Bonmarche Shades Of Grey & Monochromatic Me

Today I’m sharing with you another great item from Bonmarche

I love the soft shade of grey of this jacket, and the detailing on the shoulders. Warm enough for our weather with a jumper at the moment, but will see me through Spring with  a T shirt. A soft faux suede material cut in a feminine biker style. 

The seamed detail on the back of the jacket is a great waist emphasizer. That’s always a bonus! 

I have chosen to style the jacket with various shades of grey. Maybe your thinking it’s too monochromatic . Grey is such a great base shade this jacket could be worn with so many other colours. I know it will go great with this skirt . But these items in my wardrobe jumped to my attention as soon as I was deciding what to pair it with.

The Grey roll neck jumper compliments the style of the neck of the jacket, and the silver popper fastening and zip detail is brought out with the silver in the necklace. Dark grey faux leather trousers and bag finish the look. The jacket also looks great with the dress it’s paired with on-line here Excuse the wind swept look!

Now there’s a note to self here! before leaving the house, checking that I looked Ok. I have never taken into consideration how these trousers look after sitting in them for a while!
I have loved these trousers and am broken hearted  that they bag so badly. Even more disturbed that Iv’e worn them so much not realizing this was happening! 

I’d like to know what you would pair this jacket with? Are you with me on the monochromatic look? 
Do take a look at what Bonmarche have to offer. Iv’e got my eye on their new Ultimate shape enhancing jeans I bet they wont bag like these trousers!

Xo Laurie

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  1. February 8, 2017 / 10:12 am

    You look fabulous as usual Laurie. I'm loving the monochromatic look, and think the jacket will look great with some colour in the spring. xx
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo
    (sorry for the epicly late comment!)

  2. January 18, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Oh, this is a fantastic monochromatic look! I cannot decide which I like more – the amazing jacket or charcoal faux leather pants. It's a wonderful combination. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

  3. January 16, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I don't remember Bonmarche being so on trend before. I love the colour choices and as always, you carry off the style beautifully. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam x

    • January 17, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Annette. That is such a lovely compliment. I really enjoy linking up with you. Met some lovely people through it. Such a good group of peeps. xx

  4. January 16, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I love this monochromatic look, the detailing of the jacket is pronounced without having to fight with other colors and patterns. The seaming on the back is so cool, without it jackets can get too boxy, this one showcases your waist so well. The fabric is lovely too, I like texture and this looks soft and warm.

    • January 17, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you Nikki. You describe the jacket better than myself! I'm so glad you like it xx

  5. January 15, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Hi Laurie, I love this whole look, you always get it right. Just started looking at Bonmarche and I've got a cute navy blouse with a frill detail, I'll be styling this in the next week or so. Hope you're well. x

    • January 17, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Aw Thank you Jacqui! welcome back from your holidays. I remember reading about the post when you bought the blouse. Look forward to seeing it x

  6. January 15, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I'm seriously loving this Bonmarche jacket Laurie. The whole monochromatic look is amazing. I would probably wear it with a long black gypsy skirt, but then again I don't normally wear pants 😉

    • January 17, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you Michelle. This can be worn with a dress or skirt too. I think it would look great with a plain shift dress actually. Watch this space! I'm wondering though, why you don't wear pants? Is there a specific reason or just preference? Thank you so much for stopping by again x

  7. January 14, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    I've found that a well styled and well fitting jacket such as yours is often hard to find. I think the monochromatic color palette is fabulous and the whole look is very nice (mind the bagging of your pants). I try to check for wrinkling problems with skirts or pants when shopping by gathering the fabric in my hand and holding it tight for several minutes. If it creases then, it sure will crease during a day's wear. All that aside, thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • January 14, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you Rena. These trousers look perfect when washed and put on. I wasn't allowing for the stretching that happens when I sat down in them. Such a shame! x

  8. January 13, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Grey looks fabulous on you and the jacket roll neck combo really compliment each other. I know what you mean about the trousers bagging but it's hard to give up on a favourite pair of trousers!

    • January 14, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you Tinuke. I'm sad about the trousers! Thank you for stopping by x

  9. January 13, 2017 / 6:40 am

    I like the look. You kept it interesting with the different texture.

  10. January 12, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I love this monochromatic outfit, Laurie! The jacket is beautiful! You'll be able to style it so many different ways!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you Fern. Thanks for stopping by x

  11. January 11, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Such a lovely jacket Laurie, lovely shade og grey 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  12. January 11, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Fabulous shades of gray that really complement each other so well! I hope you're having a lovely day!

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you Marjorie. Thanks for stopping by xx

  13. January 11, 2017 / 8:49 am

    I love grey but am always guilty of wearing my tops with jeans instead. Your look is great; really works! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx

  14. January 11, 2017 / 2:44 am

    You look lovely! That jacket and those pants are amazing! Stopping by from the Confident Twosday linkup!


  15. January 10, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Love all the shades of grey in your outfit! That jacket is fabulous!

  16. January 10, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    You look lovely in this soft monchrome look Laurie. I think the pleated skirt you recently feautured would have worked equally well with this jacket. Too bad about the trousers, but we can't always get to a mirror to check these things out half way through the day, can we?
    Have a lovely week x

    • January 10, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Totally gutted about them Anna! Don't think I could even have them taken in. xx

  17. January 10, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I don't usually wear a monochromatic look, but this outfit might make me change my mind!! It's absolutely fabulous, Laurie!
    And I really don't think the pants look that bad. I would never have looked at these photos and thought anything bad about them!!
    The jacket is wonderful…I'm going to check out the company right now!

    • January 10, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Jodie! So pleased you like it. And I know you will like the website. xx

  18. January 10, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I would never think about going to Bonmarche but they have some gorgeous clothes!! I didn't realise they had undergone such a transformation, I love grey and you look amazing as always! #dreamteam

    • January 10, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Iv'e been working with the brand a while now, and watched them grow strength to strength! Worth a look x

  19. January 10, 2017 / 11:08 am

    The jacket looks great with the roll neck jumper. Bonmarche has undergone quite a transformation recently! I love wearing different shades of grey together – it's such a flattering colour. I've started my own blog link up today and would love it if you could join in 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • January 10, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you Emma. I have already linked up and shared via Twitter! I'm hoping to start my link up next week xx

  20. January 10, 2017 / 2:42 am

    Laurie, that monochromatic look is lovely. Sometimes that is the way to go. It is sleek, classic and so very stylish. You look amazing! The only thing I might have changed is a bright bag. That would be a way to add color without changing the overall look. But I love this look! – Amy

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you Amy. And yes I have to agree with that. I look forward to brighter weather to wear brighter colours with the jacket. Good to hear from you xx

  21. January 9, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    It looks a very versatile and flattering jacket. I'm not familiar with bonmarche, we don't have one. Shame that the trousers clinging and bagging, grey faux leather sounds like they could have been very useful.

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      I am gutted about these trousers Mary! I loved them when I bought them! x

  22. January 9, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I love this monochronic look. And especially with the necklace. I think you can wear anything under that jacket, and any color. I think I also would love it with a ruffled blouse! Is your mother doing better Laurie?

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Nancy. So lovely of you to ask about mother. She is really so much better. Just managed to get her out driving her car again.I didn't think that was going to happen again. Thank you for asking Nancy xx

  23. I also love the shades of grey. They look very good on you. What a pity with the trousers bagging :/. I was about to say I love also the trousers but the bagging really is not such a good thing.

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      You know it Naisellisia! I am gutted because I have loved these trousers and now there going in the bin!

  24. January 9, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    My word, how BonMarche has changed, that jacket looks amazing on you. Mich x #SharetheJoy

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle. Well worth taking a look at Bonmarche. It has changed drastically x

  25. January 9, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I love the grey colours. I can be guilty of too much grey though, you wear it with style! #SharetheJoy

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you! I'm sure you look great in yours too! Maybe you could join in on the new link up I have planned and show us your style! x

  26. January 9, 2017 / 10:33 am

    Love this look Laurie! I love grey and this look is fab on you. If you could pop the Share the Joy button on each post linked up that would be awesome! Thank you for linking up to #sharethejoy

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