Luxe Rachel Zoe Lamb Leather Cascade Front Jacket
I am very disappointed in this jacket. Thought I would love it but am so very dissatisfied. Liked the ruffled front and overall style. Didn't like the leather quality and the sleeves are uncomfortable for me. Hate to return, but cannot keep it. Thought Rachel Zoe had a higher standard of excellence but this falls short.
Luxe Leather Jacket
The Cascade Front style in the soft leather is very much in vogue and I had to have it!
The jacket arrived with nicks along the edges of the collar that appeared white in color. I liked the jacket so much that I cleaned it with leather cleaner and used "rub-a-dub" black permanent marker on the white nicks and now it looks fabulous. It fit me true to size and the pockets are not an issue because they are very flat. I will definitely always wear it open because it drapes better that way.
2nd Time Around Wasn't As Exciting
I own this jacket in black and love it. I raved about it in a prior review. So, I don't have much more to say about it. Great styling. Great finishing. Super soft. Different in a lovely way. Wonderful. I loved it so much, I thought I'd get the butter, too. I've been mulling it over for a couple of days and I still haven't figured out what the color actually is, but I'm pretty sure it is nothing like any butter I've ever seen. It's darker, browner, greener, even. Not much yellow. Not very creamy. Anyways, it doesn't work with the skirts I had in mind, so I'm not keeping it. Great jacket, if the colors work for you.
Beautiful but flawed at the same time
I love the buttery feel of the leather; heck, I even love the smell of the leather. It is oversized, but I can work it. The pockets are set too far back on the sides that they are hard to find and akward when you do find them and use them. The ruffle look of the collar is quaint and sweet. I am 5"2" and it hits right where I want it, but it is a very boxy look and I can live with it. The 3/4 sleeve is nice for the warm weather outside and will suffice for the chilly A/C'd climate inside. The thing that gets me the most is the big lapel that is hanging there once you hook it closed. It is very unflattering. How can I fix that? I am thinking I will be taking it to a seamstress and see if I can add some kind of snap or velcro closure. I dress it up by wearing it with a satin looking camisole and trouser jeans. I will keep it since it's too late to return.
I read the reviews and had my doubts. I had sworn off shopping for leather jackets because they always make me feel too masculine. However, I took the plunge and I can finally say, after years and years or fruitless searching, I now own a beautiful, leather jacket. The need-to-know stuff: The models in the presentation are wearing 1-2 sizes too small. If you can see how Rachel wears it - moderately oversized - that is the sexy way to do it. The jacket does have to hang straight for the pockets not to pucker and, because I'm a fussbudget, I had them sewn shut. They are on seam pockets and too far back to really be used comfortably, anyway. It was a bit of a hassle and added expense, but so worth it. The lines are much more streamlined, now. The leather is insanely soft and lightweight. The collar can be arranged a little differently if you let it rest for a little while in the desired position. The ruffles are sweet; not at all overwhelming or over the top. Wish I didn't have to contend with the pockets, but overall, a great jacket!
Ugh, I bought this jacket in black and I can say that the leather was soft but I did not find the style to be flattering at all. It looks great on the models and Rachel wears it so well. I did not care for the front closure and the collar was very awkard looking and feeling around the neckline. I was disappointed and had to return it.
Love this jacket--
This is my first RZ purchase. I like ruffles and lace and that sort of stuff, I think they add a feminine touch. The leather is soft, the style is very cute and I like everything about this jacket except the front closure. I have decided to keep the jacket and wear it open because it looks better to me that way.
Perfect little spring jacket
I ordered this in an xxs and it fits perfectly. I am 5'4" 120 lbs. The collar is different and I have been experimenting with it since I love the jacket. I found if you fold the collar inside the jacket it makes a perfect neckline. I'm wearing this jacket as a cardigan and it's very on trend and darling.
My collar doesn't look anything like the picture or presenation. It looks like a large round piece of material sitting on my neck and makes my shoulders look huge. I do like the XXS for my petite frame so hope to see more XXS on QVC but in terms of this jacket, it's nice but the collar was executed all wrong.
This is the first review I've every written but this is the coolest jacket I've ever had. This was well outside my comfort zone but I'm glad I went there. I've gotten so many great compliments on it, and it's so versatile. Definitely runs large - I'm normally an 8 and needed the x-small. Rachel, you rock!
Makes an outfit!
I love this jacket!!!! I've never seen anything like this. I love to wear bangles so I love the shorter sleeves. I ordered an XXS and it's a great fit. I normaly wear a 2-4 top so I feel the jacket runs a bit bigger than the discription of an XXS being a size 0. It looks great with a pencil skirt or jeans. I've worn it 3 days in a row and get tons of complements. Please make more 3/4 sleeve jackets Rachel!!!
I LOVE THIS JACKET!
I did size down from xsmall to xxsmall and the fit is perfect........ordered the butter color and couldn't be happier with the fit, the color, the style or the leather. I'm so glad I bought this jacket, thanks Rachel!!