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Monday, 11 June 2012

Crazy for Chanel (or Zara!) Cardi Jackets...

Winter has supposedly departed and Summer should be on it's way...well to be honest, it should be in full swing by now! I distinctly remember long, hot summers when i was small, trotting around the garden in bikini bottoms my red watering can in hand and splashing around in our paddling pool....long gone are those days! Not only because I am now 26 and it would be totally inappropriate, but all we have now are two days of sun and then weeks of rain and gale force winds!!! 


However we must look on the bright side...this weather requires new wardrobe additions to cater for it's erratic temper! It's too warm for a coat, but a cardigan alone will not suffice...my solution a cardigan jacket! The concept clearly originates from the Chanel Cardi Jacket which Coco Chanel introduced in 1925...87 years on and still going strong; Iconic fashion at its best! The signature design consisted of woven wool, clean simple trims and gold buttons...classic, classy and an all time favourite. 


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The collarless cardi jacket became a staple in Chanel collections for years and still features in all shows and new collections in all its original beauty but very often jazzed up for some fun too with fraying, trims, zips and colours! If it's possible I can only see it becoming even bigger as the high street, magazines and fashionistas are falling in love with the design all over again season after season! 

I love them SO much and so do Zara, every week they have a newbie and I go in for my weekly routine....lovingly stare, stroke and try them all on and dream I can buy every single one!! I will own one very soon but I am officially only buying necessities in my bid to clear my Mastercard! (I am already bored of this and it has only been three days since I began...!)

See my run down of Zara's best of the best....and if you get one I will cry and then steal it off your back literally!!

Traditional with gold buttons - £79.99

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My biggest crush...black wool and silver studding...lush!! £89.99

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Jazzed up with some colour and zip detailing...£59.99

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Sequins....£89.99

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Long Line with double pocket detailing...£69.99

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Tweed, pink and gold buttons...perfection...£89.99

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A hint of subtle colour is a welcome addition to your wardrobe...£79.99

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Jacket crush number two...AMAZOOO! £119.00

 Images via www.zara.com

And if you can afford the real deal, have a look at the designs coming your way from the Cruise 2012/13 show in May....I think I'll start with a Zara beauty and move onto Chanel when I am a high flying rich business woman...!!!!


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