Thursday, January 15

- Cassandra Jacket...

Jacket: James & Co*
Top: H&M
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Online Avenue*

As much as I love the buzz of a city lifestyle, it's important to take a break now and then. Wandering through the countryside is one of my favourite past times and I find it a great way to refresh the mind. During my latest pottle, I decided to wear my Cassandra jacket* from James & Co. I teamed it with a grey cropped turtle neck, which I layered over a white vest top, my black Topshop Leigh jeans, and a pair of cut-out ankle boots*.

Despite it only being 3°C, I was surprisingly warm and cosy in this lined jacket. James & Co are an online boutique which sells non-leather jackets and accessories; you may have seen my previous post (here) featuring one of their bags and purses. Based in Australia, James & Co have strong ethics and design top quality, cruelty-free pieces. They currently sell their items to Australia directly from their website, and ship to the UK & USA from their Amazon store.

Similarly to the bag and purse I received a few weeks ago, this Cassandra jacket arrived packaged in tissue paper and a protective drawstring bag (see Instagram picture). When opening the package, I immediately noticed how soft and smooth the fabric is. Unlike many other faux leather jackets which often look too tacky and plasticky, this one has a lovely soft matte finish. As well as this, the tailoring and details are impeccable with quilted shoulders, a panelled back and an asymetrical zip. This jacket retails at £42.00, but is currently in the 50% off sale, meaning you could snap it up for just £21!

Leather jackets are a staple piece for every wardrobe; they're versatile, timeless and great for layering. If you're looking for a guilt-free, high-quality version, then here is the end of your search!

What do you think of this outfit? Are you a fan of leather jackets?

35 comments:

  1. Amazing jacket and the shoes are sooo pretty! I want them!
    You look really great!

    xoxo Colli // my blog - tobeyoutiful

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  2. This jacket is seriously gorgeous! The detail work looks so good on it!

    Allie | RainyAllie

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  3. I really love the jacket!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  4. You look great Karen! I love the jacket :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  5. Hello gorgeous Karen! Awww nothing beats a good stroll in the beautiful rural countryside.
    How are you? Thanks so much for sharing another lovely ootd fashion post. The jacket looks nice and glad to read though it is faux leather, it is soft and of good quality. Speak soon xxxxx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

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  6. Lovely jacket and looks so good with the rest of your outfit! <3 I totally agree, leather jackets are such an important wardrobe staple, they can go with literally everything! :D

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  7. That jacket is amazing! And it is so comfort. I have the same. You look great.
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  8. That Jacket is so nice, I might need to upgrade :P

    Meme xx

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  9. Such a beautiful jacket, I really need a new one - I bet when payday comes it won't be there anymore!

    fishnetandfairytypes / beauty & style blog

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  10. Lovely jacket!! Looks absolutely wonderful on you. x

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  11. This is such a lovely outfit, monochrome is my favourite haha! I definitely agree, the jacket doesn't look fake or plasticcy at all! I love having a break from the city, really refreshes your mind!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  12. I love breaks in the fresh air too so important to be able to relax and unwind. This jacket looks lovely on and you would never guess it wasn't leather looks lovely Lucy x

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  13. Looks so good on you! I want one of these jackets saw one in M&S the other day but was a bit too much for me! Abi :)
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  14. Ooohhhh that jacket is lovely, simple yet with gorgeous little details on.

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  15. The jacket is gorgeous and really suites you ^-^
    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I love leather jackets, you can wear them with absolutely anything :) xx

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  17. How nice!
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  18. Ive been on the lookout for the perfect leather bomber jacket and totally missed scooping up the perfect one from Piperlime (missed the sale by a day). Totally envious of yours! Looks great dressed casually with jeans and boots! PS love your bangs!
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  19. Beautiful jacket! I love a good leather jacket, staple wardrobe piece :)

    Love your blog! Followed :)
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  20. That's such a great deal, I'm thinking about getting one for myself, it looks really really nice! As usual, great post, Karen! xx

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  21. I love the detail on the shoulders of your jacket! :) You look lovely in it!
    Becki :) xxx
    www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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  22. I really need to get myself a new leather jacket. You look stunning hun I love your style. xox

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  23. love this outfit! you can never go wrong with a leather jacket!

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  24. I love leather jacket! It makes your outfit look so cool and chic at the same time :) Love your ootd!

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  25. Such a chic outfit and that jacket is perfect on you!

    lovejoanna.com

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  26. Lovely jacket, Karen! Impressed that it kept you warm in 3 degrees celsius..
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  27. Love the outfit,
    The jacket is gorgeous!
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  28. I'm obsessed with leather jackets, they're a definite staple in my wardrobe! Looking lovely :) x

    EverythingButTheKitchenSink

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  29. Love the leather jacket!!
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  30. I bought a brown fake leather jacket from Republic years ago but not bought one since! I can't decide whether I can pull them off or not... probably just me being too under confident!! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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