Ruh-Roh... Unplanned Rose Gold Muubaa ETA styled pics

One of the perils of buying and selling clothing... eventually there will come a time when you want to keep something. 

Had bought this rose gold Muubaa at a really fab price to resell on Ebay and make a quick little profit to put into my clothing fund. But it is much lighter weight than expected, so I slipped it on... 

It would actually be a great topper to wear with my bridesmaid dress in September (outdoor reception at night), and with the cotton lined body and scrunchable sleeves, I can wear it to work, too. It's much less shiny than in the modeled pictures I had seen. 

What do you think? I can shift it over to the "wedding outfit" budget and be good accounting-wise. Thinking of it with plain tops and solid bottoms for work. Maybe my sloans, midi skirts, Boss slacks... 

ETA: Close up on face and a couple styled photos. Nothing too warm, unfortunately, since it's 95 here with no a/c. DH says the color is good... maybe it's not the same in pictures? A la what Angie says about her ability to wear beige as long as it is shiny?

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  • milehighstyle (Linda) replied 5 years ago

    I love this on you, Rae.  I vote keep.  You've already figured out several ways to wear it. 

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    To me, this is a no brainer Rae - definitely KEEP! The fit is fabulous on you, it's a color you don't already have in a jacket (if I remember correctly) and it has a cotton lining which is important to you. Love how the sleeves scrunch so perfectly too.

    If it works in your budget then please keep. I love it!

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 5 years ago

    You are a bass player in a band, of course you need a rose gold leather jacket, if it's not rock n roll law then it should be. How is the band BTW?

  • Sylvie replied 5 years ago

    OMG, I LOVE IT!  (sorry for the all caps)

    And umm...if you find a second one, put me first on your list to buy it. :)

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    It does look pretty darn amazing in these pics - and you've done a convincing sales job about the I vote KEEP!

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    I think this is a lvoely jacket for you, AND it has a cotton lining, which is a requirement for you. And, you have found several other ways to wear it after the wedding.

    I say put it in that budget and keep it  :)

    Yeah, I know, not much helpon keeping you on the stright and narrow.  You could always resell it after the wedding  ;)

  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago

    Wedding outfit budget it is! Great jacket for you, Rae!

  • cciele replied 5 years ago

    That's an awesome jacket, but honestly I'm not loving the color on you...

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago

    I saw it on The Outnet and fell in love but I was trying to be good. I think I'm with cciele about the color on you.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I am sorry but I also don't love the colour on you :( but if you love it, that is the most important thing.

    It certainly checks all your other boxes and fits multiple capsules which is a huge plus.

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 5 years ago

    Hmm, is the colour a lighting issue with the photographs?

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Honestly, I'm guessing you want to keep it!

    I don't know about the color - it would look bad on me, that I do know -  but I kept the blush Muubaa even though it's not a good color for me, because I can wear black or grey under it and make it work. :)

  • Sona replied 5 years ago

    I. Love. it. on. you.

    Four little words.


  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    I really didn't need to know that there was such a thing as a Muubaa jacket in rose gold.

    It looks nice on you. Does it fill a wardrobe hole? Hard to see the color in the photos -- I love rose gold on me, but my coloring is very different from yours.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Adore the jacket. Love the fit. Don't feel sure about the colour, but style away and let's see it! 

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    LOVE IT. Feels so Rae!!! :3 LOVEEEEEE.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Yay! Keep, at least for now. If you find something you like better you can always sell it later. Can we see it with the bridesmaid dress?

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago

    Also didn't you say earlier that your leather jackets were harder to wear than envisioned.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Shannon, the sleeves are stilly lined in poly, but with scrunch ability, it feels like enough air flow. Do you think that is still a deal breaker? 

    Cciele and Anna, I had not considered the color might be bad - thank you for bringing it up! Close up has been added up top. 

    Una, you know my wants too well. I have definitely thought more than once that I would buy your cropped Muubaa if I could go back in time - perfect for work. But I have had such a bad track record with leather jackets - do you think this would be another mistake?

    Janet, aside from the wedding topper, it would fill a need for a lightweight blazer alternative for work. 

    Suz, I have followed your advice. Not too many, cuz it's so hot... but it's pretty much the idea. 

    Joy, I'll bust out the dress later in the evening, maybe. It is lavender chiffon.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Anna, exactly. That's why I need help! This is much lighter than any of my others have been and looks way better open, which is good for indoors. My other sleeves can't even scrunch. But like I said to Una, I have such a bad history of choosing ones that are tough to wear inside.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    I love the jacket and colour on you, Rae. I think it's in line with the next leg of your style journey. A prettier and more refined and sophisticated UWP.

    That said, you have had many, MANY challenges with polyester linings and leather jackets over the last few years, that I am now at a loss as to how to advise you further. The only thing that gives me confidence and vote yay is that your style is shifting - and from what I can piece together and guess - this leather jacket fits the bill sartorially.

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    I think it's very flattering on you.  You can always sell it in a few months.  You'll most likely make the same amount, providing you don't wait for the rose gold thing to be over.

  • Gillian Pearl replied 5 years ago

    That is a gorgeous jacket and looks perfect on you. I agree that you can always sell it later if you change your mind - no need to give it up now!

  • Vildy replied 5 years ago

    Plus, if you really, really hate the sleeve lining, all a tailor has to do is turn it inside out, break the stitching at armhole and cuff and cut a new one out of fabric you prefer and then restitch it to the lining. Doesn't even have to mess with the leather except at the turned back edge of the inside sleeve end. And there'll be holes already in that leather to sew the new sleeve liner to without even needing a thimble. :D

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Definitely keep for now and sell later if you don't end up using/liking it.

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    Well I'm not going to talk you out of this piece, it's gorgeous on you!

  • AnnieMouse replied 5 years ago

    I think this is a gorgeous piece, in keeping what I've seen of your WIW style, and I like the colour on you (it's perhaps not the BEST colour ever, but it works, and the shine is quite nice).

    But I see a lot of comments about you and poly-lined things being a problem? If the sleeves are lined in poly, as you noted uplist, and have had bad track records with them AND leather, I think I'd have to advise to let it go. It's nice, but it's not nice enough to override what seem to have been major dealbreaker/ problems in the past, no matter how drool worthy it is.

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Do you have a stock photo? I'm having a hard time seeing details - is it as RATE as mine? I think the hacked off look of mine may no longer appeal, but what are your thoughts? The color certainly steps it up glam wise!

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Denise, you are a much better forecaster than I - will the rose gold be So Totally Over in a couple of months? If it's trending super hard right now, does that mean it will look old and dated super fast?

    Angie, thank you so much for chiming in! Hm, it is worrisome that I have stumped you to a degree... although I think I finally figured out that part of the trouble I had with my previous leathers is that I did not make a distinction between indoor and outdoor leather. Even though my double zip steampunk jacket has a viscose lining, it is hard to wear inside because it is so much heavier than everything else I'd wear to work. Your input on the color and style is very encouraging!

    Vildy, that is wonderful to know. Wonderful! Not just for this piece but forever after. High five!

    Annie, thanks for the honest opinion.

    Una, here are some photos from the web. On my monitor, none of the colors looks exactly like real life; I think it's a combo of all of them - either that or it changes with the light. The prettiness and non-chopped aspect of this one probably works in my favor for work. I'm always trying to pretty up my comfortable shoes and twill pants so that they make the cut for dress code.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    So it's only the sleeves lined in poly but the body lined in cotton? To me the poly sleeves would not be a deal breaker - if you're like me at all, it's my body that gets over heated not my arms. And like you mention, scrunching the sleeves leave some arm exposure for cooling down.

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 5 years ago

    LOVE this jacket!  I vote keep it, wear it, and eventually, if you tire of it, sell it.

    And if that day should come... let us know the size and asking price  ;)

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    If I hadn't already spent what little clothing budget I had I'd be looking for one myself. OMG -- this is SO divine. I thought it was cute with the destroyed shorts then I got to the LBD and couldn't close my mouth. That is a keeper I agree with your ideas this would glam up or give edge to any of those combinations. KEEPER!!!!!

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago

    Here it is on the Outnet

    That's where I first saw it. Now that I think about it I od'ed on rose gold. I'm not even reaching for my rose gold watch much anymore. Probably part of the reason I didn't pounce.

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Intriguing! It looks lovely on you I vote keep!
    (Plus that way, at least I won't feel silly for buying a gold lame blouse!)

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    If you don't find ways to wear it soon it is still current and totally sellable so I'd see where you go with it.  All part of the style journey (bearing in mind I've had a few too many glasses of wine!)....

  • AnnieMouse replied 5 years ago

    Please don't misunderstand - it looks perfect on you, and I get the strong feeling you want to keep it. And I don't know the whole history of you + leather or you + poly linings, so my opinion isn't worth much. *laughing at self*

    BUT... I see a number of comments about those two things, and I have a vague recollection that you were trying to stop accumulating for a bit, and I always need help with my accountability when I'm trying to stop adding to my wardrobe - I can rationalise ANYTHING to myself, if I wanna. But that's not helpful for me or my goals. Feel free to tell me to hush - I won't take it personally at all. It's a hard balance, I suspect, for many of us: the urge to minimise against the "but it's PRETTY! And I WANTS it, Precious!"

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Rae, thank you for those stylings; I am sorry I had to run out and didn't get back. I love the close up photo of you -- you are so beautiful and glamorous. 

    I think it is worth keeping and wearing at least to the event you've planned. See how it feels then. If you are loving it and reaching for it for work, too, then you have your answer. If not, as Denise says, you can always sell it. No real loss. 

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Rae, if you are pretty sure that the jacket fulfills your "practical lining needs", it has my blessing - screaming from the roof tops. Why not. It's a really fun piece.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I say keep it -- from your pics it is obvious you love it, and the colour looks good to me in those other shots.

  • JulieJohn replied 5 years ago

    Over rose-gold? I will never be over rose-gold. Or Macho Grande, for that matter.

    Much wisdom here so I will not weigh in further.

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