Wow, I would have never guessed this jacket would be as cute as it is! The color is so great, it is so comfy and the length is perfect. The subtle striping adds a lot and I wanted a jacket with removable "fur" trim on the hood. I wasn't sure I would like the stretch around the wrist and bottom, but, it helps keep snow out and me warm. And, yes I chose the purple eggplant color and love it.