Timely as I was trying on all my old jackets so already wearing jeans and a sweater, thank god for AC!

I saw advice to size down on the VC zebra jacket so I ordered a 6 and an 8 to try. I think they could go either way — there is not a huge difference in size, and the material has some stretch to it. The sleeves feel ever so slightly short to me, but it doesn’t look bad in photos. I’m wondering if sleeves could be let out a half inch or so.

1-3 is the size 6
4-6 is the size 8

Oddly enough, the fit in the hip is nearly the same in both jackets — the 8 feels larger in the waist (where I don’t need it) and slightly longer in the top (also not what I need). They both seem fine across the back. Can you see a difference in these photos? What do you think? It’s a lot of pattern! You have to be ok with that.

7-9 Veronica Beard blazer. Fit is really nice. I need to try styling this to see if it will work for me. I don’t own anything like this but I am attracted to it. The question is, is this the right one for me? I don’t wear much red, but I like it in a print or pattern. It needs to be a 10 to justify keeping at this price point. I’m wondering about that pocket detail — too much at the hip on me??

10-15 Pikolonos Vicar boots - love. The color and vibe are perfect for me. Fit is TTS but if you like to wear thick socks, I’d recommend sizing up if possible. They feel comfortable straight out of the box, and the ankle opening is nice - not too narrow so it cuts into my shin when I walk, but also not so wide as to give the flower pot effect.

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