Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a sophisticated brand with a playful sensibility, which epitomizes the personality and style of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Staceys personal quest to create a flattering pair of pants, and has since grown into a full womens ready to wear collection, including outerwear, dresses, and the perfect pants that started it all. Now a full lifestyle collection, the brand has become a Hollywood favorite with fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Fergie, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, and Taylor Swift.
I really wanted to love this jacket and spent over an hour in the mirror trying to convince myself. I ended up sending it back. I have other Alice + Olivia tweed jackets that run small; this fits TTS. However, the weird padding in the corners of the shoulders looked really strange on. I felt like the jacket made me look very broad/big despite being a size small. Something about it was just off, and despite the beautiful coloring and comfortable fit, I couldn't justify the price for a piece that I didn't feel amazing in.