Saturday 3 September 2016

Jojo Maman Bebe: Fisherman's Jacket *REVIEW*

One of my all-time favourite clothes shops for maternity clothes and clothes for the kids is uber-stylish French brand Jojo Maman Bebe

I remember lusting after the clothes in my local JMB shop window (in Reigate, Surrey) when I was a teenager, and always thinking to myself "When I'm a grown up and have children of my own I'm going to shop here!" And now suddenly I find myself a bonafide grown up - I'm 30 in a couple of weeks, married, mortgage, two children and a cat to boot - wow, it genuinely feels like 5 minutes ago I was sneaking out of college lectures to head to the pub with my then times change!!

I stuck to my word though, and have been shopping with Jojo Maman Bebe ever since I fell pregnant with Bert. I really adore the nautical theme lots of their clothes have (I'm the Queen of Breton Stripes if you didn't know already!) and the ultimate combination for me is a Breton stripe with my favourite colour - yellow. 

Each season I get so excited to see the new collection from Jojo Maman Bebe and when I was lucky enough to preview this year's AW16 collection I got particularly excited, especially when I saw this STUNNING Children's Fisherman's Jacket, priced at £35...

Jojo Maman Bebe Children's Fisherman's Jacket
Breton stripes AND yellow! Isn't it darling?

The lovely people at Jojo Maman Bebe very kindly sent Bert a Fisherman's Jacket just in time for his start at pre-school in mid-September - HOW is my BABY old enough to start pre-school? *SOB*

We've been giving it a test run before the school term begins, and I think you'll agree that it's blooming cute! 

Bert in his Jojo Maman Bebe Fisherman's Jacket
The Bertster testing out his new jacket in the garden

Bert in his new Jojo Maman Bebe Fisherman's Jacket
Look at that face!! 

Sail Away logo on Jojo Maman Bebe Jacket
Such sweet detailing - I do love all things nautical. And such a gorgeous colour! I won't be losing him in a crowd in a hurry! ;-) 

Jojo Maman Bebe Children's Fisherman's Jacket
Bert wore his new jacket to the zoo on his 3rd Birthday weekend a few weeks ago, naturally Tigger had to come along too! 

Jojo Maman Bebe Children's Fisherman's Jacket
Note the matching socks too ;-)

Looking suave in his new jacket... Whipsnade Zoo, 20th August 2016

Studying the map of the zoo - he takes his animals very seriously does our Bert! Look at those crossed legs! *cute*

I knew Bert would look absolutely adorable in his new jacket, and what's even cuter is that I have a very similar coat of my own from Joules: there's not that many years left where I'll be able to get away with matching my children, so I'm running with it while I can, haha!

Twinning with my boy! 

The quality of the clothes at Jojo Maman Bebe are exceptional - absolutely worth the slightly higher price tag in my opinion, and anyway they regularly have really fab sales where you can pick up absolute bargains, if at full price their clothes are usually out of your budget. 



The fisherman's jacket is one of our bestselling styles season after season, offering both classic style and brilliant protection from the elements. Designed to keep out wind and rain when out and about, it's a must have this winter. It's packed with lots of features for effective and comfortable wear, and comes in a great selection of colours.

Fit and features

Cotton lined for cosiness and comfort
Protects against wind and rain
Cosy wadding
Contrast stripe cotton jersey lining
Zip closure
Velcro storm flap
Pockets to front
Back: 100% Polyester
Pile: 100% PU
Lining: 100% Cotton
Machine washable at 30 degree

This is literally the perfect coat - cotton lining for comfort, wind and rain proof, pockets, zip and velcro fastenings, a hood and machine washable - it's every mum's dream! 

Most importantly - Bert LOVES wearing it - and not having to fight to get his coat on saves me an extra few minutes each day, so that can only be a good thing. 

Are you and your little ones all ready for the new school term? 

GOOD LUCK to all my readers who have kids starting school or pre-school in the next week or so, I hope all of their experiences are amazing! 

Mrs B 


*We were sent the Children's Fisherman's Jacket from Jojo Maman Bebe in exchange for this honest review.*