Date Night Fur & A Statement Necklace

Faux fur and leather coat
I wore this outfit to celebrate our wedding anniversary when we went out for sushi last week…. I have mixed feelings about this outfit however (hear me out)!

I do love it for its sartorial merits, but on the other hand it reminds me of how much I ate and how full I was afterwards – to the point of feeling ill. It was my own fault, I know, but when all those tasty little dishes are going round on the conveyor belt and you keep seeing more and more that you want to try, then my eyes get seriously bigger than my belly.

Actually that’s not true – the resulting food baby was mahoosive. The size of Wales in fact. Serves me right for being such a gannet πŸ˜‰

But clothes-wise, I’m still in love with my new-this-winter fur/leather/tweed coat, and I do love the statement necklace under the floral shirt collar – together they make a basic, thrifted men’s sweater look extra special. And I’m glad I wore stretchy pants.

Happy Tuesday everyone, hope you’re all well!

Faux fur and leather coat
Arm candy and blue manicure
Faux fur and leather coat
Statement jewellery and fur

Coat: River Island, Sweater: Thrifted, Trousers: Zalando, Necklace: ASOS, Shirt: Thrifted, Heels: Nine West, Hair bun: ASOS, Clutch: Accessorize, Watch: ASOS, Gold spike bracelet: ASOS, Mixed metal spike bracelet: ASOS, Other bracelets: H&M / Debenhams / ASOS, Deep gold ring (in a set with little gold ring): ASOS, Smiley face ring: ASOS, Fine band rings: ASOS, Nails: Barry M Cobalt

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  1. 20 January 2013 / 11:39 pm

    your nails and your neckline=perfection. love to have found your site, via yes+yes

  2. 16 January 2013 / 8:59 pm

    You look so vibrant and beautiful! Darling, from head to toe! And, that fur coat really completed your outfit. You seem really prepared for a date night, huh! That’s great. Keep on being fabulous, Catherine! πŸ˜‰

  3. 9 January 2013 / 4:09 pm

    Your collar is so pretty and I love how you layered it with the necklace! Brilliant. That coat is gorgeous!
    Visiting from WIWW.

  4. 9 January 2013 / 3:13 pm

    Love the necklace-collar layers! Wonderful idea!
    Your shoes are gorgeous too!
    Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚

  5. 9 January 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I love the way you styled the necklace! Beautiful!

  6. 9 January 2013 / 11:28 am

    I love EVERYTHING about this outfit, though I doubt I could walk in those shoes. Gorgeous!

  7. 9 January 2013 / 6:45 am

    Sushi is always the one food that I get so stuffed on! But it's so good though, isn't it? πŸ™‚ I love that fur coat and your bag is so cute! I love the little detail. <3


  8. 9 January 2013 / 3:30 am

    Those are some amazing shoes, and the red and yellow look great with the green sweater.

  9. 9 January 2013 / 1:54 am

    I am loving all of the textures, colors and prints of this jacket
    So much great stuff rolled into one fab jacket

  10. 8 January 2013 / 8:34 pm

    Ah, the generosity of the stretchy pant. No matter, you look lovely in these photos. I am particularly intrigued by your beautiful necklace.

    We've got sushi bars/restaurants on almost every corner in Vancouver, and I find the more often I eat sushi, the less inclined I am to overeat. That may not make sense, but it seems to be my reality.

    Sue xo

    A Colourful Canvas

  11. 8 January 2013 / 6:06 pm

    What a glorious necklace, Catherine, love! I have never seen sushi on a conveyor — that *would* be too tempting for me to resist : >

  12. 8 January 2013 / 6:06 pm

    yay for date nights and overeating (happy anniversary by the way :)!! I love the coat as well and that statement necklace……I can't wait to see more of it!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  13. Gray Skies
    8 January 2013 / 5:27 pm

    I love the necklace/collar combo! Very eye-catching.

    And I've been there with sushi – when we go out to one of the places with a conveyor belt, I always overeat πŸ™‚

  14. 8 January 2013 / 4:02 pm

    Love that shade of green to bits. Green like the English summer countryside, ahhhhhhhhhhh

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