Thursday, 17 January 2013

Outfit Post: Joules Quilted Jackets (Or, Yes! It Gets Cold In LA!)

I know I can't really complain as while everyone back home has snow to contend with at the moment, I get to deal with the somewhat milder weather we get to enjoy here in Southern California. However, I wanted to take a post to both dispel the myth that it is always hot and sunny in Los Angeles (it has actually been pretty cold this week, I've needed to both layer and snuggle up to stay warm), and to share my continuing love for the wonderfully stylish and versatile wardrobe item that is the ladies quilted jacket. Last year I practically lived in the one I picked up from Hobbs, but this year it is all about this fun green number the ladies at Great British brand Joules were kind enough to send my way a few weeks ago for me to enjoy if it ever got cold enough!
What I love about this jacket is the details. A few years ago I'd never have worn something this loud, but now I kind of love it. I love the cord details over the pockets, the plush zipper and especially the beautifully bright floral linking; it makes my habit of constantly turning up my sleeves into a fashion statement. I also got a compliment on it from one of the girls working in the new Isabel Marant store on Melrose Place. That can only mean kudos to the jacket. The green also contrasts fantastically with this bright purple jumper.
Quilted Jacket: c/o Joules,  Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen c/o Sunglasses Shop, Scarf: Street Stall, Jumper: Madewell, Pale Purple Layering Tank Top: c/o Splendid, Jeans: Levi's, Handbag: Hobbs, Nail Polish: Essie 'Where's My Chauffeur?'

You see? I'm wearing a tank top (Splendid sent me a couple when I first moved here; they are super soft and amazing for layering), a medium weight jumper, my old school scarf and a pretty warm jacket. And I have J.Crew leather ankle boots on my feet. If you ignore the sunglasses (always a must against the LA sun), not the wardrobe you'd expect the SoCal, right ? Myth dispelled. At least for now until it heats up in a few weeks!

Where is your current go to coat or jacket from, and for my London readers, what are you doing to keep warm?


  1. I love that jumper, Rachel! :)

    Also, it it freaking -7 in Sheffield today. I am going to DIE.

  2. January 2013 at 16:42

    I love the jumper. I've never been a fan of loud prints but this is gorgeous.
    And England is freezing. I'm literally snuggling up next to the radiator with a blanket and fluffy socks on. :/ LA is a definite must!

  3. I love that you have cold weather too! You're missing 'fake' snow that still managed to ruin public transport. Love the jacket. It's such a great colour on you.