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A locked room riddle.

“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’.

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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.

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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.

Jessica’s outfit is embellished by a thin and slightly darker belt. I like this minimal khaki belt available at Needsupply, or this metallic belt by Uniqlo.

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.

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Many high street stores, such Asos, La Redoute and Laura Ashley offer pretty and affordable pink shirts.

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.

The floral scarf ties in the blue and the pink in a lovely two-tones pattern.
I like this pretty print scarf at Yesstyle, and this beautiful handmade silk scarf by Etsy designer Cyndy Kempken.

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.

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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.

“Murder, She Wrote” – Opening Theme / Outfit 3/4/5

(See the opening theme of “Murder, She Wrote” on youtube).

This image of Jessica running is really just a couple of seconds, hence too short to really understand what she is wearing, however…

3… Looks like she is wearing a grey tracksuit top, and this one at £15 from Domyos is simple, pretty and easy going, exactly as a tracksuit should be.

As per what she is wearing under, it might be a white shirt (H&M) but watching the video I am more inclined to think that she is wearing something more classy: a white scarf, like this beautiful handmade silk scarf by Etsy designer  SWAKcouture.

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An accessory that attracted my attention in the opening theme is JF’s watch.

I have been looking for a similar model and I stumbled upon this stunning Revue Thommen classical watch, however… for those of us who do not have $3000 in spare cash (!) I think this £26 Timex Ladies is a very pretty alternative!

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The next two outfits are shown so quickly that I will just take a guess.

22bTo wave at the boat, JF is wearing cream trousers, like these from Debenhams at £20, the omnipresent white shirt, and a navy cardigan, similar to this one by Woolovers, now on sale at £35.

To wave (not at the boat) JF is wearing a denim shirt, so I chose this classic denim shirt, £25 at M&S. Bonus accessory: the bucket.

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