Don’t judge

So today, when I was in the city, I saw the most chic woman.  She had this hair:

I wish I could pull off this look.

and the aviators.

And jeans like this (anthropologie)


A Chanel-ish jacket something like this (via

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with casual loafers like this

All styled together with the perfect amount of “I don’t give a shit”.  I thought it looked absolutely perfect. It also immediately sent me on a Chanel-esque jacket hunt.

jcrew – nope

bananarepublic – nope

talbots – nope

getting a little desperate here

I vaguely remember seeing some at Zara back in August – not on their website anymore

Ann Taylor….Ann Taylor loft….nope and nope

Time to dig a little deeper.  Here is where I ask you not to judge….Chicos… yep, they have a few that are Chanel in feel, but I just can’t do it. I am pretty sure Chicos is Portuguese for “I’m old, I’ve got my sensible shoes, my sensible haircut and I’ve given up.”

Nordstrom, Anthro, they have the tweedy look, but the fit is all wrong.

Ugh, here is where it gets ugly….Coldwater Creek.  They have a few, but in very limited sizes.

JC Penney



found my perfect alternative





About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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One Response to Don’t judge

  1. Trish says:

    That’s funny because I won’t shop Chico’s because of the age thing and I’m of that age…boring! But, that jacket at JJill was cute and a good price. Thanks for all the research!

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