Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A JACKET FOR JACKIE ……….

I have a terrible confession to make ….. 
I don't particularly like shoes or handbags !!!!! There, I've said it and I can hear many a sharp intake of breath going on all over blogland !! BUT …. to redeem myself, I have a very unhealthy love for jackets.





I  bought this one a while ago as, it is so me and I couldn't resist.



I also have the above jacket { and the Tophat } …..



I have this one in the brown and …..


….. the same one in black …..



I have the above, but in grey …..





….. and, I have the two above. These are just the tip of the iceberg, { I wouldn't dare count them all !! } but, they have been accumulated over the space of quite a few years !!!!



Maybe it would be a good idea for me to purchase the above straight jacket, then I wouldn't even be able to buy online, as my arms would be strapped behind my back !! Actually, I wouldn't mind buying it ……. it's rather me …. I wonder who sells it ?!!!!!







I THINK I NEED HELP !!!!

What's your guilty pleasure ? { ….. and that's not an invitation to be rude ….. you know who you are !!!! }






images 1 & 2: via free people, image 3: via shine dresses, image 4: via all saints,  images 5, 6, 7 & 8 : via ebay. image 9 : via interest, image 10: via google

Jackie

52 comments:

  1. Oh Jacqueline all these jackets are exquisite. I want them all. Please keep buying because if you don't I will have to pick up the slack. They are stunnnnning!!
    Wear them in good health and keep turning heads.
    Helen xx

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    1. Oh, thanks Helen …… you have made me feel a little better about buying them !!!! I just can't resist a beautiful, quirky jacket. I wonder if I will still feel the same when I'm 90 ?!! I think that I'll still be buying them. XXXX

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  2. Hello J! Oh the clothes I love v. the clothes I have.
    (I'm not a big shoe person either, but I love my few Clarks - I spent a pretty penny on them and they're lasting for years)

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    1. I think that when we spend a bit on things, they usually last for years so, you usually get your moneys worth { that's my excuse Carole !! } XXXX

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  3. You certainly "have it" in the jacket department . . .
    I would enjoy my name on a couple of those
    Jackie Jackets!
    Crisp white shirts and blouses . . . may be my guilty pleasure.
    I can never have enough crisp white in my wardrobe . . .
    Dressing them up and down is great fun!

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    1. Looks as if we're all the same in one way or another Lynne !! XXXX

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  4. I love all of your fabulous jackets, Jackie - they are gorgeous! I have a few guilty pleasures that I need to curtail a bit but they are bracelets (I wear a lot all together and am always finding new ones that I must have) plus boots, jackets and scarves - tons of scarves. ( my dsughter thinks I have a sickness) haha. Wonderful post as usual Jackie - I seem to be hibernating blog wise but I'll be back someday! Lots of love to you and Mr H! xxoo

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    1. Oh Cathi …. I am the same with bracelets ……. I have so many silver bracelets the I need never buy another one { but I probably shall !! } I wear tons together too and I jingle a lot when I walk !! Lovely to hear from you and hope to see you back blogging soon Cathi ….. we miss you. XXXX

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  5. That 1st jacket reminds me of Stevie Nicks! There, I've said it. But, I too, would wear it and love every single moment. I am a shoes/bag woman. I'm an accessories girl, or maybe it's excessories.
    Living in London you need jackets all the time so I think it's a downright noble thing you do, purchasing styles which will last almost forever. Shop on, my love !!

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    1. Oh Marsha …. you have such beautiful bags and accessories ….. I just seem to have so much ' stuff ' that I need to get rid rather than buy more !!!! Although we are having an Indian Summer here at the moment, it has definitely turned chilly in the mornings and evenings so, ii's out with the coats and jackets ….. hurrah !!!! Looking forward to By Invitation starting again in a couple of weeks !! XXXX

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  6. Good Morning Jackie,
    every single jacket is absolutely adorable! You do have an excellent taste!!!! If you don't need them anymore may I bee your clothing drive????
    Yes, what I'm doing. I'm hunting on fleamarkets for everything I need or not! (including jackets :))
    All my best to you
    Elisabeth

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    1. I know what you mean Elisabeth …… I'm just as bad at flea markets. I really don't need anything else but, just can't seem to resist !! XXXX

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  7. Marvellous !
    I admire women with style for they are so so interesting.

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    1. Hi Heron ….. didn't think that I'd hear from a man on this ' girlie ' post so thanks so much for your comment !! XXXX

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  8. Wow what a collection! I particularly love no. 5! I love to see anyone wearing something a little extrovert, something different. I am too safe by far.

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    1. I am definitely not safe when it comes to clothes { maybe at 63 I should calm down a bit !! } but, I don't think that I'm too outrageous !!
      …. and, from the photos on your blog, you look fantastic and could wear anything …. what a fantastic figure you have. Go on Jenny, buy something a little unsafe !!!! XXXX

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  9. Love all the jackets, but being so small in height I couldn't wear that style. and I'm not that daring now ! I bet you look fab. in each & everyone, and stand out in a crowd. . When I was young I used to make most of clothes and did stand out in my group of girl friends I don't have an obsession for shoes and definitely Not for handbags.

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  10. Hi Barbara …… I think that you need to stand out again ….. go and make yourself something outrageous !!!! It's good to know that I'm not the only one who isn't obsessed with handbags and shoes ! XXXX

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  11. Wow Jackie, what a great collection of jackets. Its funny because I am on the hunt for the 'perfect winter coat'. I am tempted by a couple, top of my list is the long leather from All Saints, it fit like a glove, have you seen it?
    I go through buying addictions, for a few months it may be jumpers, then shoes, but nowadays it tends to be clothes for Evan.
    Is it strange that I too like that straight jacket!?! xxxx

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    1. I've seen everything that All Saints have to offer Amy !!!!! It's my favourite shop !! I daren't buy another jacket/coat ….. I haven't got enough places to wear the ones that I've got !!!!
      ….. and, the straight jacket does look pretty cool doesn't it !!!! I could be put away for saying that !! XXXX

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  12. I can imagine how smashing you look in every one of them too Jackie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so in love with the first one and second and third and........................
    I wish I wasn't so darn short. I don't look good in any jacket too long. But I love a nice crop jacket on me.
    Whenever I think of you, I think of a beautiful stylish woman who looks absolutely amazing in anything! I LOVE that you wear Tophats!!! I love clothes and have more than I will ever wear, but somehow just knowing they are there waiting for me in the closet is enough. I will dress up for anything, even going to the post to get my mail :) I don't give a hoot for handbags either and wouldn't even carry one if I didn't need all the stuff in it. Now shoes...that's a whole different thing :O
    Thanks dear Jackie for your comment on the garden. Oh and---I don't dress up when I work out there.
    much love to you my dear...

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    1. I have to assure you June that I don't look amazing in anything !!! I just do my own thing !!!
      …. and, I'm like you ….. I try to wear all of my clothes and not keep them for best as there aren't that many ' best ' occasions nowdays !! I too, dress up for posting a letter or going to the Supermarket.
      …. and, I look a right mess when I'm doing the garden. XXXX

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  13. Hello...i like them too...our cabrio is finally finishend so i need lot of jackets now...!!...hahahahahaha...love from me Ria...x!

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    1. Hi Ria …. nows the time to get out there and buy some lovely Autumn/winter jackets !!! XXXX

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  14. You must have a separate "jacket" closet? lol

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    1. No really Z …… now our children have fled the nest, I just spread them around the bedrooms !! My husband has a little space to put his stuff in !!! XXXX

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  15. I love jackets, but it's hardly ever chilly enough in Florida to wear a jacket. I'm into sandals these days.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi Janie ……. having been to Florida many times I know that you would rarely need a jacket.Once we were there at Christmas and there was, unusually, a frost. One kind Floridian lady offered me one of her coats to wear and to take home with me !!
      Sandles have now been relegated to the back of the wardrobe as it's decidedly chilly here in the UK …. Autumn has definitely well and truly arrived !! XXXX

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  16. Hello Jackie, :-)

    I adore all of your jackets, I'd be hard pressed to have a favorite as they are all gorgeous. Do I have a guilty pleasure, hmmm. I'm afraid I'm not a shoe or purse diva either but, I do have an unhealthy obsession for bracelets, cuff and bangle. It was really bad in my "younger years" and it's a bit better now. But, I still love them and find them irrestible. I especially love silver, really good silver
    Sigh... As a matter of fact, I just found another one while looking at a brochure I got in the mail. My mind immediately starting ticking....and I thought "how can I get it". LOL.

    It's tough when you have obsessions. Lol

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    1. Hi Kristie,
      I am as obsessed with silver bracelets as you are …… especially cuffs from Afghanistan. I have enough silver bracelets to last forever but, if I see one that I like, I shall probably buy it !! … I had 5 on today !! XXXX

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  17. My obsession: necklaces and shawls. Love your jackets!

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  18. I love the fact that we all have different obsessions …… and, I'm surprised how many aren't obsessed with shoes and handbags …. I thought that I was in the minority!! XXXX

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  19. I think the last one is by Vivienne Westwood. Some sexy stuff there; I particularly like the tweed with big collars.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Cro …….it's often a bit girlie on my blog so it's nice to have a man comment { although, you could be taking the wee wee !! } Whatever it is, thank you !
      … and, you could well be right about the last one !! XXXX

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  20. OOoh! Jackie, I LOVE all your jackets! I really wanted to wear something like the one with the top hat to the wedding and ended up going in an outfit typical of Mother of the Bridegroom....sheesh I really wish I'd gone with my first instincts now, I'm in good company. However I have to say I do love sparkly shoes! but my real obsession belongs to books, books... more books yeh! ;))))

    Hugs darling Jackie,
    Jane x

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    1. Dear Jane,
      I know exactly what you mean about your outfit for the wedding …… I love clothes but I nearly always get it wrong when I go to weddings. I think it's because I don't like ' wedding ' clothes.
      …. and I love that you love sparkly shoes, and I love books too.
      Look after yourself Jane and hope that you are feeling better. XXXX

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  21. Hello Jackie, I love jackets too but my big main mega guilty pleasure is hats. I have lots of hats, they are my most important item of clothing, I cant go out without a hat and wear one 365 days of the year. I have been alternating between three favourites this summer. I often buy hats of course although I already have plenty and when I had a de-clutter last year I kept nearly all my hats. I am not interested in handbags or shoes and wear plimsolls mostly but I do like ankle boots and have several pairs.x

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  22. I love that you love hats Rachel …. I do to …… I don't wear them everyday but I do wear them often. I think that you should start your posts with a photo of you in your hat of the day !!!! XXXX

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    1. I was thinking about this yesterday, although not with the blog in mind! I wouldn't dream of going out without a hat. If I want to disguise myself I just have to remove my hat!

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  23. Hi Jackie,
    Love these jackets - so stylish and very unusual.
    I'm not a shoe or bag-aholic either. I'd much rather trot around in a pair of Converse or trainers - much to the chagrin of my sons!
    Hope you have a lovely day,
    Liz x

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  24. It's so interesting to hear what other people like, fashion wise. I know it's a bit shallow but there's nothing wrong with that now and again !! I really thought that I was odd, not being passionate about bags and shoes, but it seems I am not alone Liz ! Happy weekend. XXXX

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  25. I love your choice of jackets, your choices are so individual, it would be interesting to nosey through your wardrobe!! Happy weekend! Xx

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    1. Thanks but, you really wouldn't want to look in my wardrobe ……. it's a right mess !!!!
      Loved your post about make-up and body/face products ….. sorry my comment was a bit long !! XXXX

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  26. LOVE the tailed jacket and top hat...you must look amazing in that outfit!
    I do love a jacket but not as much as a coat ;)
    I agree with you about shoes...but handbags, Jackie...I can't resist a handbag!!
    Happy Weekend xx

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  27. I think that it's brilliant that we all love different things Catherine ….. it makes us all so individual.
    Go buy those handbags !!!! XXXX

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  28. Oh Jackie - I can see you in all these jackets! It's simply YOU! I used to be a handbag and belt hoarder, not to mention shoes! And just realized that I also have a good number of jackets, all kind, two or three in black and similar in style like on images 7 and 8. Au contraire - I have hardly any coats.
    But by now - I'm besotted by old linen! And therefor I also could do with the last jacket to strap my arms behind my back, not to be able to reach cheque book, cash... or....or....ha-ha. So, if you find one - let me know :) Might you we'll look probably like coming out of the psychiatric departement.
    xxxkarin

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    1. Hi Karin,
      I LOVE linen ……. linen coats, suits, skirts, shirts, aprons, tablecloths, bags, chair covers, curtains, napkins, and, of course, bed linen { especially French and vintage !! } I'm quite a collector of old lace too. XXXX

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  29. Jackie I think you have to work your way into the last one. Fabulous jackets, I have never
    seen these. You are a real style setter. It's getting cold in Maine Fall is almost here.
    Jackets will be unpacked up here this week. yvonne

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  30. I think I will Yvonne !!!! I love it when Autumn arrives and I can get my jackets out. I expect that you will be looking for a wedding outfit soon won't you ?!! XXXX

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  31. Wow! Love all of these outfits. This is my kind of fashion. Victorian and Steampunk!

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    1. Yes ….. my favourite fashion although, I might be getting a bit old for it now !!!! XXXX

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