Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Breton Bows & Sparkles

Well I have some wifi finally!  House moving is never easy so please bear with me as I feel I have so many posts to catch up on but still feel worn out.  I am starting back with a simple post on a breton I found at the J.Crew store in London.  I saw it when I had a day out with my Mum and Sister but stupidly didn't try it on, as I thought we might make it to the bigger store down Regent Street with more sale items in.  Needless to say we never did so when I was in London next I managed to pop in and grab one as they were sold out online in my size.

J.Crew striped t-shirt with bow embellished back
If you look closely you'll see a little sparkle to the bows.  I loved how simple it was, just a plain breton with a twist at the back in the form of some bows.  They did it in red and black but I kept with a traditional navy stripe.  It was £59.50 down to £29.00 (a much better price for a cotton top) with only size XXS left online I'm afraid (it comes up true to size and pretty tight in the arm) but check back in case other sizes come back into stock.  It was a very windy day as you can see and after working a Sunday (it's a good job I love my clients!) I just wanted to get inside so please excuse the next shot. However below is just to show you it really is a classic breton from the front, no frills, just a good hard working stripe.  Then from the back, magic!

I am a pretty classic dresser, I like to add a twist to an outfit with accessories or sometimes an all out there top but something like a breton is just my go to.  I can wear a print up top easily, it suits my shape so I tend to stick with what I know works on me.  Bretons just never go out of style.  I have my eye on this swing style one below from Boden as they sent me a Birthday voucher.  Another classic with an additional small twist, this time in the cut.

Boden Supersoft Swing Top £29.50 (or £50 for two/3 for £72 - different colours available)


  1. Love that gorgeous detail on your Breton Natalie! A fab take on such an Iconic top! xx

  2. Oh that is pretty (and sadly only large or very small now) - may have to stalk it and see if it comes back in


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