Strolling in a park with a leather biker jacket & oxford flats
|Rick Owens leather biker jacket (here, similar here)|
Cole Haan alisa oxford (here sale at $78)
|Alexander McQueen skull scarf (old, similar here)|
Madewell wool striped skirt (run large here, extra 40% off now!)
Though Balenciaga (here) and RO biker jackets are both timelessly classic, I decided to take the later. As the first investment piece, I want a black one. The black Balenciaga biker jacket with silver zippers seems to be too cool on me, while Rick Owens gives leather biker jacket a feminine ride. I love the side-zipper fastening and draped neckline. For Balenciaga biker jackets, I prefer a red one instead.
Where and when to buy?
As the first purchase of this brand, I prefer to buying from department stores rather than European websites. Both Nordstrom and Barneys carry them online. Nordstrom has better customer service and gives price adjustment if there is a sale in other stores. Barneys will have a gift card event (10/24-10/31, $25 for every $250). Net-a-Porter (here) carries a similar one in light tan (if you do online 'chat service' with Nordstrom, they may do a price adjustment). If you know your size, you can even save more buying from Selfridges (here, a major department store in London. They ship US and take care of VAT!). Good luck!
As other reviewers may mention that RO runs small. You may want to consider one size up (I normally wear xs, and size 38 is very tight on me!). Balenciage is true to size (I need size 36).
Can't wait to pair it will jeans and boots soon...