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Friday, 13 July 2012

Favourite Friday - Jack Wills Jacket


I thought I'd try to commit myself to doing a regular post and decided I would do a "Favourite Friday" where I can waffle about something I like, something I own or something which just rocks my boat for whatever reason.  How well this goes remains to be seen.  I might fall off the bandwagon by next week but hey we won't know that till next week.  


The first in the series kicks off with what my friends would call my "Granny" jacket from Jack Wills.  When I tried a similar one this year whilst out shopping with my friends, they looked distinctly unimpressed and exclaimed "it's something a granny would wear" and so it has now been fondly dubbed the "Granny" jacket to me.


Granny would approve!


How girly is this print?

It's probably a bit of a love it/hate it kind of jacket.  A bit "marmite" is the popular expression.  I kind of fell in love with it when I first saw it because it reminded me of a little quilted cotton jacket I had when I was a little girl.  Mine was a mid blue with little red flowers and the Jack Wills comes as close as I think I am ever going to get to finding its replacement in navy with red pink flowers.  I confess to having looked for adult versions in recent years as my childhood jacket has definitely lodged itself into my good memories bank. 

It's a compact little jacket, adds a bit of a fun to a boring jeans and top combo and I found it very useful for my little holiday in Wales a couple of years back when the weather was neither here nor there as it proved to be quite a good layering piece - fitting comfortably under a rain jacket or just making a nice alternative to a cardigan.  Here's a couple of ways in which I wore it in the last week.


With a white cotton top and skinny jeans.


Jack Wills Colebridge Quilted Jacket (2010)
Aubin Wills Annaside Top (Sold Out)
Falmer Heritage Skinny Boyfriend Jeans (Old)

Or with a stripy jumper and teal/jade skinny jeans.

H&M ivory & navy stripe jumper (in store but not on line)
Primark teal/jade skinny jeans (in store only).


And here is a quick round up of the versions going around which are out there at the current moment.






And last but not least : 



Isabel Marant Haca Jacket 
(find one if you can)


So that's my first favourite Friday piece.  Wonder what will turn up next week?!

16 comments :

  1. It is beautiful! I love it with the white top and skinny jeans! Have a great weekend:)
    ~Anne

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    1. Thank you - I have to say I don't think I would ever see my granny wearing anything like this. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  2. You'll have to tell your friends that this jacket is so cool, Isabel Marant made one too!

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    1. Errr ... I don't think my friends know who Isabel Marant are. So to them I'm probably just a lost cause wandering around in a granny jacket :o)

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    2. LOL! My brother called me from NZ and said...so...this Isabel Marant person that you ALWAYS mention on your blog (I was like WHAT???!!! DO NOT read my blog!)...guess you must love this person...

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    3. My family do not know I blog. I have not told my friends how to find my blog. What they don't know, they can't comment on. Phew.

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  3. I think the jacket looks fab in the first picture and over the stripes. Love it!

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    1. Thank you! You know how it is though when someone expresses an opinion which you weren't expecting and you start to question yourself. But I still love the jacket so I'm going to keep wearing it.

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  4. I love that jacket! Quilted things also appeal to me too - they look rich and interesting! I guess most people won't get that...

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    1. I think it is a jacket that most people don't get but I have to remember I bought it because I love it. I'd be happy to have another one but I know that if I get another one, I won't get the wear out of this one and that would be a shame. Hope you are settling in in your new place.

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  5. Gorgeous jacket. I love the print and quilting. It's funny how things go in cycles. I swear I should be storing things for my daughter!

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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    1. You have a daughter? You're a mum? Where's your mum tum to qualify?

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  6. u know i really love this jacket so much. i think i would personally style it differently. i love how you styled it though for yourself cos it really fits you and your personal style. i think i would play with the fact that the quilt and print is a bit "granny" as you said and pair it will a body con skirt and boots, just to be a bit cheeky.

    xx rae

    /www.loveforschoolgirl.net

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    1. Rae, I think you would look lovely in the jacket and your suggestion for styling it. I would love to wear something like that if I was two sizes smaller and 20 years younger :o) I like the idea of you making it a little cheeky. I wore a lot of underwear slips as dresses when I was younger - that was as cheeky as it got for me. But that seemed risky in my heyday!

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  7. oh that's such a gorgeous jacket! I remember seeing it in store and loving it right then. But it looks even greater on. I love the way you styled it. xx

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    1. Yes - but you have the Haca jacket - now that's really gorgeous and especially in the colour way you have. Not jealous much.

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