A Spring jacket and a mid priced leather bag

(10 Posts)
TwentyOneGuns Sun 07-Feb-16 09:48:45

I've got a birthday coming up and will probably have around £200 to spend which is brilliant, I'd like to get one or both of the above.

Jacket - something neutral, smart/casual that I can throw on to smarten up my usual jeans/sweatshirt/Converse. I love my biker jacket but sometimes it feels a bit aggressive and my denim one only works with black jeans. I like the idea of a blazer but feel a bit formal in them, plus being booby they don't always flatter.

Bag - needs to be a decent size for all my stuff but not too big as it will encourage me to cart round even more! Prefer a shoulder style as I've got a couple of smaller cross bodies. Like a slightly hobo look and some interesting detail eg tassels but hate obvious branding and shiny gold hardware (rose gold would be OK although I guess this may date it as it's very 'now'). Some compartments/pockets would be great but not too many or I lose things!

Anyone seen anything that fits these criteria?

PrimalLass Sun 07-Feb-16 10:26:25

I've just been eyeing this one:
www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Rebecca-Minkoff/Moto-lace-up-leather-tote/699721?cm_sp=YMAL-_-TO[699721]-_-FROM[604529]

TwentyOneGuns Sun 07-Feb-16 11:11:07

That's nice and what a great reduction smile. Not sure the handle would be long enough to go over the shoulder though?

PrimalLass Sun 07-Feb-16 12:45:51

There's a long strap too.

HolgerDanske Sun 07-Feb-16 16:44:56

Hush do a relaxed blazer that's great for wearing with casual outfits, but enough to just smarten them up a bit. I think it's about £70

TwentyOneGuns Sun 07-Feb-16 18:12:27

Oh yes, missed the strap!

Love Hush stuff but I've tried their blazers before and found them a bit shapeless and poor quality for the money. Worth a look to see if that one is any better though, thanks.

Something like this?

Have seen irl and they are nice, but too long/big on me.

TwentyOneGuns Sun 07-Feb-16 20:47:32

Really like that although I'm a shorty so may be too long on me too - that said if it covers my bum a bit it could be a good thing! Grey is ideal, would go with everything but not as harsh as black. I'd also like all the items suggested to go with it so that's my budget well and truly blown smile

evenoldergregg Sun 07-Feb-16 21:37:19

How about this navy duster jacket from next?
They also have this trench in neutral, navy and petite.
Clarks have some great leather shoulder bags for around £80.

TwentyOneGuns Sun 07-Feb-16 21:47:58

I really like the idea of a trench coat, I've got a knee length grey one which I wear for smart work stuff but a shorter one would be nice. I hadn't thought about Clarks but I've had good leather bags from there before so definitely worth a look.

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