Things that are quilted

I’ve had cozy quilted looks on my mind lately. They are fantastic for when the air starts to get chilly and we’re in need of some toasting up. I’ve had this Burberry diamond quilted jacket for a while. Burberry doesn’t offer petite sizing, so this is a regular sized jacket, in size XS. They’ve got a similar version now, which I show below. What works about this jacket for petite proportions is that you can adjust the sleeves by rolling them back, which is what you’re supposed to do anyway, and as I did here, revealing their signature pattern on the jacket’s lining. My sleeve roll-up is really what I would consider the max without looking out of proportion. In a pinch, the lining is throughout the jacket and sleeves if you had to tailor it.  Below is the newer version of this jacket along with more petite-friendly jackets, vests and other things that are quilted.

The similar jacket. A lightweight and utterly classic beauty. Oh, and yes, practical. I wear mine often, maybe even a little more than I should, but it’s quite hardy.

I am crazy-quilt crazy about this quilted field jacket in deep moss green with a perfect pairing of gold buttons.

I think the basketweave quilting on this jacket is gorgeous. A nipped in waist detail provides some shape, which can be challenging when you add outerwear layers. This rich navy color is so lovely, but I also love how it looks in mauve and in black, too.

I became much more aware of the wonder and usefulness of vests a few years ago when my sister and her family, and then my mom and dad, relocated to the Pacific Northwest. I really like the details of the construction, including the combo of quilted and knit on this vest, and the sheen.

I just adore these Uniqlo quilted vests, which you can fit into the little pouch they come with. This year’s version is lighter and more streamlined than ever. If I add to my collection of them this season, it will be with this beautiful burgundy color. In regular sizing, which hits at a great hip-length sweet-spot on me.

I’ve had my eye on this fabulous quilted leather moto vest, which I would wear both ways – as shown and without the detachable collar – and I’ve been duly rewarded for my patience… it’s now on sale.

MZ Wallace’s eponymous quilted Metro tote bag, in size small, which is 12″W x 12″H x 9″D. These totes are mighty. I’ve had mine for forever (and have one in extra large that I use for weekends away).

Sol & Selene make their Motivator quilted nylon backpack in three sizes. Their mini version is 11″W x 5″D x 13.5″H, nice and petite-friendly, but roomy enough to be practical.

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