Monday, March 05, 2007

Clean Lines, Nice Fabric

clean lines nice fabric
Originally uploaded by Peacebang.
What I like about this Jessica London Moleskin dress/jacket combo is this:

1. Moleskin settles nicely on the body. It has more heft than cotton or poly and therefore holds it shape more effectively, making you look neater and more polished.

2. Moleskin has some texture to it, without being softy-nubby-quilty looking.

3. Collars are great against your face. They frame the place you want the attention to be so that people are looking at YOU and hearing YOU, not hearing the loud scarf or skirt below the neck that's upstaging you.

4. This skirt seems long to me, but you can always hem. The buttons on the jacket give the outfit a casual approachability factor but retains the clean lines of a suit.

5. It's less than $50!

6. It looks like you could run around all day in something like this and not look like a wrinkled mess by 5 pm.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need to be slim though - and tall I think :(

11:34 AM  
Anonymous carolinedivine said...

Ooh, I finally found it after clicking around (it's in the end of season sales section) and noticed another one, similar fabric, jacket and skirt rather than jacket and dress, also nice, and better color for those of us who are "winters" and can't do colors that have yellow in them. Check it out. What do you think, PB?

12:01 PM  
Blogger ronia the resilient said...

Uh... be cautious here, folks. I ordered some things from this particular catalog and was not impressed with the quality.

Just a heads-up--


1:49 PM  
Blogger karla said...

LOVE the color.

2:39 PM  
Blogger juniper68 said...

Look out, PB, you've been spammed...

Hey, I like the color on this dress, too!

What does that quality comment mean? Pills? Falls apart?

11:14 PM  
Blogger Sparkle Farmer said...

I've ordered this particular combo before in a different color. It is a regular Jessica London offering. The quality issue with Jessica London is material. Although it looks good on the model, the material is thinner and the jacket has less structure than I like (it is not lined if I remember correctly) I've learned with Jessicia London unless the description says it is lined, it is not. I like my jackets and skirts lined, I think it looks better and makes me feel better. It is hit or miss with Jessica London.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Caroline Divine said...

Thanks for the tip. Are they owned by the same people as Chadwick's? Their clothes are similar and so is the price range. I haven't ordered from Jessica London but I have from Chadwick's, and it's hit or miss with them. Some of their stuff is wonderful (they do have cotton and rayon, and some of the cotton is thicker than the rest, so I look at the fabrics very carefully go for heft and natural fibers) and some is flimsy.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Psalmist said...

Hi, Caroline. We must have some color family connection, as none of the colors on the outfit PB recommended will work for me, either. I followed your link and like that raspberry color a lot. I also find the jacket+skirt combo more flexible. I came on a wonderful sale at Macy's back mid-January and got several moleskin zip-front jackets in various colors, and I've been living in them for both jobs (day and church). I like them because the fabric is washable and really does come out of the dryer with NO ironing needed--and I'm picky about that. I will iron if there's the least sign it's needed, but always very happy when it's not! So far, they're holding up very well. I pair them with a black moleskin skirt (they're all in jewel tones) or a coordinating print skirt. Lots of different combinations work. I already had plenty of turtleneck and jewel neck shells that coordinate well. (The jackets were *$11.00* apiece! My reward for making it back down into misses' sizes.) The nice thing about these shorter jackets for this short person, is that re-hemming the sleeves is all that needs to be altered.

9:49 PM  
Blogger holyghostdiva said...


You can't know how timely the Nightline piece was for me! I too am a "Divinity Diva". When the show came on I was researching make up artist training schools. It's my heart's desire to start up a beauty business with my target market as female clergy and "church ladys". I'm not a pastor, but am an Associate Minister at my church in Columbia, SC. I've been praying for comfirmation about this business idea; it's manifested in a number of ways but this one took the cake. BTW, my 1st cousin is an Assistant Pastor at All Souls Episcipol in Cambridge. She needs help. So much so I was going to turn her name in to "How Do I Look" on Style Network... Now I know who to send her to!

I would love to meet you. I was just in Boston last month on a visit, but it would be worth the trip.

Hey out there! Do I have a market in Columbia, SC???

12:49 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

write to me offline! I'd love to chat!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Sonje said...

I've got a moleskin skirt made by "Goodclothes Collections" and I love it.. I've had it for a number of years and treated it like a t-shirt and the only problem it had was the hem dropped after about a year. I think it was purchased at either JcPenny's or Dillards.

I'm operating under graduate student budget, so no nagging about keeping things until they get tatty.

5:11 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

What, ME NAG?

xoxo PB

5:44 PM  

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