Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Perfect Transitional Jacket (For Spring).

March heralds the official start of spring and finally, finally, the days are beginning to lengthen. The delicate, pure beauty afforded by blankets of snowdrops has been replaced by an unapologetic and brazen cheeriness, courtesy of the carpets of bold yellow daffodils that seem to be everywhere and suddenly, we begin to look forward to summer holidays. These photographs were taken yesterday, during the late afternoon, yet as I type, it's hailing and it's this very changeable weather that makes dressing between the seasons, so difficult. We want to wear brighter clothes and embrace the new season, yet, in reality, there are morning frosts on the ground until May. It still feels quite wintry and cold outside, despite the sun's best efforts.
Layering is a good option and I find that a lightweight jacket like this longline jacquard open jacket, which can be layered over dresses, or jeans and tops with either long or short sleeves, is an invaluable transitional piece. It can be worn quite casually with boyfriend jeans and pumps as I'm doing here, or in a smarter way, perhaps over a shift dress with a pair of slingbacks. It's heavy enough to add warmth but neat enough not to add bulk and the colours leave me in no doubt that it is a spring-summer piece.

kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

I love the design details; the edge to edge shape, the three-quarter length sleeves and the patch pockets. 

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

The colour combination of blues and pinkish-reds is surprisingly versatile too; it whispers rather than shouts about making a statement, meaning that not everything else needs to be kept plain. I like that even when juxtaposed with the lace cuffs and neckline on my blouse, it doesn't look overly fussy.  

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

It's beautifully made and doesn't crease, (which makes it a practical choice for travelling in), and is machine washable. It's the little things which in combination make this a rather perfect transitional piece.

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

My jewellery is in a soft rose-gold hue with faceted rose quartz, the colours of which compliment the tones in the jacket beautifully. The matching pendant, earrings and ring are subtle enough to be worn together and I'm looking forward to wearing them with summer clothes when I tend to choose lighter and more delicate pieces of jewellery.

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

I don't think the wind ever stops here in North Yorkshire though in any season, and maintaining a smooth, neat hairstyle when taking photographs outside has proved to be nigh on impossible... but at least there's now a little sunlight on my windswept hair. 

Kaleidoscope jacquard jacket, boyfriend jeans,silver Superga trainers, over 40

Love Lizzy x

I'm wearing:
*Longline jacquard open jacket, £45, Kaleidoscope
*Rose quartz faceted drop earrings, £35 Pia 
*Faceted rose quartz ring, £35, Pia
*Rose quartz faceted pendant, £39, Pia
*Superga 2750 Cotmetu pump, silver, £55, Aspire Style. There is still time to get 10% off everything at Aspire Style with the code OVER40
Boyfriend jeans, Next, past season. 

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5 comments

  1. I know this is about your gorgeous jacket Liz but image number 8 stopped me in my tracks! I can't tell you how much I love this shot, it's romantic in composition & sharp as a tack yet the bokeh is breathtaking!
    I'm really enjoying your beautiful photographs lately, just stunning x

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Michelle. It was Harry who took this set yesterday; not bad for a 13 year old boy! He always gets good accessory?detail shots! Thank you for the lovely compliments darlingxxx

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  2. Beautiful jacket and wonderful blouse, I love the print and the detail of the filigree in the neckline and sleeves. A casual look but very elegant and beautiful. Your jewels are wonderful.

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  3. What a fabulous jacket, Lizzy. I love it with the boyfriend jeans. Absolutely gorgeous! And the photos really are beautiful - I love the shot with the sunlight in your hair. Totally loving the rose gold jewellery too!
    Suzy xx
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  4. I love this jacket! I may take a look at it as I'm looking for a Christening outfit!
    x

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