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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weather the Weather in Leather (and a Giveaway)

True story- growing up we didn't have a lot of money at all, so jackets and coats were mostly hand-me-downs. I never had control over the style or color or brand. One of our very first Christmases together, Curtis bought me a lovely leather jacket from Wilsons Leather in the mall where he worked. I was so delighted because it was something I had really wanted, and it was probably one of the nicest gifts I had ever received. While that jacket is long gone now, I've always had a soft spot for Wilsons, so when they contacted me about reviewing a jacket and holding a giveaway, I jumped at the chance.

Leather Jacket- c/o Wilson's Leather
Dress- Target (old, similar style here, here, here)
Shoes- Payless (old, similar style)
Cowl- Handmade Gift
Being a plus-size lady, sometimes finding fashionable and affordable jackets in my size can be a challenge, so I was firstly impressed by Wilsons Plus Size selections. They were just as stylish as the standard sizes, no weird "You can't get anything cute because you're fat" options to be found. I chose the Three-Pocket Lamb Scuba Jacket in Oxblood, but it was a tough decision! For the sake of being perfectly honest, I also totally copied this outfit idea from Alex over at To Vogue or Bust. She pulls it off WAY better than me, but I loved getting to pull out this simple summer dress and give it new life. On a cooler day I could layer it with tights and boots, but we had a pretty warm stretch last week, so my bare legs were tolerable for short periods of time.


I love that this jacket is very streamlined. Unlike my other moto jacket, this one doesn't add any extra bulk to my frame. It also gives me plenty of room in my shoulders, so I don't have to do that "Fat Guy in a Little Coat" song and dance that I hate so much! In the spirit of giving I want you to know that Wilsons is having a great sale right now. This jacket retails for over $500, but is currently on sale for $199 and you can get an extra 25% off . I'm not good at math, so I'll tell you- that means that you can get it for $150! But wait, there's more :) Wilsons is also giving one of my readers a $100 gift card to spend any way you want. Isn't that awesome!? To enter, just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. Good luck!


Disclaimer: I did receive this jacket in exchange for reviewing it, but, as always, all my opinions are my own.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

86 comments:

Katie Frost said...

I'd put the $100 certificate in my friend's fund raiser silent auction for her charity: A Heart for Korah. www.aheartforkorah.blogspot.com

Katie Frost said...

I would get the same jacket as you in tan! I always have a hard time getting jackets that fit my broad shoulders and don't make me look like a box. This one looks awesome and I love the style. Thanks for the giveaway Katie :)

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket!!!! Love the whole outfit!

Katie Frost said...

And I would use the $100 gift card to get the exact same jacket!

Katie Frost said...

I love the jacket! I would probably never spend the money on a leather jacket so the $100 gift card would be the perfect excuse!

Katie Frost said...

Love that jacket!!

Katie Frost said...

Looks good!

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket but I'm loving your hair more! Great color.

Katie Frost said...

I LOVE their asymmetrical moto jackets!

Katie Frost said...

You are so pretty, girl!! Your hair... I want it!! ;) The jacket is gorgeous too! ;)

Katie Frost said...

Would love that jacket in black!

Katie Frost said...

This is a great giveaway, Katie! And you look HOT in the jacket. Also, I smiled when I saw the cowl :)

Katie Frost said...

A jacket for sure!!!

Katie Frost said...

Beautiful as always Katie...you need to give me some hints and some courage at trying new looks!

Katie Frost said...

I think I'd have to get the 3-pocket lamb scuba jacket, but don't hold me to it! You look great, by the way :)

Katie Frost said...

I'm loving the Plus Size Black Rivet Basic Faux-Leather Blazer. It doesn't get very cold where I am at so need something that wouldn't be too heavy.

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket!

Katie Frost said...

On a jacket.... duh! I wanna be a cool girl!

Katie Frost said...

oh, the options!

if i wont his giveaway, id pick would be one of 3 things: the "Black Rivet Faux-Leather Scuba Jacket w/ Knit Inset" in orange, the "Black Rivet Military Wool Jacket" (love the color and the buckle-less belt may actually get used!), or the "Black Rivet 3/4-Length Military Wool Coat" -- can you tell im on an orange kick?

Katie Frost said...

I love that jacket!

Katie Frost said...

I want the exact same jacket you have on in the review! I love it!!

Katie Frost said...

I haven't worn a leather jacket in years! I used to have a black, buttery soft one. This post is making me miss it.

Katie Frost said...

Like you, I also received a leather jacket from Wilson's many years ago. I would love a new one that fits.

Katie Frost said...

I would absolutely love a leather jacket, but could never afford one on my own. With that gift certificate I could actually get one!

Katie Frost said...

I would like a cognac leather purse.

Katie Frost said...

I would love to get a nice leather tote for work!

Katie Frost said...

I need a new jacket so bad! And that one is super cute.

Katie Frost said...

You have a mad sense of style! Thank you for the contest.

Katie Frost said...

I love this look and how you took a summer dress added a HOT leather jacket and instantly made if appropriate for fall. *fingers crossed*

Katie Frost said...

I would use it towards a lovely Christmas gift!

Katie Frost said...

I don't think I've ever owned a leather jacket, so definitely that!!

Katie Frost said...

They have nonleather and vegan leather options too in plus size! Wonderful.

Katie Frost said...

I'd probably get something nice for my hubby.

Katie Frost said...

I've never owned a leather jacket...so I'd spend it on a jacket for myself!

Katie Frost said...

I love the way you styled it! Your hair looks great!

Katie Frost said...

I'm not sure what I'd spend it on! We have a Wilson's Leather outlet store, and every time I walk by it, I have to sniff the air LOL. Once I finished sniffing the store, I'm sure I'd find something to buy. Honestly, I probably would buy a fun colored jacket, like hot pink!

Katie Frost said...

I've been on the hunt for a cognac leather jacket for AGES, and this is seriously exactly what I've been looking for: http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23189166&cp=2446811.3699813.3701372&fpricesort=priceAscending&filter=yes&fCat=3701372&parentPage=family

Katie Frost said...

As much as I should probably get a nice coat, I'd probably end up with a purse or wallet!

Katie Frost said...

I was in a store this weekend and I lusted after the teal moto style jacket they had-- but since I have a green one already, I resisted. I would so buy that with the gift card- super cute.

Katie Frost said...

I love that jacket. I hope I win!

Katie Frost said...

I love that oufit!

Katie Frost said...

Awesome style. I'm now going on a search for one of my own..

Katie Frost said...

Oh man, I SOOO want this hooded cape! http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=22331076&cp=13202365.2446930&parentPage=family

Katie Frost said...

The Tommy Boy link cracked me up. Thank you for making me laugh! And really like the jacket but I love the scarf!

Katie Frost said...

I could sure use a new coat - perhaps a longer trench style? But there are too many choices!

Katie Frost said...

I absolutely love how feminine and streamlined that leather jacket is cut. I feel like so many of the leather jackets I try on in larger sizes that fit my arms comfortably are boxy and ill-fitting shape wise. It looks fantastic on you!

Katie Frost said...

I love the jacket.

Katie Frost said...

that mustard yellow jacket on the bottom of the plus page is killer! thanks!

Katie Frost said...

I'd definitely blow it on one of their amazing leather jackets.

Katie Frost said...

I am wanting a leather jacket desperately.

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket, too cute!

Katie Frost said...

That jacket is perfect! It is hard to find the perfect leather jacket when you're not super tiny!

Katie Frost said...

That finally picture is phenomenal. Hot lady! i love Wilsons! The one at our mall closed and I thought they were gone forever. Now to find one near me!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Katie Frost said...

I would buy a leather jacket or moto jacket

Katie Frost said...

Love that jacket!

Katie Frost said...

I really like the colors in the dress! I think it's one of my favorites!

Katie Frost said...

I love that jacket! If I won the gift card I would buy the jacket you're wearing. Oxblood is an on trend color this fall and I would love to have one.

Katie Frost said...

I love Wilsons. I just bought a fall jacket with the prettiest floral lining ever... Would love to have a warmer coat for winter. These Minnesota winters!!!

Katie Frost said...

I'd love a bomber jacket. Or go a bit out there with something motorcycle inspired!

Katie Frost said...

I have a few fake leather jackets. It would be nice to have the real thing.

Katie Frost said...

I love this look. Two years ago I bought a super awesome pea coat from there, definitely one of the best quality wise.

Katie Frost said...

I love your jacket! I would buy one just like it!
Lisa K.

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket - I want one!

Katie Frost said...

I've never shopped at Wilson's leather, but now I will have to! So cute!

Katie Frost said...

Love this look! I'd probably get something like the one you got. Love the color.

Katie Frost said...

I would probably get the one that you have! It's fabulous and its on sale!! Can't beat that!

Katie Frost said...

I've just recently found you and LOVE your blog!! I have two kids and after my first, I'd kind of given up on putting together looks since it seemed like so much effort. You take the guess work out of everything though and put together flawless, put-together looks! Thank you so much for that!

Like Lori, I would also probably get the one you have. I need a brown jacket and never knew Wilson carried a plus line! Neat-o!

Katie Frost said...

Adorbs! That's a great color on you. I bought a leather coat from Wilson's ten years ago, as a gift to myself for finishing my masters degree. Now, alas, it's too small and it'd be fun to get another.

Katie Frost said...

I'd spend it on sweets and snacks! It's been a tough semester and I need a mini-celebration.

Katie Frost said...

I love their Nine West line especially the double breasted wool in red! I would have a hard time picking though they have some great coats!

Katie Frost said...

Love the edgy and soft together...

Katie Frost said...

Whoops ... missed the comment directions ;-) I love the Wilson's stand-collar scuba jacket.

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket Katie! You look great. =)



If I won I would most likely get a new handbag. Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie Frost said...

I'd probably order the same jacket that you're wearing! I had one just like it once upon a skinnier time and it made me feel so cool!

Katie Frost said...

I would totally use the gift card to buy a coat for my selfless fiance. He always puts me and his two daughters first and he always comes last. He deserves an awesome coat for Christmas!

Katie Frost said...

I would use the gift card to buy some gloves for my new husband. He doesn't have any and that would be the PERFECT Christmas present. Anything left over is for meeeeeeeeeeeee! lol

Katie Frost said...

I usually gravitate towards the purses at Wilsons. But you really inspired me to rock a leather jacket so I would use the gift card towards that!

Katie Frost said...

I just love your style!! Curious -- are you growing your hair back out??

Katie Frost said...

If I won the gift card I would buy myself a new leather jacket. I still have my first one (a green one) from wilson's when I was in HS back in the 90's.

Katie Frost said...

Love the jacket and your hair!

Katie Frost said...

The color of the jacket is perfect!

Katie Frost said...

Love the color in your hair.

J Rossouw

Katie Frost said...

More shoes

Katie Frost said...

I'd definitely use the gift card for a jacket!

Katie Frost said...

I would buy a leather jacket, so I can finally look put together, not like my usual "Exhausted Mom of 3 look".

Katie Frost said...

The jacket is totally good to you :)
Wonderful blog by the way
designer 3 button leather jackets

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