The Lilac TimePosted: March 26, 2009
There I was having my weekly stroll through House of Fraser after work and I screeched to a halt in front of this jacket from Chesca and started to ooo and aaaah, much to the amusement of a nearby sales assistant. I immediately thought of Luella’s brilliant spring summer ’09 collection and tried the jacket on. I have nowhere to wear it to but its a beautiful jacket, 100% silk with pleated cuffs and there are also pleats inset into the collar although you can’t really tell in the photo. It looks much better IRL than in this picture that is taken from the website. Unfortunately there is no matching skirt. I have visions of an equally gorgeous slightly tapered skirt that hits just below the knees with a pleated fishtail type hem, but there is nothing available. The only items that match this jacket is a mother of the bride style dress that is pretty in its own right but not something I would wear myself. Still, I don’t know why I’m worrying about what I would wear it with when I’ve already said that I have nowhere to wear such a jacket to. A bit like the Lane Bryant dress I’ve used in the image- its beautiful but I have no occasion for it. Oh well.
Brooch $45- Ink & Ocean on Etsy, Jacket- £185 Chesca, Orange Leather Gloves £80- Anidote, Shoes- Topshop- £63.37, Alice band- £2.59 Glitz4Girlz, Dress- $52.12 Lane Bryant, Bag- £49 Mischa Barton at ASOS,