A spring trend that I am all too happy to indulge in is the tweed (micro) suit. My eyes are constantly drawn to fun tweed separates when browsing online; naturally, when I came across a Generation Love ad featuring its Kristen Tweed Jacket (which looks remarkably like a Balmain offering) on my Instagram feed, I clicked through and placed an order without hesitation.
My order took only two business days to arrive. (GL’s warehouse is in the northeast, so those outside of this geographic region can expect slightly longer transit times.)
My first impression: it reminds me of the Uniqueen No. 5 Tweed Jacket (which I still own and occasionally wear) that took the petite blogosphere by storm many many moons ago. There are bits of tinsel, of which I am not a fan, in the medium-weight tweed*, making it feel a touch flashy (especially when combined with the light gold hardware), but this detail is not a dealbreaker (for me).
* Shell: 40% Cotton, 30% Acrylic, 21% Polyester, 6% Viscose, 2% Polyamide, and 1% Metallic; Lining: 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex. The jacket is dry clean only.
This little tweed jacket is available in five colorways (the ivory pictured in this post, black, light pink, light blue, and a pink/white combo) and in sizes XXS-XL. As this style runs small, I went up one size and find that to be the right fit for me.
For those around my size, here are some flat measurements of the jacket in size XS: 23″ in sleeve length; 19.5″ in overall length, 17.5″ from underarm to underarm. And the shorts in size XS measures 13″ across the waist, and 13.5″ in length.
The price point ($385) is reasonable, but if you wait for a Saks storewide event, you can save 15-25%. (Or sign up for the Saks mailing list using a new email address for a 10% off code if you don’t want to wait.)
For my fellow tweed fanatics, here are more tweed jackets that you can add to your collection: