Have you ever had your eye on a piece of clothing or an accessory for years (something that was maybe designer and you couldn’t afford it, or a one-off piece a friend owned) and it never left your mind because you loved it so much?
Something like that happened with this vintage-style floral tapestry coat I was kindly gifted by JD Williams. It’s a very similar type of coat to the vintage tapestry coat I was lent for London Fashion Week several few years ago: the colours are nearly identical, and although that one had a geometric pattern and this one is floral it sort of looked the same to me as I’d remembered it in my head.
Though now I’ve looked back at the pictures of the first coat they’re not actually all that similar, but still – I love this new one! It’s surprisingly lightweight (quite a blessing for a coat like this, they’re usually as heavy as anything), the colours are gorgeous, and then there’s that fur collar. Which is detachable, making the coat soooo much more versatile. I foresee it with different colour scarves or covered in brooches around the neckline.
A FUR-CUFFED SWEATSHIRT IS GOING TO BE A GODSEND FOR ANYTHING WITH THREE-QUARTER SLEEVES THIS WINTER.
Another something you may have noticed about the coat… the fur cuffs. The same fur cuffs that I wore under my Prince of Wales check blazer a week ago that were on my Zara sweatshirt? I think a fur-cuffed sweatshirt is going to be a godsend for anything with three-quarter sleeves this winter, like this coat. (Maybe I SHOULD have kept it in the other colourway as well… oh balls, I’ve now sent it back.)
In fact the coat looks like it has two different colour furry bits on it now… It’s such a clever styling trick.
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Today I’ll be in Calais for a day trip – come and check out my Insta and see what I’m up to! Then I’ll be in London on Thursday for the Thirty Plus Awards… if you voted for me thank you so much, we shall see what happens (and if my blog really IS that addictive)!
Do add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
SO WHAT PIECE THAT YOU’VE NEVER OWNED YOURSELF DO YOU STILL HANKER AFTER? (IT COULD BE REAL OR IMAGINARY OR EVEN AS FANTASTICAL AS YOU LIKE!) TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!
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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!
Linking up etiquette…
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No featured favourites this week due to being away, so sorry… back to normal service next week!
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Disclosure: I was gifted the coat by JD Williams but was not compensated for writing this post (click here for my full disclosure). The post contains some affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.