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Summer Additions & My Outfit Of The Day

I think we can all say it's no secret that my achilles heel is a stunning jacket or two so when Gray & Osbourn recently got in touch & asked me if I'd like to select some of their new SS14 collection to review I didn't hesitate at saying yes, as after my first review for them (see here) I knew they'd have some stunning, stylish & high quality pieces tempting me as soon as clicked on to their site.

So after cruising said site & drooling over some real beauties I eventually managed to make my final selection & choose the following three gems.

First up is this gorgeous jacket.  Now it's no surprise that I couldn't resist choosing one of their stunning jackets, my problem was choosing which one!!  But after much deliberating I finally decided on this gorgeous green & sand jacket which has a lovely panelling detail & the most stunning fine gold flecks running through it.  I have to admit that I couldn't wait until it arrived & having tore at their packing to see what my new baby looked like, it didn't disappoint as was even more stunning in the flesh than the photo.






The second item I chose was this Fenn Wright & Manson overlay top on the basis that it would be a great top for teaming with most things in my wardrobe & the fact that I loved the look of the slightly looser design.  What I hadn't realised when I made my decision was that it's the perfect colour to team with my new jacket & is the most delicate shade of what I would describe as 'very milky coffee' (not a technical term I know!!!).  I can't even begin to describe how beautifully soft & delicate it is, without feeling too special to wear on an every day basis & it falls just beautifully.  I just know it's going to be a great top for simply throwing on & not having to worry about how it's falling let alone perfect for hiding a multitude of sins ;-)






For my final choice I had my Bet head on & as soon as I saw this beauty there really wasn't a decision to be made as like a stunning jacket you know how I can't say no to anything with a bit of leopard print in & this belt was no exception as it really is a stunner.  Not to wide or narrow, in a simple understated design & in the most perfect shades of tan & camel, & believe me I know my leopard print & in my opinion sometimes the background colour can be too beige but as Goldilocks once said this belt is 'just right' & the perfect shade.  So as you can image I'm a very happy bunny indeed :-)






Needless to say it wasn't long before I was stripping off & trying on my new pieces & here's just a selection of the looks I can't wait to start creating & wearing with my lovely new pieces.


Style One




Jacket - Gray & Osbourn
Top - In-Wear
Bracelet - J Crew
Faux Leather Trousers - Zara
Court Shoes - Zara


Style Two




Jacket - Gray & Osbourn
Bracelet - J Crew
Skinny Distressed Jeans - Zara
Sparkly Ballet Flats - Zara


Style Three




Necklace - Handmade 
Bracelet - J Crew
Boyfriend Jeans - Zara
Court Shoes - Next


Style Four




Necklace - Handmade 
Denim Shirt - Zara
Bracelet - J Crew
Boyfriend Jeans - Zara
Court Shoes - Next


Style Five




Necklace - Banana Republic
T-Shirt - Zara
Jacket - Gray & Osbourn
Bracelet - J Crew
Belt - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Zara
Wedge Trainers - Ash




And just so you can see the difficulty I had in choosing which stunning pieces to review take a look at the following items, which are just a small selection of the beauties that were tempting me.  I mean seriously have you EVER seen a more gorgeous pink boucle jacket???  Perfect for a summer wedding but equally it would look stunning with some distressed demin & a little tee too.






Now this jumper would also be perfect for teaming with my new jacket not to mention look great dressed down with some loose fitting turned up jeans & trainers or if you're like me & still sat on the fence some ballet pumps or sandals.






And I love this buddha scarf....along with leopard print I have a bit of a thing for a good looking buddha (as our home will testify) & I love the colours of this scarf, something that little bit different & the gold/beige colour is stunning.






I was also sorely tempted by this stunning tote bag too.  Again a great classic, stylish design not to mention colour, which would instantly update & take any outfit up a notch or two.






And finally what about this amazing red dress.....just beautiful, if I had a special occasion to go to I'd be clicking the button in an instant, elegant, sassy & sexy - everything I would look for in a dress like this not to mention timeless.






Finally here's a quick picture of my outfit from today.




Jacket - Gray & Osbourn
Top - Zara
Necklace - Brought in Majorca
Jeans - Zara
Wedge Trainers - Ash


Steal my style.


Boucle & Distressed Denim


Camisole - Oasis £22
Jeans - Zara £29.99
Wedge Trainers - Ash £159


So what do you think, do you think I chose wisely or would you have picked some of the other stunning pieces on Gray & Osbourn's website?  I apologise now that you're going to be seeing a lot of my three new pieces in my daily outfit posts as they really are fab additions to my wardrobe, which are going to be getting a whole heap of wear.

I'd love to hear your thoughts not to mention hear if there's anything tempting you.

Have a great day & see you in the morning.

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30 comments

  1. oooh some fab items Jane - I am particularly in love with the belt!

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    1. It's lovely isn't it Fiona & is sooo going to be worn to death!!
      Jane xx

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  2. Fabulous choices - so versatile - what a lovely selection of clothes they have too.

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    1. Thanks I'm really hoping they're going to mix & match with loads in my wardrobe & you're right they have a great selection of clothes.
      Jane xx

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  3. That's a beautiful jacket, perfect all year round but the colour is especially lovely for spring.
    I recently reviewed a dress for Gray&Osbourn and really loved the style and quality.

    Hugs from Germany,
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks Annette, I don't tend to have a lot of green items in my wardrobe but I love the fact that it's not a solid block of colour, very pretty & a great addition to my collection!
      Jane xx

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  4. You are one lucky lady, Jane....some gorgeous pieces from Grey and Osbourne, all stunning! Particularly loving the jacket! Love seeing all the ways in which you style them xx

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    1. Yes very luck Michelle, as they really are lovely additions to my wardrobe & so beautifully made too.
      Jane xx

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  5. I love that all the items can be dressed down as well as up. Great photos and I adore that jacket! Ax

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    1. Thanks Avril & yes the jacket is a real stunner....expect to see me wearing it a lot!!!
      Jane xx

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  6. Love that jacket Jane, great colour and the top will be a real staple xx

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    1. Thanks Sharron & yes the top is a great basic plus it's a nice alternative to all the cream & white tops I have in my wardrobe too!
      Jane xx

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  7. cant beat a little boucle jacket - you really suit them and I love the leopard belt also. I need a skinner one mine is too thick. xx

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    1. Thanks Annmarie, you know me & a boucle jacket ;-0 Needless to say I'm totally in love with the leopard print belt, the perfect shade of camel too....happy days :-)
      Jane xx

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  8. I love your styling of these items, Jane. Gorgeous looks. Lynne x

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  9. What a gorgeous jacket Jane...very you & a fabulous colour for Spring! Love the different ways you've styled it! The top & belt are fab too...so versatile! I have a skinny 'bet' belt that I must dig out, you've inspired me with your double denim look! x

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    1. Thanks Sian, the jacket is gorgeous & just the right weight for summer. You can't beat a bit of Bet to break up a double denim look ;-)
      Jane xx

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  10. Quite simply stunning! Great choice x

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    1. They're gorgeous aren't they Helen & hopefully three versatile pieces that will enhance my existing wardrobe too!
      Jane xx

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  11. Love the top and the jacket. The jacket is a lovely colour - I think they look superb with the white trousers and wedge trainers.
    The green ombre jersey looks really nice too, and you know I'm just going to love that belt!
    :0)
    Paul

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    1. How did I know that you'd love the Bet belt Paul?!!!
      Jane xx

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  12. Stunning jacket I love it with your all white outfit, beautifully styled x

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    1. Thanks Frances, we just need the sunshine to come back out & it would be the perfect weather for white jeans!!
      Jane xx

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  13. HEY!!! I luv your style and pleased I've found your blog. I'm now in my 40's and sometimes agonise what is good to wear. Do I dress to fit young I feel or with what's best for my age and figure... I luv your pics fresh and fun. I'm now a happy follower.

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    1. Hi thanks for the lovely comment. I say dress for you & what makes you feel good, as if you feel good within yourself there's no stopping you ;-)
      Jane xx

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  14. Great picks Jane! I especially love the top & belt! I just got a great leopard print leather belt from M&S & its a great new addition to my wardrobe! xx

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    1. Couldn't agree more Andrea a leopard print belt is a great way to add a bit of interest to an outfit, plus who can resist a bit of Bet?!!! ;-)
      Jane xx

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  15. i love that belt...i will go for style 2 and 4...

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    1. The belt is Bet-tastic, isn't it?!!
      Jane xx

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