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Monday, 12 September 2022

From Petite to Plump on Safari

Hello my lovelies!

Here’s another From Plump to Petite outfit.  Over time, instagrammer Annemarie


and I discovered we often have similar items in our wardrobes, and occasionally identical - see our matching summer dresses in this post

However our body shapes are very different, petite and plump.
Yet somehow the pieces and styles work for us both. 


So what fun it was to discover recently that we have identical safari jackets (Primarni, 2019).  The jacket is made from a soft linen, a perfect fabric for the summer we’ve just had, and it’s double breasted by way of brown buttons.   
However, it’s a jacket that can work well in the autumn too. 

Annemarie has had good use out of hers these past three years.   
Me, not at all!  
My jacket was left in the UK house after purchase in 2019 and Covid allowed it to hang out in a wardrobe unworn for three years. 

This was the first opportunity I had to wear mine. 

Let’s take a look at how Annemarie styled her jacket. 


A soft khaki/olive tee is worn under the jacket, and that accent colour is followed through in the cross body bag. 
The outfit is finished off with stone coloured chinos and cream flatties to create a long line through to ground level. 

I absolutely love her styling of this safari jacket.  



And now, I have to apologize for my ”styling”, or rather, lack of it. 


When Annemarie and I met up, my clothes, footwear, bags, jewellery, you name it - all had been packed away in removal boxes. 

I struggled to find something to wear with the jacket. 


So it’s no wonder we were laughing a lot during this shoot!


All I could muster was this.  An ivory vest, white baggy chinos, some old white flatties.  
And that was it.
No jewellery, no bag, zilch embellishment. 


Annemarie, beautifully styled and well turned out.  
Me, not. 


But styling or not, we always have a blast when we get together.  And I hope we get the message across in these  pics - this kind of soft and loose jacket suits both body shapes and probably everything in between. 


A la perchoine,
Mary xxx. 






 

22 comments:

  1. I know Primarni is fast fashion and all that's bad about that but to give them their due; they often nail it! This jacket is no exception. It looks great on you both and has so much potential...

    Have a great week, Mary!
    xxx

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    1. So right Vronni, Primark does somehow manage to totally nail it!
      Mary xxx.

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  2. That blazer looks lovely on you both and I really like it with the monochrome white - sometimes simple styling is all you need :)

    Hope you are having a great day :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica, you’re right - simple can often be a great partner for a striking piece.
      Mary xxx.

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  3. I like your soft neutral look with it! I think it is summer chic!

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    1. Thanks Laura, neutrals look fab any time of year eh.
      Mary xxxX .

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  4. That's a lovely jacket, and you both look great in your outfits.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  5. I like how you both look in this neutral colour outfits

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    1. Thanks so much Anna.
      Mary xxx.

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  6. The soft linen safari jacket in a neutral color is an amazingly versatile piece for numerous summer outfits. Looks like you girls were having fun!
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. So much fun Carol!!!
      Mary xxx.

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  7. Hello, again. Just popping by to say:
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-up 33.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting Carol.
      Mary xxx.

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  8. Stop is Mary, you both look fabulous! I love the style and good old Primark, I'm styling a pair of their trousers this week! Thanks for adding to the linkup party. x Jacqui

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    1. 🤣 Jacqui, but much thanks and thanks for hosting.
      Mary xxx.

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  9. Thanks so much Mireille.
    Mary xxx.

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  10. I love seeing you two sweet ladies together and I know well how much fun Annmarie is!! I think you both look wonderful in the jacket!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Aww thanks sista, it’s so good that you’ve met Annemarie too.
      Mary xxx.

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  11. Ok. Now this looks fun! Like you ladies had a blast! How funny that you both bought the exact same jacket at different times. I love both the looks!

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    1. Hi Jess, we’ve bought the same thing a few times now!
      Mary xxx.

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