I should clarify -- the "Summer of Love' appears on the INSIDE back of the jacket -- it's not visible from outside. Which is extra special, really. It's just for the wearer -- or if the wearer takes it off. Details like that make it so unusual.
Scotch and Soda quality seems lovely, Sal, you are right! The prices are on the high side for me, for sure, but they do have seasonal sales. One of my step-sons has been dressing himself in S&S for the last few years and does he ever look fab!
Irina -- yes, I mean I might wear these as actual outfits...if it ever warms up enough, lOL -- still 10 degrees here -- but I would probably switch out footwear or make some other small tweaks.
This was just thrown on to show the colour match, really, and to see how it looked.
I'm always a bit careful to say whether I am trying it on as I would wear it or just to see the fit/ proportions etc. because I notice that when we ask one another for feedback, we get more helpful responses if people know exactly what we're doing.
If doing a keep or return, I think it's best to style it as we would wear it or at least one of the possible ways we'd wear it. It can be awfully hard to judge those pants if you are wearing them with a pajama top or the length of the dress if you are not wearing shoes, just for example. OTOH, sometimes we just want to play around and show what we bought or we don't have time for a full try-on session, in which case it's important to say that or we might get comments that are beside the point.
Re denim on denim -- yes, I have usually mixed and matched, too -- dark with medium or medium with white are my usual combos. My comfort zone is more with those, but I would try a version of this.
BlueJay -- good idea to try Mango! I will have a look.
Sharan, Nikki, Dee, Suntiger, Angie, Star, Cardiff Girl, Carol -- thank you! The very light wash denim does feel like a fresh change! Medium wash is still most flattering to me personally (near my face, at least) but this feels great for summer!