17 January 2015

Dreaming of a Barbour jacket...

Popular with Kate Middleton
Weight loss goals can be anything from being a certain weight, lower blood pressure, feeling healthier or being able to fit back into some jeans you had 10 years ago. For me when you have been unable to wear clothes from the high street you have a pipe dream to wear a particular item of clothing.

When I lost 8 stone I was able to add something significant to my wardrobe. 

The Barbour jacket....they have a lot of history (even the Queen wears one) but the brand does come across more utility and purpose than catwalk fashion.

There is a Barbour factory in the north east and I have often visited over the last few years and come away empty handed as nothing fitted me (I was a size 24/26 up to May'13). 

The brand does sell some plus sizes in selected lines so I would skim the rails hoping to find a sample size or old season size 22 that I would squash myself into. I only found one once and it wasn't 'fashionable' and was a yucky sage green, I bought it anyway.

When I was able to buy a size 16 I took a trip to the Barbour shop and in celebration I ended up with a new season coat not a sale bargain...oops 

Every summer 'festival chic' includes Alexa Chung in her waxy jacket so this was something on my wish list..

The UK brand is even popular with fashionista Olivia Palermo -


Roll on 1 year since my first purchase - Step into my wardrobe....(I will make sure I take a picture for my instagram next time I wear them).

They don't look their best on a hanger but the detail on them are lovely and thats what I like most about them.

My latest purchase is actually my favourite -

Wax Beadnell in green (online)- Bought at the outlet for 50% off! So many pockets! This kept me warm this week when it was snowing.

Spring summer Beadnell in navy the lining isn't as thick but has pretty liberty print lining (similar).

Last but not least is my only full price but 1st purchase. I wore it everyday for 2 weeks because I was so happy with it. Ideal for any season as you can layer up and its classic style so doesn't date.

If you would like to know more about the Barbour factory, 2 of my favourite You Tubers Anna & Lily were invited to visit late last year - check out their vlogs.

Happy Saturday!

Love Miss K xx
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