I'm blaming Margot for my Black Friday tartan purchases which will be put away for next Autumn and Winter. I plan on buying Margot a co-ordinating harness because there is nothing cuter than a West Highland White Terrier wearing tartan.

I have always loved tartan and have some Scottish heritage from my Mother's side of the family. In my younger years I had a number of tartan clothing - a red kilt at university, a black watch tartan suit that was a work horse in the 90's when I started my professional career.

The J Crew tartan collection seems to tick the right boxes for me. Smart enough to wear on work conference calls and fun and casual enough to wear walking Margot.

I will be working from home over the winter months and in Australia, we don't heat our houses much, which are designed to stay cool in summer and not deal with cooler conditions. My house is chilly when outside temperatures range from 2 - 15C in our cooler months, so wearing a jacket inside is required. Having a matching scarf is likely to be a useful third piece.

Hopefully the fit is good - I have placed my order, sizing up one size on the blazer because it was a 'shrunken fit'. One of my favourite 'wear with anything' jackets is by J Crew, so I am hoping that this piece will be a workhorse.

By the time the package arrives, we are likely to be in Summer weather and I will think I was mad. However at the moment we are experiencing cooler weather and so I am wearing my blazers and jackets.

Finds - the three tartan purchases and my old very useful  J Crew jacket that I am wearing today.

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