I'm most definitely continuing this winter's theme of pastels and brights with this concoction of peach and mustard yellow - I'm wondering whether I'm subconsciously trying to "outbright" (new made-up word) my previous colourful outfit each time...?
This was one more coat I got in the crazy-reduced sales due to our incredibly mild December. It's a shame Marks & Spencer never seem to stock enough of anything - whatever I buy seems to go out of stock almost as soon as I've clicked on Add to Basket. Or maybe it's just me, I don't know.
Some of you may think you've seen the coat before - I will admit it's almost identical to the peach jacket I'm wearing in my (now not so) new avatar, but I bought this coat because it meant I had a winter version of that jacket which I absolutely adore. That one is nowhere near warm enough to wear in winter, so I now have a warm weather version and a cold weather version.
So all peach outerwear bases are, essentially, covered...!
I BOUGHT THIS COAT BECAUSE IT MEANT I HAD A WINTER VERSION OF MY PEACH JACKET WHICH I ABSOLUTELY ADORE. I NOW HAVE A WARM WEATHER VERSION AND A COLD WEATHER VERSION.
Instead of going for darker colours to wear with it (especially as I paired my orange animal print coat with navy), I went for the lovely mustard yellow tailored trousers I first wore a couple of years ago.
A white roll neck is the perfect staple for winter - I would never have believed a few years ago that they'd be back on trend (I wore many fitted roll necks in the 90s), but in a looser fit they look so modern right now. I think the double-breastedness (another made-up word) of the coat with a white roll neck looks really retro - very late 70s/early 80s. In fact, I went with Dynasty-style big backcombed hair on the day that then proceeded to get blown flat by the gale-force winds. Story of my life.
Are you into roll necks - or the trend for all things 70s (midi skirts and boots, patchwork, etc.) - even? Tell me in the comments or tweet me @notlamb!
Coat: Marks & Spencer (similar) | Trousers: ASOS (similar) | Shoes: c/o Kelya Shoes | Roll neck: ASOS (similar) | Bag: "The Catherine" c/o Yosa | Sunglasses: c/o Lulus (similar) | Earrings: Accessorize | Bracelet: Gift from the husband (similar) | Nails: c/o Crabtree & Evelyn 'Poppy'
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P.S. Have you read yesterday's post? A Simple, Everyday Make-Up Look for the Over 40s (and My Go-To Nail Colour) - don't miss it!
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