Thursday, 21 November 2013

A Little Gem From Joules


When I recently sold off a lot of my coats with the intention of simplifying my collection with more classic pieces, a jacket that hadn't been on my list or even on my mind, was a lightly quilted number, the kind of jacket I imagine country folk wearing with wellington boots, that was until I was offered to review one from Joules.
I quickly began to visualise how I would wear her in my mind and decided that as much as these style of jackets do look fab with wet weather and riding boots, they also make extremely stylish day jackets with a little heeled ankle boot (see above).


I have never had an item of clothing from Joules before and have to say the attention to detail and quality really are outstanding and I love the two press studs that are different from the rest and sport a foxes head. My chosen jacket was called Marcotte which comes in navy (with floral lining) or black with check lining.  I love the funnel neck to keep out the chill and the detachable hood which is a wet weather must have, perfect for when you can't navigate an umbrella (like this morning when I went to town to get my hair done - typical).



I was always previously of the opinion that outwear had to contain copious amounts of duck feathers to keep you warm but I have been pleasantly surprised by the warmth of this lightweight jacket and have to confess it feels good to be cosy without being weighed down by a heavy coat, I really don't know why I hadn't thought about trying one before.  I find the semi fitted styling quite snug so you might want to size up if you are a lover of chunky knits but that could just be my bust and broad back (god damn apple shape) as all the reviews I read say it fits true to size. 

Light, warm, perfectly tailored and comfort driven are words that spring to mind when describing this fab jacket and it will work perfectly for my weekend in Barcelona where I have to face the great British winter either end! 

LEDGBURY Womens Padded CoatBELMONT Womens Padded Coat

I am so impressed by the Joules jacket range the brand have to offer that I am adding the two padded coats above to my wishlist!

Do you have a lightweight quilted jacket in your outerwear collection?  Have you any pieces from Joules in your wardrobe or outerwear collection?


21 comments:

  1. Great jacket, I need something like this for rambling with my dog xx

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  2. That jacket looks fab on you Sharron:) Have a great time in Barcelona!
    ~Anne xx

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  3. Great jacket ... really looks great on you! thanks for sharing this find with us. xo C

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  4. Lovely photo Sharron - your hair looks gorgeous! I love the padded jacket with the belt too :) X

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  5. That is a very nice jacket. Is it waterproof? x

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    1. It did rain when I wore it to town last week but I have had waterproof coats that haven't been if caught in a torrential downpour!

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  6. That looks really cosy and I love the fact that it's not massively padded, And a hood! Just perfect ... and often difficult to find on a jacket as stylish as this.

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  7. Looks snuggly and warm.

    I have a bright blue (can't miss me in it!) feather puffer jacket which I brought for walking. It is a slight as a feather yet as warm as my duvet and I love it. It comes out every year in the winter and then packs into its little bag, just like a sleeping bag over the summer. One of the best coats I ever brought.

    X x

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  8. Love it! I need one of those in my life xx

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  9. Agree, a very useful and versatile piece of outerwear! I amanaged to get a similar style at Zara in navy a couple of years ago and it's been one of my best buys from them. xx

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  10. Lovely jacket on you Sharron and looks such a good fit too. And I like how you've de-countrified it too. I like the Black Fairhurst quilted coat too - a little touch longer (I like to keep my legs warm).

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  11. Jacket looks fab on you Sharron. I must admit it's something I'm always a bit tempted by as they're the perfect style to throw on when walking the dog etc but have never got round to purchasing one. x
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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  12. I have purchased Joules for myself ( great pair of chinos ) and for the kids always impressed with the quality, finish and attention to detail. X

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  13. Love this Sharron - it's long enough to keep my bottom warm and the detachable hood is a great idea! Your hair looks lovely! xx

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  14. Hi Sharron-perfect jacket for the weather now, it's stylish and having a hood is a necessity too! Love seeing full outfit posts of you, your hair is gorgeous! xxx

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  15. You really suit the jacket you chose Sharron. I love Joules and have a lot of their things but never a quilted jacket. The quirky buttons just add something don't they? Love Liz x

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  16. Fabulous coats, love them all - I am missing a quilted jacket from my wardrobe

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  17. Lovely classic choice Anne! I love Joules, in fact we have just had a new store open in Dorchester last Thursday, from where there will be no stopping me shopping!

    I like the quirky details especially the mustard and red colours on the lining - it would go with lots of different outfits and like you said they are great to dress up as well as to keep you warm.

    I do have a Barbour quilted International jacket which is really snug when I am out and about with my little dog Alfie, although a little aware that they seem to be taking on the 'chav' emblem of the Ugg boot these days.

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  18. It looks lovely on you Sharron & it certainly sounds super cosy too! I'm still on the hunt for a waterproof stylish parka! Ax

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  19. I can vouch that Joules do an excellent quilted jacket!! I have a lovely beige, belted shorter style and it's brilliant!! It has been so useful, a practical but stylish jacket!! Yours looks gorgeous.....I love the one with the hood pictured too x

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