Something I haven’t had till now was a really warm winter coat that was still stylish. And when I say warm, I mean REALLY warm…!
I have a big, thick khaki parka with a furry hood, but I generally reserve that coat for dog walks only – it’s a bit on the scruffy side. And it doesn’t have much in the way of insulation round the neck (despite its furry hood), so I decided to check out the sales for puffer coats.
What I was looking for is exactly what I have here: A mid-length padded coat (that’s not black or khaki) with a furry hood and a stand-up collar inside the hood. Oh, and it had to be belted.
In other words, I wanted something light, not sombre, that’s super warm for the winter and negated the need for a scarf, had a touch of faux fur glam and a bit of shape. That wasn’t too much to ask… was it?!
I WANTED SOMETHING LIGHT, NOT SOMBRE, THAT’S SUPER WARM FOR THE WINTER AND NEGATED THE NEED FOR A SCARF, HAD A TOUCH OF FAUX FUR GLAM AND A BIT OF SHAPE. THAT WASN’T TOO MUCH TO ASK… WAS IT?!
So after a bit of sale shopping I found this grey padded coat from Wallis – a bargain now it’s reduced to just £68… I was more than happy to pay that! Mine is a size Small and I usually wear a 10 – I did get the Medium to begin with but that was WAY too big.
SHOP THE LOOK:
What I love so much about this coat is the fact that you can wear just a light sweater or sweatshirt underneath and that’s it – no scarf is needed because of the furry stand-up collar within the hood, and the belt keeps all your warmth in as well as giving you some shape.
As we were just walking Riley and it was SUPER muddy I just wore my fantastically comfy Lotus boots (I think I’ve worn them Every. Single. Day. since getting them) and jeans. The orange aviators (similar) added a touch of colour and because you can still see my eyes it’s quite nice for chatting to other dog walkers – I don’t feel like such a diva and can make eye contact with them… does that make sense to anyone else? I tend to be a squinter even on grey days so always want to wear sunnies, but it’s nice to see other people’s eyes when having a chat.
This was the last shoot we did before my operation a week ago today – thank you SO much for all the well wishes, I’ve been completely overwhelmed by how much love was sent my way (you can read all about how the operation went here). I’m feeling okay-ish, a bit delicate around my tummy but I’ll get there. As soon as I’ve finished writing this post I’m off to Netflix and Chill for the rest of the day 🙂
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HAVE YOU BEEN HITTING THE SALES FOR A SUPER WARM PUFFER OR PADDED COAT? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Coat: Wallis (on sale!)
Jeans: Asos (I like these)
Boots: Lotus c/o
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
Gloves: Topshop (I like these)
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