Today's challenge was a very welcome one, as it's very blustery outside with an icy wind: "Jacket Up" said Imogen and I was happy to do so! Over the jacket I wore a winter coat, plus scarf and gloves, which kept me warm when I ventured outside into the wintry weather.
There's a story behind this jacket, which I related in a previous post: Is black really the new black? I needed a new jacket, something versatile that would suit me and fit into my existing wardrobe. Like many women I immediately thought of black, however each time I tried on a black jacket I realised that it wasn't flattering, so eventually I bought the jacket that I'm wearing today. It feels light and yet warm plus the softer shape looks better on me than the many structured black jackets that I had rejected. Another bonus is that plain black worn near the face of most over 60s is too harsh and doesn't flatter us, whereas the softer colour in this Mango jacket doesn't make me look so haggard. In this outfit I am wearing black trousers, and when I was younger I would definitely have worn a black jacket to make me look taller and slimmer, however at my advanced age the priority is to look younger!
Take a look at some of the colourful jackets in Imogen's post: I love them but suspect that my pension won't stretch that far, having seen the names Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs! However I will use them as inspiration for the next time that I go looking for a new jacket. I have become a far more discerning shopper since I started following other bloggers. Do you have a favourite over 40 blogger?