Saturday, 13 June 2015

The New Coat With An Old Dress

I think I may have mentioned a few times on my blog over the last year how I've been on the hunt for some sort of 'trophy' jacket.  My interpretation of this is something that adds to my wardrobe in the patterned department to enhance a simpler look or add contrast to an already lively one!  I've tried several, most of the cropped ones are just too short on me (the Mango one from this post being one of them) and nothing ticked the boxes.  Until I saw this one in Zara which I blogged about and decided to wait until I was in Spain to benefit from the current Euro exchange rate.  However, I then found the one below, exactly the same style just a different pattern (warmer I felt) and no fake pockets around the bust line which I wasn't keen on anyway.

It's £79.99 here but I paid in the £50's for it after the exchange rate - it was €69.99

It's perfect for this time of year, a lovely light weight cotton with 3/4 sleeves and it's fitted in very well with my current wardrobe.  So much so it's probably been one of the only jackets I've worn recently! I had a christening to go to last week-end and wore a very old Kate Moss/Topshop dress and the coat was the perfect addition to it.

It was a tad windy!
I decided to mix up the blues for this outfit
An oldie but I still love it, thank you Kate Moss!
The accessories were kept minimal with a few bracelets from Tiffany, Swarovski and Annie Haak.  Miu Miu clutch and a bright Essie polish (which picked out the red in my coat) and my little Chanel card holder for a few cards and notes!
First outing for my blue suede courts which were bought in the January sales from TK Maxx for around the £10 mark - last of the big spenders me! 
So there you have it, one of my purchases from my Spanish holiday - a few more to share but this is possibly my favourite so I had to share it first.  I am so pleased with how it's worked so quickly for me in my wardrobe, especially when it's made me wear an old dress lurking in the back.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful coat! Looks great dressed up and down. X

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    1. That' exactly the sort of coat I wanted, easy to wear for all occasions x

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  2. Love that coat. I've been eyeing it covetously in Zara but am holding out for the sales. Your christening outfit was beautifully elegant!

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    1. Do, it will easily be down in the £50's then. Thank you Helen x

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  3. You look amazing Natalie - absolutely stunning and that coat is a great buy - dress up dress down!

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  4. You look gorgeous! The shoes are perfect with the coat! xx

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    1. Thank you, very pleased with the coat (although it's not too hot to wear it but I'm not complaining!) x

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  5. Stunner! Fab coat & I really love that dress! Andrea x

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