All hail the return of the beret! Not just in general, but back to the blog and back into my closet… I’ve missed them!
As much as I love, love, LOVED the summer and all the easy dressing and lightweight dresses it brought, I did occasionally give my berets a thought and looked forward to the day I’d be getting them back out again. This week I not only got them back out again but I decided to buy my current ones a friend – may I introduce The New Pink Beret. I already have camel and mustard, so pink made perfect sense.
(The odds on me getting orange next have been slashed to 2/1… just gotta find the slippery little sucker. Is this one orange enough?)
And the reason why I’m loving berets even more than I did last winter is that I’ve gone and changed my hair. AGAIN.
SHOP THE LOOK:
The bangs are back! And I love them peeking out from under a beret.
No sooner did I finish growing out my fringe that I decided to get it cut again. Last time my hair was in a bob, and as I’m growing my hair long I started to feel like my face was getting a little “dragged down” by long straight hair… it NEEDED a fringe. I’m so glad I did it: my Instagram selfie received so many compliments after my hair appointment! Whether it takes off years I don’t actually know, but as one commenter said: it’s nature’s botox 😉
So the pink beret not only complimented my new fringe but it was also desperate to be worn with this pink check coat I found at New Look. As you can imagine the colours were calling my name; a couple of clicks later and it was on its way to me. I CANNOT control myself when it comes to check coats. It’s not lined so not exactly a warm and snuggly coat, but it was just right for the reasonably mild and drizzly day we had when we shot these pictures. I’ve LOVED check coats for years (I wore one a couple of weeks ago on the blog) and this one is the perfect backdrop for my commemorative poppy – Remembrance Day is on the 11th and a special one as it’s the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.
(I’ve watched so many programmes this past week with some amazing stories about The Great War and they get me every time. I challenge you to watch any of them without tearing up.)
I’m also having a bit of a green thing at the moment – these high waisted green peg legs are Asos and sooooo comfy. I love high waists for the extra tuckage they give you: so good for keeping your middle warm in cold weather!
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Coat: New Look
Sweater: Dorothy Perkins, old (similar)
Shoes: Finery c/o (love these pink cord shoes)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Poppy: Marks & Spencer AW17 (love this Swarovski Crystals one)
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