Monday, 17 June 2013

Addicted to... La Marinière

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La Marinière is most definitely deserving of it's own post. Also known as the Breton, it is an eternal classic. I have been building up a small collection over the last few years and having made quite a few recent purchases, thought it time to collate and document my collection. Of course this collection is by no means complete... I still have my eye on tee shirts from Armor-Lux, APC and Saint James.

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Recent buys, black and royal blue stripe long sleeve sweaters from Zara, found here, extremely good value. There is also a thick striped, slightly cropped three quarter sweater also from Zara in the pile too, white with a dark blue stripe.

Next picture is a grey and black Organic Cotton stripe from Swedish store, Gudrun Sjödén*.This shirt is of the most amazing soft but thick cotton, it's available in other colours too. And although white had been my original first choice, I quite like grey for a change from my others.

I recently bought a Breton sweater by the brand Armor-Lux. I had been stalking this brand for quite some time and discovered a sale at online store Togs + Clogs, so quickly put my order in. I'm looking forward to ordering the tee shirt too at some point.

I bought the Jaeger top a couple of years ago, better pictures here. And have had so much wear out of it. It has a lovely square neckline, is just the right length below my waist and is a lovely thick cotton. Definitely one of my best purchases.

And finally there is a very inexpensive thin, oversized cotton top from H&M that I have had for a number of years. Not the best quality but still a classic that I wear often.

If you're a fan of the Breton / La Marinière too, check out this blog for some heavenly inspiration, you may even spot a picture of me if you look hard enough ;-)

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4 comments:

  1. I have so, so many Breton tops too, yet I can never resist buying more...

    Becky | accooohtrements blog

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  2. Ooh loving the stripes! Very cute :)

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  3. I'm sooo glad I'm not the only one with an obsessive collection of bretons! Honestly when I was packing to go away on holiday I shocked myself a little by how many t-shirts, jumpers and tops I had that are in the same kind of style. I guess you must just be drawn to the things you like over and over. Plus they're so timeless, it doesn't matter!

    Hannah xx


    p.s while I was away I tried on a 2.55 in Mykonos town and was extremely tempted to splurge my savings. I'm holding off (maybe until my birthday) but it did make me think of you! Hope you're well xx

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  4. yey i'm glad you're enjoying the armor lux knit, probably a bit too hot for it now but it's timeless isn't it. i have 3 of their tops from tops, the normal l/s ones and they're great. glad you're happy

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