“Murder, She Wrote” Series 1 – Episode 10
“Death Casts a Spell”
Fashion Tip learned :
The same outfits can be worn time and time again, as long as you change their vibe with the help of different accessories.
Life Lesson learned :
As said by Jessica herself: ‘drinking does not solve anything’.
Jessica is tricked by one of her editor’s assistants into meeting a famous hypnotist. When he gets killed in a sealed room and the only suspects can’t remember anything of what has just happened, she is the only one who can solve the riddle!
Being this a ‘locked room mystery’, Jessica wears only three outfits throughout the whole episode.
At the beginning Jessica is seen with a lovely beige ensemble brightened up by a rainbow coloured scarf and the red necklace she wore in the previous episode.
We already saw her wearing a similar shirt, but khaki. This time she goes for a lighter hue, worn over what seems to be a pale yellow (or off-white?) camisole.
I like this cotton shirt available at Yoox. this linen one by La Redoute, and this shirt-blouse by Mango.
For the camisole, I found this yellow one by Top Shop and this one, available in both yellow and light blush at The Limited.
Plaid/Checkered skirts seem to be popping out everywhere lately, so I am sure finding something similar to the one Jessica is wearing won’t be too difficult.
I personally like this vintage 70s skirt by Etsy seller Othilia, and this tartan one by Asos. If you feel like going mini instead, you can choose this lovely high-waisted vintage skirt by Etsy seller Crowning Vintage Store.
Jessica’s scarf has a very colourful squared pattern, and on a similar vibe I found this lovely handmade scarf by Etsy designer Pat’s Crafts, this cheerful vintage scarf by Etsy seller Recapture Vintage, and this lightweight scarf by M&S.
If you are interested in Jessica’s Coach bag, you might want to go back to Episode 3.
For her second outfit, Jessica injects a bit more colour with a lovely pink and blue ensemble.
We have already seen this combination of blue wrap-around skirt and blue canvas shoes in previous episodes. Pretty canvas flats can be found at Barratts, Cloggs and Debenhams, whilst Etsy is a fantastic resource for wrap skirts, like this beautiful vintage handmade skirt by Etsy seller Jump The Moon Vintage.
And if you are like me and totally love Diane Von Furstenberg, this original vintage DVF skirt by Etsy seller Fidget Finds is a real bargain.
Jessica’s bag (as already seen in Episode 4) has been identified by Michelle as a L.L. Bean tote bag, originally made in Maine.
A detail I had not seen the last time I wrote about this bag is that she had her initials embroidered on it: JBF (Jessica Beatrice Fletcher)!
Still today L.L. Bean gives you the chance to add your monograms on your purchases.
In the last scene Jessica wears again the first outfit, but adds her beloved light blue shirt and changes the scarf to a more autumnal one.
Pretty blue shirts are available everywhere, such as at TopShop, Asos or Land’s End.
For Jessica’s scarf, I love this handmade infinity scarf by Etsy designer Neck Styles, and this floral one available at Zalando.