We have returned to one of our favourite colour combinations; pink, grey and burgundy. It’s a particularly refreshing colour palette for Winter and although bitterly cold outside, the sun is shining which makes me think of Spring and how perfect an outfit this would be for a more clement time of year. When Jigsaw kindly asked us to view their new S/S19 collection, it was no surprise that mum and I both gravitated to this pink wool Crombie coat. It’s one of the things Jigsaw do best; good quality, timeless coats. In my eyes, one of the greatest purchases that you can make is the perfect coat - one that can be worn over and over again. What is the point in wearing a fantastic outfit in Winter if you have a rubbish coat? Equally what is the point in spending all your budget on the outfit, when all most people see in Winter is the coat! This Crombie is 100% wool which, on the high street, is rarer than you might think - even at the higher price points. Always check the composition of a fabric before you buy!
Oddly enough, this cardigan is actually cream. Paired with the coat it looks pink. I only mention this because should you choose to buy it, I wouldn’t want you to be disappointed. There is nothing more annoying than buying something online thinking it is one thing when in fact, it is something entirely different. I would argue that cream is more versatile than pink but that is of course, for you to decide.
The buttons that run all the way up the shoulder of this top is such a lovely design detail. Cardigans are making a come-back this season. Gucci, Versace and Dior all sent this faithful friend down their 2018 catwalks and now the high street is awash with all sorts of lovely options and variations. I went into & Other Stories last week and they have some great pieces. A particularly stylish look is to wear a ‘v’ neck cardi as a jumper, tucked into a pair of high waisted jeans or trousers. For anyone born before 1990, this certainly won’t be a ‘new ‘ look but it will hopefully be a fresh take! Don’t, of course, be afraid to dig out the originals…!
Disclaimer: these trousers are not done up! If there are any pregnant ladies reading this, I feel that it would be very misleading of me not to mention this. I loved them so much that mum fashioned an elastic tie around the waist so that they would stay up. I’m not going to lie, it is not the most comfy way of wearing your trousers but hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! I really want to have them to wear after the baby is born, rather than still walking around in my slightly floppy, elasticated waist maternity jeans (even if they are the comfiest things EVER). They are bigger than my pre-baby size and will be perfect for that post-natal stage where, if you’re like me, you’re not feeling at your best and so want some stylish pieces to make yourself feel like ‘you’ again.
I rolled up the bottom of these tapered trousers because, as i’m sure that you know by now, I love an exposed ankle! But they look equally good left down, particularly with a loafer.
WHITE boots!!! The perfect ‘marmite’ shoe I am sure but one that you will be seeing more and more of as we move into the summer months. Mum said that she had a really similar pair in the 70s so again, nothing new to see here folks but fab (in my eyes) nonetheless. White boots are not for the faint hearted but should you choose to indulge, pairing them with lighter coloured fabrics or bare legs would soften the impact. These particular ones are in the sale, so really it would be rude not to.
All Jigsaw clothing was chosen by us and kindly gifted to us by Jigsaw. The brand had no editorial input.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARTWORK by Alexandra Mooney