Window Pane Checks and a Gold Leo Pendant (With Matching Lion’s Mane)

Black and white window pane check coat, roll neck and fedora
I had a feeling I’d be wearing this windowpane check coat to death when I first got it a month ago – I wasn’t wrong. This is its fourth appearance on the blog in as many weeks, so that proves what a versatile piece for spring it is. Mine’s from George at Asda and sadly long since sold out, but  (and reasonably priced too).

These photos were taken at Covent Garden when we went up for the Easter weekend to see James McAvoy (yet again) in a play in London’s West End (see this tweet* which summed up my feelings about it. “Eyes popped out my head” doesn’t. even. begin). As this is the third West End play I’ve seen him in I’m fully aware of my pending stalker status…!

Back to my outfit: the fabulous giant 1970s Leo pendant was gifted to me via curated vintage jeweller Sweet & Spark – I’m not afraid to admit I love a bit of bling and this is particularly Mr. T-worthy. If you’re wondering: yes, my star sign is Leo, and no, I don’t believe in horoscopes. I’d love it anyway even if Leo weren’t my star sign, but best of all I had a reason to style my hair like a great big lion’s mane to match. All-in-all a perfect sightseeing outfit with the fedora, comfy flat boots and white roll neck.

Did I feel a little like a 1970s pimp? Yes. And fabulously so ; -)

Are you a lover of a bit of bling – giant, vintage, sparkly or otherwise? Do share details in the comments of your treasured pieces!

Black and white window pane checks, gold Leo pendant
Black and white window pane check coat, roll neck and fedora
Black and white window pane checks, gold Leo pendant
Black and white window pane checks, roll neck, fedor and gold Leo pendant
Coat: c/o George at Asda () | | Leo pendant: c/o Sweet & Spark | Jeans: c/o JQ Jeans | | Fedora: Miss Selfridge () | Bag: Asos | Nails: Models Own Lemon Meringue ()

Catherine x

*don’t forget “pants” in the UK means underpants, not trousers. So yes, just his underpants. I was this >>>

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  1. 24 April 2015 / 5:44 pm

    I am trying to figure out what makes your outfit so awesome. Is it the proportions? The hat? The black and white? The long red hair? The pop of dark red in the bag? Or everything? I choose everything. It just is one of those outfits which makes you look good even if it you are wearing flats. As a matter of fact… these boots are better with it than high heels (and I don't say that easily).

    • 27 April 2015 / 10:11 pm

      Wow that's great compliment, I know how (constructively) critical you can be, Greetje!! 😉 I don't normally think the same about flats either, but I think I got the *right* flats for this outfit… can't think of another flat that would work. The thing I like the most is the hair…!!!!! Thank you so much :))

  2. 14 April 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Love this jacket and those boots are great with it. This window pane print has grown on me, and you know I am a fan of James McAvoy .. very talented! ( and not bad to look at!)

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • 15 April 2015 / 10:43 am

      I love my florals still but I have to admit this white window pane check is fast becoming my favourite print for spring, Jess! Thank you my lovely x

  3. 13 April 2015 / 12:51 am

    that coat is AMAZING!!!

    • 13 April 2015 / 8:30 am

      I love it too, Diane – thank you!!!!!!!!!

  4. 12 April 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Can't believe that coat is Asda, love that pendant not too 70's pimp for me

    • 12 April 2015 / 7:52 pm

      Aww thanks Dawn – I'm so pleased with the pendant, it's such a beauty!!

  5. 11 April 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Loving the coat Catherine! I adore that you styled it with flat lace up boots, so chic. Your necklace is so different and eye catching, two qualities I love in pieces. 🙂

    Take care and a great Sunday,
    Daniella xox

    • 12 April 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you so much Daniella, the lace up boots were more for comfort but I think they work better than heels may have!!

  6. 10 April 2015 / 10:59 pm

    That's a fabulous coat, oozing with personality. xox

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:59 am

      Oooooh thank you Patti, love that description :))

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:59 am

      I think you're right, Jodie… and thank you!!

  7. 10 April 2015 / 6:54 pm

    The coat is great – you can find the best little gems at Asda. But your hat is what really makes the outfit for me. I love fedoras but I'm just not confident enough to wear them. They always look better on someone else@

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:58 am

      Funny I've always been a hat person, I often feel a bit naked without one! Thank you sweetie x

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:46 am

      I have a feeling this duster coat shape will become a modern classic, Monica! Thank you my lovely x

  8. 10 April 2015 / 5:56 pm

    Beautiful coat and necklace:D

  9. 10 April 2015 / 4:59 pm

    Yes that is a great coat! Had I just seen it hanging in the shops I would never have given it a second look. Seeing it styled makes all the difference. As for bling – the bigger and more golden the better! Lovely lion necklace 🙂

    repeating myself from another comment earlier today: Thank you for all the fantastic tips on improving my blog. I've been at it all day 😀

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:45 am

      Haha you're a fab of the blog then, Tine?!! Thank you for your lovely comment – plus I'm glad the tips are helping… I've probably given you a heap of work to do (sorry)!!!!

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:44 am

      Aww thanks Emma – I think the fact that I've worn it so many times is proof that I'm totally in love with it ;))

    • 11 April 2015 / 10:43 am

      I know it was amazing how quickly it sold out, wasn't it Katy?! xx

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