A Burgundy Breton Top

When I saw Sue in her burgundy breton, I had to have one too. After some googling, I found this one on the House of Fraser website in the sale and I'm loving it. Not only does it have this lovely shoulder detail, the pocket has contrasting navy stripes. It also comes in a navy stripe with a burgundy stripe pocket.

I was also drawn to this particular top as I had seen it on Liz's blog over at What Liz Loves. Love how she has styled it on this post. (Thanks Liz for the link!)

So it's made from a nice substantial jersey fabric though I will say, it doesn't have much stretch. I got a size M and it's on the neat side - definitely more a size 10 than a 12 but I wanted a couple of neater tops to wear with boyfriend jeans so I'm keeping. Though today, I wore with ankles were too cold!
Wearing with my tartan checked scarf from the shop and navy Gok skinnies. 
Navy Pea Coat - BHS (current)
Scarf - School Gate Style Shop
Jeans - Gok for TU (AW11)
Navy Suede Ankle Boots - M&S (AW12 - similar here)
Breton Top - House of Fraser
Hope you've had a lovely Monday and if not, at least it's almost over! 

A couple of things for my local readers. My choir, the Belfast Community Gospel Choir are singing in Lisburn Cathedral on Friday night and it's my first gig with them! EEK! There are still tickets available from Lisburn City Management Office if you'd like to come along and 'Feel the Joy'. We're also at Fisherwick on the 14th December for our fabulous Christmas concert though it's almost sold out so contact the Belfast Welcome Centre fast if you'd like to come along.




  1. Thats a fabulous top. i was lucky enough to stock up with a few on one of my resent trips to France.

    X x

  2. Anonymous21:52

    Hi Avril. It was me!! I love this top and all the details you mentioned. You look lovely as always xxx
    The link is here
    Love Liz x

    1. Yay! Thank you Liz - have added the link xx

    2. Anonymous22:41

      Thank you x
      I agree about the size too. I'm a 10-12 and think the medium is snug, but like you, I'm happier with the neater fit. Love Liz x

  3. Ooh - thanks for the mention Avril and I didn't know you were after a burgundy Breton at all - they're lovely aren't they? A lovely change from the usual colours and perfect for Autumn. The fit looks really good on yours. I wouldn't worry about what it says on a label - it's the fit that matters and yours is fab - very flattering.

  4. Your Breton top is fab, it is great when they are thicker fabric as they do hang better and yours looks great. Love it with the Navy..good find and perfect for the autumn..x

  5. Gorgeous Breton Avril & love it teamed with your tartan scarf - just gorgeous xx

  6. A nice twist on the classic Breton - looks lovely :) x


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