I rarely go into the high street now, I tend to shop online, and I will often buy something I have seen on another blogger on Instagram or just by browsing and loving something. And I mostly mix what I already have with a few new things - I build outfits now rather than start from scratch.
A couple of weeks ago I did find myself in our local shopping centre and wanted to have a proper look around, to discover a few things I hadn't been able to find online.
I walked into Zara and did my usual scanning as I walked around. I love Zara but it can be a bit hit or miss and I am a scan shopper - I can spot something a mile off - I don't like searching through rails of untidiness!
Right at the back I saw 'this' jacket ... I took a photo of it as it really caught my eye and thought I will add that to my insta stories later. Then I walked back and thought err why don;t I try it on? It was £29.99! No brainer really and I bought it (obviously). Certainly no regrets there!
I've since had so many compliments about it - I even got stopped in Top Shop a few days later when I was wearing it with navy culottes and doing a quick pick up of an online order.
My version one of this post didn't have the online link as I couldn't find it but then a lovely friend emailed me and she had found it so this is an updated - version two - with the link to the jacket - Summer Thread Peplum Blazer - I was searching for a jacket not a blazer!
It is a summer jacket, lightweight, not lined (well it was only £29.99) - it is embroidered in lots of different colours and has a lovely split detail on the three quarter length cuff's. It has a simple hook fastening and looks great done up or left open.
I've styled it here with my black coated jeans from Next (total wardrobe staple - thank you Donna at I Won't Wear Sludge Brown for the recommendation) and a simple black vest. But I have also worn it with a cream camisole and navy culottes (see my windy photo at he bottom of this post). I think it will work equally as well with white jeans to get that cream and white classic look.
And here are a few other lovely jackets from Zara that I did find when I was searching for this one originally!
Zara jacket with contrast embroidery £49.99
Zara jacket with cutwork embroidery £29.99
Zara tweed blazer £69.99
A windy day in Marlow! Taken at the Marlow Rowing Club. Such a beautiful view over the church and bridge. The camisole is from New Look and the culottes are from Warehouse. My gorgeous espadrilles are (gifted) from Vionic UK.
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