Bag lady in a bowler hat

There’s something about wearing a classic trenchcoat with a blanket-fabric skirt and a masculine hat that makes me think er, bag lady. It’s a little bit eccentric, quite thrown-together and very comfortable. Add a print, a splash of bright colour and it’s so me.

I’ve had these boots for quite a few years now and I’m not kidding – they go with EVERYTHING. I ummed and aahed about buying them in tan at the time: should I play it safe and buy black? In the end I chose tan, and I’m so glad I did; it’s so much more versatile with my bright wardrobe than black. Plus a note about skirts: the new length midi skirt has been a godsend for me – I really feel like I’ve found my ideal skirt length (see others here, here and here).

Happy (nearly) end of the week folks!

Trenchcoat: Ellen Tracy, Sweater: Zara, Skirt: ASOS (sale), Boots: Duo, Bowler hat: ASOS, Bag: Star by Julien Mcdonald, Necklace: Debenhams, Watch: ASOS, Evil eye ring: Topshop, Bracelets: ASOS, Topshop, Nails: Rimmel Be a Star, Lips: Revlon Coral

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10 Comments

  1. January 20, 2012 / 12:42 am

    Oh yes, those boots are perfection – color, style, shape . . . the works! I am with you on the midi skirts — they're so just-right for my wardrobe, and you wear them beautifully.

  2. January 20, 2012 / 4:33 am

    Those boots! I LOVE them. I think they are the cutest boots I have ever seen..Victorian chic.

    I have been sporting a side braid lately, too. Don't you just love long hair. It's so fun to play with.

    Happy Friday! xoxo

    • January 21, 2012 / 12:21 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment Adrienne – I'd LOVE to see your gorgeous hair in a braid (I call them plaits)…! C x

  3. January 21, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    ahh a beauty as always… loving this! and those boots look marvellous! i sooo want a bowler hat especially as my maiden name was actually Bowler… i think its a must have!
    xx

    • January 22, 2012 / 5:48 pm

      Oh Rachel you SHOULD buy a bowler – it would look perfect on you (I love that it was your maiden name)! Glad you like the outfit, thank you sweetie! xoxo

  4. January 24, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Wonderful skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Following and adding you to my blogroll this second.
    Sooooooooo glad to have found you and your inspiring blog
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