Lemon Yellow Boucle Jacket and Zara Lace Skirt

January 11, 2016

Lemon Yellow Boucle Jacket and Zara Lace Skirt

About a year ago I became mildly obsessed with getting hold of a Zara lemon yellow boucle jacket (exactly like this one) but alas, Zara had sold out. So I did what most disappointed fashionistas do and turned to eBay. Of course most were wildly overpriced, but I did manage to find a size medium for a reasonable price. (Zara pieces really hold their price on resale sites).

Top tip: size up with boucle jackets!

Now I’m sure most of you know how Zara’s sizing is not, ahem, exactly on the generous side, and while I have several Zara jackets in a medium that fit me just fine, boucle is a tricky beast….not only was it too small, I could barely get the sleeves on my arm! It pained me to return it after all my hard work and I was about to give up when I found an identical one by CMNC (also on Ebay). Ok it’s not Zara but when it comes to high street labels I don’t see the point in being fussy. Having learned my lesson I ordered a large, and while it fits there’s not much room for expansion! Top tip: size up with boucle jackets!

The crazy thing is after trying so hard to get hold of the jacket I then didn’t wear it until last week! I’m going to let the weather take some of the blame for that and move swiftly on! I must have felt a little Zara-deprived because I paired it with this Zara lace skirt (which I’ve worn before on the blog here), and by that time I was on a roll with digging long-forgotten items out of the wardrobe and from under the bed.

I remembered I had a lovely pair of ankle boots by House of Harlow and a very handy black leather bag that I hardly use. To go the whole hog I opened my jewellery armoire, took everything off the hooks and found a pretty yellow stone and diamante necklace with the tag still attached…*hangs head in shame again*…oh well, better late than never!

Lemon Yellow Boucle Jacket and Zara Lace Skirt

Lemon Yellow Boucle Jacket and Zara Lace Skirt

Yellow stone and diamante Matalan necklace

Black leather Ri2K shoulder bag

Lemon Yellow Boucle Jacket and Zara Lace Skirt

Black lace Zara skirt and yellow boucle jacket

Matalan yellow stone ring and necklace

Matalan gold and yellow stone ring

Black leather House of Harlow ankle boots

CMNC lemon yellow boucle jacket (eBay) | Zara skirt | M&S black vest |Ri2K bag (from eBay) | House of Harlow boots| necklace and ring from Matalan.

Are you guilty of buying clothes only to leave them hanging in the wardrobe with tags still attached? I’m terrible for it…please tell me I’m not the only one! Let me know in the comments!

This is where I link up!


9 responses to “Lemon Yellow Boucle Jacket and Zara Lace Skirt”

  1. Patti says:

    Beautiful combination! And the jewelry is fab. thanks for linking up, xo


  2. Lorna Mai says:

    Hi! This is my first visit to your blog. I can’t believe I haven’t come across you before as I am also a 40+ fashion blogger. Love your yellow jacket, it does look like its from Zara. I know what you mean about being obsessed with finding a Zara jacket on ebay, I’m exactly the same. You look great!

  3. Jess says:

    i ADORE this whole look! I have coveted this jacket from Zara and look for it on Ebay. Love the soft yellow and your lace skirt is beautiufl
    thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  4. Megan says:

    I love the jacket!! I totally have clothes in my closet with the tags still attached. lol Thanks for linking up for Style It Friday. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  5. Love your blazer and how it adds a little edge with the zipper details.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  6. Jennie says:

    So glad you were able to track down this lovely jacket! The color and zipper detail are wonderful. Your lace skirt is also gorgeous. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Emma!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  7. Hello beautiful, we are both wearing black lace, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm connections, lol.
    I love your shorter hair, and everything about your look.
    Tons of love.

  8. ellie chamberlayn says:

    Love the outfits.

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