Monday, April 9, 2018

Marianne: A Challenge For You.

M: So, a few weeks ago I was in Dallas and I saw a lady basically wearing my clothes. Not my actual clothes, but an outfit that was so me I was like what's happening.

Her jeans were very similar to my favorite H&M jeans--raw hem, straight cut, cropped. A basic white button down. Silver slides like my faves from Target. And an olive jacket, of which I have...four. But hers was DIFFERENT and I WANT IT.

The thing is, I know I've seen it in the past couple of years. It had a slightly swingy or boxy shape. Cotton, possibly waxed. I don't think it had a hood. And the clincher--it had a wide (like 8-10 inches) band of black at the bottom. So only the top 2/3 was olive green. It wasn't a super saturated black, kind of a washed black.

I know I've seen this jacket. Madewell? Everlane? Old Navy?? Help me find it please. Because it's totally different from my other olive green jackets shutup.

A: Oh, I like a challenge! I am going to see if I can find it for you. It doesn't sound familiar though.

M: Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

A: Utility or trench?

M: It really looked a lot like my Everlane trench though I think slightly lighter weight fabric and with the color blocking.

M: I don't think it had a lot of pockets or details other than the color blocking. Just a jacket really.

A: Not the right color, but? Or this one?

M: This one was definitely shorter. No belt. Cut more like my Everlane short trench that I wore when we went shopping.

M: Also while searching I just bought a different olive green jacket help.

A: What! What did you buy?

M: This Madewell jacket on Posh for $36. I am ashamed.

A: Hahhaa. It's really cute though and you don't have one with short sleeves.

M: Totally a hole in my olive green jacket wardrobe, plus I thought maybe cute with my challenging jeans.

A: It will be, for sure. I'm making no headway into your jacket challenge.

M: Probably a sign from the universe that I do not in fact need another jacket. But I would like to open up the challenge to our readers.

A: Have at it, blog reader friends!

20 comments:

  1. I spent a good 15 minutes searching for this mystery jacket because I also love a challenge....no luck so far. Fingers crossed you're able to find the jacket, Marianne!

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  2. I feel like I've seen it tooooo but all I could find was this: https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/myar-colour-blocked-military-jacket-item-12723550.aspx

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    1. This is by FAR the closest! But it was definitely a womans jacket.

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  3. Throwing the following (crazy) possibilities at the wall to see if they stick:

    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447181844&site_refer=CSE_GGLPRADS001&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnqzWBRC_ARIsABSMVTNnoZNa1lBpk_wsP-0dIslvMSdw6M84oytCmcmYePI2okv2hFnsKEgaApeLEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/JACKETSANDOUTERWEAR/Outerwear/PRDOVR~B1974/B1974.jsp

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    1. The top one is cool but too detailed, the bottom is too long!

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  4. I doubt it is any of these but worth a shot...and now I kind of want to hunt down the Dakota Collective jacket for myself!

    https://poshmark.com/listing/Army-Green-Jacket-w-Faux-Leather-58ca24da620ff77fc001ce66

    https://poshmark.com/listing/Dakota-Collective-Austin-Leather-Army-Jacket-5a2448ab6d64bc3b45086d02

    https://poshmark.com/listing/Army-Green-and-black-leather-jacket-59d9715fc6c795923206e40f

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    1. No leather on mine! Just what looked like waxed cotton.

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  5. I'm starting to feel like this is a Mandela effect thing. I knew exactly what Marianne was looking for and then couldn't find any jackets like that! WHY DO THEY NOT EXIST????? It's exactly the sort of thing Madewell would have!

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  6. I didn't find what you're looking for, but did buy this - you should patent this as a new form of viral marketing
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/Etienne-Marcel-Utility-Zip-Front-Jacket/prod193590129/p.prod?utm_source=Bluecore&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Linger&obem=9pzGtfD6WLBUWX4f-_qZIr3NT6ifZDMbN2GTxW1jBi4%3D

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    1. That's super cute! You can't go wrong with an olive green jacket or seven.

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  7. Closest I can find is this one:
    https://m.shopbop.com/kinsley-cocoon-coat-rag-bone/vp/v=1/1571777676.htm

    But a nice challenge ����

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    1. The fabric is close, but it's too long and the bottom should be black not brown. Also the olive was a bit more green, not leaning towards khaki. Also a few too many embellishments. Ugh! It's driving me crazy.

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  8. Like this? https://poshmark.com/listing/NWT-Rag-Bone-Kinsley-Cocoon-Coat-Army-Green-Sz-4-5a9466033afbbddad80c28e6

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  9. Whoops, didn't see the previous post from ipkiss...

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  10. I need an update!! Is this rag & bone jacket found by the above 2 posters THE ONE?? I am way too invested in this...

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    1. Sadly it's not the one! This is killing me.

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  11. Could you sew in the band to one of your jackets?

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