“Murder, She Wrote” Series 1 – Episode 3
“Birds of a Feather”
(Post 2 of 2)
In this episode Jessica wears again her “detective” trench coat, and I already wrote about it in this post. This time, however, she has a grey one, so I picked a few more options, all with a modern twist.
I really like this one by Guess, especially because it also has a hood! British fashion designer Helene Berman adds some pretty detailing in black on this one, available at The Outnet, whilst Miss Selfridge goes for a pretty peplum.
And if by any chance you are wondering (as I did) where to find a white ceramic duck to decorate your wall (even though it belongs to police Lieutenant Floyd Novack’s house, not Jessica’s), well, look no further: this pretty duck by Etsy seller Old Revolution, and this cute duck by Etsy seller Recy are looking for a new, murder-free home.
At Lt. Novack’s house, Jessica is seen cuddling his lovely red cat. I don’t think I need to stress the fact that cats (and pets in general) are NOT accessories, so adopting a furry friend should be a very important decision as you are effectively going to adopt a new family member, but I would like to take this chance to mention all the beautiful and loving animals that are waiting to be rehomed in animal shelters around the world, often run by charitable associations in dire need of all the support they can get.
For those of you who live in UK and were thinking to adopt a cat or make a donation, I recommend the Battersea Dogs&Cats Home and the RSPCA website. Who knows, your new forever friend could be just there, waiting for you!
But going back to fashion, I must admit it: I have never been a scarf person.
In winter, yes, chunky wooly things to cover up 99% of my face, but fashionable silk scarves? Not so much. Well, needless to say, Jessica once again taught me an important lesson. Her scarves look so pretty that I am now determined to build up a scarf collection myself.
In the previous post I already mentioned how her white satin scarf completely transformed her otherwise simple outfit into a really elegant look, but in this episode she wears other two lovely scarves, with geometrical and floral prints.
I really like the way in which Jessica wraps the scarf around her shoulders! It gives a splash of whimsy to an otherwise quite plain outfit.
This scarf has a geometrical border and a pattern of stylised pine trees in the middle (not really much visible in these screenshots). It has proved very hard to find anything similar, but I am happy enough with this paisley pattern scarf and this liberty silk scarf, both available at Oxfam, and this sakura satin scarf by Accessorize, which all have a similar vibe.
Jessica loves light blue shirts and wears them often, but this one has a twist, as it has a white collar and cuffs, like this contrast shirt by Forever21, this one available at House of Fraser, or this one available at Oxfam.
Jessica wears again a black pencil skirt and black heels (see previous post) but adds a black buttoned sleveless cardigan on top of her shirt, like this one available at Yoox, or this one and this one available at Rokit.
Jessica also carries a leather bag with rounded edges.
According to my internet research, Jessica’s bag might well be a Coach bag. Founded in 1941, this luxury American brand was incredibly popular in the 1980s, when “Murder, She Wrote” was first filmed.
Nowadays this brand is still very popular, however the style has been modernised, as you can see from their latest collection.
Of course I don’t have any definite proof of this so I am just taking a guess, but certain details, such as the button which closes the bag (see also earlier on, the first screenshot in this post) reminds me of other vintage Coach bags I saw.
On Etsy you can find dozens of gorgeous bags, so I really struggled to pick just a few. I really like this 19080s chestnut satchel and this 1970s walnut satchel bag, both by seller OmniaVTG, this vintage shoulderbag and this vintage classic shoulderbag, both by seller Ms2SweetVintage, and this classic tan purse by seller SubterraneanDesire.
If you prefer to buy from the high street, I found a couple of bags with a similar vibe, such as this Warehouse saddle bag available at House of Fraser or this Fossil crossbody bag available at Nordstrom.
I personally find vintage technology very fascinating, so if you want to have a transistor radio similar to the one Jessica uses in this episode to prove one of her murder theories, this vintage portable radio by Etsy seller Raffaello Vintage and this vintage transistor radio by Etsy seller JillyFlowerVintage are both lovely options.
Later in the episode, Jessica puts together a really pretty outfit, dominated by a beautiful brown skirt and another of her gorgeous scarves around her neck.
I just love the skirt’s shade of colour and I was happy to find something similar in this pretty vintage a-line skirt by Etsy seller Farmstead Vintage and this cute 1970s pleated skirt by Etsy seller MarykaVintage,
On top of her shirt she wears another sleeveless cardigan, this time in pastel tones, like this vintage one available at Rusty Zipper, or this one and this one available at Rokit, slightly different but still pretty.
To complete the look, Jessica wears a pair of heels with a little bow on the tip, similar to these ones available at Debenhams or these ones on sale at Yoox.
With less heel but similar in style are these, £14 at Asda, or these by Top Shop.