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Hey guys! SO, as part of the news ways I want to curb my shopping habits and share things with you, I also wanted to become more open about the thought process of what I want in my wardrobe. And to discuss why I might buy something new, and also make myself wait before making a decision too!

This week I wore my Chloe cropped jacket for the first time in a while. I was sent it from The Outnet this time last year, and it's one of the best pieces in my wardrobe. I love the cropped length so much, and it's always been a great alternative to a blazer too. So, with that in mind, I would love another cropped jacket that isn't quite so bold with the print and colours of that one - just because whenever I wear something like that a lot, it makes my outfits feels quite samey because the focus piece is always the same. I am definitely erring to something utility styled, and a light cotton fabric so I can wear it now and also start layering some knits up as it gets colder. 

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Chloe have gone and done it again with this amazing jacket, but it's wayyy more than I would want to spend. But I wanted to include it because if you were looking to really invest in a piece like that, this one looks gorgeous. The shape of the Chloe one I have is amazing and just looks SO effortless and expensive, and this one seems to have a similar cut. I think it's beautiful! 

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The rest I have found online are way more affordable. The front runner for me is this Weekday one - it says its denim, but I love the trench style of it, and that style in denim feels different to anything else I have had before. I am feeling quite picky about the length of this jacket, I want it to be hip length, and I am not sure that this one might be a bit too short - I am definitely going to head into town when I can to try it on.

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Arket was the first place I looked for this type of jacket but I think they nail the boxy fit I am after (my black blazer from them is the perfect balance between boxiness and well tailored). They had two online that I liked. First this wool zipped one, my least favourite of the two but looks like a great shape. I would love to wear it with some light wash jeans (these & Other Stories ones), a black t-shirt and my brogues. But, my favourite is this white cotton one. I think this might be a better length and shape to the Weekday one, and would look great with blue denim but also with my washed grey Toteme jeans, a white t-shirt and my Tods. I will also go try this one in store - Arket is a brand that offers monthly gifting too. They are such a joy to work with and I have explained my new outlook towards gifting to them, and said I will just always be in touch whenever I see something I like, rather than spending a voucher each month. 

The final two here, one from Sunspel which is again on the pricier side. I love the look of it but it seems very similar to the navy Arket one, but with a huge price difference between the two. The cream one from & Other Stories is also similar to the Arket cream one - I love & Other Stories for jackets, I think they always do a great job of making ones that sit perfectly between something trend driven, and something classic. I love the pockets on this one and would be interesting in trying this on in real life too. 

I am in town later today and will be trying them all on (except the Chloe and the Sunspel, which are both more than I want to spend), I will vlog the whole thing too so you guys can see how they all look before I make a decision!