Vintage flying jacket

I seem to have a bit of a theme emerging of late. The leather jacket is coming into it's own (for me) this autumn with this one being the latest addition to my wardrobe. I hold my daughter Sasha partly responsible for this purchase, as she found it when I had declared my recent shopping spree over. I had gotten to the stage where the empty suitcase was now full, and I really couldn't bring anything more home from our shopping trip last month (as seen here). Sasha however, had just gotten her second wind and was looking for a winter coat in a very tidy charity shop in Exmouth when she told me I really needed to take a look at this jacket. My protests didn't last long when she proffered the sleeve as it hung on the rack. The label declared it a large and was real leather, with paisley satin lining and all for the bargain price of £12. It would have been rude not to try it on at least. I could barely hide my excitement as I did the zip up and pulled the belt together - it was a perfect fit. Vintage sizes are usually small, and this certainly was.

And so here we are today, stepping out onto the beach for the first showing of this lovely vintage flying jacket in beautiful textured leather. I love the zips at the back giving the waistline a real shapely fit. The front pockets are huge, comfy caverns and the colour is a good match to go with my new handbag. I've been on the look out for a fringed bag since last winter, thinking that I ought to have a black suede one. However, this beauty caught my eye and was too good a buy to miss. Brand new, suede tassells, leather body and handles, great colour and a good size which could almost be an overnight bag - and what was best of all is that the label said £20! It had been an unwanted gift, dropped in that very day by a lady who sheepishly confessed it wasn't quite her. Her loss, my gain.

I've partnered the jacket with these jeans from Zara in an autumnal floral print, added a simple white tee, and a pale turquoise cashmere sweater for warmth. Today's final flourish had to be the standard tan brogues. It's been a while since I've stepped out in my first loves and don't they look mighty fine!

Jacket: bomber jacket. Jeans: Zara. Sweater: charity shop. Tee shirt: Dorothy Perkins. Shoes: TK Maxx. Handbag: charity shop. Pearls: Rose Cecil. Yellow ring: Martin James. Brown ring: Accessorize.

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