Sunday, 14 April 2013

Boucle Jacket & Prada-esque Sunnies

Every now and again, a couple of gems come into the charity shop. Now we do get excellent stock in our shop every week and I could probably buy something most days but you have to be disciplined or you'll end up with something a bit worn, that doesn't fit quite right and that you actually don't wear that much. Always ignore the label and the price and focus on fit and condition of the item and how it will fit into your wardrobe. 
I've made two buys over the last couple of weeks that have ticked all those boxes. One I'll share with you later this week but today, I wanted to show you this boucle jacket by a label called Amaryllis.



Boucle Jacket - Amaryllis (similar here and here)
White Top - Primark
Scarf - M&S
Blue Jeans - Heatons
Navy Suede Ankle Boots - M&S
The colours are gorgeous - bright cornflower blue with some purple and tan thrown in for good measure, on a white/off-white base. Loving how well it goes with my favourite M&S scarf.
And I was super excited today when my new sunglasses arrived from Room 31 (husband not so much - he just doesn't 'get' statement glasses!!). I managed to pick up one of the last pairs in stock the other week but the good news is that Ruth has managed to get more of these Prada-esque glasses back in stock, in black, brown and the blush colour I'm wearing. Only £6 too. Love them so much, I may have purchased in another colour...
Hope you have a great Sunday. I'm off to stand by the rugby pitch for one of the last meets of the season for my son and husband (coach). So needless to say, this is not what I'll be wearing today. In fact, the Lands' End snow boots are looking very likely to get worn today. It is April, isn't it or did I miss something?
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  1. I love the jacket. I'm a fan of jackets, but mostly wear cardigans at work for ease of washing & not needing to iron (I work in reception class my clothes get glue, paint & worse on them each day ...) I can't wear statement sunglasses either as need prescriptoon ones to be able to see. I get a designer frame from Specsavers though for the occasional sunny day in Yorkshire.

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    1. I need prescription too but I do wear contacts during the summer, which is when my sunglasses love really kicks in - you can never get lovely ones like these in the opticians - more the pity! Thanks for stopping by, hope you've had a good weekend. Ax

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  2. The jacket is amazing and I SO want those glasses - what a steal! I need to wear my glasses for a couple os weeks as I have a major line and white circles around my eyes after wearing my Ray Bans on the beach lol - not a good look! xx

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  3. That jacket is such an amazing find & the Sunnies look ace on you! Gorgeous manicure too! :) Ax

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    1. Thank you Andrea - my friend does my manicures so she will be delighted to read your comment! Ax

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  4. Love the jacket....the sun glasses not so much...very Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! (Mike TV white goggles!) sorry ...

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  5. Gorgeous jacket. Love the colours .. perfect for Spring (snort!!!)

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    1. Haha - what's that spring thing you talk about?? Ax

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  6. Another great find Avril, it feels great to snag a bargain doesn't it! Still loving those navy boots too, need to get on the hunt for them again!!

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  7. AMAZING jacket, what a find! I would be terrible in a charity shop working, I'd want it all - your advice is very good - ignore the price and label and focus on the fit - very very very sound advice

    Fiona

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  8. £6!! Those are fab, and a bargain! They would brighten up any day:)

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    1. Thank you Rosanna! They are fab - nothing like making a statement with your sunnies I reckon! Ax

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    2. I treated myself to a lovely pair of Chanel, and then sat on them:( A much better price here!

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  9. Hi Avril-The jacket is lovely-yay for charity shop finds, it's great to have something so unique and stylish and the costs going to a good cause! Love those glasses too, you really can carry them off! have a great week! xxx

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  10. I LOVE that jacket! I can see you wearing it with so many different outfits. Super cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. I really love boucle jackets and yours has great colors!! I also love your shades!
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  12. Lovely jacket! I picked up a bargain this weekend, will be blogging on it later in the week!
    Liking the glasses too!

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  13. I'm all for boucle jackets! They're fab statement pieces. As for the sunnies, you lucky thing! I need prescription ones so that's a pain as not all sunglasses can be fitted w/ prescription lens.

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  14. Amazing jacket Avril, you can't beat a gorgeous boulce jacket. Great for dressing up or down x

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