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Diane's plus size fashion blog - June 2015

June 27th. Hooded Waxed Jacket available to size UK18 from the SS15 Celtic & Co. Collection.

Have I been unwell again some of you have asked ? ( the implied question being "or why has nothing gone up for a month" ? ) Thankfully I'm in good health:- it's just the time of year. With 2 teenage daughters taking important exams, and with the finish of my own lecturing year at NWIFE and student project marking and finishing I just haven't had a moment. But with summer holidays now started 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, England. Famous for their handmade sheepskin boots and slippers, they also however retail clothing, footwear and accessories specially chosen to compliment a complete look. I was particularly drawn to their Spring Summer 2015 Collection as I feel their items offer a "smart casual, lazy Sunday, quality relaxing 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 the Collection. I'd like to point out that, where possible, Celtic & Co source their products from within the UK and Ireland.

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 a must have for trans-seasonal wear bringing you through the frequently wet Irish summer weather right through to Autumn and Winter storms. It is 67cm in length from shoulder to hemline making it long enough to fully cover the back area yet it's not a heavy weight coat for wearing on warmer days.

I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing the coat/jacket in size UK18 which is a perfect and very comfortable fit.

The coat has a checked fleece lining and a detachable hood. I am seen in the photo wearing the coat with earlier Celtic & Co purchases I have made - a leather cross body bag (2013 I think) and a Celtic & Co linen scarf (from 2014). I have been a customer of theirs for a number of years and one of many reasons why I keep returning to buy from them is that they also sell wonderful accessories which compliment their main line of clothing.

Celtic & Co are a quality retailer offering exceptional customer service. I have always found that, in the long run, I can fully justify my spend with them as 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 that.

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, have a look at 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


Nov. 2015 blogs, click here - Nov. 29th Faux Fur Gilet in Natural or Dark Brown, to plus size 22, from Debenhams Ireland

Sept. 2015 blogs, click here - Sept. 14th - M&S Ireland Faux Leather in plus sizes, Sept.3rd - M&S Ireland Crepe Slash Neck Top

Aug. 2015 blogs, click here - August 28th - M&S Ireland Peplum Top with diamond shimmer to plus size 22, August 20th. Everyday workwear tapered trousers NEXT Ireland

July. 2015 blogs, click here - July 20th - Long Tall Sally Ladies Leather Chelsea Boots to size UK13, July 13th - Mother of the Bride House of Fraser - to plus size 26, July 6th - Celtic & Co. Layered Jersey Top, July 4th Aran Boyfriend Cardigan from Celtic & Co

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 26th - Curvety Fluted Hem Dress - 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 - Per Una (M&S) Shift Floral Dress 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 Feb 26th Bold Orange Colour Striped Knitted Tunic Dress :- to plus-size UK24, from M&S Ireland - Feb. 2nd. Operation Transformation inspiration - Affordable Fitness Clothing from Marks & Spencer Ireland

Jan. 2015 blogs, click here - Jan 24th What to wear skiing.

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.

November 2014 blogs, click here - Nov 27th Down and Feather Coat. Long Tall Sally. - Nov 20th Curvety Casual and Evening wear #4 - Nov 19th Curvety Casual and Evening wear #3 - Nov 18th Curvety Casual and Party wear #2 - Nov 15th Curvety Casual and Party wear #1

October 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

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

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

July 2014 blogs, click here - July 29th Berlin Break, - 26th YOURS - Floral Maxi Dress, 15th Woolovers Jumper around shoulders look, 14th Woolovers City Look, 13th Woolovers Casual Layered Look, 12th Woolovers V-Necked Jumper - look #2,- 11th Woolovers Twin Set look, 10th Woolovers Sleeveless Top, 9th 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 22nd - The Return of the Trouser Suit. May 14th Agricultural Show or County Fair - Practical Styling Advice. May 7th M&S boot cut jeans May 1st Plus Size Revolution - money counts.

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

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

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

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

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