Call Off The Navy Jacket Search!

I've spent the last few weeks searching everywhere for a casual navy jacket. Who knew they were so hard to find? On an aside, having a list of items you need for your wardrobe is a great way to focus the mind when you go shopping. It was great the other day in Zara (where there were no navy jackets at all!) as it meant I held off buying randomly. But I digress...

What was I looking for in a jacket? Well, preferably jersey, a bit fitted, no lapels...I wanted casual and not like a work wear piece.

Well focussed mind no more while shopping as I found what I was looking for yesterday - in New Look. Now it only ticked two boxes as it's got lapels but it's such a lovely casual shape on so I'm not concerned about it looking too businesslike.
Perfect for this time of year and only £19.99. So I didn't stop there..
I picked up this cream top (I definitely needed one of those) for £7 in the sale - just loved the pretty arm detail. Can't find it online.
And I also got two pairs of jeans - these sale ones for £13. Again, not online sadly.
And these full price ones at £24.99
But having tried both pairs on, I am going to return the full price ones as I don't like the colour and where the knee tear is.
Speaking of knee tears, my Only patch jeans finally tore too much for me today while en-route to get the kids. Awkward knee exposure at the school gate resulted!
But here I am before they tore properly...
Pink Coat - Damart
Blue Oversized Top - Mango (AW14) Similar here
Jeans - Only (AW13) Similar here (on sale)
Navy Ballet Pumps - Zalando
Pink Blush Phoebe Necklace - SGS Shop

Off to The Zipyard with them tomorrow as I love them too much.

Hope you've had a great Monday. The winner of the Mulberry purse has been announced on Facebook and on the competition post on this link! Congratulations lucky lady!



  1. Oh that huge rip made me laugh ... same thing happened me last year, but thankfully I was at home. Glad to see you got what you wanted on your shopping list .. and a bit miffed that I don't live anywhere near a New Look! There seem to be great bargains there at the mo!

  2. Oooh fabulous New Look finds there Avril!
    That pink coat is just amazing on you too - you really suit pink.

  3. Love that jacket - my Next one (on your recommendation) is starting to look a little tired now. This might be the new one!

  4. I always forget about New Look. Might nip in and have a nose next time I'm in town. That top looks v pretty x

  5. What a find - you look great! xx

  6. The NL jackets are so useful! I have a burgundy and a blush-coloured one somewhere, I just need to hunt them down! xx

  7. Wish I'd seen this before I bought a very similar jersey jacket for 3x price from joules! !

  8. I love these outfits, look fab in navy. Lynne xx

  9. Shame about the knee rip - those jeans are so lovely! I have a couple of summer jackets from New Look, and the navy one is great. I'm sure it will go with loads as well x

  10. Last pinky and necklace and jeans looks gorgeous on you - love it.
    I do not have any ripped jeans yet, I'm so behind the times.
    wardrobe malfunction (knee reveal) all in a day's work for chicAvrilmama .

  11. My friend has that New Look jacket in navy & it really is a cracker! Lovely buys Avril! What on earth were you up to to rip your jeans like that?! 😉 x


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