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Thursday 4 January 2024

Checkout this ultra light packable jacket - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Hi there and welcome to Mummabstylish. 
How’s the week been?

Hasn’t It been nice to get back to normal eh?  Some Christmas decorations are down and once the rest are down I’ll do a good clean up! Hasn’t the holiday period flown by? It’s also like I’ve blinked and missed it! 
I’ve been planning some posts for the next few weeks and have some lovely items to share with you, hope you’ll stop back. 

I went back to my gym classes yesterday, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but I do ache today. I should have booked another class for tomorrow but I’ve got other things to do so will wait for Monday and hope I’ll be back to usual form by the end of next week. 

Let’s talk coats. Do you have lots hanging in your wardrobe or do you rely of just a couple to see you through?  I was never a coat person unlike my sister who had every style, colour and pattern when we were younger, but since starting my blog I’ve added and added to my collection and now there’s so many in all different places (who else has loads of storage areas?) to complete any of my looks. Most are neutral, but I do have a fabulous military style in a new-to-me khaki green. 

Anyway I digress, today I wanted to share this padded beauty from Lands End and with you. It’s an ultra light down jacket that’s packable and just so happens to be khaki green as well!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments. 

Yes, you did read it correctly, this jacket is packable, it comes with its own little bag to pack it into, just right for weekends away or a day out when the weather is changeable. 
Made from the softest down this cool jacket will keep you as warm as toast. It’s got a water-resistant shell, is fully washable and can be tumble dried (using tennis balls will keep the down plumped up). 
My jacket fits beautifully and I can confirm the sizing is spot on. Price point is also just right, especially as it’s been reduced to £90! Available in two other shades and comes in three size options regular, petite* extra large. 

Khaki green makes a nice change and as I’ve bought loads of pieces in this fashionable colour it will fit into the mix perfectly. 
Here I’ve teamed it with an old pleated skirt that always gets nice comments. It’s from H & M and is a William Morris design that proved very popular - many of my blogging friends sported something from them. 

Layers are key for me come colder weather, so under this skinny rib jumper and padded jacket is a thin camisole that I picked up in the M&S outlet. It works well & as it’s a thin fabric that sits close to the skin, isn’t at all bulky.  It’s reversible as it has a V and scoop neck, what a super idea, a twofor! 😂

Checkout the back, it’s got a flattering scoop rear which is really helpful and extremely warm - I hate having a cold back. 

Final additions were my chunky ecru boots. I picked these up in Deichman last year and really had my monies worth as they only cost £20!! The also look good with jeans!
I grabbed my daughter’s khaki bag which you may recall me having borrowed it before. It’s from Primark and contrary to some views is worth having a look at as their bags are on trend and very good prices. I have to add I like to mix up my shopping routines and buy both high end and low and blend the two together!

Time for the Chicandstylish #Linkup

Favourite blogger from last week is Mireille - Chez Mireille Fashion Travel Mom Please do head over to her blog for all the details of her Christmas outfits. 

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Thanks very much for giving me a look today, so kind and I love having you here. Don’t forget to add a post or two to my linkup, it’s the first one of the year so will be nice to see what you’ve been doing lately. 
See you on Monday my friends. 
Bye for now. X



  1. What a beautiful colour that jacket is, and ideal when you can pack it. Happy New year Jacqui!

  2. What a great coat, love the colour. Styled beautifully x

    1. Really liking this one Gail, thanks for stopping by. x

  3. Jacqui, it's a great jacket! I love the khaki color and it looks fabulous with this adorable outfit. That skirt and boots are just magnificent! I took down all the Christmas decorations on NYE but I will leave the lighted tree without its ornaments up for a few more weeks. I like the lights in the early morning darkness and the evening hours! Happy New Year to you and yours!


    1. Thanks so much Shelbee, thanks for stopping by. Oh that's such a good idea Shelbee, maybe will have to do that next year. x

  4. Such a cute style and love this color! I have a purple packable jacket that I keep in the car for emergency on cold days and I forgot a coat! Thank you for the feature: what a nice surprise!

    1. It's a nice style and perfect colour combination. That's such a good idea, I'm so pleased with this one. x

  5. Wonderful look, Jacqui. That jacket is a great addition to your wardrobe.


  6. I am one of those people with few coats. I'm always on the lookout for a new colorful wool one. But, I rarely find any that are exactly what I want. I did buy two down filled coats this is pomegranate and the other is a forest green. They are also packable. I have one from this retailer from years ago. They wash and wear like iron!

    I love your new coat with that skirt. Love the print! Thanks for the link up! I hope you'll join the Weekend Traffic Jam!


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