Mohair must-have

I’m back with another camel-coloured mohair-must-have winter coat and perhaps unsurprisingly, its another ZARA number. I would apologies but by now you have probably realised that the majority of my favourite jackets and coats are all from trusty ZARA! They really do make some of the best one-off pieces, particularly for winter! This time it’s this gorgeous camel/beige number, possibly the coat of my dreams…

Now that winter is well and truly under way in London, I can’t think of a better coat to wrap up warm in, and warm it is indeed. Mohair is made from the hair of the Angora goat and is consequently durable, resilient, soft to the touch and naturally insulating. A coat this is smooth, light AND makes you feel like you’re walking around in a thick layer of thermal underwear…. this is what dreams are made of.

The only downside to ZARA’s key pieces or must-have items is that they a) tend to sell out extremely quickly and b) are not re-produced after the initial season. Which means that this bad boy has already sold out. Luckily for you I’ve decided (or more, my partner has decided) that my camel coat collection is slowly becoming an unreasonable obsession (apparently) and so, I’m currently (albeit with much resistance) selling the coat of my dreams on good old EBAY.

I am probably going to shed a little tear when it goes but, knowing me, Ill be obsessing over the next ZARA special next week!

Happy wintering!

Coat- Ebay 

Jeans- River Island

Shirt- Charity shop find

Boots-New Look, (sold out, similar here)

Sunglasses- Oliver peoples (sold out, similar here)

Oversized Topshop

Happy weekend! 

After spending the last few weeks struggling through this icy weather in a worn-out pair of converse trainers, I finally decided to head out to Portobello Market to try and nab myself a decent pair of boots. I honestly have the worst circulation in my hands and feet ever, so when they’re cold, the rest of my body really feels it. 

Whilst I was out and about I thought I’d take a few snaps of my new Topshop faux fur jacket which was one of my christmas presents from Benj. I have seen so many people rocking the Zara faux leather version of this and as much as I love it, there was just something about the Topshop version that I preferred. I feel like it looks much more feminine due to the soft material and it is also SO unbelievably warm! (even with just a simple t-shirt on underneath). I’d love to be one of those women who can dress purely for style in the winter but Im all about practicality- anything that will keep me at a normal body temperature and won’t be too restrictive. 

Im still trying to figure out how to style it up- maybe a few oversized turtlenecks and some skinny jeans? Im going through a little fashion ‘low’ at the moment- I think Im getting to that stage in my life when I really want to try something more bold and adventurous with my style but I’m not really sure ‘where’ I want to go with it, if that makes sense? If you guys have any ideas or suggestions for some styles I should try, I would love to hear them!

xKx 

Winter Blues

Happy (belated) Christmas to you all and a merry winter! I hope Santa spoiled you with gifts and love galore. You may have noticed I have been slightly absent over the December period so my blog is looking a little bare. Truth be told, December has been a bit of a rough month for me, beginning with me having my wisdom teeth removed and ending with a short but strong bout (check) of gastritis. In between being sick as a dog, I began a part-time job and crammed in seeing as many family members and friends as I could in the run-up to Christmas (this included a lot of travelling across the UK) so I really didn’t have any time to sit down at my laptop and write anything. Honestly, I have really missed writing and blogging but sometimes its does the mind and body good to take a little break. It might be a bit of a taboo subject but I always like to be honest, in reality, it can be quite difficult to maintain my blog when it doesn’t provide me with any income. In an ideal world I would be making some kind of profit for all the work I put in, which by the way is quite a lot, but as I don’t, it leaves little time to focus on blogging and more time spent in the money-making world.

Anyway, rant over, hopefully this year I will be able to create a decent balance between the two!

I am loving this navy blue winter coat from New Look right now. There is something about a long-length, straight-cut coat that makes a woman feel powerful, as if you’re about to head to your office in downtown Manhattan (is it just me, or do you feel the same?). I had my eye on it for some time but resisted he urge to buy it as I just knew that New Look would stick it on their winter sale racks in good time, and that they did!

Perfect for this winter weather (it is literally FREEZING here in London at the moment) and chic enough to go with anything, I think this will be in my wardrobe for a few years to come.

x

 

Coat-New Look

Top-New look

Jeans- Zara

Bag-Primark

Shoes-New Look (old, similar here)

Sunglasses- Oliver Peoples

Feeling Floral

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So New Look just upped its summer outfit game!!

Whilst out and about picking up a few groceries this weekend, I decided to pop into my local New Look to see if I could find something I could quickly throw on as I had (yet again) dressed completely inappropriately for the weather and had worked up quite the sweat! This cute little floral number was practically calling out to me as I browsed through their summer collection and was the bargain price of £20!! Twenty bleeding pounds! I’m a huge fan of off-the-shoulder dresses and tops (incase you hadn’t already noticed!) their so feminine and just perfect for summer.

As the material is pretty loose, I would pick up a dress size or two smaller than your normal size, I’m a size 8-10 generally but had to pick up a 6 in this number to get a bit more of a fitted look.

You can thank me later!

Dress- New Look

Shoes- ASOS

Bag- Radley London

Sunglasses- Oliver Peoples

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