Fur/shearling gilets

(30 Posts)
MrsCampbellBlack Thu 17-Jan-13 21:05:49

OK I know they're a staple of the 'yummy mummy' wardrobe [hears collective gasp at invoking the yummy mummy cliche]

But I like them. I really do.

So if you have one you adore or you covet please let me know. I wore a burgundy james lakeland one today and it was cosy and I think chic [deluded]. And have ordered ahem a children's grey one from alexandalexa as I am small and you know doing this 5:2 diet so surely it will fit.

Please show me some links - I'm meant to be having radical haircut tomorrow but suspect I'm going to be snowed in and will need entertaining.

Thank you!

I've got the same Michael Kors one as Wendy (of lookbook fame), and I really love it, even though it is not my colours. I like it with a Black ribbed merino polo neck and my J Brand jodhpurs, or over a grey marl sweatshirt for a more casual look.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 17-Jan-13 21:25:38

Oh yes Amber - I remember you and Blue on the quest for that - do you wear it much?

I don't wear it as often as I should due to the clemency of the British climate. However, every time I do wear it, I love it and swear I'll wear it more!

My ultimate goal is a Toscana one from Joseph!

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 17-Jan-13 21:56:30

You and me both

WhatWouldCaitlinDo Thu 17-Jan-13 21:59:51

Ooooooh, I really want one but didn't know where to look. Will check those out online during the 2am feed (bleurgh). Any others I should look at?

kayb0 Thu 17-Jan-13 22:04:42

I love, love, LOVE them! I've got one and it's lovely, it's so versatile and instantly makes me feel glam!

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 17-Jan-13 22:06:30

Which one kayb0?

cardamomginger Thu 17-Jan-13 22:15:40

I have this:
www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/theory-vest-evlyn-sl-athos-fur?ID=636291&PseudoCat=seo-lm_results&intnl=true&intnl=true
It is the only thing keeping me warm right now!
I'm wearing it with black Theory leggings, a petrol Theory roll neck sweater (on a bit of a Theory trip right now) and black La Canadienne wedge leather boots.

JumpHerWho Thu 17-Jan-13 22:36:42

TK Maxx had loads of fur including lots of filets, worth a look.

blue2711 Thu 17-Jan-13 23:21:43

I love my Michael Kors one too. Feel very glam in it. Like it with grey APC jumper and wine Jamie skinnies lately. Sometimes belt it. Wear it over jumper dresses too. I also like it as it also seems to be one of the few items that stops me from wearing the ever present scarf...

blue2711 Thu 17-Jan-13 23:25:02

And yes yes to Joseph one please.

Oh and I've just remembered, looks really good with navy and white Breton sweatshirt / long sleeved t shirt underneath. Or is that just 'yummy mummy' ridiculous? Oh what do I care, I probably am. I do at least draw the line at leopard print and fur gilet though.

dexter73 Fri 18-Jan-13 07:20:50

I have a lovely one from Brora several years back. It is lovely but was £££ even half price! Might get it out today with all the snow!

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 18-Jan-13 07:32:37

Oh the brora ones are always lovely - lucky you Dexter.

Sounds great with breton Blue!

Cardamom - that's gorgeous.

I really like the ones that have knitted backs as they seem a little less bulky.

monkeysmama Fri 18-Jan-13 08:33:10

WIT had some special photos taken a few years back wearing a Breton and fur. Looked beautiful.

I have just bought a grey Mango one in the sale. It's a lovely shade and good quality for the money. I prefer shaggy "fur" though. I need the Joseph one too.

cardamomginger Fri 18-Jan-13 10:07:54

Thanks MrsCB grin. I so nearly didn't buy it, but am very glad that I did!
What are the chances of you getting your hair cut looking like?

Willowisp Fri 18-Jan-13 17:57:48

cardmomginger that's truly, truly vile.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 18-Jan-13 18:05:24

Haircut postponed till next friday - we're rural so snowed in. Which is a novelty today but will be tedious by monday.

CaroleService Fri 18-Jan-13 18:14:44

I have a Celtic Sheepskin one with a buckle at the bottom - really nice. And a shearling Boden one from several years ago which is disappointingly boxy in cut - I don't wear it much.

And a shaggy Mongolian one purchased by several of the Wise and Avid crew a couple of years ago. They sent theirs back, which perhaps tells you all you need to know. I don't regret mine though - nothing beats it for snuggliness when working in my freezing cold office at home.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 18-Jan-13 18:23:00

Is that the millerostock one Carole? I tried that boden one but returned as the shape was wrong on me.

CaroleService Sat 19-Jan-13 20:22:18

It just says 'ASOS', Mrs C-B. Eshermummy had it I think.

I should have returned the Boden one too.

CHOOGIRL Sat 19-Jan-13 20:38:18

I have bought (and returned) the Joseph Toscana about four times. It just doesn't look right on me (have boobs).

I love my Karen Millen limited edition and Massimo Dutti ones.

cahu Sat 19-Jan-13 20:44:32

I have this but got it from here much reduced...

CointreauVersial Sat 19-Jan-13 23:15:26

monkeys - I just bought the Mango one too. Bargainaceous, furry but not shaggy, though. Just hope I like it when it arrives.

I have a lovely brown furry gilet from the charity shop, but wanted a grey one, as I wear it more often than brown.

monkeysmama Mon 21-Jan-13 09:35:34

What do you think of it, Cointreau? I really like mine and think it is decent quality for the price. I have a cream shearling style one from the Oasis sale too which is really cosy.

CointreauVersial Mon 21-Jan-13 13:00:26

Hasn't arrived yet, monkeysmama.

I'm sure its arrival will herald the start of a heatwave!

Price was good, though. I saw it on a blog and thought "I'm having that."

CaroleService Mon 21-Jan-13 14:17:05
whateveritakes Mon 21-Jan-13 16:43:13

These are real but very very warm and lovely quality. Saw them at a posh Christmas fair Pink Peony

shopafrolic Tue 22-Jan-13 12:49:38

Oh to have a real shearling one but it's soooo cold today (and I got sucked in by this thread) that I picked this up for half price
Mint Velvet

Chandon Tue 22-Jan-13 14:50:56

I adore my Nursey toscana gilet, which I bought 4 years ago when I moved to the cold wet climate of the UK.

It is glam-hippy and a great fit. All the fashion ones were too short on me, as am 6ft.

I wear it indoor mostly, as I get cold. It is my favourite and my best! my kids try to steal it, as it is so soft and strokeable. It would be my one item of clothing I would take with me if my house caught fire.

They do similar ones to my old one still, but they look shapeless in the picture. Much better on!

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