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22 September 2014

The elusive fur gilet........

or so I thought! I have managed to secure another classic item that's been on my radar for a long time now and is another great addition to my Autumn/Winter plan. I searched high and low for one last year (see here and ,here) and bought 3 or 4 which were all returned. However when Damart got in touch with me recently and asked me if there was anything from their range that I would like to try, I opened their look book and this fur gilet immediately jumped out out me! I knew that it would fit in with my slightly grungey A/W looks of skinny ripped knee jeans, shirts and Chelsea boots! I love the way have Damart have styled it over a dress with heels here too! 





The gilet also comes in another colourway, taupe and I think it is great quality and good value for £39.


I think the style of the Damart gilet works really well for me which I feel is due to the neckline and length of it. Last year the first one I tried was from New Look and it had a huge collar which totally overwhelmed me. I also bought and returned one from Next that was shorter with a stand-up collar which just didn't look right on me. The last one I purchased was from Zara which was a zip front round neck which didn't suit me either. I think the Damart one works well is as the proportions are just right length wise and of course the neck-line on this one allows me to wear a jacket underneath which was just what I was after.....see here!


Damart gilet (current, here)
Levis vintage denim jacket 
Boden raven & grey marl Breton (current, here)
ASOS Ridley busted knee jeans (recent, here)
Clark's Lolly Dawson boots (current, here)


Damart gilet (current here)
Uniqlo check shirt (Spring 2014)
Gap original fit (Summer 2013)
Superga pumps (Summer 2014, still available here)


Damart gilet (current, here)
Zoe Karssen sweater (T K Maxx recently)
H&M jeans (as before)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoes (still available here)

One of the main reasons for me wanting to find a gilet last year was because I had a straight from work Christmas do so I wanted something I could throw over my work uniform of black skinny trousers and black suede dicker boots and add a bit of bling.....job done! I am definitely looking for other ways to dress it up too! I think this will be perfect for after work drinks now with leopard print ballet flats that I can stash in my work tote!


Damart gilet (current, here)
Jaeger black jersey top (ancient)
Gap skinny trousers (old)
KG dicker boots (old)
Marks and Spencer bag (Winter 2013)

So come on tell me....how do you style yours? I have made a couple of purchases that will go perfectly with this.....I've shared a few of them here but I'm not quite ready to share the rest of them just yet! Needless to say I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this little number over the coming weeks though! 

Some outfits to share from the past few days. I wore this outfit the other Saturday to a friends birthday lunch. When I got up the day looked like it was going to be grey but just as I was about to walk out the door the sun came out! Typical! Anyway I had just enough time to change as I had planned to wear this dress all week!


Zara lace dress (Spring 2014)
Kurt Geiger Kad Sandals (still available here)
Balenciaga bag

Now, this is the outfit I thought I was going to be wearing, but look forward to wearing another time!


Mango blazer (Autumn 2013)
Topshop camisole (Summer 2013)
ASOS Ridley busted knee jeans (recent, here)
H&M lace pump (recent, here)
Marks & Spencer bag (Winter 2013)


Zara t-shirt (Spring 2014)
Gap Always Skinny jeans (old)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoes (still available here


Zara sweatshirt tee (Summer 2013, holiday purchase)
Mango jeans (old)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoes (still available here)
Furla bag (old, via eBay)


Topshop cardy (new purchase, see here;)
Whistles t-shirt (outlet purchase, last year)
Gap Always Skinny jeans (old)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoes (still available here)
Marc Jacobs bag (old)

I would like to thank Damart for sending me the gilet and just to point out that I didn't feel I was under any obligation to write anything about this item but I felt it deserved it! I am very much looking forward to wearing this in the cooler days to come. It has well and truly scratched the fur gilet itch for me!

Be back soon with some of those purchases I mentioned earlier ;0)

As always I love reading and responding to your comments.

Michelle xx

52 comments:

  1. Love the gilet Michelle it looks gorgeous on you & I especially love it worn over your denim jacket. You can't beat a gilet for this time of year when the weather's not too cold.
    Can't wait to see what else you've been buying ;-)
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thank you Jane....I'm really looking forward to wearing it, it's a little bit on the warm side for it yet though!! Not that I'm complaining of course, long may this Indian Summer go on!! xx

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  2. It's fab isn't it. I was bowled over by Damart's Look Book. You've styled it so well xx

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    1. The look book is stunning isn't it?! I've had a lot of fun playing dress up with the gilet.....plenty more looks to come xx

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  3. Looks lovely on you Michelle! So glad you finally found the style you were looking for! After all those returns it must be a relief to finally have one ticked off the wishlist! x

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    1. At last I found the perfect shaped one for me Sharron, look forward to giving it an outing soon.....not too soon though! I'm still enjoying this glorious weather! xx

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  4. That is the perfect style of gilet, love it. Liking the ways that you have styled it too!
    Great looks as always.
    Sued
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Thank you Sue....I know you did a post featuring some fur a while back, have you indulged yet?? xx

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  5. I NEED THAT TAUPE ONE NOW!

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    1. Well I'm glad you like it!! I have just noticed that you can free delivery with GD4-BIU thanks to an advert on the Daily Mail......whoop whoop! xx

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  6. That's a great gilet & I love every way you've styled it! X

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    1. Hello Sarah...thank you! Have just found you and followed on Bloglovin' xx

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  7. It's stunning Michelle - is it navy too? I wear mine over a leather jacket or denim jacket for a bit of extra warmth:)

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    1. Thanks Joanna, it's all black! Brilliant idea to wear over a leather jacket.....I shall be trying that too! xx

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  8. What a fab gilet, very you & I love the different ways you've styled it. Definitely something that you'll get a lot of wear out of & it will look great dressed up or down! I have a faux fur gilet that I've had for a few years but it comes out every winter & I never tire of wearing it! x

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    1. Hey Sian, thank you! Glad to have got my hands on a gilet at last and am very much looking forward to wearing it! xx

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  9. I am after one too! You are correct the proportions are perfect for you, LOVE how you have styled it Michelle, particularly like it layered over the denim shirt. x

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    1. Can't wait to see which one you go for Annmarie and I look forward to stealing some styling ideas from you! xx

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  10. Isn't it great when you find the perfect missing piece in the clothing jigsaw! Looks so cool on you, and love the way it's fitted straight in to you look! Xx

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    1. It is indeed....glad I didn't give up the search entirely! It just works so well with pretty much everything from my Autumn/Winter wish list, I'm pretty happy about that! xx

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  11. That looks fab. I find fur gilets really difficult and so far I haven't managed to find one that doesn't make me look like a miniature Viking! Perhaps this is the shape I should be looking for

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    1. I think that's why I had so many problems finding the right one Helen because they can look a little overwhelming. The more fitted shape with no collar was the best shape for me hands down! xx

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  12. I would love a gilet and I would never have turned to Damart unless you had pointed it out to me Thanks. I really like the dressier styling with the dicker boots but all of these looks are great.

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    1. It was you who sewed the seed Sarah with your post a few weeks back!! You know, I think I prefer it dressed up best too but I look forward to having a little play around with it to try out some different dressy outfits xx




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  13. Great choice in choosing the fur gilet! Loving all your outfits as always, you look stunning in the dress for the birthday lunch.
    A x

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    1. ;0) It was a good choice Abbi! Thank you for the lovely compliment xx

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  14. Anonymous23/9/14 14:52

    Love this post! Can I ask is the gillet true to size? Also is it below waist length? Thank you. I'm going to order : )

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    1. Hello there! I would say that Damart come up a little on the larger size. It's hip length, so definitely below the waist! Happy shopping :0)

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    2. Anonymous26/9/14 11:40

      Thank you. It's ordered! : ) I got discount code from voucherbox.co.uk for 20% off plus free delivery so only £31.20 altogether : )

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    3. How brilliant! Thanks so much for let me know! Enjoy!! xx

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  15. Wow, what a great display of style. I love it all. I've been looking for something like this gilet too. I like the shaggy ones as well.

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    1. Hi Joni! Thank you, I have to say the gilet is a pretty versatile item, great for now as it's just starting to get a tad chillier!

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    2. p.s great blog by the way!! xx

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  16. Your gilet looks fab on you Michelle! I bought one in Tesco a couple of years ago so I will try a few new ways to style it this year! Love all your inspiration. Enjoy your week:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I think if this one works as well as I think it does....I could end up going in for the taupe version too! I think it will be a handy thing to have especially if we are in for another mild-ish Winter like we had last year! xx

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  17. We are gilet twins! I just did my photos yesterday so will link back to this post when I write mine. I agree fully with you - it's a gorgeous gilet and the quality is great. I'm delighted with mine and now I have loads of ideas on how to style it too...thanks for that! Ax

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    1. Hey style twin....can't wait to see you styling yours.....I'm looking for more ideas too! Look forward to seeing you in yours v.soon! xx

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  18. Ooohhhh fab gilet, Michelle. Glad you've found one at last!!! I've never even looked at Damart so maybe I should check them out! Lynne x

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    1. Do have a look at Damart Lynne....I could definitely see you in the taupe version ;0) xx

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  19. It's absolutely perfect for you Michelle. And it looks like it's going to be a very useful addition to your wardrobe. I already have a black one but the other colour looks very tempting - I like it for all the reasons you pointed out like the neckline which makes it a bit easier to work with and proportions - it doesn't look like it's wearing you which is important! Lucky girl - to have found another of your key items!

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    1. After trying on a few it paid off to wait until the right one came along Sue! It is one of those items that does need to be just right proportion right. The othere I tried just swamped me. This one is just the right amount of fitted and the neckline on these does make such difference. Glad to have checked another item off that list of keys items!! xx

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  20. Hello, what's the sizing like on the Topshop cardigan please? Liking the gilet too!

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    1. Hello! The Topshop cardy comes up huge! I am wearing the size 8 but it's still very roomy! Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks. :0) I might try the 8 then.

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  21. Hi my lovely!! As usual you've managed to pick a key style investment piece that not only goes with everything at anytime but also looks fabulous too, well done you!! Lovely outfit posts too, you've really done well from crossing summer to autumn in your perfectly picked items! xxx

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    1. Thank you Sharon! The more I look at the gilet, the more I can't wait to wear it...it is indeed a great investment piece. It's not easy dressing for the weather at the moment as it's chilly in the mornings but heating up later in the day....glad you think I'm handling this quite well ;0) xx

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  22. Love the black outfit and skinny jeans with slides look... it really does work well with all outfits, lovely post
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    1. I think that is my favourite of the Casual looks Anne-marie, thank you! xx

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  23. I'm so glad you finally got one Michelle & it really is perfect on you! Love it over the denim jacket! You look gorgeous in your lace dress too! Ax

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    1. It was a bit of slog to get the right one but I got there in the end thanks to Damart Andrea!! I hope to get some more wear out of the lace dress in the coming months as I think it will look great with black opaques and leopard print pumps!! xx

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  24. Love it, furry but sleek at the same time, perfect!

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