Athena Jacket*- French Connection (link)

French Connection has been to me one of those brands I used to adore but then fell out of love with. Every payday I would take a trip to their store in Newcastle and spend the majority of my wages there and then on their clothing. As of the past year I haven't really bothered going into French Connection stores or look on line, even though I would take note of things from magazines I'd seen with the intention of going into the store but never got round too.

Anyway as per I digress, so recently I was contacted and asked if I wanted to pick an item of clothing from their Autumn/Winter collection- instantly I veered towards the dresses, however I thought that I should pick an item of clothing that I would get more than one wear out of and as soon as I saw this Athena jacket I had to have it. What I love about this jacket that even though its a pleather jacket the pleather is so soft and of such a high quality it looks better than a real leather jacket from the high street.

I've shown you two potential looks on how easily this jacket can be dressed up or down, and I'm definately going to attempt to keep this as my "going out" jacket. Also what I think is brilliant is the fact that where the jacket folds over there is popstuds to keep them in place (yes I am easily amused by things like that). This is definately going to be my go to piece for A/W.