Mad about Jackets

Friday, 8 July 2011
The weather has only started to turn for the better this week which meant I can finally wear my dresses. I'm not complaining. Not one whit. But I can't stop thinking about jackets. While most of my friends are planning their wardrobe for the summer holiday in France, I'm looking at the Fall collection. I swear half of the population of this country converge in either South of France or Brittany in August. Ahem. We're no different. I've got this motto - if you can't beat them, join 'em. So.... We're renting an apartment in Paris this year. I see eyebrows raised. Eh? Why not a beach? Well, I'm rather odd. I detest swimming in the sea. Ever since my brother and I were surrounded by a school of jellyfish, I've yet to step into the sea. I'm too hyper to sunbathe. I compare sunbathing to being roasted alive in an oven. Morbid, I know. I guess I just have to put up with vampire-like pale skin. At least Edward Cullen is really cool these days so perhaps I can ride on his fame.

Right. Sorry. Back to the topic of jackets. I'm fascinated with the more contemporary jackets similar to the boho chic made famous by Isabel Marant. I wouldn't mind a cupboard full of Chanel tweed jackets but at £3-4K a pop, that's never going to happen unless I strike it rich on the lottery. In the meantime, these lovely options will suffice for now. They aren't cheap but at least they're a fraction of a Chanel. A few months back I was ogling the beautiful Etien jacket by Isabel Marant. It's a reminiscent of a simple Chanel boucle with padded shoulders which I love. I hesitated when I saw the £482 price tag. I don't tend to spend a lot on clothes. Who knew that these would fly out the doors as fast as they came in. Well, imagine my delight when I saw one at Morgan Clare for £289 in my size! I'm always a little apprehensive when buying clothes online. It's even harder with a jacket because they have to fit just right. I am over the moon at the moment because a size 1 fits beautifully without being too snug. There's room to layer on cooler days. I don't need to have the sleeves taken in. By the way, there's another left in size 1 if any of you are interested.



Isabel Marant Etien Linen Jacket £482 now £289 from Morgan Clare




Here's a photo of Heidi Klum rocking hers. I wouldn't have paired it with the striped pants (also by Isabel Marant) but that's just me.




4 comments:

  1. I think little jackets make the wardrobe and that one is perfection!

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  2. I think so too. It's pretty lightweight which is perfect for spring/summer.

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  3. I really love this jacket! It looks like it can elevate the most basic look and make it very chic.

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  4. Hi LV, thank you for stopping by. You've put it better than I could.

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