Anyway that's like salt in the wound, so my bad.
In an effort to ease your pain and help out with military jacket madness as we head into cooler weather (which some of us poor biznatches have not escaped much this summer holler if you hear me fellow Californians!) please find some options - in various price ranges - listed below.
dear polyvore: stop trying to push me over the edge. from, carrie.Let's do a Top Row/Bottom Row Price Comparison (Left to Right)
First 2 Jackets: Top Row: Elizabeth and James - Shrunken Surplus Jacket - $395
Bottom Row: Rag & Bone - Leigh Jacket - $475
Second 2 Jackets: Top Row: Juicy Couture - Skylar Twill Military Jacket - $298
Bottom Row: Target - Xhilaration Juniors Military Jacket - $24.99
Third 2 Jackets: Top Row: Delia's - Ricki Military Jacket - $49.50
Bottom Row - American Eagle - AE Military Shirt Jacket - $49.50
So basically here's my summary. The first two jackets on the left are staples. They are fabulous and you will keep them long after the trend is gone because they are not so trendy that you can't pull them out for seasons to come. The second set....well color me happy on that cost comparison! Oh yeah! Put on your helmet in case you're getting lightheaded because this, girls, is what we call a STEAL OF A DEAL here at this free bird!! The Juicy jacket will likely be more well-constructed and it will be cute, but it's pretty trendy. If you can get your hands on the Xhilaration one, why not give it a try and see what's what?? For the amount it'll get worn you really can't go wrong. And, finally, regarding the third set - those two would be the closest to the one I get compliments on. The AE one in particular and it pains me to even admit that. I guess the brain waves over at AE (she says dripping with sarcasm) must have saved a Martin+Osa designer to come up with the last jacket. It is beautiful and wonderful and affordable and I'm considering it myself even though I swore I would never financially support that organization after they cut my right arm off just a couple weeks ago. Martin+Osa has been one of my best friends for the past 3 years...I digress.
I hope this helps in your journey for the perfect military jacket for fall. I am convinced that polyvore lives to torture me or I would have included other options that give you a military flavor with a bit of sass and perhaps other color options like this beautiful jacket from Free People that has a feminine flair to it, this workshirt from J.Crew in the softest pink/taupe color, and this jersey jacket from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Let me know your thoughts ladies. I think most of us can agree we love the military jacket. Perhaps your new friend is amongst one of these!