Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt

If there’s one item of clothing that’s guaranteed to pull an outfit together it’s a jacket. Paired with jeans and a T-shirt, it will instantly elevate your outfit. Worn with a skirt for a more formal look, it oozes confidence and poise. Plus, when it’s still a bit too warm for a coat, a jacket will give you that extra layer without bulk.

For the bargain price of £5.99 I just couldn’t resist this jacket, especially when I realised it’s Escada.

I have a fair few jackets in a variety of colours and prints, but I’m always partial to adding another if I find one that speaks to me. Well this purple one didn’t just speak to me, it shouted at me – from the rail in a charity shop of all places. For the bargain price of £5.99 I just couldn’t resist this jacket, especially when I realised it’s Escada. I knew the name and that it’s not a cheap brand, but I got a surprise when I looked online and saw how much they sell for new – we’re talking hundreds of pounds. This has to be one of my best charity shop finds yet!

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt

Putting the purple Escada jacket and black lace skirt together was a last minute stroke of luck, but sometimes those end up being the best outfits!

I wore this outfit to work last week, but it was something of a last minute creation. I’d planned on wearing the lace skirt but hadn’t decided what to put with it. With only five minutes left to get ready I opened the drawer and found a black sweater with a pussybow that I bought years ago from New Look. I wear it a lot for work because it goes with everything. The jacket was hanging up on the wardrobe door (it’s already full, no room left inside it!) so was close to hand. Putting the purple Escada jacket and black lace skirt together was a last minute stroke of luck, but sometimes those end up being the best outfits!

Goodness knows why anyone would send it to a charity shop, but I’m glad they did!

I love everything about this jacket: the vibrant purple colour, the fabric, the way it fits…it’s what I would consider an investment buy if I’d shelled out big bucks for it. Goodness knows why anyone would send it to a charity shop, but I’m glad they did! The structured design of the jacket along with the pussybow top balances out the racier element of the leather look lace skirt. I added a brooch to up the chic factor.

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt Pia brooch

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt Gemporia Tanzanite cluster ring

I wore my Tanzanite ring from Gemporia for a little extra bling, while Isobel added a big dose of cuteness. She’s been desperate to show off her own charity shop finds here on the blog, so when she saw I was wearing black lace she put her own outfit together. Both the lace T-shirt and the boho skirt were from Barnado’s for just a few pounds. She’s really into dressing like me whenever possible and for next week’s link up post we’re wearing full on matching outfits…I hope you can stop by for that 🙂

Have you found any charity shop bargains? Let me know in the comments!

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt

Tu girl's skirt black lace top

Purple Escada Jacket and Black Lace Skirt

Escada jacket (charity shop, similar) | Zara lace skirt (similar) | Mila Blu bag (similar) | New Look pussybow top (old) | M&S ankle boots (old, similar) | Pia brooch (similar) | Gemporia Tanzanite ring c/o (see original post here)

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27 Comments

  1. September 25, 2017 / 5:18 am

    Dear Emma, what a great find! You look fabulous and this colour is wonderful. Escada is very expensive. I We found a Diane von Fuerstenberg dress in a charity shop in london, next to V.Westwoods Worlds end shop, for 14 Pounds.
    In germany I found nothing.
    Happy Monday, XO Tina

    • October 2, 2017 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you Tina! Wow, a DVF dress for £14 is an incredible bargain!

  2. September 25, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Oh a little fashionista! She looks wonderfull! And you of course! What a fabulous jacket. I really try thrift shopping everytime I am in the UK, but I can t help it, It s not for me!

    • October 2, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks Nancy! Isobel loves being on the blog…I sense a takeover!

  3. Esther
    September 25, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Darling, this jacket suits you so beautiful. A good blazer is a staple you can style with elegant or casual outfits.
    So cool, that you got this piece for such a bargain price.
    Have a fantastic week.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/en/cozy-sunday/

  4. September 25, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Love that mommy and daughter are both wearing lace! Wow, you found a steal! i don’t do thrift shopping in the stores per say, but do on line thrifting at a US site called Poshmark. i have found some great deals, you just have to have time to look. LOVE the purple on you and i am continuing to stare at that beautiful brooch. the black lace pencil is lovely on you!
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • October 2, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Thank you Jess! I’ve never used Poshmark, I’ll have to check it out!

  5. September 25, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    You two look amazing, Emma!! That purple is fabulous on you, and I love how your daughter is enjoying dressing like you!!
    Thanks for joining in on the “On Monday’s we Link up”
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  6. September 26, 2017 / 4:58 am

    Purple is amazing with your hair!

  7. September 26, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Blimey! what a bargain and wow it looks stunning how you’ve matched it! It’s a good colour for you and I love it paired with black. very stylish. I can feel another copy coming on – lol. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  8. September 28, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I cannot believe you paid just a few pennies for that stunning purple jacket and your last minute decision to pair it with the black lace pencil skirt was awesome. Love the bag too. You are so polished and I love your little girl’s outfit, too, Emma.

    I loved this outfit so much I featured it on my blog today so come take a peak and join the linkup as well. =) Thanks sweet mama.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/09/thursday-moda-82-light-neutrals-for.html

    • October 2, 2017 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much Ada! 🙂

  9. September 29, 2017 / 10:11 am

    What a great find Emma. I adore your dress too. I love lacy things 🙂 Thanks for joining us a The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can stop by today for the weekend blog hop.

    • October 2, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week too, pinned and featured your post this week 🙂

      • October 2, 2017 / 11:26 pm

        Thank you so much Claire 🙂

  10. September 29, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Your little mini me is so cute and I just adore those slippers on her! 🙂 aww! Purple is def. your color and I just love that feminine lack lace skirt!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • October 2, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks Laurie! I’ve been very lucky in that charity shop – it’s where I found my pink coat 🙂

  11. October 1, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    That is great bargain! Something like that always make me love the clothes much more. Vibrant color, beautiful cut! And lace skirt looks like it was made just for this outfit. Thank you for sharing this beautiful outfit with My Red Carpet.

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

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