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Sunday, 25 March 2018

White bouclé jacket and polka dots

Image showing a woman in a white boucle jacket with a polka dot above the knee skirt and pearl necklaces
I was idly browsing new arrivals to embellish my "latest fashion picks" Pinterest board, when this delightful white bouclé jacket from River Island stopped me in my tracks. I love a bouclé jacket because they look so elegant and Chanel-like when worn with pearls and a skirt, but they also go brilliantly with jeans.

Image showing over 45s blogger Is This Mutton? wearing a white bouclé jacket worn with pearls and polka dots
I paired my jacket with some polka dots in the form of a pretty across-the-body bag, black-and-white slingback shoes, both from Miss Selfridge, and a British tweed skirt from Boden.
Image showing a woman seated in a spring garden with daffodils
You may notice a bit of sparkle on the tights.  Fashionistas have already ditched their tights but with news of another Siberian blast due to hit the UK over Easter, I won't be losing mine any time soon. Opaque tights would look too wintry but these black sparkle tights were ideal.
Image showing a woman in a spring garden wearing a white bouclé jjacket with polka dot skirt, shoes and bag
The jacket has "pearl" buttons so I used a couple of chunky pearl necklaces. 
Image showing a woman wearing a white boucle jacket for spring with polka dot skirt and sling back shoes.
So tell me ladies, do you have a bouclé jacket in your wardrobe?  How do you wear it?

Sharing this post with:  Fake It Until You Make It at Fake Fabulous, #IwillwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style; Style with a Smile at Stylesplash; Creative Mondays at Claire Justine,  Turning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Chic&Stylish at Mummabstylish,  Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style and Fabulous Friday at A Pocketful of Polka Dots.

Outfit details:White boucle jacket, River Island (sold out); British tweed mini; LIA polka dot kitten heel shoes; polka dot across-the-body bag; Top, Finery London, SS17 Lurex sparkle tights


  1. I do have one boucle jacket. A red Zara one bought in sale last year. I've worn that a lot with jeans.
    I'm liking the white one your wearing Gail. Perfect for our summer days that aren't too warm. Love the tights too. They accentuate your legs so well. Will take a look at some of those.
    Laurie xx

    1. Thanks Laurie- I realised I didn't say where the tights came from but have corrected that now. Xx

  2. That is a great elegant and stylish jacket! I saw a outfit with polkadot skirt and polka dot top. In referee colors! That was fabulous, I imediatly loved polka Dots al over again!

    1. Thanks Nancy - I have quite a few polka dot tops, more than I realised!

  3. Love, love this boucle jacket, and you're right - it's so versatile. Great look head to toes, and thanks for sharing it with Vis Monday, xo


  4. I love this jacket Gail and would happily wear it too (with jeans will look fabulously stylish!). I'm delighted to see you sporting polka dots today as we ladies are wearing them as our monthly style challenge - do pop across to see how we did.

    Anna x

    1. You all did fabulously well - and your outfit was a knockout as always! x

  5. You'd have fitted right in with our Style not Age challenge - we featured polka dots today too! You must have read out minds - lol. Love this jacket and I wouldn't have passed on it either. Wishing you a fab week Gail. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    1. Love this outfit Gail, thanks for linking up on #chicandstylish with me Hun. x

  6. I really love the jacket and would definitely wear it! Have a lovely long weekend.

    Gemma x

  7. Gail, I am in LOVE with your jacket! i may just have to look into it. The shape is beautiful on you and it being white is just perfect for spring! I would wear it lots of ways, also with white jeans or trousers. Beautiful look with black and white, very elegant. Polka dots are trending too for Spring, you look great!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    1. Thanks so much Jess - I can definitely see you in a jacket like this!

  8. Oh wow!! I saw this on instagram but never noticed the gorgeous shimmer tights you were wearing! It really makes the look so unique and fun! I love how everything has its own flair yet they all flow together. :)

    Great look!


    1. Thanks Helen! I was surprised how well the shimmer tights worked!

  9. I'm loving all the polka dots in your look—so much fun! Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday last week—I'm cohosting with Jennie this week and we'd love to have you back. Please stop by (if you haven't already)!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net


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