As part of my “preppy” element for this year’s wardrobe, I decided to add one long-awaited piece: the elusive JCrew Bella jacket from 2007. I basically hunted it down on ebay through an amazing JCrew seller – she still has a size 4 available right here. I’ve regretted not buying this jacket for 3+ years. Just haven’t been as wowed by a blazer since this one.
It’s probably a fashion faux pas to wear an older style, but I don’t care. I’m deeming it “vintage Crew” and adding it as a winter wardrobe staple.
I wore it on my way to meet up with a friend last week.
There was something about this jacket that really drew me in…couldn’t exactly figure out what it was. When I attempted to explain to my husband the reasoning behind buying a four-year-old piece of clothing, I just laughed and said, “it’s the same fabric and color Scarlett wore when she went to persuade Rhett.” But then I started to wonder…is it possible that JCrew borrowed some inspiration from this classic? The color, the collar, the fabric…
Of course only Vivien Leigh can wear a curtain, look gorgeous and lure in a man all at once.
Revisiting the topic of movies and their color significance, green was a power color for Scarlett in just about every scene of Gone with the Wind. That’s a topic I could turn into a mega post…but I’ll spare you for now ; ) Green was certainly a a great shade for Ms. Leigh.
While I could never attempt to look anywhere near this fabulous in green, much less any color, I can’t help but feel a little sassy when I wore my new Bella. Thanks Ms. Scarlett.