Friday, 10 April 2015

Window Pane Checks and a Gold Leo Pendant (With Matching Lion's Mane)

Black and white window pane check coat, roll neck and fedora
I had a feeling I'd be wearing this window pane check coat to death when I first got it a month ago - I wasn't wrong. This is its fourth appearance on the blog in as many weeks, so that proves what a versatile piece for spring it is. Mine's from George at Asda and sadly long since sold out, but this coat is a great alternative (and reasonably priced too).

These photos were taken at Covent Garden when we went up for the Easter weekend to see James McAvoy (yet again) in a play in London's West End (see this tweet* which summed up my feelings about it. "Eyes popped out my head" doesn't. even. begin). As this is the third West End play I've seen him in I'm fully aware of my pending stalker status...!

Back to my outfit: the fabulous giant 1970s Leo pendant was gifted to me via curated vintage jeweller Sweet & Spark - I'm not afraid to admit I love a bit of bling and this is particularly Mr. T-worthy (Google "The A Team 1980s"). If you're wondering - yes, my star sign is Leo, and no, I don't believe in horoscopes. I'd love it anyway even if Leo weren't my star sign, but best of all I had a reason to style my hair like a great big lion's mane to match. All-in-all a perfect sightseeing outfit with the fedora, comfy flat boots and white roll neck.

Did I feel a little like a 1970s pimp? Yes. And fabulously so ;)

Are you a lover of a bit of bling - giant, vintage, sparkly or otherwise? Do share details in the comments of your treasured pieces!

Black and white window pane checks, gold Leo pendant
Black and white window pane check coat, roll neck and fedora
Black and white window pane checks, gold Leo pendant
Black and white window pane checks, roll neck, fedor and gold Leo pendant
Coat: c/o George at Asda (alternative) | Roll neck: Asos | Leo pendant: c/o Sweet & Spark | Jeans: c/o JQ Jeans | Boots: c/o La Redoute | Fedora: Miss Selfridge (similar) | Bag: Asos | Nails: Models Own Lemon Meringue (similar)

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Catherine x
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Photos: Silver Londoner | Linking up to: Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Share in Style, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Turning Heads Tuesday, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites

*don't forget "pants" in the UK means underpants, not trousers. So yes, just his underpants. I was this >>>
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35 comments

  1. Still freaking love this coat. And still gutted it sold out before I could get my hands on it!!! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I know it was amazing how quickly it sold out, wasn't it Katy?! xx

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    1. Aww thanks Emma - I think the fact that I've worn it so many times is proof that I'm totally in love with it ;))

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  3. Yes that is a great coat! Had I just seen it hanging in the shops I would never have given it a second look. Seeing it styled makes all the difference. As for bling - the bigger and more golden the better! Lovely lion necklace :-)

    repeating myself from another comment earlier today: Thank you for all the fantastic tips on improving my blog. I've been at it all day :-D

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    1. Haha you're a fab of the blog then, Tine?!! Thank you for your lovely comment - plus I'm glad the tips are helping... I've probably given you a heap of work to do (sorry)!!!!

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  4. I do indeed like that coat. It's my fav color combo (black/white) and looks so classic.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. I have a feeling this duster coat shape will become a modern classic, Monica! Thank you my lovely x

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  5. The coat is great - you can find the best little gems at Asda. But your hat is what really makes the outfit for me. I love fedoras but I'm just not confident enough to wear them. They always look better on someone else@

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    1. Funny I've always been a hat person, I often feel a bit naked without one! Thank you sweetie x

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  6. I'm such a sucker for a statement coat! It just makes you feel so put together, eh? jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps...love the yellow nail polish!

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  7. That's a fabulous coat, oozing with personality. xox

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  8. Love that print!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  9. Really cute look - you look great!
    www.funkyforty.com xo

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  10. Loving the coat Catherine! I adore that you styled it with flat lace up boots, so chic. Your necklace is so different and eye catching, two qualities I love in pieces. :)

    Take care and a great Sunday,
    Daniella xox

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    1. Thank you so much Daniella, the lace up boots were more for comfort but I think they work better than heels may have!!

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  11. Looking fabulous, Catherine. That jacket is so on trend and the pedant is so super special!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks Dawn - I'm so pleased with the pendant, it's such a beauty!!

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  13. Can't believe that coat is Asda, love that pendant not too 70's pimp for me
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  14. Love this jacket and those boots are great with it. This window pane print has grown on me, and you know I am a fan of James McAvoy .. very talented! ( and not bad to look at!)

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I love my florals still but I have to admit this white window pane check is fast becoming my favourite print for spring, Jess! Thank you my lovely x

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  15. Beautiful coat, this is such a polished and stunning outfit
    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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  16. I am trying to figure out what makes your outfit so awesome. Is it the proportions? The hat? The black and white? The long red hair? The pop of dark red in the bag? Or everything? I choose everything. It just is one of those outfits which makes you look good even if it you are wearing flats. As a matter of fact... these boots are better with it than high heels (and I don't say that easily).
    Greetje

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    1. Wow that's great compliment, I know how (constructively) critical you can be, Greetje!! ;) I don't normally think the same about flats either, but I think I got the *right* flats for this outfit... can't think of another flat that would work. The thing I like the most is the hair...!!!!! Thank you so much :))

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