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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Boiled Wool, Merino and Scruffy Jeans.

Fake Fabulous | Emreco boiled wool jacket and Merino Jumper | Casual style, over 40!

It's much milder today, here in Scotland, and the rain is holding off (for the moment) so this was the perfect opportunity to wear a boiled wool jacket.
This lightweight jacket was sent to me (along with the white poloneck) from the nice people at Emreco.

I was initially drawn to the colour of this jacket, a soft and muted shade of teal.
Teal is a really versatile colour that can be subtle or bold, depending on what it is teamed with.

I was also very pleased to find that this jacket is made of boiled wool.
Boiled wool is a lovely fabric, so retro!
It reminds me of days gone by, and my Nan's overcoat.
This boiled wool jacket is very lightweight, but surprisingly warm and cosy.
Especially when paired with a merino jumper.

Fake Fabulous | Emreco boiled wool jacket and Merino Jumper | Casual style, over 40!

To be honest, I was not expecting the quality to be as nice as it turned out to be.
I'm always hopeful, but so much modern clothing is disappointing (see THIS POST) and it was nice to be pleasantly surprised.
Also, the Emreco brand appears to be true true to size.
Three cheers for that!
Vanity sizing annoys me so much, and this size 10 fits like a real size 10.
That makes me very happy.

Fake Fabulous | Emreco boiled wool jacket and Merino Jumper | Casual style, over 40!

This fine gauge polo neck jumper slipped easily under a more colourful top, and with the lightweight jacket, was all the layering I needed.
Seriously scruffy grey skinny jeans, and my trusty furry boots stopped things getting too stuffy.

Fake Fabulous | Emreco boiled wool jacket and Merino Jumper | Casual style, over 40!

A chunky scarf, beret and gloves finished things off nicely... it's mild but not THAT mild!

{Needless to say the thermals were on too!!}

Fake Fabulous | Emreco boiled wool jacket and Merino Jumper | Casual style, over 40!

JUMPER & JACKET: c/o Emreco
SCARF: New Look... this season's version.
TOP: Ted Baker... this season's version.
JEANS: Tesco... similar.
BOOTS: Duo...these are fab!
GLOVES: M&S... similar.

What do you wear on milder winter days?
Is your weather changeable, or predictable?
I would love to know so please leave a comment... or, contact me!




  1. I fear this coat although cute would not cut it here now. It is going down to -16 C tonight. I'm breaking out the heating pad.

    I love the colours you've chosen here. Brights for a grey day.


    1. Minus 16!!! Brrrrr!!!
      We are at a positively balmy 7 here.
      A heating pad sounds awesome.... I use a scruffy lurcher! :oP

  2. Lovely blend of colours. "Boiled wool" is such a strange name for a fabric! The weather here in London has been very mild. 15 to 17 degrees. I've been wearing a light coat with no need for a jumper or scarf. I'm showing a typical outfit in my latest post.


    1. It is isn't it! retro.
      I'm off to check out your latest post Gail, thank you! XXX

  3. Fantastic coat and outfit! It's ccccold here now and this kind of jacket would work under a heavier coat as well. Boiled wool is a favourite with me too. Your colour and smile have refreshed me!

    1. Thank you Melanie!
      I think I might layer it under my camel coat when the chill sets in again.
      We need snow for Christmas!!

  4. Gorgeous colors and just a great outfit overall. I SO love the way you just top your outfit off with that fabulous purple beret! Inspiring!!
    I too am living in an arctic chill that is way beyond a light coat for any extended time outdoors.
    I HATE driving and doing my errands in huge coats so I keep a down coat, scarf and big ol mittens in my car all winter long. Then I can just wear something lighter from parking lot to store and I'm also more comfortable in the store.

    1. A good idea Judy....and I love a pair of cosy mittens.
      I had a vintage sheepskin pair, but lost one :o( Booooo. XXX

  5. lovely color combo!, I'm a huge fan of teal, in any shade, and I love your wool jacket, it looks really cozy!. I like particularly your accessorizing!
    Not really Cold here, it was 5ºc this morning but it will raise to 10ºc!. I always feel commiserative everytime you tell us about those thermals!

    1. You sound very similar to us Monica! 7 degrees today... but the thermals are still on regardless!!! Hahahaha

  6. I love boiled wool items, Samantha!!
    Of course I also love your color combination here!!

  7. Hi Sam
    I am a fan of boiled wool! I have a military jacket I want to wear as our temps here in NC have been mild this year! I love the teal color and really prefer color in a winter coat or jacket as it adds some brightness to dull days. Love the mix of purple and those pretty teal gloves too.
    Happy Holidays
    jess xx


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