It’s not often you come across a coat that makes the perfect topper for that special little black dress, but I was lucky enough to find one! Today I’m excited to be partnering with Nordstrom to bring you this chic Ruffle Cuff Jacket.
Nordstrom never disappoints when it comes to having a great selection of women’s coats, jackets and outwear in the latest styles. My new jacket is proof of that. It’s red, it’s romantic, and it’s really, really pretty. This is what I’d call a statement piece!
There are so many things that drew me to this jacket. First of all, the style of the jacket is just so feminine and chic! I love the simplicity of this coat- clean lines, a classic cut and that elegant crop length! It ‘s very Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn, don’t you think?
Do you see the pleated swing back? The last time I had a coat like this, I was in my 20’s when I first started working, and I never forgot it. This is one of my favorite styles of all time because you slip it on and suddenly feel like a high fashion model swinging around in it!
Of course, the other beautiful thing about this jacket is the sleeves with their fabulous ruffle cuff detail. Big bell sleeves have been trending this year, and I particularly like the way they’ve been incorporated into this coat. The sleeves are very tailored but there’s that glamorous puff, just at the end. The 3/4 length put a lovely focus on your forearms and lets you showcase a bracelet, whether you wear long sleeves under the jacket or not.
If you are wondering about the brand, it’s Halogen, which is Nordstrom’s private label brand and is exclusive to them. I buy a lot of Halogen shoes and clothes because I find the styles perfectly in line with my taste- classic with a modern twist, and at a really great pricepoint.
Clothes have the magical ability to create a mood and transport us to another place. This jacket has a Parisian haute couture feel to me, and during the shoot all I needed was my little friend here to complete my fashion fantasy! Luckily that day my daughter was babysitting this puppy for a friend.
This adorable little guy, who is only 6 weeks old, was the perfect accessory for this outfit and seemed very happy to make his modeling debut!
See how stunning my red jacket looks against the black and white? It’s a timeless color combo that always looks stylish and rich. I am a huge fan of red because it gives energy to an outfit and communicates confidence. If you like to wear all black, but it washes you out now that you are older, just add a shot of red like this jacket, and you’ll look vibrant and youthful.
I want to talk for a minute about my dress. It is a sweaterdress, and it’s so comfy, yet elegant at the same time. That’s a hard combination to find. You can wear it 2 ways: cowl neck style ( that’s the way I’m wearing it with my jacket) or off the shoulder style – just pull down the neckline for an alluring off the shoulder look!
See the gorgeous lace hemline and the way the touch of red in my jacket makes the dress come alive?
When it gets cool, or you want a more buttoned-up look, just throw on the jacket. I sometimes like to pop up the collar for a slightly sportier look. I’m a huge fan of the tv series, Grace and Frankie and I notice Jane Fonda does that all the time with her shirts and coats. It’s very chic.
This is a knockout outfit if you are going out to dinner or a special function. The jacket is pure “wow” and will really turn heads. And if you really don’t like red chili color, it comes in the most sophisticated heather gray shade too. And you don’t have to wear it with a dress. It looks darling with jeans as you will see in a few days when I will be showing this coat worn in a more casual way!
Be sure to check out Nordstrom for a closer look at all kinds of interesting women’s coats and outerwear including this gorgeous red jacket that is super stylish and versatile. You can shop my outfit above by clicking the links under my picture.
I’m sure my furry friend would agree this jacket and dress is one doggone fabulous look!
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