Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

A simple jacket and jeans combination is one of my favourite outfits. Casual but smart, this classic pairing is appropriate for so many situations. On my recent holiday to Brittany we had a little shopping trip to Paimpol, a charming little town with some fabulous shops. I¬†spotted this jacket on a sale rail reduced to 43 euros, which is a real bargain considering the quality. My dad kindly bought it for me as a birthday treat. I also have my dad to thank for the necklace, which he brought back from a recent trip to New Zealand ūüôā

This combination of jeans and a jacket by the sea seems to match the blue sky and white boats in the harbour perfectly.

I decided to wear it for a meal out in St Quay on our last night there. Last year we were there for my birthday and ate in the same restaurant. I wore a similar outfit then: jeans, jacket and a printed silk top. Since then I’ve become full vegetarian, which isn’t easy in France. When I ate fish and seafood it was so easy, especially on the coast. I thought I might be able to order a salad without meat or fish, or maybe a pizza…but I was wrong.¬†I ended up having another omelette (I ate a lot of those in France!) and felt like an egg bound chicken by the end of the holiday.

Despite the lack of vegetarian options it was a lovely meal and the perfect opportunity to snap some outfit photos. This combination of jeans and a jacket by the sea seems to match the blue sky and white boats in the harbour perfectly.

I’m keeping this week’s link up post short and sweet because as I write I’m about to head off to Switzerland for a few days…I’ll keep you posted on¬†Instagram! Scroll down to share what you’ve been wearing!

Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea


Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

St Quay Brittany

Jeans and a Jacket by the Sea

Scottage jacket (bought in France) | Gap jeans (similar) | Clarks espadrilles (similar) | Bag from TKMaxx (old, similar) Emilio Pucci sunglasses (similar) | necklace from New Zealand (gift from my Dad)


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Equipment silk Paris top Gap jeans Stan Smith trainers Zara jacket

We usually go on¬†our Summer holiday¬†to my Dad’s in Brittany during August, but this year we made the most of the school term ending early and went in¬†July. This meant that¬†the weather was much better and¬†I got to spend my birthday there. To celebrate we had a family meal out at a lovely restaurant called La Passerelle in the seaside town of St-Quay-Portrieux. People dress casually in Brittany so I wore jeans and my new Adidas Stan Smith trainers¬†in white and rose gold (a birthday present from my husband). My trusty Zara navy jacket goes everywhere with me because it’s¬†perfect for¬†pairing with jeans. It was quite a warm evening so I wore a silk Paris print top from Equipment.

I find it quite easy to pack for Brittany now and streamline my packing to a capsule of sensible footwear, jeans, t-shirts and a couple of jumpers.

I never bother taking heels on holiday any more because¬†they’re just not practical. For this trip I just took FitFlops, a pair of low wedge espadrilles and my Stan Smith trainers. Confession time…I also took my running shoes¬†but didn’t use them due to the heat and, ahem, copious amounts of wine. When in France and all that. I find it quite easy to pack for Brittany¬†now and streamline my packing to a capsule of sensible footwear, jeans, t-shirts and a couple of jumpers. This time we were lucky enough to have beach weather so a couple of bikinis and a cover¬†up went in the case too. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some of the beautiful beaches¬†we went to. Due to the¬†sun setting so late we were going later on in the afternoon and sunbathing until 8pm some days!

Zara jacket Equipment silk Paris top Stan Smith trainers

St Quay harbour boats

St Quay harbour Zara jacket Equipment silk top

Boats in St Quay harbour

Adidas Stan Smith rose gold trim trainers Gap boyfriend jeans

Equipment silk top Zara jacket Stan Smith trainers

Birthday meal at La Passerelle

My Dad and step-mum are regular visitors to La Passerelle and know the owners well. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere with wonderful food and views of the harbour.

Scallops birthday meal at La Passerelle st Quay

Scallops are one of my favourite foods and luckily for me they are¬†in plentiful supply in Brittany, so¬†choosing what to order wasn’t difficult. The main course was delicious, as was the tarte au citron meringu√©e (basically lemon meringue tart) I had for dessert – complete with an indoor firework! Afterwards we took a stroll around the harbour, enjoying the late evening sun. Perfect.

St Quay boats in harbour

St Quay harbour sunset Equipment silk Paris top

Jacket: Zara (old, similar here¬†and I also love this one with the red trim) | top: Equipment (I love this one) | jeans:¬†Gap (similar)¬†| trainers: Adidas (they are available with a yellow gold heel, and you can also get them in¬†silver¬†and¬†leopard print…hello new addiction!)



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