The Little Jacket That Could

I had intended to do several ‘outfit’ posts from my recent trip to New York but it was so unexpectedly mild I ended up in variations of the same thing every day. I took 3 coats with me, HALF OF MY CASE WAS COATS!! This leather jacket was a total last minute addition for ‘just in case’ and I was so glad of it, I’d have been so uncomfortable in anything heavier during the day.



An impulse sales purchase from Whistles on Boxing Day, I wasn’t sure whether a coloured leather jacket would end up an unworn regret hanging in the wardrobe but having it with me for a week showed me how wearable the colour really is. I mean it doesn’t exactly GO with my bold coral jumper but it’s not an awful clash either.. it’s oxblood but deep enough to work as a neutral and a nice alternative to standard black.


I’m not sure I’d pay the whopping £350 RRP but I BELIEVE I picked it up for around £200 less than that which once you get your hands on it and feel how buttery soft it is I think is a total bargain! The rest of my daily ‘uniform’ was jeans (H&M ripped high waist/Topshop Jamie’s) and an array of fine knit jumpers. My River Island flat, suede boots were the only shoes I took with me (although I came home with a couple of extra pairs) and they were remarkably comfortable for all the walking we did. We did have ONE dressed up evening out which I managed to get a couple of blurry outfit shots from but I will share those (along with possibly some crisper do-over pictures) in another post. I should have known better than to pack so much, every time I visit the city I end up in one comfortable outfit throughout the trip.. suitcase space is best reserved for ‘souvenirs’



  1. 28 February, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    How good you took this beautiful leather jacket in the last minute in your case! I know it is so difficult to plan what to take for a trip … like you in this look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 28 February, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    This is gorgeous, I’m not brave enough to wear a lot of colour! Maybe one day!
    Em xXx

  3. Helen Davey
    1 March, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I love this jacket and have just ordered a Whistles one from the clearance section of the Next website for less than £200 … I hope it fits! x

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