Sunday, March 31, 2013

THE BOMBER JACKET

Now where have I seen something similar before?

Salt-N-Pepa






Bomber Jacket Zara
Over-the-Knee Suede Boots Clarks
Leggings Topshop
Belt TK Max
Necklace Topshop

You are probably aware that the original bomber jacket was first developed during World War 1 for the US military. It’s come a long way since then, now appearing as sports-luxe apparel in all my favourite high street shops. Even the fashion edit of the Guardian newspaper (yes it does have a fashion section!) says: ‘the bomber jacket is the lightweight coat of choice this spring….Your wardrobe shouldn't be without one’.

I’ll be honest, I wasn't convinced that my wardrobe shouldn't be without one until I saw them popping up on a couple of blogs and liked what I saw, albeit in different guises. It then suddenly dawned on me that I had been the proud owner of a bad girl bomber jacket back in the day when Salt-N-Pepa was playing on my Walkman - you know the songs, Let’s Talk About Sex and Push It, or maybe you don’t dependent on your age -; it was the era when a female rap crew revolutionized the Hip-Hop industry.

What I love about this jacket is its lightweight feel and retro edge (and of course the embroidery), but there’s no way I’d personally feel comfortable wearing it with a pair of heels as shown by the model on the Zara website. In fact, I wanted to go to JD or Footlocker to buy some high-top trainers, but then I recalled that Salt-N-Pepa wore their jackets with knee length boots so I thought I’d see whether I could rock a similar style. I try not to make a habit of copying other people’s style, but I’m sure I can be forgiven when it comes to iconic figures like Salt-N-Pepa.

Biker jacket or bomber jacket? Between you and me, I prefer the biker jacket. What do you prefer?

Later x


45 comments:

  1. Love your jacket!!! happy Easter!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    Chic With The Least
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  2. That jacket is sooo cool! I can't decide for you bc they both suit you but that's hard to answer. It's a mood thing isn't it? But love the motif on it xx

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  3. Oh I saw this geat jacket at Zara befor. The jacket is perfect for you, but I think I'm a little too old for these trend. ;)

    Glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de

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    1. I probably am too, but I'm trying to ignore that! ha ha

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  4. Love love love the jacket!

    xx

    http://unromanceconlamoda.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the fashion flashback and the jacket ~ you look fabulous!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. You look amazing in your bomber jacket. I love biker jackets too and I probably wear them more.
    Happy Easter.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  7. You look absolutely amazing in that jacket,love!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  8. The jacket is super stylish!
    would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin and Facebook? Let me know!
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  9. I am just adore the this total black look with the cool twist of this bomber jacket.. You pulled it so well!

    Usually I prefer biker jackets but there are some bombers that doing a great job.. sometimes even better than the bikers-like this one!!!

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  10. You look great with that outfit.
    Haley www.instyleforless.org

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  11. Hi babe! I just published a post featuring my new Oasap dress… let me know what do you think about it!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/2013/04/oasap-rhinestones-trimmed-dress.html

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  12. Lovely jacket
    fredaidehen.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the jacket and your necklace! You look gorgeous!

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  14. the jacket looks amazing on you...and with that over knee boots I have to say...it is awesome look...

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  15. This bomber jacket is amazing! I've seen it in the shop and is even more beautiful than in the pictures.
    However I do prefer biker jackets for me 'cause I'm quite curvy and bombers just add more volume to my figure...;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm in love with these jackets but i've got just one i bought in Camden Town last year, i'm looking for a new one but i want something like this, different and so cool!!
    kisses

    www.wallofstyleblog.blogspot.com

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  17. If I'm honest I'm the same as you, biker wins everytime but this bomber has got me thinking again-I do adore the pattern :)

    www.ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  18. i love your jacket dear!
    thank you so much for your nice words! you're amazing!

    x vik


    viktoriadimitrova.com

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  19. That jacket is so chic and you wear it so well! You've got swag girl! Great outfit! :)

    hannahsfashionblog.com

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  20. I prefer they both since they are so cool either the bomber and the jacket! Yours is great! Love how you matched, very nice boots too!:) Kisses! xo

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  21. love the bomber! you look great!
    nice blog dear :*
    MY DAILY STYLE

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  22. nice jacket :)

    http://blog.innerwearmatters.com

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  23. That jacket is so nice. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  24. Wow, your bomber jacket is absolutely amazing!! I need to buy myself one as well because they are so awesome!

    Wish you a great day. :)

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  25. That jacket is awesome :)
    I like the boots too !

    Your name is Colleen ? Just like me :)


    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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  26. I really like how you styled it! I would be so afraid of looking "cheap"..but yours looks great!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  27. I like bomber jackets :) very sporty but fashionable!

    xx MODEOGAMY

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  28. GREAT and chik! love this look

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  29. Thanks for your comment ladies, it appears we have more people liking bomber jackets than I initially anticipated. For me this was a risk given my age but hey, I like to play around with fashion!

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  30. Quick question, would you use a stylist? Just wondering x

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    1. Hi Naomi. Absolutely - you may have noticed I wear a lot of black and would love a little direction on wearing colour. I'm always open to change and new things, which is why I love reading blogs, but it's also why I wouldn't mind having a stylist to hand - not everyday, but it would be good to have someone available every now and again. Funny you should ask that actually, I just entered a competition to win £1000 to spend with my own personal stylist ha ha xx

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    2. I hope you win!!!

      But funny enough - you and I have the same ethos - just once in awhile chat but not dependant right?

      I must say I have noticed that you are ahead of the curve in the pinafore, bowler hat etc bc other blogs only just started doing them now...:)

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    3. aaaw thanks and yes deffo once in a while x

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  31. cute bomber, good to know they were developed WW1, I love biker jackets but bombers are also cool

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  32. I like that jacket, you look amazing!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  33. LOVE your bomber jacket!!!

    Kisses,

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  34. I have a leopard print one, haven't found anything to go with it yet! I love your though, probably goes with a lot more :)

    Mona xx
    Supremelise

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  35. OMG, where did you get Salt-N-Pepa?!?!?!:D I've almost eradicated them from my brain by now.:) But onto the jacket dilemma: I'm leaning towards the biker one, but that Zara bomber number of yours might be swaying me... The embroidery on the back is insane! And in the last photo... Babe... You look so gorgeous! That smile!! I'm loving your smile more that that jacket, no doubt.:)

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    1. aaaaw that's kinda sweet, but how the hell can you eradicate Salt-N-Pepa from your memory - I've been YouTubing them since I wrote this post lol!

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  36. Love your jacket... you totally rocked this look!
    amazing styling, you GO girl!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  37. Leather is always in fashion specially in winters. Coz we have to wear stylish stuff so we can go with stylish leather jackets. Amazing design and stylish stuff i liked it alot. I have known some of these kinda website in this valentine i gifted my boyfriend Bomber Jackets and he loved it.

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