When it comes to investment pieces, I get real serious about what I recommend. There’s nothing worse than spending an arm and a leg on a piece, to find out it’s a flop. It’s even worse when the brand doesn’t stand by their designs. This is NOT the case with The Arrivals, and I felt that their Moya Jacket deserved its own post as a result.
Who are The Arrivals?
If you’re wondering WTF this brand is, read on. My love story with their brand began late in 2015 when I saw a Facebook ad with a quote from Vogue about this particular jacket. It read “we’re going to call it this season’s go-to jacket” and went on to explain exactly why. New Yorkers take their outerwear very seriously, and if Vogue is on board, it’s certainly destined for greatness.
I spent the next year swooning over it and reading more press about it. The reviews were in, and they were pretty solid. Additionally, I couldn’t help but notice the “lifetime warranty” they have listed on each item on the site. There’s nothing more comforting knowing that they stand by their designs. Upon receiving a coupon code during the holidays, I decided to pull the trigger, and I’m SO glad I did.
The #NOTSPONSORED Review
We hear a lot about hyped items online, but it really means something when a lay-person writes about it of their own free will. I trust bigger purchases to reviews from fellow bloggers and the reviews of those who’ve bought the item. Here’s my opinion:
This is meant to be an oversized jacket, which is BOMB, especially if you’re a tall and broad-shouldered slender gal like me, and have a hard time fitting your shoulders into fitted leather jackets. I hated my moto jackets, and most were a total waste of money because I never reached for them due to fit. Who hates having a baggy body just to have your shoulders fit? Yeah, me too. This jacket hits me right below the butt, making it a practical choice for colder months, and the soft leather makes it sit perfectly on your curves, eliminating that rigid boxy look. It’s also a style that’s truly a classic, making it a safe purchase against trendier styles that won’t stand the test of time.
HOLY OMFG. I shit you not: this jacket literally feels like I’m wearing a silk Agent Provocateur robe, lined with Ugg boot shearling. I find myself keeping it on indoors, instead of shedding it immediately due to being uncomfortable.
Yeah, I know, this jacket is ~$1,000. Worth it? Every fucking penny. I’ve NEVER felt that way about any clothing I’ve spent over a grand on. It’s not a museum piece like some of my shoes I only pull out for special occasions, it’s one that will get used consistently. That right there makes it worth it. Forego a pair of Valentinos or even a Chanel bag this year. This piece has (literally) got YO back, and usable across all codes of dress. Evening gown? Yup. Vogue editors are buzzing about wearing it at Fashion Week at events and shows. Wearing it to and from your workouts? That too. I won’t be taking it off once I touch down in NYC for good this year.
Want to never buy another jacket again? Go with the Moya. She won’t let you down.
Top: Metallica Cropped Hooded Sweatshirt, H&M
Leggings: Ultra High Silk Bolt Leggings, Ultracor via Carbon38
Sunglasses: Rose Gold Aviators, H&M
Shoes: Cleated Creeper w/ Ankle Strap, FentyxPuma (ON SALE!!)
Primer: Perfect Canvas Serum, c/o Ren Skincare
Foundation: Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Fenty Beauty in 210
Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal
Blush: Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Lines & Last Night
Eyes: Eye-conic Multi-finish Eyeshadow Palette, Marc Jacobs in Frivoluxe
Liner: Long Lasting 12 Hour Liquid Liner, Sephora Collection
Lips: Le Marc Lip Creme, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Slow Burn
Photos by Rachel Radcliffe Photography