Saturday, August 14, 2010

Awesome Things I Can't Afford Saturdays

Smythe Pouf Equestrian Jacket

So this is what it feels like when doves cry.

This jacket was made for me and we will simply never be. It's like unrequited love, except so much more tragic. Although I have only been pining after this jacket for a couple of hours it feels like an ETERNITY. I want it with every ounce of my being. Just looking at it warms the cockles of my materialistic heart. But enough of about me and my growing desire, let's talk about this gorgeous, unholy jacket.

I really love it when a designer can take something classic and make it elegant by just adding some feminine detailing like using puffed sleeves, engraved silver buttons, and pink linen on a traditional blazer. If you can take that now feminine blazer and give it some edge with tan suede paneling,  scrunched sleeves, two vents in the back, and a third flap pocket you are nothing short of a tailoring genius AND my personal hero.

Smythe has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Instyle and Teen Vogue

Smythe is a Toronto-based, Canadian label run by designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe who design tailored jackets that are meant to be nostalgic and wearable. They have only been selling jackets since 2004, but are already a world wide success and a favorite for many celebrities. Kate Hudson owns the above jacket in Robin's Egg Blue (I prefer the pink, but I'm a princess so...). You can purchase this jacket via net-a-porter for $630 US and check out Smythe's full collection here.

If this pink jacket were my baby I would wear it with some fierce cut off shorts or even some tapper shorts. The tailored jeans above are a bit too vanilla for me. *returns to dreaming*


penny. LA said...


Unlike you, I'm not a princess... ;) So I would opt for the light blue.

Fabulous details... love the idea of wearing it with some "fierce cut off shorts" as you mentioned... my oh my!

Wardrobe Wars said...

WOW!!! We had never even heard of this designer til now and we are in LOVE!!!!!! This jacket is blazer perfection. We can imagine it with denim cut offs and cream brogues................ 'dreaming'....................
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Catita said...

woow I wish they could drop the 0 to that 630$ and make it 63 instead! its gorgeous!

Ray said...

It's a little too pink but I love it!
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Love that jacket so much!!:)SarahD

Rachel said...

love this! i didn't know about these designers before, and as a fellow canadian i love hearing about new canadian designers!

also love the hilarious "shit i can't afford saturdays" posts haha
why do we torture ourselves!?

great blog! xx

Tracey said...

Thanks Rachel!