Navy Striped Jacket

I bought this navy striped jacket last summer when we were up on the North Coast and I've worn it quite a bit but have only featured it on the blog a couple of's the usual dilemma with distinctive coats & jackets. I love how they brighten up a neutral outfit like it does here but you're a bit limited in how you can wear them and it's more obvious to others (including blog readers!) when you wear multiple times.
Jacket - Esprit SS13 (similar here & here)
Jeans - Maison Scotch c/o Feather & Stitch
Cream Blouse - M&S AW13 (similar here & here)
Navy Quilted Handbag - Dune from TK Maxx (similar here & here)
Navy Pumps - Alice Field from Zalando (old but current season here)
Gold Geo Necklace - SGS Shop

Quick post today as I'm off to the wholesalers to restock the shop - lots of pieces sold out over the weekend - the lariat one I featured on Instagram was a particular favourite. It's just such a great piece, especially if you're not a fan of big statement pieces or short necklaces.
Silver Lariat Necklace - £12
This one has been popular too. In fact, I wore it to a choir concert on Friday and someone in the audience asked for details and bought one the next day! Sorry the photo is a bit blurry - it was taken later on after the concert (and a late night Tesco shop!). There are better photos in the shop on this link.
Grey Crystal Bib - £18

Hope you're having a good Monday - back later today (hopefully) with a special post for my local readers :)




  1. I agree with you on distinctive jackets. It's hard to wear them with anything other than a plain top, and then you are conscious of wearing it too much! Love this stripy jacket, perfect coverup for this time of year x

  2. I like a stripe jacket, I should of got the M&S one that was out, I think Donna has it. I might check ebay! Have a fab day x

  3. It is a lovely jacket so it doesn't matter how often you wear it. H xx

  4. I love the stripy jacket - and I think if something really suits you, then it doesn't matter how often you wear it . The only thing that people will consistently think is 'doesn't she look well!'

  5. Oh what an amazing jacket and the top and the outfit of the night - all in all some gorgeous looks

  6. Love the've styled it so perfectly! Stripes are so classic, I think you'll be able to wear it for years to come xx

  7. I love your striped jacket but I know what you mean about really distinctive pieces. I have a few dresses that I love but my wear from them is limited as they are bright and patterned. Must check out the shop again! Lynne x

  8. Hi Avril, love that striped jacket and the way you wear it, don't stop.
    Sue x

  9. Love that jacket I remember it from last year- which is exactly what you're talking about as statement jackets are easy to remember. You almost need to wear them as tops and just do a plain layer underneath I think!

  10. Anne maire12:14

    Great post, you look lovely. I understand your problem of being limited to what you can wear so that it doesn't keep popping up in different posts. it just means more shopping for us, Lol.
    love catwalkschoolgates


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