It's finally cold here in the UK!! I don't know why I'm saying that, I'm so not a cold weather person. I think I've just been looking at my winter coats and thinking how they've been neglected so far this winter due to the mild temperatures.
But warmer days are no more! Proper winter (UK style) is upon us. Wet, windy and grey. No bright sunny days with blue skies and snow everywhere for us, oh noooo.
We actually took these photos a few weeks ago - I was saving the snakeskin boots for this week's #iwillwearwhatilike animal print theme, and it was one of the few days that there was a chill in the air. You may also be surprised to see me wearing such high boots - although I'd slipped my disc at this point, I hadn't yet gone to the doctor so was hobbling a bit before the severe pain set in. Don't worry, we didn't do much walking around that day...!
I think I can say snakeskin is my new favourite animal print - though my allegiance to leopard is still strong, I can feel a snakeskin wallet or tote coming on. Watch out, bank balance.
I THINK I CAN SAY SNAKESKIN IS MY NEW FAVOURITE ANIMAL PRINT - THOUGH MY ALLEGIANCE TO LEOPARD IS STILL STRONG, I CAN FEEL A SNAKESKIN WALLET OR TOTE COMING ON. WATCH OUT, BANK BALANCE.
The yellow coat was one I picked up in the Asos winter sale at the beginning of 2015 - it was reduced massively and I didn't get to wear it as spring had already set in so it was much too warm for it. As you can probably imagine I was desperate to wear it: Have you ever seen a more happy colour? It looks so lush with lilac - be quick if you want the lilac beanie (almost sold out) but Asos still have some stock of the scarf (and it's on sale).
What's your favourite animal print - and what do you like pairing it with? Tell me in the comments or tweet me
Coat: Asos (alternative) | Boots: Mango | Trousers: Asos (I like these) | Hat: Asos | Scarf: Asos | Bag: Asos (I like the Marc Jacobs bucket bag) | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Nails: Essie 'Chocolate Cakes'
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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time - it'll stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!
My favourite BLING outfits from last week's link up
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 18 JANUARY IS BOWIE-INSPIRED*
*Obviously to honour the passing of one of music (and fashion's) greatest. The connection only has to be loose - go for his many reincarnations such as Mod, Hippie, Glam Rock (Glam OR Rock if you like), Soul, New Romantic - to see some of his different styles I've created a Pinterest board is great for inspiration. It was written only five days ago... RIP David.
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