Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Spring Anorak

The temperatures these last few days have been the biggest tease.  Although they have been 100% enjoyable, you just know they aren't around to stay. . .I may have glanced ahead in the forecast and they definitely aren't around to stay.  So although we were barely in need of a jacket this past weekend, we still will be in need of one this spring, and I am in desperate need of a new one.

With this pregnancy it seems like everything is expanding and feeling tight, including my jackets around my shoulders (I blame my ever growing chest for this one).  I'm not really keen on investing in a maternity jacket, plus I haven't found many that don't just look like a big tent, so I' thinking of just sizing up in a regular jacket, something I can get some use out of in the future.

After looking around I think going with an anorak is the key, mainly because of the gathering on the sides.  I hoping that will give me some flexibility in terms of space around the middle.

Here are a few contenders I've rounded up.

Top: Forever 21 | Nordstrom | Loft
Bottom: Macy's | Loft | Macy's

The one I'm most in love with is the one from Forever 21, the navy with the gold accents, which is great from a price stand point, but of course it's sold out as of today.  Have you spotted anything similar recently? 

In the past I've always found really great options for spring jackets at discount retailers like Nordstrom Rack, or TJ Maxx and I went searching the other week and came up completely empty handed - please tell me I'm not the only one?!

What are you looking for in a spring jacket?


  1. You need to check out H&M! I picked up a fantastic anorak in khaki with gold hardware/accents during my birthday weekend, and I am so excited to break it out! It only was $60, too, which I think is a great price for a jacket.

  2. You should check out Kohl's or Old Navy! They have very similar ones! I posted about some here: http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-favorite-completer-pieces.html.


  3. I don't know why H&M didn't even cross my radar, I'll have to check it out - the one you scored sounds fantastic!

  4. I've scoped out Old Navy, but haven't hit Kohl's yet, thanks for the suggestion Sarah!