Drip Drop Jacket
In the last few winters, I’ve tended to pair a good raincoat with warm underlayers for warmer winter days. This is especially important for me now that I have an active work commute, and a heavy winter coat makes me too hot. I have an older Lulu raincoat that I love, but it’s not big enough to fit a lot of warm layers on underneath. So I was excited to try the Drip Drop Jacket.
I’ve worn this jacket a lot since I got it. It works well as a raincoat, keeping me completely dry. And it’s a very good windbreaker, helping to keep me warm. I ordered a medium, and it’s big enough that I can fit even bulky layers underneath. The longer length is perfect for bike commutes because it covers my bum but doesn’t interfere with biking.
Style-wise, this jacket hits the mark. The color is a beautiful and shiny grey, with shiny silver hardware. It also comes in black. The fabric is soft and drapey. The cinched waist is very flattering. I’ve worn it both with jeans or tights and with business suits to work, and it works in both situations equally well. I even got compliments on it at work.
It has a zippered hood, but I haven’t used the hood yet.
My only complaint is that the neck is very loose. This isn’t ideal for biking because cold air can go down my neck. But I’ve been wearing either a jacket with a tight neck or a neck warmer when I bike, and it works well.
The other thing I love about this jacket is I can wear it from fall to spring, layering as it gets colder.
Overall, I really love this jacket and highly recommend it.
Sculptek Skinny Jeans
Okay, who admits to buying tights that look like jeans? I have! So when Athleta came out with actual jeans with the stretch and feel of tights, I had to have them.
I wondered if they would be in fact jeans or just tights that looked like jeans, and they are in fact jeans. They do have a reflective strip in the inside of the bottom hem that shows if you roll them up, and also reflective bits on the back pockets, but otherwise they’re just like any other pair of skinny jeans.
What makes them unique is the fabric, stretch, and comfort. The fabric is extremely soft. It’s so soft I couldn’t help but “pet” them when I got them.
They are extremely stretchy, just like tights. And that’s what makes them so comfortable. I have worn these all day to work and then out to dinner afterwards, and they’re comfortable from when I put them on until when I take them off.
The only bad thing is that they stretch out quickly. I got a size 8 and they fit well, but as I wear them the waist stretches out and falls down a bit. Athleta describes hem as “high rise” but you can see in the pic that they are normal rise, hitting well below my belly button.
These jeans are very pricey at $98, and they were excluded from the sale Athleta had. Not sure if they will always be excluded from sales? These are pretty much the only jeans I wear now–even though they slide down a bit, they’re still the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. If the waist fit better, I’d buy them in the grey shade as well.
(Sorry, but none of my pics of these came out good!)