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Diane's plus size fashion blog - June 2014

June 27th. A size 18 Hooded Waxed Jacket from the SS15 Celtic & Co. Collection.

Have I been unwell again some of you have kindly asked ? ( the implied question being "or why has nothing been added to the blog for a month" ? )
Thankfully I'm keeping very well :- it's just been an extremely busy time of year. With teenage daughters taking A level & GCSE exams, and with the finish of my own lecturing year at the college and my students' project marking and finishing I just haven't had a moment of spare time to make videos. But with school and college finished I should have much more time. This week I'm looking at a jacket from Celtic & Co.

Celtic & Co are a British company based in Cornwall. Famous for their handmade sheepskin boots and slippers, they also however retail clothing, footwear and accessories specially chosen to compliment a complete look. I particularly like their Spring Summer 2015 Collection as I feel their items offer a "smart-casual, lazy Sunday, quality relaxation time" look and feel.

Over the next few days as I get back into the swing of things, I am going to bring you my selection of clothing that I think are must haves from their Collection. I'd like to point out that, where possible, Celtic & Co source their products from within the British Isles

Celtic & Co Cotton Hooded Wax Jacket
Waxed Cotton Hooded Jacket - 160 - Available to size UK18

This smart casual hooded coat is perfect for the country girl about town look. This coat/jacket is truly multi-seasonal wear, bringing you through from the often wet British summer weather right up to Autumn and Winter storms. It is 26 inches in length from shoulder to hemline making it long enough to fully cover your back, yet it's not a heavy weight coat for wearing on warmer summer days.

As a guide, I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing size UK18 which is a perfect and very comfortable fit.

The coat has a checked fleece lining and a detachable hood. In the photo above I am wearing the coat with Celtic & Co purchases I made a while back - a leather cross body bag (from 2012) and a linen scarf (from 2014). I have been a customer of theirs for a number of years and one of many reasons why I keep coming back is that they also sell wonderful accessories which compliment their main lines of clothes.

Celtic & Co are a retailer of quality clothes offering exceptional customer service. I have always found that they consider very carefully the total product mix and how the items they offer for sale will match in with existing, and new proposed, product lines. The scarf and bag that I am wearing in the photo are perfect examples of just such forward thinking.

To buy this hooded waxed jacket from Celtic & Co click HERE

To see the jacket in detail and to hear what else I have to say about it, play the video below.

To buy the jacket/coat click HERE

To view all of the SS15 Collection at Celtic & Co click HERE

Until later. Diane xxxx

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June. 2015 blogs, click here - June 27th. A size 18 Hooded Waxed Jacket from the SS15 Celtic & Co. Collection.

May. 2015 blogs, click here -May 27th - Curvety Fluted Hem Dress with Notch Neck for Plus Size Evening Wear, May 21st Curvety Stunning Lace Dress for formal daywear, May 18th - Designer Dress by Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI, May 15th - Curvety Special Occasion Dress, May 8th - Beach Smart, linen tunic dress to plus size 22

April. 2015 blogs, click here - April 21st - Versatile Shift Floral Dress suitable for Day and Occasion Wear

March. 2015 blogs, click here - March 8th. - Floral Jacquard Design Mock Shirt Sweat Top from Marks and Spencer

Feb. 2015 blogs, click here - Feb. 26th - Gardenia Jersey Dress from Monsoon - Feb 8th. Julien Macdonald at Debenhams

Jan. 2015 blogs, click here - Jan 23rd. Getting Fit - Affordable Fitness Clothing from the M&S Collection - Jan.14th - What to wear Skiing - Recommendations

Dec. 2014 blogs, click here - Dec 12th Half Length Black Leather Sheepskin Coat in Contemporary Design - Celtic & Co. - Dec 6th Wonderful Toscana Sheepskin Full Length Hooded Coat in Chocolate Brown - Celtic & Co.

Nov. 2014 blogs, click here - Nov 30th Down and Feather Coat. Long Tall Sally. - Nov 15th How to wear Tweed part 2.

Oct. 2014 blogs, click here - Oct 30th How to wear Tweed, part 1. - Oct 24th M&S Waist Cincher Knickers for tummy control. - Oct 16th Lipstick Boutique at House of Fraser - Oct 2nd Ann Harvey at Bonmarche

Sept. 2014 blogs, click here - Sept. 25th Curvety Special Occasion dress - 19th Dickins and Jones Day Wear - 14th Yours Blouse - 4th Debenhams Tea Dress.

Aug 2014 blogs, click here - Aug 29 Jump suit from Pink Clove, - Aug 21 Flared Skirt, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 15 Fine Knit Cardigan, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 7 David Emanuel at Bonmarche. - Aug 2 Road test of Leanne Shoes from Hotter.

July 2014 blogs, click here - July 29 Berlin Break, July 26 YOURS - Floral Maxi Dress, July 15 Woolovers Jumper around shoulders look, July 14 Woolovers City Look, July 13 Woolovers Casual Layered Look, July 12 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper - look #2, July 11 Woolovers Twin Set look, July 10 Woolovers Sleeveless Top, July 9 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper look #1

June 2014 blogs, click here - June 27 Suede Moccasin Shoes. June 20 Garden Party - Overlay Dress from Long Tall Sally. June 12 Aran Boyfriend Cardigan- Celtic & Co. June 5th Little Black Dress.

May 2014 blogs, click here - May 30th Ivory Bridal Dress (vintage 1950s style) from Monsoon. - 22nd - The Return of the Trouser Suit. - 14th Agricultural Show or County Fair - Practical Styling Advice. - 7th M&S boot cut jeans - 1st Plus Size Revolution - money counts.

April 2014 blogs, click here -Apr.27th The Plus Size Revolution - Curves take Centre Stage. - 20th Travel Clothes - 4th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dynasty.

March 2014 blogs, click here - Mar 20th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Curvety. - 14th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Jane Watson.

Feb 2014 blogs, click here - Feb 27th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dea. - 14th Diane Marshall Plus Size Model London Fashion Week. - 7th All weather fitness clothing

Jan. 2014 blogs, click here - Jan 30th London Fashion Week, plus size modelling opportunity. - 23rd Plus Size Acceptance vs Weight Loss. - 16th Plus Size Weight Loss - an expert approach. - 9th Plus Size, what size of fit are we describing?

All 2013 blogs, click here

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diane marshall, plus size model, in red skater dress