Monday, 18 May 2015

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!

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11 comments

  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!

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

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

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  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

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  5. What a find - you look great! xx

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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 .

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  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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