Reefer Jacket In The New Pantone SS18 & Perfect Matching Bag

This Reefer Jacket is in my favourite SS18 colour and I must say, Laura Ashley has got it spot on with their new season collection of gorgeous florals and stylish items.

This coat – Reefer Jacket, is super soft and I love the large collar/lapels  and seam detail


Reefer jacket from Laura Ashley in this years Pantone ss18 shade of pink lavenda

The new SS18 collection at Laura Ashley called Lilac Lush but as soon as I laid eyes on it I was reminded of this new colour trend that everyone is talking about. The Pantone SS18 shade called Pink Lavender

There are also several other collections called Meadow Flowers, Butterfly Blushes, Weekend Drive and Hint Of Mint. Each collection is created to mix and match, creating that perfect Spring wardrobe. The legwork has been done for you!

It’s perfect timing to wear this coat, it’s like a breath of fresh air



This light colour is such a breath of fresh air to wear after all the wintery darkness. The days are staying lighter and Spring is in the air.

That’s not to say that this coat isn’t warm. I’m taking these shots on what could possibly be the coldest day of the year and I’m warm as toast. It has a good wool content, and that makes a huge difference.

Let’s talk about the details


laura ashley reefer jacket


The lining is just so pretty! Undone, the little glimpses of this “Painterly Floral Hero” fabric that also forms part of this seasons collection really does look lovely. It feels great from the inside too.


laura ashley reefer jacket


The Gold buttons add a nice touch to the design and the seam detailing and the fit of the coat is what makes this so special. It’s a classic style coat but way on trend colourwise. I think this colour will be a huge choice for many this year.

The Grey Classic Grab Bag

As you can see from above, the Grey Classic Grab Bag if far from just Grey! I love the two-tone effect that matches in perfectly with the coat. I’m showing it here over the shoulder and as you will see, it can be worn without the strap too.

I’m wondering if this will be as popular as my White Laura Ashley bag that I shared with you last summer? I still get lot’s of comments about that bag and it will be used a lot this summer to come because I love it so much.

The Daisy Flower Cut-work bag is still available in Yellow, and that’s another key trend colour for this year and I’m so tempted to get this colour too.



I’m taking these photos at Boston Manor Park today and I love looking at the architecture of these old buildings but feel that this could do with a lick of paint! It’s such a shame to see these old buildings wasting away like this.

I want to add that this Reefer Jacket is classed as, well, a jacket! but It’s more like a three quarter length coat in my eyes. I’m 5’2 and this reaches just on my knees. So on the average height, it will be just above the knee.

Taking a few shots for my Instagram stories!


You can see here, the bag being worn just by the handles. It’s a perfect size for me with an outside pocket and two pockets on the inside to keep everything neat and easy to find.

I haven’t mentioned the super waxed Skinny jeans that I’m wearing under the coat. Relaxed style and comfortable to wear. They are keeping the chill out too! I’ve folded the bottoms and I like them this way.



I’ve worn Black boots with the outfit, but I feel this is screaming out for some dark grey boots or court shoes. Watch this space! I wanted to add this shot to show the vent on the back of the Reefer jacket. Always a bonus for movability in my book!



What do you think of this new colour trend? Are you wearing it already or will you be buying?



The Waxed Skinny Jeans are classic cut with back and side pockets. I love this neutral colour and they will mix with so much already in my wardrobe.



A huge thanks to Laura Ashley for gifting me this gorgeous outfit to share with you. They have smashed it again this season with such a great collection.

coat Co/Laura Ashley

Waxed Skinny Jeans Co/ Laura Ashley

Grey Classic Grab Bag Co/Laura Ashley

Xo Laurie

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  1. February 26, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    I love that coat – I’m after a new one at the moment and it looks really smart. 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  2. February 18, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    What a beautiful coat Laurie! I love the color very much and the wide lapels, looks fab with the grey pants. I always love a color to a coat that isnt navy, black or brown.. need something refreshing for the winter months1

    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  3. February 15, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    You look so lovely! That coat is simply stunning!

  4. February 15, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Who’d have known that Laura Ashley would sell waxed skinny jeans?! I thought they were all florals and floaty dresses lol! I LOVE the coat, Laurie and the colour is gorgeous on you. I can see why you love it so much. I always get excited when the lining is even prettier than the coat itself! I do like the boots with this outfit too – although I can understand why you’d want some grey perhaps?
    Suzy xx

  5. February 15, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Lovely colours Laurie. Love pastels but I am an “autumn” colour girl so they don’t look the best on me. Fab on you though. Do you take your own photos on a tripod or have you got a good photographer partner/friend? They’re great photos. Talk soon. x

  6. February 15, 2018 / 3:36 am

    Such a great coat, Laurie. Everything is great about it: the soft colour, the style and of course the lining, such fun. This coat speaks easy elegance and you look great in it.

    • laurie
      February 15, 2018 / 7:21 am

      You nailed it, Anna! Easy elegance. I do feel elegant in this. xx

  7. February 14, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    Gorgeous coat! I love the colour and the patterned lining. Fabulous bag too – it’s nice to have the option of wearing it two ways. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      February 15, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Thanks Emma xx

  8. February 14, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    What a beautiful coat! You look lovely in the colour.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      February 15, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Thank you Gemma. I’m loving this colour xx

  9. February 14, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    What a pretty coat Laurie, the colour is beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up Laurie. Hope to see you again soon 🙂

    • laurie
      February 15, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Thank you Claire xx

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Pretty isn’t it? I love little extras like that xx

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Thank you, Courtney. Thanks for stopping by xx

  10. February 12, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    What a stylish jacket! And love the coated jeans in that grey colour. Great styling Laurie and I’m so impressed that your hair looks just as gorgeous behind as it does from the front; love the layered cut which plays to your gorgeous volume and wave and swing. All super! Hugs, x.

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thank you Mary. I know you are a big fan of the coated jeans. This colour will go with so much xx

  11. February 12, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I love the coat – it is a really flattering colour on you. Pen x #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Pen xx

  12. February 12, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    This is really stunning. What a fabulous colours!

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Nancy xx

  13. February 12, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    It’s a lovely jacket Laurie and perfect for the Spring. I reckon it will brighten the darkest day. Jacqui

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:36 am

      It’s so nice to wear lighter colours, Jacqui. Puts a spring in your step xx

  14. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    February 12, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Oh Laurie whar a wonderful jacket. You look amazing in this color.
    Many greetings from Thailand, Tina

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Thank you Tina! I bet your having a lovely time out there xx

  15. February 12, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Laurie, I love the subtleness of the color of this gorgeous jacket! It’s really just lovely! You’re right, it is perfect for this time of year. I would definitely wear it. I’m not a fan of purple colors on me, but this is so subtle, I think it would be lovely!

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Thank you, Julie. I’m so much preferring this colour over the violet that’s on trend and I think this colour prefers me! xx

    • laurie
      February 14, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Thank you Maria xx

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