Many thanks for the great advice!
1) the daisy lace jacket:
First - as soon as I got home, I tried on the outfit Tiffany Rose suggested for the daisy lace jacket and voila - I think it saves it! I do not have a dress in this colour, but will keep my eye out as per FFM's advice!
The lighting wasn't great but I have paired it with straight leg jeans and my button down shirt - so much better!!! Now Bill and I will always have the jacket...
2) The Poppy Red Peacoat
The coat - I am waffling on the coat! I am going to find a lovely wool scarf in an appropriate colour way and see what I think. If not, off it will go!
Finally, what I wore to work todat, which was was a better version of the outfit I wore last week - the navy cafe capris again, but this time, dressed up:
I have paired them with the Factory cotton blazer in natural (which was a really good buy and which I find flattering) with the naomi polka dot blouse, the capris and nine west pumps. So much better!
I must say I truly love these capris, I am contemplating the ivory and need to make a decision on them soon before they all sell out. They are so versatile - they look elegant dressed up and can be very casual....
have a wonderful evening!!!