The Build Up to Winter


Working in an office in the winter is usually a nightmare for me when it comes to dressing.

I find it hard to dress right so that I’m not too hot or cold inside, then warm enough for outside. So I thought I’d show the various layers that I build up to create enough warmth for winter temperatures, yet at the same time stay chic enough for the office.

The faux fur scarf has been an absolute godsend – it’s one of my best purchases (another impulse buy) this winter. I love it to death; it can make the plainest coat or blazer look fabulous, and looks good even with another thinner scarf at the neck (rather than thick wool). I recommend a faux fur scarf for every girl’s wardrobe.

(You will notice I am allowed to wear double denim at the office… we have a very relaxed dress code. I still can’t go without the jewellery and heels though.)

*14 sleeps till Christmas*

Denim shirt: La Redoute
Cardigan: New Look
Jeans: Wrangler
Coat: New Look
Belt: Asos
Fur scarf: H&M
Socks: F+F
Heels: French Connection
Gloves: F+F
Necklace: F+F
Bracelets: Topshop, Urban Outfitters
Rings: unknown

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  1. Jill
    18 December 2011 / 6:47 am

    That coat is amazing. WANT!

  2. Anonymous
    14 December 2011 / 4:58 am

    love your pink socks! are they knee-highs?

  3. 13 December 2011 / 1:41 am

    You look fabulous! I've had an eye on a faux fur scarf — just waiting for it to go on sale. . .

    13 December 2011 / 12:43 am

    LOVE the color of your coat! Such a cool way to put an outfit together!

  5. 12 December 2011 / 10:38 pm

    love all the different parts of this outfit! im after a faux fur myself, yours is divine!
    I do love some nice bright socks with shoes..:D
    Rachel xx

  6. 12 December 2011 / 9:39 pm

    That scarf is just gorgeous!

  7. 12 December 2011 / 3:00 pm

    I love the progression of photos, Catherine – so creative! You look fab in double denim + pink. And sad to say, we can't order H and M online in the US, b/c that scarf is so cool.

    Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday, and have a wonderful day.

    12 December 2011 / 7:23 am

    Great idea! Thanks! love the color

  9. 11 December 2011 / 10:58 pm

    Fun idea for a post! I have a similar kinda scarf to this – it's so cosy!

    Sadie xx

  10. 11 December 2011 / 9:05 pm

    Cool scarf…great colors…and the way you do these pictures is really fun!!

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