Etoile Isabel Marant Military Green Jacket

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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Coming from a relatively warm climate in New Zealand, it was difficult adjusting to the 4 seasons in 1 day type of weather in England. The temperature swings like a pendulum, going from one extreme to the next. The temperature hovers around 8 degree Celcius (45 F) in the morning when you walk out the door and climbs steadily to a high 22 Celcius (70 F) before plunging into the abyss by nightfall. No sane person would ever walk out of the house without an additional layer which could be removed or put on when required.




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Outfit: Etoile Isabel Marant jacket (similar here and here), Karen Walker Flutter Sleeves dress (seen here, similar here) and The Kooples wedge trainers (similar here)

I've been looking for a casual spring jacket for the past 3 months.  I found this military green gem by Etoile Isabel Marant, thanks to Heather of Flying Fish in a Big Pond. She took us out shopping when we met up in Istanbul last month. She managed to fish this Isabel Marant military green jacket from an ocean of clothes at the large department store. I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of racks and had no idea where to start looking. If it wasn't for Heather's enthusiasm and bubbly personality, I would've gladly sat down somewhere and fought with Lil L for the iPad.

It has proven to be not only versatile but flattering thanks to the construction. You've probably seen the Karen Walker dress on numerous occasions over the past 2 years. A quick mental calculation revealed that cost per wear must be in cents by now. The practicality of having plenty of deep pockets to store my junk won me over too. Thankfully, the temperature is finally hitting the early 20s Celsius (70 fahrenheit) so it's time to say goodbye to my thick woolies.


31 comments:

  1. Hahahaha - I'm sure you could guess my reaction after reading this post? It was: "OMG!!!! I need a jacket exactly like that!!!!!!"
    typical, huh? :p

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  2. loveeeeee it! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  3. This is such an amazing I outfit, I need a jacket like that! I had my eye on it since quite a few weeks now ,))
    and that dress is just so pretty!
    xx Doro

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  4. I love how you put this outfit together, it looks so cute. A military jacket is something i dont own and not sure how to style.

    Having four seasons in one day sounds very extreme, i guess i should not complain about the weather where i live . It is freaking hot but much more predictable than England.

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  5. I really need a jacket like this - just perfect! Marant does it again!

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  6. Yep love this look! I finally found a parka and hopefully a light casual jacket like this too along the way.

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  7. Very versatile jacket, and it will be the perfect layer for those days! The weather have been acting crazy lately!
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog.

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  8. Absolutely TDF!! I get envious sometimes with those you get to use jacket almost all year round. Here, forget it!

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  9. I haven't seen that jacket, and I just love it! What an awesome find! I love the way you styled it with the dress/sneakers. Such a hip look! :)

    xxTheresa

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  10. That's such a nice and versatile jacket! Congrats with this great find! :)

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  11. Great outfit! Does anyone know the name of this jacket??

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  12. I love the outfit. What a find with that jacket! That's definitely a keeper. Wishing some warm(ish) weather for you to be able to get some good wear out of it.

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  13. That's a beautiful jacket, and it'll go such a long way!
    - Aliya :)

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  14. Ahhh love the jacket M! Heather sounds like the perfect shopping partner!

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  15. What a beautiful jacket and it looks like it will be super easy to wear and pair with all kinds of outfits too! Great find and how sweet that you two were able to meet up :)

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  16. AWW thank you for sweet words on my blog:) I like yours to and Im following.

    I hope you will follow me also..I have more swedish inspiration for you:)

    have a great week

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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  17. Great jacket, very practical!

    Love how you paired it with the wedge trainers!

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  18. I love Isabel Marant jackets, they are out of my price range but this one is beautiful. I love my own military style jacket and think it`s really useful and versatile. Easy to dress up an down. Jackets in general are a staple in my closet!

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  19. This jacket looks so cute...I would probably wear it like every other day in the winter or fall. Too bad it would cost a fortune :(

    161cm.com

    joanne♥choi

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  20. That sounds like the weather in Louisiana. Except one day it will be 36 degrees and the next it will be 70 degrees. It is nuts! I love that jacket!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  21. What's a fabulously versatile find! I always need the extra motivation (read: someone forcing me) to find something good amidst racks of clothes... I just don't have the patience for it. I love the combination of that dress, those sneakers and the jacket.... Before you know it your per wear cost will be almost free!

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  22. I think a military green jacket is a Spring must. What an amazing find :)

    take care xoxo
    Lily

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  23. That's a lovely combination of colours. The green on the jacket is gorgeous. I've been on the lookout for a really nice parka and all the really nice ones are Isabel Marant ones and out of my price range!

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  24. Love this outfit! Pretty much the trifecta of an ideal outfit - Comfortable, Chic, and Casual

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  25. the jacket is absolutely beautiful! looks really comfortable! and perfect matching too!!! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  26. Lovely jacket. I saw those trainers in Kooples the other day and thought of you, they're really cool.
    Marlene I think you should do a post on a summer capsule wardrobe, how many items we need and what they are. I would be very grateful! ;)

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  27. Ooh I love this!! Such a great find! I tend to get overwhelmed in department stores too so how nice you had a friend there to guide you through.

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  28. i am in love with this utility jacket! i have a utility jacket, but i'm looking for another one because i love it so much. i wonder if i'll be able to find the isabel marant one here...i guess the hunt will now begin :P

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  29. Isabel Marant can you do any wrong, ever? I think not x

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