Last time I wrote to you I was feeling unwell and waiting for the results of a Covid 19 test.
Well, it was positive, as was that of my husband Olley. We’ve both had a bit of a torrid time, which I won’t go into in detail, but suffice to say it’s certainly worth staying at home and avoiding catching this virus if you possibly can. Roll on everyone having the vaccine and being safe.
I’m still signed off work by my doctor, but I just wanted to pop in here to let you know about a couple of fashion deals we have for you this week.
The Today’s Special Value on Tuesday is a tried, tested and loved washable, breathable and waterproof jacket from one of my favourite British brands, Joules (the product number is 180432).
We featured this jacket as a TSV last year and it was hugely popular. This year it returns in three new classic colours: navy, red and black.
The Coast jacket is a signature style for Joules and the mid length offers great appeal as it’s easy to wear and move around in. We will have it in sizes 8 – 20 and it’s a regular fit. I’m size 12 but I prefer this jacket in size 14 as it allows me to comfortably wear a big, bulky, cosy jumper underneath so I can wear the jacket when it’s cold as well as wet outside.
Established in Britain over 25 years ago and crafted with true British style and eccentricity, Joules designs are upbeat, practical and colourful clothing. Founder Tom Joule was selling clothes at outdoor events and decided to see whether people would buy more colourful clothing – a batch of pink wellies sold out quickly and Joules was born.
Some of the designs from Joules are wonderfully quirky and eccentric but this jacket is more of a classic piece with the usual attention to detail in the finishing. The stripy lining adds a Joules touch of fun. It’s also functional and practical – made of treated cotton to give a water-resistant finish with a cotton rich lining that’s breathable and washable. (But don’t put in the tumble dryer.)
The Right as Rain range from Joules is perfect to help us cope with whatever the British weather throws at us. I’m writing this in our conservatory and the rain is drumming on the roof – it’s chucking it down!!
If you like to get out whatever the weather (it can really help with improving a low mood and so many of us need as much help as we can get at the moment) or perhaps you have a dog who won’t stopping nudging you until you’ve been out for their walk then take a look at this jacket, which will launch at 9pm on Monday and will feature throughout the day on Tuesday.
In the other outfit, the jumper is also from Joules. I just love the bobble sleeves and the soft orange colour, which I think goes well with the safari taupe option of our Women with Control Big Deal this week (regular; petite).
These easy-to-wear pull-on trousers from Women with Control are made from 86% natural cotton and 14% elastane for stretch and hold, plus a tummy control panel to help give a smooth-looking silhouette.
This style of trouser has been a Women with Control favourite for years, and I wear mine regularly because they’re so comfortable and they look fantastic for the amazing price of £23.98. The small slit detail at the ankle makes them a slightly smarter casual trouser, and they come in five colours: black, marine navy, white, smoke and the safari taupe, which I’m wearing.
Given the great value, you might be tempted to try more than one. The two lengths, petite and regular at 26″and 29″ inseam measurement, will suit longer and shorter legs, or give you the option of the cropped look.
The trousers will be one of our Big Deal all week (if our stocks last) so catch them on air in our fashion shows or on the QVC Style channel, or find them on our website. Just don’t miss them!
I hope to be back on air before long. I’ll be with you just as soon as I’m able to shake off the lasting effects of this awful virus, mainly coughing, exhaustion and a brain that really doesn’t want to focus at the moment.
In the meantime, do take care and look after yourself.