Transition Wear: The Faux Leather Jacket + #giveaway

Orihuela, Spain

Dressing for the transition

Transition wear has been the order of the day since Christmas. That’s partly because it’s finally Spring and also we were lucky enough to spend 10 lovely days in Orihuela in Spain where my parents live over Christmas. It was B’s first holiday and my first time travelling solo with a toddler! After waiting for 6 months for his passport, I finally ticked that one off that first year as a mum bucket list (slightly overdue).

As a seasoned traveller and someone who has travelled a lot solo, this was a whole new experience. But, despite a few mid air protestations from B to being shackled when the belt light was on. And, even more vocal,  my pre-flight objections to being on Ryanair (who I vowed never to travel with again years ago),  my greatest fears were pleasantly not realised. Phew!

Shoes: Boden, Jumpsuit: La Redoute,  Necklace: New Look, Jacket: Marks & Spencer

One of the main challenges was packing. I’d had my packing down to a tee – be it a short haul city break or a beach holiday. OK, when I say “to a tee”, I mean leaving it fairly last minute, but having things organised so I could throw together whatever I needed quickly. But, still sweating ever so slightly when it got to weighing my luggage!

Packing for a holiday with a toddler, where the weather was looking decidedly changeable, was a whole new challenge!  In the end, B was fully stocked for every eventuality and that left me with minimal space to fit my stuff in. So, a really modest capsule wardrobe was what I packed.

What I Packed

You know I live in jumpsuits, so it’s probably no surprise that I packed 3 jumpsuits, that I could wear day or night. We weren’t planning on clubbing, But I wanted something that I could wear day to night. We ate out almost every night and when you’re chasing around a toddler, they are perfect.

So, I had 3 jumpsuits you’ve seen on this blog. Two black and one floral. The culotte jumpsuit is one you’ve seen already.

The black jumpsuit in the photos (thanks Mum!) is one that I got from the La Redoute sale* for £8.70. £8.70! I wore it several times, including the flight home and it was the best. Lightweight, but 3 quarter sleeves and a flattering cut and length for me – even at 5’2″.5.

* They’re doing 40% off everything at the moment, just click and use: BIG40,  and you can pick it up for £12.18!

I took 3 pairs of shoes – 2 of which were leopard print – natch! But, my Boden Florence flats are my faves and I always get so many compliments on them. They’re comfortable, yet stylish and the design really gives a plain outfit a pop. Plus, again, they are perfect transition wear, that I can wear day or night. If you want to see more on them, they’re on our YouTube channel and on the post about statement flats.

I took one necklace which is another fave from New Look and finally my favourite jacket from 2016 – my M&S kids faux leather biker jacket with rose gold detail. You might be bored of it by now, but I am not. One of my best purchases of the year.

It’s perfect for transition weather. And I love how it goes with everything. That’s why I thought it would be perfect for our 1 year giveaway. Now, I missed that one as we were just moving. So, why not do it now and brighten up April a bit!

Capsule Transition Wear Wardrobe Checklist:

Statement Flats

Faux Leather Jacket

Jumpsuits

Statement necklace

A line Dress

Maxi Dress

Long sleeve top

Shirt Dress

Skinny jeans, jeggings or Capri pants

About the jacket

The jacket in this giveaway is faux leather, with rose gold hardware. It fits a size 8-10 according to the people I’ve tested it with. But, it’s actually a kids’ jacket aged 13-14! You’ll know I love raiding the kids’ section from the pinafore jumpsuit I found in the sale. If you want to enter to win the same faux leather jacket, which fits a size 6-8, the size I’m wearing in these photos  – then head over here. ;o)

This giveaway and post is not sponsored or run by anyone but Kitty & B. It’s open worldwide, but just remember, you may have to pay customs duty. The giveaway is being run impartially using Rafflecopter and eligible entries will go into the pot and will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. We’ll announce the winner within 72 hours of the giveaway ending.

So, tell us what your most essential transition wear item is?

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99 Comments

    • April 5, 2017 / 10:56 pm
      Aww, thanks, Subita. One of my best recent purchases. Obsessed! 😂x
  1. Kristie Metcalfe
    April 5, 2017 / 11:45 pm
    A great pair of ripped jeans and a classic leather jacket, I opt for either black or grey.
    • April 6, 2017 / 4:03 pm
      I need to find a good pair of ripped jeans. Haven't found my holy grail pair, yet! x
  2. RebeccaC
    April 6, 2017 / 7:25 am
    I have a just-above-the-knee length red mac that I wear during the transition weeks. But a faux leather biker jacket would look way cooler! ;)
    • April 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm
      Ooh, I love the sound of the that. A great splash of colour! x
  3. April 6, 2017 / 9:48 am
    I sometimes get away with skirts as the weather warms up but like to keep my arms covered so a light jacket is essential! #ablogginggoodtime
  4. Stephanie Coals
    April 6, 2017 / 4:14 pm
    A pair of bootcut jeans, t-shirt and of course a biker jacket
  5. Natalie Crossan
    April 6, 2017 / 10:59 pm
    A great pair of skinny jeans and a plain white t with a lush leather jacket :D xxx
  6. April 7, 2017 / 12:42 pm
    I've managed to get some great finds by shopping in the children's section - I have the most amazing ankle boots from Boden that were meant to be in the girls section but thankfully came in my size - yellow with a bit of glitter! I love a leather jacket too, it's such a wardrobe staple! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
  7. Isabel O
    April 7, 2017 / 1:39 pm
    I love the jacket! Rose gold has never got old for me. :) Around this time of year I like to have a long but light scarf with me in my bag- it keeps you a bit warmer if the wind picks up, but is light enough to use as a belt instead if it gets hot.
  8. April 7, 2017 / 5:02 pm
    Love the jacket. It looks great on you. My boy always has a better amount of clothes, more practical clothes, than me too.
  9. April 7, 2017 / 5:10 pm
    I love your jacket! It looks fab. I couldnt live without my leather jacket, it is one of my favourites. I wish I could wear jumpsuits, they always look so odd on me and so fabulous on everyone else ! #sharingthebloglove
  10. April 7, 2017 / 5:23 pm
    I love your jacket although sadly it's a size too small for me. I love boot cut jeans, a t-shirt and black biker leather jacket I hot years ago in Oasis. Teamed with an type of shoe.
  11. Tracy Hanley
    April 7, 2017 / 9:32 pm
    crop jeans and t-shirt
  12. kim jackson
    April 7, 2017 / 9:36 pm
    biker jacket , jeggings and a dress with boots
  13. Meg Gaskell
    April 7, 2017 / 10:14 pm
    A chunky trendy cardigan. Great competition thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize.
  14. Lorraine Tinsley
    April 7, 2017 / 10:16 pm
    I always take jeggings to dress up and down, I always pack them with flats and heels to glam up for the evenings. I love the jackets and I'm definitely going to look for some flats
  15. Lauren H
    April 7, 2017 / 10:43 pm
    I love a good blazer for transition weather. You can dress them up or down and they can look both casual and classy! A blazer is my fave item of clothing for this time of year!
  16. April 7, 2017 / 11:34 pm
    Good hosiery is a must! It's warm enough to go out in skirts & shorts, but if that wind picks up you might regret it. The hose keeps the wind from biting, without making you too warm. Win/win
  17. Pamela Gossage
    April 8, 2017 / 8:21 am
    It is a black blazer style leather jacket that I bought 30 years ago. Still looks great and can be dressed classy or dressed casual.
  18. Elizabeth Hinds
    April 8, 2017 / 8:39 am
    So beautiful! I have a white mac which has proven to be pretty useful recently - not too thick and not too thin!
  19. Fiona K
    April 8, 2017 / 8:57 am
    My beige jeans - great for Spring, Summer and Autumn
  20. Annabel Greaves
    April 8, 2017 / 10:27 am
    I love to wear an on-trend bomber with a lining for those cooler days x
  21. Michaela Smith
    April 8, 2017 / 10:44 am
    The faux leather jacket and beige jeans :)
  22. Harline parkin
    April 8, 2017 / 11:06 am
    My light blue denim jacket
  23. Rachel Craig
    April 8, 2017 / 11:25 am
    Link took me to webpage which stated looks like this page is missing. For me transition clothes need to be practical, so I tend to be prepared for rain, though not with a thick heavy jacket. As weather may be becoming milder which means less layering may be necessary. Weather can be unpredictable, so that needs to be borne in mind when forward planning.ra
  24. Sam R
    April 8, 2017 / 11:59 am
    Love this! for me its a nice cardigan, very versatile x
  25. amy bondoc
    April 8, 2017 / 12:26 pm
    i have a long cardi thats not too think not too thin, its grey with little black flowers on it i love it!
  26. maureen findley
    April 8, 2017 / 12:58 pm
    a leather jacket is so versatile you can dress it up or down and is perfect for summer evenings when it goes cool
  27. Susan Smith
    April 8, 2017 / 2:18 pm
    My boot-cut jeans and a polo shirt, always wanted a leather jacket, but made do wearing my Denim Jacket
  28. T. Brailey
    April 8, 2017 / 4:41 pm
    A pair of jeans and white t-shirt along with a jacket. I love the jacket as it can go with so many things.
  29. April 8, 2017 / 5:02 pm
    One of my transition essentials is a cargo vest -- it helps provide warmth but can look winter-y or spring-y with a different outfit :)
  30. purpleshoes
    April 8, 2017 / 5:33 pm
    long sleeve tops that I can put thermals under or a body warmer over
  31. Lauren Lee-Bowers
    April 8, 2017 / 6:06 pm
    Normally by partners hoodie!
  32. Tania Atfield
    April 8, 2017 / 6:34 pm
    I've got a great blazer for transition weather and I love this jacket.
  33. Joanne Darneill
    April 8, 2017 / 7:16 pm
    roll up jeans white t shirt
  34. laura stewart
    April 8, 2017 / 8:05 pm
    will go well with jeans x
  35. April 8, 2017 / 8:40 pm
    I can see myself wearing a black jumpsuit similar to yours this season. So simple and chic.
  36. leanne weir
    April 8, 2017 / 10:39 pm
    I love my pair of bootcut jeans
  37. Jay
    April 9, 2017 / 1:36 am
    I've a suit jacket which works perfectly casual (especially with sleeves rolled-up) perfect for transition
  38. April 9, 2017 / 7:11 am
    Mine would have to be a long sleeved blouse. Fab giveaway x
  39. Micheala
    April 9, 2017 / 11:14 am
    Mine is definitely a go to leather jacket. Love this giveaway. :)
  40. ElizM
    April 9, 2017 / 11:44 am
    long sleeved rugby shirt and denim jeans - I can hide a light sleeveless vest-style top or cami underneath the shirt for extra warmth if needed
  41. stephen holman
    April 9, 2017 / 11:57 am
    a good cotton sweater keeps me warm but not sweltering if the weather changes!
  42. Sheena Batey
    April 9, 2017 / 2:21 pm
    A long cardigan is just enough to keep out the Spring chill.
  43. Evelyn Johnston
    April 9, 2017 / 3:38 pm
    I have a great pair of trousers black fake leather on one side and canvas on the other looks fab dressed up or casual.
  44. Maeve
    April 9, 2017 / 5:39 pm
    a good scarf! Light weight like linen or cotton blend. I like brighter colors bc it seems more "spring" but something still transitional.
  45. Joanne Gibbons
    April 9, 2017 / 7:31 pm
    I've got a thin black jacket, handed down to me by my sister in law. It's got several rips in it now and has seen better days, but it's great for that transistional time of year.
  46. Lorna Ledger
    April 9, 2017 / 8:57 pm
    A cotton waterfall cardigan, nude coloured, I love it!
  47. Kay Broomfield
    April 9, 2017 / 8:58 pm
    My trusty skinny jeans which would look great with that jacket!
  48. Sofie
    April 9, 2017 / 11:07 pm
    A grey cashmere poncho, warm and light at the same time
  49. Lisa butterworth
    April 9, 2017 / 11:12 pm
    Cowboy boots over skinny jeans
  50. Harriet
    April 9, 2017 / 11:57 pm
    A light raincoat
  51. Solange
    April 10, 2017 / 3:15 am
    A lightweight but cosy long cardigan that would look great around the house or out and about.
  52. Mainy
    April 10, 2017 / 11:58 am
    Mine would have to be a knitted black vest top. Mainy
  53. April 10, 2017 / 2:35 pm
    I would like a jacket similar to the one in the competition
  54. April 10, 2017 / 6:16 pm
    £8.70!! What a bargain. I love Boden shoes and they are always so comfortable. I think my jumpsuit days are over!! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
  55. sb
    April 10, 2017 / 7:10 pm
    the jacket is lovely as with all weather,i layer
  56. April 10, 2017 / 8:38 pm
    what a great jacket! I have a favourite cardigan that goes with me everywhere - it can be dressed up or dressed down and layered up for warmth or not depending on the weather.
  57. Stephanie M
    April 10, 2017 / 10:30 pm
    I love booties or a nice leather jacket as a transition piece
  58. Jo Carroll
    April 11, 2017 / 11:03 am
    I have a very light cotton pullover that is thin enough to roll up and carry in my bag when the chilly wind picks up but is not too heavy to wear or carry...so that's my essential. x
  59. rebecca smith
    April 11, 2017 / 1:37 pm
    a pair of skinny jeans
  60. jennifer bolognesi
    April 11, 2017 / 2:45 pm
    My military green parka can still get away with the slight chill in the air in the morning and squashy enough to fit in my bag
  61. Jordan Jarmain
    April 13, 2017 / 8:15 pm
    I have a grey and blue maxi dress that goes well with boots and a leather jacket when it's cool and a little wool gilet and espadrilles when it's warm. Been a spring and autumn staple for the past 4-5 years as it's loosefitting so saw me through my pregnancy as well x
  62. Rebecca Nisbet
    April 14, 2017 / 4:36 am
    my shoulderless gypsy tops
  63. Mark Bradbury
    April 14, 2017 / 10:02 pm
    A pair of bootcut jeans, t-shirt and of course a biker jacket
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:49 am
      An absolutely classic style! 😉x
  64. Alina
    April 14, 2017 / 11:35 pm
    I love a sleeveless cardigan for the transition weeks, expecially as you can change the amount of layers so easily. I had a biker jacket many year's ago that I adored, I've never found one I loved as much within my price range.
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:48 am
      Yes! So many great styles of sleeveless cardigans and jackets at the moment, too! x
  65. Alica
    April 15, 2017 / 10:19 pm
    I have a great little blazer, its a flexible piece of clothing that can easily be teamed with a summer dress or even a smart office suit :)
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:42 am
      The perfect blazer makes such a difference, doesn't it! So versatile and always stylish! 😉x
  66. tamalyn roberts
    April 16, 2017 / 12:24 pm
    i have some jeans that roll up for hot weather and roll back down for cooler weather,
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:41 am
      I love that look. Rolled up jeans look great for the warmer months! x
  67. April 16, 2017 / 12:50 pm
    Black shoes, oxford type i thing they go with almost anything, black or dark blue trousers, an uni top, almost any colour , that fits well, not to tight, not to wide and a jacket, hopefully leather, this will be an easy yet simple oufit that does not go out of fashion. Love the jacket that you showed us, i'm planning to buy one that fits my curvy/puffy shape.
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:39 am
      Great suggestions, Carmen! Curves are great and it's good to see such a variety of body shapes catered for these days, I'm looking for my perfect jeans, I'm sure they're out there! 😘
  68. Bridget Rayner
    April 16, 2017 / 1:45 pm
    Skinny jeans and a hoodie
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:37 am
      An easy to wear combination! 😉
  69. Alexandra oliver
    April 16, 2017 / 3:29 pm
    would look ace with some dungarees!
    • April 17, 2017 / 7:31 am
      Good call! Although, I have yet to find some dungarees that suit me! 😩x
  70. Victoria Thurgood
    April 17, 2017 / 7:06 pm
    skinny jeans and checked shirt
  71. Sammy Fairman
    April 18, 2017 / 7:35 pm
    I have a great woollen cardigan that goes brilliantly with most things and also a denim jacket that works too.
  72. susan hoggett
    April 19, 2017 / 1:29 pm
    I like a trench coat because they keep you warm without being too thick and heavy if the sun gets out!
  73. YVONNE SHARPE
    April 20, 2017 / 4:08 pm
    one of those three quarter cardigans open i have quite a few xx great for when sunny you can hang over your bag or over your shoulders when its chillyxxx love your biker jacket xx
  74. Rich Tyler
    April 21, 2017 / 1:05 pm
    Wifey says cardigan! lovely jacket!
  75. Jen
    April 21, 2017 / 4:16 pm
    I love a pair of leather boots, waterproof, stylish and warm!
  76. Clare Hubbard
    April 22, 2017 / 8:14 am
    Skinny jeans, can either be worn with a jumper or light top.
  77. Hollie Phillips
    April 22, 2017 / 12:55 pm
    Definitely skinny black jeans with boots!
  78. Margaret Weir
    April 23, 2017 / 9:00 am
    My favourite hoodie
  79. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 23, 2017 / 8:26 pm
    For me it has to be a personally it has to be a nice pair of black trousers
  80. Jayne Townson
    April 24, 2017 / 11:02 am
    Mine is my boots and a nice thick cardigan. Thanks for the giveaway, that jacket is lovely.

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