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Monday, 7 November 2016

Burgundy Trousers and Vintage trench coat.

Hello everyone, hope you've had a super Bonfire weekend.

Are you all preparing to wrap up warm?  Seems we're heading for some colder weather, I wanted to say finally, but now it's arrival is imminent I've somewhat changed my mind!

Still nothing to report on the outerwear front, but I'll keep you updated of any significant changes.

I thought today I'd share my vintage trench coat.  Trench coats are pretty much a standard, classic style and stand the test of time.  Mine, however you can very easily see what era it came from, yes - the 80's, can you spot what it is?  You've got it of course the raglan sleeves!  I'm not sure how it became so old all of a sudden, after wearing it on so many occasions throughout the past years.  I'm all for a bit of vintage though and this one will keep going for years, that's so long as it fits me!
I've teamed this with a recent purchase from Matalan, these burgundy straight leg trousers have a high waist with belt loops (I always have trouble keeping my trousers around my waist) so I try to make sure any trousers I buy have got them.
From Matalan costing £16 you can't really go wrong with this item and when it goes out of colour fashion they can be relegated to either the storage section of my wardrobe or donated to charity.
I matched in a long line tunic also from Matalan years ago, but I love the colours, style and material.  With colourful  burgundy, ochre, cream and black I can pick so many other items to pair it with.  The material is a lovely silky fabric, therefore free from creases. A beige court shoe along with the essential beige scarf completed today's look.  Already in the wardrobe and from Clarks and Primark respectively.
How do you like the vintage coat?  Do you have anything that you class as vintage in you clothes collection? 
My coat was bought in Wallis, but I've spotted some enticing bargains in Debenhams right now, with so many different choices there's bound to be one just right for you! So what are you waiting for?












Until tomorrow. Bye. X

          Jacqui B.
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  1. Oh yes, the 80's! Ha, ha. I don't have anything from that era, because I was trying to forget...now all these things are coming back around. Ha, ha. I should have hung on to all those 80's fad clothes I had....of course I wouldn't fit into them any more! This is a cute outfit. I love the burgundy color of your pants and the tunic is very pretty. And I think the trench is a great way to top it off, even if it is old...it still looks nice! Great look. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. I did get rid of most of my 80's clothes, with the exception of just a few bits - coat included. Thanks for your comments Amy and for stopping by.

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  2. I really like the coat--it makes a fabulous statement, and I didn't notice the raglan sleeves at all! Of course, if they really bother you, I wonder if you could have them altered?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie, for stopping by and your comments. Yes an alteration is a possibility! x

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  3. You are right that trenchcoats dont really change much, they are a classic. This vintage one is great since its so long. Love it mixed with your burgudy pants.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Nora, thanks for coming by and for you kind words. x

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  4. The trench is timeless isnt't it Jacqui, so no matter that this has an 80's vibe. I love your pairing cream and burgundy - it really suits your colouring. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. Have a great day x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Nice words Anna - thank you. You too have a great day.x

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  5. I don't fit into my originals from the 80s but I recently picked up a preloved pair of Levi's 501s to cut into shorts.

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    1. Damn, pushed the button too soon. Oversized over fitted is always a good look so keep up the good work!

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    2. Thank you Kim-Marie, I'm pleased with how this looks. The Levis are a good call, I'm wearing a pair today!

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  6. What a stunning trench! I love the light color, looks pretty with your gorgeous skin and beautiful dark hair!

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    1. I really appreciate your kind words Andrea, thanks for stopping by, hope you're well. x

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  7. Love your classic trench! Your burgundy pants look excellent with it!

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    1. Thank you Lanae kind words very much appreciated.

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  8. Love the burgundy trousers! Such a great color for fall.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Love burgundy atm, thanks for your comments Amy Ann. x

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  9. Beautiful trench! I love that the color will go with almost any look, too! I just got a pair of burgundy trousers and I love them!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Carrie, thanks for stopping by too. x

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  10. What a fabulous trench! I love the light color and the shape on you!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great trench coat. I like that you added a scarf. So unexpected.

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    1. Many thanks Nicole, Love linking up with you. x Kind words..

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  12. I thought it was the padded shoulders that made it 80s :) in all honesty though, it's really hard to actually date an item of clothing from the 80s or 90s these days, fashion is so cyclical and that works to our advantage, I suppose :)

    I'm talking about legacy on the blog currently. What it means to me. How I want the world to remember me. That and my weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up is currently live, and will be up until next Thursday, and I would so love for you to come over and join in xoxo

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/11/11/legacy-a-link-up/

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  13. Yes that's true Sheela, shoulder pads, batwing sleeves, big hair and fluorescent clothes and accessories all make the 80's lol, Maybe better left in the past ha ha. Thanks for your comments, will be popping over to your blog and joining in for sure.

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  14. Jacqui, I love this trench. And the light color layered over your burgundy outfit creates the perfect rich and beautiful contrast. Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Kinds words Shelbee, thanks for hosting the link up and for stopping by my blog. x

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