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!

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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.

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Coat-New Look

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Jeans- Zara

Bag-Primark

Shoes-New Look (old, similar here)

Sunglasses- Oliver Peoples

Faux Fur Love

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Its official, I am in love with my faux fur coat! 

Well, winter has definitely been thrust upon us in London which means freezing cold hands,feet, face, ears…basically just everything for me.

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However, not all is lost and I am in fact, a little partial to a cold winters day/night so long as its not accompanied by torrential downpours and blistering winds, which of course never happens in England…

Possibly the only good thing about winter (besides having a valid excuse to spend evenings in doors, with your heating turned up to full blast and shoving your face with an unholy amount of junk food to add to your `protective winter layer *ahem*) is that you call pull out all of your favourite winter clothes. For me, thats everything and anything that has enough thermal layering to keep a full-grown hippopotamus snug. Because I get soooooo cold. Thats where this ASOS faux fur coat comes out to play! Not only is it unbelievably warm but its super `this season` too. Yassss ladies, faux fur is in and freezing cold nips are…err…out.

But seriously, I love it so much! My jeans are from River Island by the way- one of THE ONLY places I will ever buy my jeans from. I find it so hard to find jeans that actually fit properly and are simultaneously flattering as I have such odd-shaped legs! But River Island (and on occasion, Toyshop) never seem to fail. Despite being `skinny jeans` they’re actually incredibly stretchy so I can still wear them AND maintain full circulation in my legs. Double points!!

Happy wintering y’all!

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Faux Fur Coat- ASOS, (sold out, similar here)

Jeans- River Island 

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

Sunglasses- Bought from Morocco

Oversized Zara

Winter is coming!!!

If you didn’t get that reference to GAME OF THRONES then stop everything you are doing, find yourself a dark cave and go and tune into HBO for 2 weeks straight.

#jonsnowforpresident

I am currently in London and I think its fair to say by the lack of circulation in my hands and feet that winter has definitely arrived. I am 99% sure that it is colder than last year but thats probably because I made the wise decision to stay in the sunny sand pit known as Abu Dhabi in 2014 (sigh). As soon as I started to notice ice on rooftops early in the morning and the depressed-looking windswept faces of strangers in the street, I thought it must be about that time that I begin my hunt for a winter coat. I have been searching high and low for a warm and comfy camel coloured-coat (quite the mouthful, that) since last year but had thus far failed on my quest, instead resorting to a cheap and durable Primark mac. So when this bad boy popped up on Zara, I knew I needed to have it now NOW NOW! I let out a little yelp when I realised it had sold out within months and not one store seemed to be re-stocking it anywhere in Europe. Luckily, some super smart know-hows with a great eye for fashion started flogging it on eBay, albeit at a slightly higher price. Was it worth the extra £20? YES IT BLOODY WAS! I am in love with everything about this coat!

Not only is it super warm, fluffy and comfortable but the oversize look means I can eat at least 3 boxes of mince pies and still no one will notice I’ve gained 10 pounds of pure pastry, genius!


Oversized jacket- Zara/ Ebay

Black jeans- Pull and bear (Sold out, similar here)

Trainers- Nike 

Sunglasses- Rayban 

Happy winter!

Cream colored coat obsession

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Hello from London, where it is currently a freezing 3 degrees and my fingers are so cold that typing this has started to feel like an olympic sport.

 As you are probably aware by now, I have a little bit of an obsession with Coats and Jackets or anything that looks like it could be worn as a coat or jacket..

So…

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I picked up this gorgeous creamy beige Coat in the Zara January sales at an absolute bargain price of £29.99 and I’m kind of still high-fiving myself for it now. Not only is it a classic piece but when I slip it on, I feel like I’m being hugged by a big wooly bear (not the Revenant kind, the snug kind).

Zara have an amazing sale on right now, like, literally, AMAZING so I would highly recommend you take a look if you fancy nabbing yourself some winter bargains.

I promise once it starts getting warmer, I’ll start blogging about something other than coats and jackets!!

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Coat- Zara

Grey T-shirt-H&M

Black Jeggings-H&M

Leather Bag- Zara

Boots- New Look

Scarf- Primark

Hat- Primark