Sunday, 1 March 2015

Miss Selfridge at House Of Fraser | Navy Wax Jacket Review

(I apologise sincerely for the quality of my photographs lately...not only did my beloved Samsung Galaxy Camera suffer a fatal fall, forcing me to use whatever camera I can find at the time. But also the cold, dark and miserable weather here in the UK has not allowed me to snap in natural daylight. Unfortunately I cannot afford a new camera due to my living situation, and I can't change the weather, so these will have to do for now, sorry!!).

It will soon be that time of year here in the UK where it's not cold enough to wear a big parka anymore, yet its not quite warm or dry enough to get away with going outside without a jacket! I was recently asked if I'd like to choose something from the coats and jackets at House Of Fraser. I was given a budget of £30. Now, if like me your initial thoughts were something alone the lines of "£30, that won't get you a jacket from House Of Fraser!" Well, I was proven wrong. House Of Fraser sell many different brands of clothing, and this particular jacket is from Miss Selfridge. Admittedly, it is now in the sale for just £25, reduced from £65. But there are tonnes of other great value items which you wouldn't expect to find at such a store. 

The jacket I chose was the Miss Selfridge Navy Wax Jacket. It is a lightweight jacket, ideal for the upcoming months! I love wearing deep, rich colours during the winter months, so the gorgeous navy blue colour of this jacket is ideal! It has a slightly metallic look being a wax jacket which I really like. It is complimented with a detachable faux fur collar, checkered inner button flap, and rose gold effect buttons and zips!! The jacket fits very well, perfect in fact...despite the fact it was from the "petites" section, and I am not petite. I did find that I preferred to wear it with the waist cinched in using the elastic pulls around the waistline! 

I wore the jacket to go shopping yesterday, and wore it along with a grey cowl neck knitted skater dress (which I got from a charity shop for about £2-3. A pair of standard black leggings and my New Look high leg boots with rose gold buckle. I accessorised with a long beaded gold necklace, a couple of rose gold stacker rings - both from Primark and finally my beautiful new Fossil Rose Gold Watch (which I'll be reviewing in full very soon!) 

Have you ever ordered from House Of Fraser?? What are your favourite brands there?