained:
Classiques Entier silk overlay shell (L)
Bernardo 'Kerwin' leather jacket (XL)
Eileen Fisher shibori poncho (not on sale)

Sorry about the photo quality, but I just took a few snaps while doing a quick try-on. Once everything arrives, I'll try to do better.

Photo #1: Classiques Entier shell on its own. The quality on this is beautiful. Nice, thick fabric with a stretchy back and a not-too-delicate silk overlay. The armholes on this are reinforced with a non-stretchy material that's pretty snug on me. Not uncomfortable, but tighter than I would like. I ordered in a L. Maybe I should go up to an XL? I have yet to decide if this is worth the price -for me- or not.

Photo #2: The Eileen Fisher poncho (worn over the CE shell). Of course it's not on sale. And of course I love it. The material is lovely--warm, but still light enough that I can easily wrap it into a scarf, a versatility that makes it infinitely more practical. I could wear it as a scarf outdoors under a coat and then switch to a poncho inside. I was worried about not being able to work while wearing this, but it's really not bulky at all, so I think it'd be fine.

Photo #3: Bernardo jacket (worn over just the shell, and then both pieces.) I feel like this lays a little weirdly when open, maybe? Fit seems all right other than that, it's comfortable, and the leather is nice. I'll come back to it when the other jacket (or jackets, if my other options ever come back into stock) arrives.

Questions! Should I size up in the shell? Keep the expensive poncho? Am I right about the jacket weirdness or just being sensitive? Other thoughts?

ETA: Box two just arrived with the Treasure&Bond ruana poncho. Pic #4 shows it on. It's really beautiful. The pictures do not do the colors justice. I'm still really drawn to it, but it has all the practicality issues the EF poncho lacks. It's quite bulky, completely unbreathable and I suspect the acrylic would pill if I looked at it funny.

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