Burn These Bones

it was cunning it was done with style

Posted in review by burnthesebones on 10/02/2009

First order of business…congrats to Gracekat on winning the giveaway!


As we know, today was the launch of the highly anticipated +J line at Uniqlo. I had set my alarm to go off early but somehow jolted awake an hour later than scheduled and when I finally arrived, my heart sank- the line nearly went around the block. Don’t any of these people have jobs???

I had the advantage of knowing exactly what I wanted to get but I had a hard time finding them in the right color and size combinations, as much of the stock was depleted already, though it was only a few hours after the doors had opened.

What I tried on:

This long coat would have fit impeccably had I been able to find one in my size, otherwise it was perfect. Same goes for the shirt underneath, with Jil’s signature collar. Wish I could explain the details of the shirt that make it so well-constructed.


Would have snapped this up but I couldn’t find it in black. I’m particular about the way jackets fit- I like them to fit really snug and cut razor sharp, with high-set armholes. And sleeves always tend to be too long for my arms, but not these! They were the perfect length


In the end, I met the two pieces halfway and got this long wool blazer. Love the ever so slightly nipped waist. They were all made of this soft, lightweight yet substantial wool blend, not cheap, thin or scratchy at all. (PLEASE bear with me…having serious camera issues right now, even the DSLR is on the fritz.)

-3 longblz

In honor of the occasion, I decided to break out my new (old?) Jil Sander collection boots from fall 2007. Bought them last month for something like 85% off!

Library - 34

Last 12 Months - 32

After thinking it over for a bit and looking through my closet, I’m seriously considering exchanging the long blazer for the short one as I don’t have many jackets that length. Impulse is also a factor here as I’m increasingly drawn to the details of the former…the slanted pocket for example. Guess I’m headed back there…

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  1. the katie girls said, on 10/02/2009 at 12:15 AM

    jesse those shoes are amazinggggg….for some reason i cant imagine you in heels though?? i think i always picture you in Cons for some reason


  2. amanda said, on 10/02/2009 at 1:01 AM

    DOPE boots. i will live through your jil/uniqlo purchases—sadly not gonna make it, i’m on a shopping ban. let’s see how long that lasts..

  3. jules said, on 10/02/2009 at 4:54 PM

    where did you find those boots?? i love them

  4. the Six Six Sick Girls said, on 10/02/2009 at 7:07 PM

    Wow, this is the one collab line that I couldn’t dare to do, but I’m hoping they’re restocking cause I would really like to see it all in person. Glad that you made it, and found something!

  5. grace said, on 10/03/2009 at 2:34 PM

    Wow!Thank You!

    I really love your Jil Sanders and I’ve been trying to find a white button down and that one is amazing, I like the style of the collar.

  6. Estelle said, on 10/03/2009 at 9:22 PM

    hmm everytime I see these jil sander shoes i feel like crying.. I had them and they were too small 😦 maybe one day…
    your uniqlo purchases are awesome, wish I could go!
    x e

  7. Style Odyssey said, on 10/03/2009 at 9:37 PM

    those shoes are too wonderful for words.
    the long jacket has a bit of dark drama. very, very cool.

  8. julia said, on 10/04/2009 at 1:54 PM

    Ugh now I must go and check it out, I hope the second shipment comes soon!

    The shoes are fab on you, Jil is really hit or miss with shoes for me but those are perfect classic Sander done right.

  9. burnthesebones said, on 10/04/2009 at 3:45 PM

    Randi- I do love my converse but also have a major weakness for sky-high heels! x

    Jules- on ebay.

    Estelle- These are actually my second pair of Jil boots from that season. The first pair were slightly different and way too small and painful so I ended up selling them. I made sure to go 1/2 a size up with these and it made a huge difference!

  10. UnoCosa said, on 10/08/2009 at 1:17 AM

    i have to say that you can never have too many black blazer and the long one is quintessential jill sander – i would totally keep it – how wonderful you are sharing this experience since i am one of those who will never be able to make it, haha!!! xoxo

  11. the divinitus said, on 10/08/2009 at 3:14 PM

    I don’t follow collaborations, but this one is intriguing… I wouldn’t mind some white shirt or black cigarette pants… my pair i got in 1996 starts to fall apart πŸ™‚

  12. jessie said, on 10/18/2009 at 6:55 PM

    i’d be madly upset if i woke up that late with the dawning that i’d missed my alarm. very sorry about that. but those shoes are pretty sick. i couldn’t do them well, but you sure do. and both blazers are neat, so even if/when you do exchange them, you still scored.


  13. Emilie Delance said, on 10/22/2009 at 4:09 AM

    Wow! Love the boots! πŸ˜€


  14. FASHION STORM said, on 11/05/2009 at 11:55 PM

    i love the coat & your shoes!

  15. Cathy said, on 11/09/2009 at 8:43 PM

    i’m in love with all the shoes from that jil collection. you’re really lucky to have gotten them for so cheap! the long coat in the first picture is incredible as well.

  16. MANFOX said, on 11/12/2009 at 7:47 AM

    love those jil sanders… great fucking blog too!!

  17. A La Mode said, on 11/17/2009 at 3:28 AM

    INCREDIBLE boots! arghhh!

  18. i want the same boots…i love it

  19. a la mode said, on 01/03/2011 at 1:08 PM

    I’m lusting over those boots so bad!!


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