I actually wore a jacket at the beginning of this week when the weather was still nice'ish and pulled out one of my American Vintage Patherson jackets. It's one of those jackets which when you put it on, you feel good in it. The cut is flattering and the arms are slim cut but don't feel too tight. I'm really quite sold on it so I have no idea why I don't wear it more apart from I seem to go from summer to winter wear basically because I am so nesh.
American Vintage Patherson Jacket, American Vintage Jacksonville Long Sleeve Tee, Jack Wills Jeans, Office Boots, H&M Scarf
A friend saw me at the school gates and said "Nice Jacket" and had a feel of it. "It's lovely - is it new?" "Newish" I replied in that I've had it a few months though it was the first time I'd worn it, so I guess that's kind of truthful :o)
And for moseying around shopping, I swapped out the boots for the Next felt skate pumps from last year. They're fleece lined too #bliss
As above but Next Skate Pumps (old) and Mulberry Bag (old)
And I have to say this has been one of my favourite outfits for a while. Shame I left it so late and the weather is too cold now to wear this ongoing. Brrr.
Anyway, this is me having a play in the H&M changing rooms. Only a few pics but I think they had a drop of new stock this week.
This is a brilliant little viscose blouse for the price of £12.99, with a nice embroidered trim. Not too fussy and a simple pop it on style. I'm wearing a size 8 here though I am normally a ten. You can size down in this.
There were some new jumpers in .... first up is this black and white mix one. I quite liked the feel of this one as it is a cotton mix one which I find usually wash quite well. I'm wearing a size small in this and I think it's on the right side of slouchy. Its not the most exciting of jumpers but it will probably make a good wardrobe staple. It's the kind of jumper I reach for and I'm not precious about. Pop a black shirt underneath and some leather/pleather leggings to jazz it up a bit. Footwear - your choice.
And then there is the mohair mix looking one (£49.99), I didn't check the composition. I bought a very similar jumper last year in grey which had a mock shirt tail attached which sounds strange but looks better than you think. I didn't keep it as I thought it was too long for me. They brought it back out in a black this year but no pic available as the black didn't show up well. Anyway, this grey jumper is very similar except no mock shirt tail and with big dolman type sleeves.
Mohair Type Jumper (Available in Store)
And I've already had a discussion about this one on Instagram with a few people. This jumper comes in three different colour ways, this natural white colour, pale grey and charcoal grey. All nice in their own way. I just looked online and this natural white colour seems to have just sold out online but the charcoal one is still available! It's very soft and an acrylic cotton mix (a bit cotton wool like in feel and texture). I really liked the neckline on this as it's not tight and therefore doesn't give me a double chin which most rollneck/poloneck jumpers tend to do if they are tight around the neck.
H&M Polo Neck Jumper (charcoal one here)
One thing to note - check the side seams - one jumper which I picked up was very bad. However, the rest appeared to be okay. Just something to be aware of.
And last but not least in H&M. I tried a hat. For the heck of it. I was tempted to buy it to park it with the other hats that I don't wear but thought better of it.
Me in my own get up and a pure new wool trilby (£19.99).
So a short and sweet try on. Nothing to break the bank or excite the fashion loins too much but a few little hardworking gems which might be worth a look at.
Last Note :
This roll neck jumper is a lovely soft cotton rather than an itchy wool. It's worth a look and you can take your pick from navy or pale grey. It fits true to size (size small was perfect on me) and is not too long in the body (no booty cover in this).
I particularly love the way they paired the navy one with grey trousers.