The Chanel Jacket

I wanted to share with you all a new purchase of mine – an older Chanel tweed moto jacket which I have been lusting after for a year.

I first saw this jacket on Kate Moss at an event – like everybody else in the universe I love her and think she is one of the most stylish women on the planet. I’m not usually someone who finds personal style inspiration from celebrities (because generally they are taller and hotter than me), but Kate Moss is definitely an exception – I would wear almost every piece of clothing she has!

Beautiful Kate

So I finally found the jacket above, albeit in a larger size, and was able to alter it down to fit me – FYI while doing my research on alterations, I found out that you can tailor most Chanel jackets up or down two sizes – they are constructed to be able to be altered in such a way! So if you find a great one on sale and it’s not your size, it may still be worth it to purchase.

The buttons and metal trim that was sewn into the jacket everywhere

Silk camellia lining

Metal chain at hem – if you alter a Chanel jacket, don’t cut this part!

I adore my new jacket and am so excited to wear it – I can’t believe I found it after all this time…

Do you all have items that you lusted after for super long, and then finally found after you had given up? I’d love to know!

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  • s.singh
    August 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Oh its gorgeous!

  • Aesthetic Alterations
    August 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful jacket–sure to become a staple this season!

  • Plami
    August 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    This jacket is really to die for!


  • Mme CTdeF
    August 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Beautiful find!

    Which collection is it from?
    Where do you normally find older Chanel jackets?

    I have this Chanel coat that I inherited from my mother but it is 2 size bigger for me and have been thinking what to do with it. I am glad to know that I can probably alter it to my size!! Thank you so much for your kind tips.

  • Olivia
    August 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    This jacket is so beautiful. I love all the details that appear when you take a closer look, almost like it reveals its fabulouness slowly.
    I have lusted after many things, but really the one that has been on my list longest is a perfectly tailored tuxedo/suit. I think it is such a sexy look on woman. I will invest in one in the future, for sure.

    Liv @

  • couturecoco
    August 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Snap! Can't believe I've also got my (new to me) Chanel jacket this weekend too! Actually it's part of a skirt suit and I am totally, totally in love with both.

    Yours is simply gorgeous and can't wait to see some outfit photos next. Thank you so much for the tip on alterations, will definately keep that in mind for the future.

  • Steph
    August 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    This jacket is gorgeous, love the lining it's beautiful =]

    can't wait to see it in an outfit post!!!

  • Bridget
    August 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    oh wow! This is gorgeous! I so wish it was hanging in my wardrobe too!x

  • Lissy
    August 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Oh your Chanel jacket is just to die for! The one item of clothing that I have been lusting for is a classic black Chanel jacket…someday.

  • theanthropologieconnoisseur
    August 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    This is such a stunning piece…it's so classic so I'm sure you'll have it for years and years and years! I didn't know you could alter them up/down two sizes…amazing and good to know!

  • laura
    August 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    oh wow. such a gorgeous piece! I wasn't much of a Chanel fan until they started making edgier pieces. This jacket is just stunning. Love it!
    β™₯ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  • Baby Shopaholic
    August 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats on this lovely jacket! I wish I could find one!

  • Nelah
    August 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    This jacket's design is more youthful, modern and different than most Chanel jackets I have seen. I like the cut and how slim fitting it looks on Kate Moss. It would look great with a pencil skirt or a pair of jeans too. Great choice, glad you found it.

  • Sarah
    August 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    OMG – LOVE LOVE LOVE that jacket!! Looks fab on Kate and can't wait to see it on you. πŸ™‚


  • Bravoe Runway
    August 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Jacket is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it on you! So glad you were able to find it after all this time!

  • Melissa
    August 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    WOW! I love this find, it's so perfect, that's probably like the ultimate purchase πŸ™‚ Good find πŸ™‚

    Yes… the Givenchy clogs will always torment me that I didn't get them in time. Also, I'll never forget these specific Pierre Hardy wedges… impossible to find πŸ™ Oh well! There are always, always more!


  • J'Adore Fashion
    August 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous and classy! Love it!


  • Lisa
    August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I die…really. That is one gorgeous jacket. Where do you find such beautiful things? I have a couple of fairly older Chanel jackets I've come upon and scared to have them altered but good to know that it might not be so hard.

  • Annette
    August 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    1. LOVE How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. A bit predictable, but one of the better rom coms that's done so RIGHT.

    2. LOVE the jacket! Serious envy. Looks great on Kate Moss, and I'm sure it will look absolutely wonderful on you too. Can't wait to see it in action!

  • Sue C.
    August 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    A Chanel moto jacket?? Who would have thought. Beautiful jacket.

  • Baby Budget Blog
    August 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Ah, you're so lucky! Dying for a Chanel jacket or at least a Chanelesque jacket πŸ™‚

  • Holly
    August 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    i feel the same way about celebs! most of the stuff i admire on them would look horrendous on me! but you can definitely sport kate moss' look! =P

  • DSK Steph
    August 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    The chain detail is so unique! I've never seen anything like it. πŸ™‚ I'm glad you finally were able to find your idea jacket! πŸ˜€

  • newpetite
    August 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    oooh!! How much did you get that gorgeous piece for? it is such a killer! enjoy πŸ™‚

  • amy b.s.
    August 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    hello beautiful jacket!

  • makeupandpearls
    August 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    oh gosh that is just stunning – congrats!

  • soanthro
    August 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    So gorgeous… the terrible things I would do for a Chanel jacket!! How did your hubby like How to Lose a Guy? My guy friends all actually find that to be one chick flick they can handle pretty well!

  • Lisa
    August 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    That's so funny about the movie – I started to do the same but since I've already forced the hubby to watch it many times I let him change the channel this time. πŸ™‚ love that movie.

  • janettaylor
    August 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    What a fund! Lucky lucky U!


    August 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    1. What an incredibly gorgeous find. Thanks for all the shots of the detailing!

    2. I think you might enjoy this: (my husband sent it to me!)

    3. Finally finished Storm of Swords. OMG. Will soon be reading Feast for Crows.

  • Andrea
    August 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    What an incredible purchase!! I love all the details, it's the lining, the metal and the buttons that make it so special. I love that movie but thankfully my boyfriend doesn't mind it!

  • Lisa
    August 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    omg kat!! it's so crazy gorgeous!!!! the buttons.. the metal trim.. the metallic thread.. *sigh* so gorgeous! thanks for the tip on the 2 sizes up or down.. makes me feel more secure about investing in a chanel jacket tehehe πŸ™‚

  • Mimi
    August 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    oh wow! yay for getting the jacket you've always wanted! πŸ˜€

    and thanks for the tip about altering chanel pieces, i will keep that in mind. πŸ™‚

    <3, Mimi

  • Katherine
    August 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    @Mme CTdeF Thank you! I found it on eBay after some searching but otherwise I am not sure – I always dream of finding current season Chanel from a fickle old lady at a consignment store but have yet to!!

  • Make Mommy Chic
    August 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Outfit post, Outfit post, Outfit post!!!!!! I think that you know what I am getting at πŸ™‚ Glad to know that you had some success on ebay- I'm still too chicken to use it πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    August 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Beautiful, amazing, and would die to have a Chanel jacket!!

  • RAW
    August 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    What a beautiful jacket. Thank you for posting so I may live vicariously through you πŸ™‚

    Post a picture wearing it soon, please!

  • Coraleigh
    August 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I absolutely adore that jacket! πŸ™‚ The elusive item that I've been looking everywhere for, for under $150, is a wool cloche hat, I'm pretty much in love with them.

    That is so awesome that you made your husband watch How to Lose a Guy. πŸ˜€ I just got married 2 months ago myself and am SO looking forward to those special moments together, haha.

    xxxooo Coraleigh

  • Erin
    August 23, 2011 at 1:06 am

    That is a gorgeous jacket! I would love to shop YOUR closet, Katherine!


    Erin @

  • Finley
    August 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

    DY-ING! Great find!! You will wear it forever!!
    {mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

  • Cindy
    August 23, 2011 at 3:39 am

    This jacket is soooo gorgeous! Can't believe you found one in (almost) your size after so long. You must be incredibly lucky hahaha. Can't wait to see an outfit post with it sometime in the future πŸ™‚


  • ShinyPrettyThings
    August 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

    wow what an amazing find!!! can't wait to see it on you. it is simply gorgeous!

  • Chanello
    August 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Coincidentally, The one still searched for item I want is the Chanel Eton Jacket as seen on Anne Hathaway in Devil wears Prada! My BF's mother had it but made him return It bc it wasn't her style! Had I only known him

  • The doll on fashion
    August 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Wow what a great buy, how nice to have a perfect fitting Chanel jacket!

    The doll on fashion

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions
    August 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

    OMG; I'm totally in love with your jacket! can't wait to see how you wear it!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Kate L.
    August 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. Great buy and lucky you:)

    Fashion Cat

  • audrinajulia
    August 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Glad you found what you're lusting for! Beautiful Chanel jacket.

  • RosaLovesDC
    August 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Gorgeous jacket! Super classic!

  • Stacey
    August 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I can't wait to see you wear this!

  • The Fashionable ESQ
    August 24, 2011 at 12:42 am

    That jacket is beyond! I also love Kate Moss and her personal style.
    I recently lost an ebay auction on a pair of amazing leopard print Guiseppe Zanottis peep-toe pumps that I'd been after for over a year. ARGH!

    The Fashionable ESQ

  • Sasha
    August 24, 2011 at 3:26 am

    i usually would just wear it. life is too short to wait to wear something that beautiful!!

  • ThePrevailingEffect
    August 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

    loveeeee it!!!


  • C'est La Viii
    August 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Ohh la la! Nice jacket!

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  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    August 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    You lucky LUCKY gal! I'm green with envy. That's seriously one beautiful jacket. I've always wanted a black Chanel jacket. Is it from last season?

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    August 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    You lucky LUCKY gal! I'm green with envy. That's seriously one beautiful jacket. I've always wanted a black Chanel jacket. Is it from last season?

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    August 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    You lucky LUCKY gal! I'm green with envy. That's seriously one beautiful jacket. I've always wanted a black Chanel jacket. Is it from last season?

  • Mi_Mi
    August 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    aww wow soo pretty and me soo jelous it looks soo pretty!

  • deuxarmoires
    August 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Lovely jacket! I agree with you about being able to alter them two sizes. Before I knew this, I tried on a GORGEOUS tweed jacket on sale at Chanel Paris eons ago. It was a bit tight so I didn't get it. I so, so, so regret it until now. I guess the SA should have told me … well, I guess she was too busy with the sales and I was just a tourist.

  • Mary Lane
    August 26, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Gorgeous! I love all the detailing, especially the chain trim and the lining… although I wouldn't expect anything less from Chanel!

  • Stefanie
    August 26, 2011 at 6:44 am

    beautiful! it looks amazing on you!

  • urbanjunglefashion
    September 23, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I'm a jacket girl and can appreciate your find! It's gorgeous!

  • Haus and Home
    December 11, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Wow great find, that is definitely a classic piece, and great to know about the alteration tip.

  • Rudy
    April 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell you True Religion Outlet store is also a good choice.

  • Mimosa
    August 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

    You’ve captured this perfcetly. Thanks for taking the time!