Ask Angie, K/R: Vince leather jacket

A friend talked me into getting a buttery lambs’ leather dove grey jacket at the Rack. It was pricy even discounted. Now I am having second thoughts. Is it fabulous enough to keep? I love the color and soft leather but ... I would like your opinion.
1-4 the jacket.
5-6: the sleeves
I welcome your thoughts. I want a nice jacket in this color, but is this THE ONE?
Help!

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K/R: EF Casual Shoes

You helped me decide about a pair of EF pumps that I ended up returning. I come again for help. I found these at the Rack in my size this time. They are very very comfortable and good colors for my wardrobe, but are they too clunky for my body? I really like the thick sole and think they will be comfortable enough for lots of walking. I could see myself wearing these nearly all year as they have a stable non-slip bottom. I hope that the white on them will keep them from being too dark and heavy on me, but I want your honest opinion. These are not styled but shown with pants I had on shopping rolled up to shoe the shoes. What do you think?!

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K/R: sweater, skirt, booties, jacket. Help!

One of my goals has been to buy fewer but better quality. However, I just got my credit card bill. Yikes. Here are some recent purchases still with tags. The EF black culottes were another but are in for alterations. Please tell me what you think of these:
1-3: EF merino wool sweater in more of an orangey red than it may look in the photos plus Naturalizer booties with close up in 4. I have wanted one of these sweaters and think it would fit my lifestyle and climate well. I am wearing a cotton tank under the sweater. Also shown are booties. I have wanted some this color and own belts and a bag that are close in color.
5-6: brown leather Classiques Entiere skirt. I did not move my brown leather skirt from past years as it was a bit too tight. This one is very comfortable but I'm wondering if I need it. It also seems right for the climate and could be dressed down. I am wearing it with brown suede boots that I own. It can also be seen in the next photos with the jacket. The skirt is a cordovan reddish brown called burgundy stem.
7-11: Tahari faux leather jacket. I have been wanting one this color or something similar and thought faux leather would be easier to clean on a light color. The sleeves are a bit long but probably could be shortened. Otherwise it is just big enough to layer underneath. The color is shown best in the last photo.
Please let me know what you think of these items. I could keep them all and SYC for awhile but would like your input as I don't trust my judgement. All are about 50% off the full price or more but I am willing to return and practice PPP.

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A Maximal Jacket

I want a jacket like this! The photo is from a Facebook ad for a quilt exhibit. Does anyone know where to find/buy something like this?

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Maximal challenge : plaid, stripes, faux fur and crops

Sorry to make this quick and not include footwear. With the furry collar, I'd probably wear tan suede loafers. Is the collar too maximal? It actually goes on a denim jacket that I could wear with the shirt and tee but it is a different shade than the crops but not different enough to my eye. Should I add pearls?

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K/R: Two Eileen dresses, Now with finds added

Dresses with sleeves are almost impossible to find, so these two EF dresses on sale followed me home. I need your objective eyes to decide what to keep..both, one, or neither.
On the plus side, they are both not black. The first is EF color "ash" or a medium grey. The second is an olive or EF color "oregano". Both could be dressed up or down and could be worn for at least 3 seasons. The shirt dress could be worn open as a duster. It is linen, viscose and spandex woven fabric. The first is viscose and spandex. It is hard to tell if it is woven or knit, but has a nice non-cling drape.
On the down side, I have a casual life so don't wear dresses as much as I'd like to. What I buy needs to stay in my closet for 2-3 years.
What do you think of these? Keep or return and keep looking? For styling I have bootie type footwear that I could wear with either and would probably wear a scarf. The second dress could be worn over slim pants, open or buttoned.
1/2: ash grey dress
3-5: oregano green button down

Finds.  I think these are the same dresses although I can't find the grey one in ash grey or the shirtwaist in oregano.  The first is available in the red, smoke grey and a deep blue; the second in black.  I gave much less for the ones I got so those colors in these dresses may be discontinued.

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K/R: white kitten heels and frayed crops

I'd like your thoughts. The white "heels" that would be occasional summer shoes have been a HEWI. Do these look ok on me? They are comfortable Antonio Melani on sale at Dillard's.
The frayed crops were a find at Marshals. Actually they were crops and I undid the hems myself. Is the length ok? Fit? I'd love to have your thoughts.

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Ask Angie: K/R this EF jacket???

I've been looking for a jacket for my NAS EF skirt in bone and yesterday found this one, also EF bone colored, but " polished ramie stretch" rather than the silk/cotton blend of the skirt. It is called "high collar jacket". Originally $338, I found it for $55, so I admit to sales blinders. This is a petite 12. There is part of the problem. Looking in the mirror, it looked like it would work if the sleeves were shortened; looking at the photos, it looks too big. I found the regular size (not petite) online in smaller sizes for about $250.
I hate to spend much as its wear will be limited with my casual lifestyle, but wonder if I should see if it can be altered to fit ( It has a back seam), return and keep looking for maybe something less dressy or just use a color or another neutral.
What would you do? For anyone reading this, Please give me your thoughts.
(I also have bone pants.)

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K/R: YLF, Do These Make My Feet Look Big?

I know I have big feet for my size and have learned to appreciate them anyway. I'd like your thoughts on these shoes.
I've long wanted flat white/off white cool or cold weather shoes and ordered the Trove loafer hybrids last spring. Then it turned too hot to wear them. Yesterday I found the ivory AGL oxfords at The Rack. I don't know that I need both pair.
The third pair are FS. I need some brown, caramel or cognac. What do you think of these?
I could keep all or none but want to look somewhat modern, yet comfortable. I see too many old lady comfort shoes and hope to avoid that for at least awhile longer.
1-3: Trove loafer
4-6: AGL Oxford
7-9: Franco Sarto loafer
What should I return? Should I keep looking? Are these JFE on my big feet or unflattering?

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K/R: Eileen Fisher cobalt top

Another Clearance Rack find. I have been wanting to add some cobalt to my wardrobe. This is a breezy linen front, silk back top with some of the silk showing in front at the top. It was 92% off making it less than $15, so I am leaning toward keeping unless you think it is a mistake.
It is not styled here but I have plenty of summer black, white, taupe and denim slim bottoms plus it matched a Halogen pencil skirt that I have. On the minus side, does it look too boxy? Too long for a boxy top? I would love your thoughts before I commit to it.
Also, the back silk is semi sheer. On a hot day could I get by just wearing a blue or nude bra under it? I do have an EF silk tank in blue that could be worn under it.
Edited to add photos to show fabric.

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