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Saturday 19 November 2016

Camel coat

Hello fellow bloggers.

How's it going?

You may remember I had my eyes on a camel coat from a stunning range at Debenhams, see my recent blog here
So last week I finally made the decision to buy.

How do you like the coat?

A typical Crombie style with split lapels, and a pocket on either side.   This dark camel hue makes a nice change to the lighter, classic tones normally chosen.  This beauty only set me back £59, such a good price for a classic style that will never date, and a neutral colour that can be worn with many different styles - certainly worth it's weight.
A great length on me finishing just above the knee.  This coat is such a great fit.  I've worn this over a jumper and blouse - I hate having the feeling of bulky, tight piece underneath, and this is neither tight or cumbersome.  Debenhams have some super coats, jackets and coatigans in store now, and with the weather getting somewhat cooler by the day, now is the perfect time to buy one.

I decided to wear this last week for a walk in the harbour, the sun was shining, however weather was spot on for the season and rather chilly, so my coat was well and truly needed and as was the scarf!

I think upon reflection I should have bough this sign in this little kiosk!  So apt for me lol.
"Prosecco Queen" indeed!
Previously worn check scarf see here makes an excellent partner to my crombie coat, pulling the colours together -  I'm enjoying how they look.

We wandered around the pretty harbour, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells that go hand in hand in this environment.   Lucky for us to have this on our door step, because back in the summer months it wouldn't have been so relaxed or accessible, with so many visitors venturing into our little town.

To start the casual look I wore to the harbour, I picked these comfortable half leather/suede flats from Clarks.  These I've owned for a couple of years, but they never fail to impress me - finishing off a casual look with style thrown in.

Picking out the dark blue stripe in my scarf  I matched it with some Zara bold dark blue skinny jeans, these along with a navy jumper, both creating a background to showcase this Debenhams camel coat perfectly.

I hadn't expected this!  Not buttons and button holes, but large press-studs, three in fact!
If I'm totally honest, I would prefer buttons for a more secure fastening, because the top press stud popped open a couple of times leaving a bit of a gap, but the other two stayed perfectly in place, and I can cover up with a scarf so didn't prove a major problem for me.

I'm happy with this carefree, casual look that was so suitable for my little outing. 
However the weather never fails to amaze me when each day is so different from another, the next day was very cold with rain and strong winds making it seems even colder, scattering leaves across the paths, and hair like I've touch an electric current, making fashion shots impossible, thumbs up we picked the best day, more luck than judgement I must add!

Off out for a birthday celebration with the girls this afternoon, a nice reason to glam up a bit.  Afternoon tea at a local venue, I'm very much looking forward to tucking into some sandwiches, cakes and a scone or two! :-p

Have a great weekend and I'll check back with you next week. 
I 'm starting to think about Christmas and present buying, but how are you all doing?

Special thanks to my god-daughter Esther Ruby for creating some gorgeous shots, she certainly has got a talent here, and I'm so happy we can help each other along with our hobbies. X

Bye and have fun. X
              Jacqui B.



  1. Hi Jacqui, Love the camel coat. It looks great and is such a classic shade. I would love one, but have 4 wool coats and it doesnt get that cold here for long. Love those boots! I like Prosecco more than champagne myself!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

    1. Thanks Jessica, it is a great shade isn't it. Lucky you - it gets so cold here and I really do feel the cold too. Loving champagne as well as prosecco! x

  2. Oh Jacqui, how clever to team up that scarf with the camel and navy outfit. Perfect!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary, I'm so happy with the whole look. x

  3. I love a great coat, Jacqui and this one looks absolutely fabulous!!

    1. So happy with I Jodie, thanks for you comments. x

  4. Beautiful combination of colours here! X

  5. Great, classic coat! I love it paired with the blue! And what a pretty scarf!

    Have a great week!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    1. Thank you Andrea, pleased you like it as I'm loving it. x

  6. What a lovely camel coat! A great purchase, it will go with so much. It's especially nice here with the navy top and the tartan scarf :)

    Hope you're having a really good start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thank you Mica, glad it turned out so well, hope you're having a great week so far too. x


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