Saturday, 26 April 2014

Breton, Neon & Leopard

It's the weekend and it's my sister's birthday too - Happy Birthday Siobhan....the leopard shoes are for you!
So on paper, the combination of Breton, Neon & Leopard doesn't sound like it would work so well but when I put this outfit together the other day, it was sublime...love at first sight. And I won't apologise for wearing it lots over the coming weeks and months.

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It features my H&M jacket from this post, a new Breton top from Boden (thanks Johnnie for the £15 voucher in my catalogue the other week!), new (to me) Next leopard pumps from my visit to the Deja Vu consignment store and a gorgeous new neon necklace from the shop.
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Though I think this outfit would work with any kind of statement necklace - and if you see my new stock in the shop at the moment, I took all the photos with this Breton top on and flip me - everyone needs one in their wardrobe. It literally goes with EVERYTHING!
And my Maison Scotch jeans are back out after a winter rest. I bought them last year in the sale in local boutique Harrison (also online) and they remain my most favourite jeans for fit, shape and denim quality. I can't find the same ones online anymore but you can pick up darker wash fabulous ones in Feather & Stitch here or more distressed like mine but only size 27 (tiny) left in Atterley Road here.
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The handbag is one I featured on this post and which I went on a mad race back to M&S the day after I posted about it because I realised I had to have it in my life...lol. It's the most gorgeous leather and big enough for my camera and all the assorted 'stuff' that I find myself carrying around the whole time. A total bargain at less than £40. Sold out online sadly. 

Have a great day! 

Ax
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  1. cathtaylor28@yahoo.co.uk26 April 2014 at 09:58

    Hi Avril,
    Gorgeous chic outfit. Is the Breton top navy or black?
    Off now to look at your lovely necklaces in your shop.......
    Darn your blog!

    Cath x

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  2. The first thing that caught my eye was the bag. It didn't strike me the first time you posted about it but here it looks gorgeous and so expensive. Drat. Too slow.

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  3. Hi Cath! It's navy.....lovely dark navy though so it can be worn with black. Have a great weekend! X

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  4. Thanks Sue - it's one of those bags that's going to get better with use too. It will be perfect for travelling with too...lots of room for everything x

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  5. The last best of british bag is just like a Marc Jacobs from three years ago which my daughter has. I love your outfit, it has all the elements I adore in classic daytime looks, so pretty perfect in my eyes and I wish I had looked at the bags instore yesterday, I adore that bag you have and for someone like me who struggles with a bag that is not designer, I would buy this in a heart beat! xx

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  6. Loving the yellow and Breton. It will be the yellow jeans next ;-)

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  7. Siobhan Coleman26 April 2014 at 14:07

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Love the outfit, even the shoes, although I still wouldn't wear them myself!! Well I might if they made them for my big feet..... Sxx P.S. Trying out the new comment section on your page, wasn't able to comment on your old site, maybe just as well says you!!

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  8. My kind of uniform Avril. Lovely look xx

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  9. Dorset Fashionista26 April 2014 at 16:39

    This is my kind of outfit! The leopard shoes are so fab and the necklace is gorgeous! I will now be visiting your shop AGAIN!

    Abbi xx

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  10. Ohh what a great combination, you look fantastic! x

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  11. I dont like that outfit at all , leopard print and stripes are bad enough together but add neon and its trashy. sorry but NO

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  12. I should add that normally I love the way you put clothes together and think you have great style. This time its a little garish and clashes too much I think . Your still awesome tho

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  13. Love this combination Avril, just lovely.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  14. Thanks Jane - hope you're having a good weekend! Ax

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  15. I know not every outfit is going to be liked by everyone and that's ok. Some days you just feel like mixing things up a bit and I have to say, I really do like this combination myself! Ax

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  16. Hi Abbi - hope the other necklace arrived ok...wrapped up VERY well! I will get back to you re your email too...wasn't able to reply when I was away. Hope you had a good Easter! Ax

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  17. Thanks Donna - it's a real failsafe one, isn't it! Will be worn again and again methinks, Ax

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  18. Thanks Shiv...glad you can comment - one benefit of the new site...but yes...behave or I might have to ban you ;) Happy Birthday! xx

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  19. Oh yes....haha....I'm still nervous of them!! How did you get on with yours? Ax

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  20. Thanks Sharron - it's a great bag and I'm so relieved I legged it back to M&S the other week to pick it up. The metalware on it is gorgeous quality and the leather is really great. Good old M&S! Hope you're having a good weekend...loving the blue dress! Ax

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  21. Fab post. You have NO idea how much I wish that last M & S shopper came in black! I'm allergic to navy! ;-)

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  22. Love this look Avril! Great mix up of stripes and leopard print!! Those shoes were a terrific buy......love the little block heel!! Marks and Spencer's bags are ace aren't they?! I've got one and it is such good quality for the money! Love the last bag.......very similar to a Mulberry Roxanne tote xx

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  23. I love stripes and leopard. I love the whole look and the necklace goes perfectly. I have always thought that M&S were pretty good on the handbag front. I am most impressed with their footwear, so much better than it used to be. H xx

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  24. It did Avril, thank you so much! I'm so happy I was able to get one again!
    Abbi x

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  25. oooo, Love the outfit! love the top, and the shoes and that's a great jacket too- Super pop of colour from the necklace!
    :0)
    Paul

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  26. I will admit to owning 4 breton tops because I love them THAT much! If I could wear them everyday I would! Love the shoes - what a perfect heel height.

    Fiona

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  27. I don't think I have to tell you that I love this outfit, anything with yellow and a Breton top gets my vote Avril. Love he jacket too, don't think I've seen it on you before.

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  28. Love the mix of the stripes, leather and a pop of neon, it all looks really fresh and cool, your necklace is fab. And that bag...Marks and Spencer have such amazing bag and shoe buyers/designers at the moment...a constant temptation! x

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  29. Good old M&S, they get better with age! Love the outfit Avril, I really like mixing up prints, I think it works well and adds another dimension to the outfit. x

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  30. I love those shoes! Gorgeous outfit; everything works so well together! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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  31. Love the leopard/Breton/neon combo- works so well together. And the jacket...and the bag too. My tongues's hanging out here!

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  32. The bags are just gorgeous. I would never spend that much on a high street handbag though!

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  33. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges14 May 2014 at 12:24

    Love this outfit! It so looks good on you & your shoes are so cute! xx

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