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Big A/W Guide: The Coat

The darkness is falling… and unfortunately so is the rain. Being unable to do my make up with natural light in the mornings, is one of the sad pitfalls of nearing the end of the year. Along with with the cold nights, the red hands & the chattering of teeth. So it seems we need jackets…and coats, and cosy things to wear underneath them. So here is the beginning of a big ol’ guide for stocking up your wardrobe with nice big warm things, oh and they’re also pretty nice too. Starting with…


So you may have a numerous amount of coats, but do you have The Coat? The coat that you can wear with anything, the coat that you know is going to look good. The coat. Well, if you don’t, you’re not alone, neither do I. But after looking at this trusty selection, you may  just find your other half for the rest of the year.

Zara have the most immense clothing at the moment, but the best has to be their coats. I was almost falling off my chair, my christmases all just came at once. Well, 5 did.

Topshop are the old favourites, almost always have what you’re looking for, and the moment you step in the shop, you would like to own it. Every year they do of the greatest selection of coats, here’s what they’ve provided this year…

With H&M only recently making it able to shop and browse online, this is their MOtrend debut. But, it’s not all that great, their coats aren’t shockingly horrible, but they definitley aren’t the best. There isn’t a great selection, but if you look hard enough you might be able to find a gem..

I’ve always seen River Island as a little bit Katie Price, especially as it was once quoted it was her favourite shop :/ But, I have recently chosen to ignore my gut instinct and have a proper look, not a glance. I was pleasantly surprised, as I wasn’t greeted with what I expected…and the coats? not too shabby…

Whistles is slowly creeping up my list of favourite shops. There is hardly a thing I dislike in that shop. And they just happen to have really really lovely coats, that cape’s a favourite.

Urban Outfitters, another firm favourite. They have the perfect causal coats, good for when you don’t want to look too…’coaty’.

Aaaand finally, we have online amazingness Asos. The site where everything is, and having to go through all their coats was my definitely a pleasure. I love these coats. A lot.

O x.x


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aw10 Trends: the Cape

Perhaps thanks to the current global obsession with all things vampire-ish, the cape is the coolest coat to be wearing this season. But think plain – the shape of the coat speaks for itself and a pattern will kill the look. And don’t let yourself throw a cape over baggy trousers – harems or otherwise. Skinnies or minis, please, to avoid looking like a bag lady. Or a bin lady. Or even a bin bag lady.

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Asos have a great selection of capes:

Image 1 of ASOS Contrast Trim CapeImage 1 of Cooper & Stollbrand for ASOS Checked=Image 1 of ASOS Military Knitted CapeImage 1 of Warehouse Zippy Cape

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M x.x

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New Autumn Favourites

Ok, let’s face it, summer is over. The sun is minimal, the coursework is not, everyone’s talking about coats and boots, so I reckon we should just move on. Autumn, afterall, is one of my favourite seasons, I love the colours, the wrapping up, the having to not shave your legs as often, it’s all good. Aaand, wrapping up means more clothes which means you need more, if you get my drift. There is always a reason for new stuff. So anyway, I have happily complied a selection of my favourite items for the new season:

O x.x

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Statement Earrings and Little Necklaces

Having been away for most of the summer, I have really been lacking in posting, for that I feel crappy and am very sorry. Anyways, having been away I have been able to play around with summery outfits and realise whats actually necessary to stuff into an already overflowing suitcase and what isn’t. This resulted in a friend having to sit me down in my bedroom and have a bit of a Sex and the City moment as she asked me to justify each and every item I planned to take with me. Hated it. So damn annoying if you simply can’t justify something without saying ‘I might need it, pleeeeeasee can i just put it in the case’. But, although I hate to admit it, I have changed my ways, almost too much I have to say, I went away for a week and a half, they half bit I was camping, and I ended up only having a very minimal amount of clothing to wear, literally, when I opened my case in my tent I was like, shit. 2 pairs of jeans, about 3 tops and a dress and a skirt is not enough. Damn you small Primark suitcase. However I did manage to bring a very big amount of jewellery and have now discovered my new found love for big studded earrings, Topshop ones in particular and Cute little charm necklaces, Accesorize ones. Wearing them with a simple top and jeans can make something a bit crap look nicer. Here are some of mine, hover over the pictures and it’ll say where they’re from..

I love the kind of vintagey vibe of the earrings, I’m definitely gonna be doing some serious vintage stud hunting in Brick Lane and Portobello.

Seeing as some of the necklaces are pretty old and might not be available anymore. As far as I’m,aware, you can still buy the earrings in Topshop. But anyway here are some others you can buy:

The below earrings are all Topshop:

And from as long as I can remember Asos have been theee best at cheap necklaces, set your price range at £10 and you get loads of really cute charm necklaces..

And if you’re feeling a bit rich, treat yourself to a House Of Harlow necklace for a mere £73…it’s expensive, but if I had the money, I would buy it. Or this one for £116, ahh my neck aches for one, sadly my purse aches at the price tag.

Enjoy the last few days of freedom, September is the crappest month ever.

O x.x

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A Wonderfully British Summer

Well, England might be out of the World Cup (lets not talk about it) but we are certainly not having a typically English Summer. The sun is out and this, my friends, can only mean one thing; we can have a immensely amazing British summer, Pimms and strawberries, picnics on Primrose Hill, Bike rides in Richmond park, the list is actually endless. So what better way to have a quintessentially English summer than to look the part….

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Now all you need is a gingham picnic blanket and a wicker basket….

O x.x

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S/S 10 Trends: Let’s Get Physical

A new season calls for new trends, and Spring/Summer is calling us to strap on our trainers, pull on the spandex and whip out the headband. Physicality was all over the catwalk from Alexander Wang to Hermes to Julien McDonald.

 From top: Julien McDonald, Hermes, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schuler

All were clearly inspired by sport and physicality, Tennis at Hermes, Surfing at Proenza Schouler. But like me, you may not be able to squeeze a little bit of designer intoyour wardrobe becuase of ummmm let’s say insufficent funds, so here are a few high street alternatives….

A-Asos, T-Topshop, UO-Urban Outfitters

O x.x

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Feeling Hot..Hot..Hot

The sun has finally put his hat on. Thank God. Finally Britain has caught up and managed to raise the temperature above one degree. So, i think its time to find some summery clothes, especially some nice dresses.



Find at: Topshop


Find at: Asos


Find at: Warehouse

Urban Outfitters:

Find at: Urban Outfitters


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