HOW huge and furry and warm and gorgeous is this shearling gilet?!
It’s the warmest thing to come out of my (go into my?) wardrobe since my mum bought me a red all-in-one padded ski suit when I was four and we lived in Canada. Except I also wore a red balaclava with that, but here I went easy on the headgear and only went for a vintage 60s baker boy hat I got from eBay.
IT’S THE WARMEST THING TO COME OUT OF MY (GO INTO MY?) WARDROBE SINCE MY MUM BOUGHT ME A RED ALL-IN-ONE PADDED SKI SUIT WHEN I WAS FOUR AND WE LIVED IN CANADA.
In fact I’ve waited since July to wear this cutie (the hat I mean) – I think I was shopping for something else entirely and happened to see this pop up. It’s one of those Marmite items that people will either love or hate, but I absolutely adore it. I love the fact that it looks undoubtedly vintage and has a random brooch on the front. I feel like Barbra Streisand in What’s Up Doc, and that’s no bad thing.
I’ll see you back here on Monday for the #iwillwearwhatilike link up: Sportswear’s the theme. And if you follow me on Instagram you may see a few pictures from Paris while I’m there for a quick 24 hour press trip tomorrow… It’s nice to get a chance to go and show my support for that wonderful city, albeit in a very small way.
Finally, if you scroll down you may just get to see that red ski suit I talked about. It’s class. But then so are the rest of my family’s 70s outfits….!
Shearling gilet: ASOS | Sweater: ASOS (similar) | Jeans: c/o JQ Jeans | Boots: c/o La Redoute (similar) | Bag: Debenhams | Hat: Vintage (eBay) | Sunglasses: French Connection | Nails: Barry M ‘Peach Melba’ (similar)
SHOP THE LOOK:
Here’s that red ski suit I mentioned (with the hood down, c.1976). I’ll let you decide who’s the most stylish in my family (L-R: Mum, eldest sister, brother, me, middle sister): My vote goes to my mum. Her coat isn’t unlike my white fur wedding coat. But she wore hers with PINK trousers and black gloves to match her hair. Wow.
Linking up to: Hat Attack, Style Stories, iwillwearwhatilike, Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Turning Heads Tuesday, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Brilliant Blog Posts, Throwback Thursday, My Refined Style, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fab Favourites