AUTUMN JACKETS





It's always a treat to go shopping but pounding the streets in heels is a no-no, as is wearing a heavy coat, even in winter, as you wander between over warm stores and freezing streets, so this fabulous wrap from iizzy in Bury, which Anne C is wearing was an amazing find for her - in fact she has hardly had it off her back since she bought it! And if you click on their website here, there is a photo of it in their window! It is also available in grey, pink and black (ooh the grey looks nice....).

In a lovely champagne shade which will tone and complement most colours, the faux fur collar and cuffs are amazingly soft, and it's warm enough without being heavy to wear. 

She wondered if she has turned beige as many older women tend to go for muted shades, but there is no doubt that she will be back wearing bright colours as the mood takes her.


The purpose of our trip into Leeds was to spend birthday vouchers - hence the gorgeous Tom Ford Black Orchid purchase from John Lewis (courtesy of two JL vouchers) and a little detour into the White Company for a Verveine diffuser!


So keeping the beige look, she has teamed her wrap with taupe skinny jeggings and low suede wedges from Primark bought last season.  Anne is able to wear bargain brands since she is so short, she doesn't need to worry about the length of the leg - unlike Anne H who has to shop around to find suitable length for her trousers and jeans. 

Although you can't see it, she is wearing a white linen sweater from Phase Eight underneath - sadly no longer on their website. The cute stone-coloured bag with bamboo handles was bought in Thassos this summer, and her jewellery consists of the usual pearls.





Moving onto the other Anne, she loves this fabulous new jacket from & Other Stories.  It is their oversized, double breasted blazer in a polyester/wool blend with a bright orange plaid pattern.  It is quite striking but still versatile enough to wear with different colours and really cosy too.  She has teamed it about with a batwing jersey shirt from COS which is in a lovely petrol blue and jeans from 7 for All Mankind

Below is the same jacket but this time styled with a silver grey cowl neck jumper from John Lewis and some suede ankle boots from & Other Stories.


She can't resist adding to her winter sweater and ankle boot collection each year and she is really pleased with both these items.  The jumper is cut longer at the back and is light enough to wear under a jacket, be it heavier weight like this one or lighter.  The boots are in a blue suede with chunky block heel and exposed outer zippers.  With a pointed toe, they look great with straight leg jeans.


We think you are going to be seeing a lot of this jacket in the coming months.


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