Several years ago, I owned a beloved denim kimono-style jacket. It was a favorite piece because it’s oversized shape and wide armholes fit over puffy sleeves, dolman sleeved and bulky sweaters. And it was perfect for layerings in the SF Bay Area, where weather is unpredictable and can change in an instance.
But then one day I forgot my jacket after lunch with a friend. I’ve had incredible luck with situations like this. Good samaritans seem to follow me around, picking up my driver’s license and mailing it to me, keeping my wallet safe in the grocery store safe, turning in my phone at restaurants.
But not this time.
I called the restaurant and they couldn’t find my kimono jacket. And I can’t tell you how many times since then I’ve reached for it to layer over a roomy dress or sweater and been so very sad when I remembered it was gone.
Luckily, Ganni has created a very similar denim kimono jacket ($332) this season. And it has a bonus feature mine didn’t: a zip pocket on the back, perfect for travel. And I’m obsessed with the unexpected burgundy color.