Top: Splendid Turtleneck, Malang Tweed Jacket
Bottom: Citizens of Humanity Flare Ingrid Jeans
Shoes: Naturalizer Bates Booties
What’s so splendid about Splendid, the brand? Comfort, softness, and oh so fitted. My go to brands for turtlenecks have always been Express. I own like 10 Express turtlenecks. But these last two years, Express style have become more Club style fashion – more metallics, more ruffles, and less basic materials and cuts.
I turned to Forever21 to fill the void however, quality is nowhere near the Express turtlenecks. Many pilled within 2 wears. I already see rips and tears at the seams after only several washes. I then purchased a Gap Pure Body Turtleneck. Great quality and it does not fade. However the fabric is very thin so it doesn’t keep me very warm during colder days.
For a couple of years, I kept looking at Splendid and their line of turtlenecks. At $50+ a turtleneck, it is startling for me to spend for only 1 turtleneck. But during the Christmas sale, I decided to try through shopbop.com. If I don’t like it, I could always return it.
The quality of Splendid WOWed me. It is thick and soft and very fitted. I love the feel of the material. However after several wears, I do see some pilling. But being that it’s black helped cover up the pillings.
I finally got the Malang jacket from Myuniqueen.com in a size Medium. I first ordered a Small which the sleeves did not fit my arms. It was too tight. Jean from Extrapetite.com did a review on the jacket and I fell in love with it. I decided to wear a form fitting black dress that is work appropriate along with the jacket to see how it will look.
Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA LBD
Jacket: Malang Jacket from Myuniqueen.com
Shoes: AT Perfect Leather Pumps
The jacket is quite comfy and it is the right length on me. It’s not thin as the Yesstyle.com Tweed jacket in my previous post. I was surprised to see how much thicker it is. If you check out Jean’s post on the Malang, she notes the size and measurements of the jacket. But there is one difference I saw from her post. She has a picture of the lining. Hers show a shiny satiny lining. The jacket I got has a quilted lining that it a bit matted. There are top and bottom pockets large enough to put in my car and house keys. As noted by Jean, this jacket is an open style that just hangs wide. I am considering putting in a hook closure.
This is another outfit I wore with the Tweed Jacket. The weather was 60 degrees all day and dipped to the 40s at night. I was still warm because of the jacket. My turtleneck from Diane Von Furstenburg however was very thin and sheer (had to wear a nude cami underneath). I was glad I paired it with the jacket.
Overall regarding the Tweed Jacket, I think it will be staple in my wardrobe.