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My Style: Nostalgic Dressing & Winter Knits


I am loving this time of year, not only has my house been turned into a winter wonderland, but I get to wear chunky jumpers, my trusty duffle coat and generally be toasty warm and super comfortable. It is the kind of weather that most people moan about but I love keeping warm and this NW3 mustard yellow jumper that I picked up in the Hobbs sale is perfect for those frosty mornings.

For most I am sure that summer is the best time of year for dressing, but for me I find it stressful finding the right look for warm weather, I much prefer throwing on a jumper with some jeans, ankle boots and a great coat. This duffel coat isn’t just super warm, but it also reminds me of past winters when I was little, there is a nostalgic vibe to this classic coat that makes me smile and it really works with the vintage stitch of the jumper.

Do you ever get fuzzy nostalgic feelings when you wear certain outfits?

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My Style: Yellow jumper, NW3 at Hobbs // Boyfriend jeans, Hudson Jeans (c/o) // Ankle boots, Topshop // Blue duffel coat, Lands’ End (c/o) // Nokia Lumia 1020 (c/o) // Leopard print bag, Lulu Guinness (c/o) // Glasses, Retro54 //

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My Style: Try The Trend – Tamaris ANTIshokk Glitter Riding Boots

I am a boot whore, I have more pairs than I count, and I love finding new brands that as well as looking pretty are also actually good for my poor battered feet. This month I was asked to test out a pair of boots from Germany’s biggest shoe retailer, Tamaris, which as well as being glittery, so on trend with the equestrian buckles, they also have the brands exclusive ANTIshokk technology in-built. I know fancy right!

Of course I jumped at the chance – new boots that sparkle, absorb shock energy when you walk, and that can be worn all day without hurting no matter how much walking you do – had to be tested.

To be honest it did seem a little too good to be true, so I threw the biggest challenge a fashion journalist has – seeing how they cope during press day season, second only to fashion week for the amount of walking and standing around I do.

Granted I don’t understand why these boots are comfortable, I could give you some techie jargon such as they are constructed with pneumatic chambers and core stabilisers, which is all true, but what I do understand is that these beauties really took on my challenge and impressed me.

A typical press day schedule for me is around 5-6 events, an average of 10 mins walk between each venue across London, up and down the escalators at the tube, as well as the actually standing around catching up with my favourite PRs and looking around all the beautiful collections – as well as being fun it s also tiring and normally I do these busy days in flats, so it was nice to wear a bit of a heel and still feel great at the end of the day.

Like with all new shoes/boots you have to wear them in, at first they pinched a little on the toes, but the ache that normally comes in the heel and the sole never came, and I wore these boots three days in a row without any major problems, which is basically unheard of.

I am not going to bore you with all my looks while I tested my new boots, but over the past month I have worn them with a maxi skirt, a kick flare dress, and teamed them on numerous occasions with jeans – I was surprised by how adaptable they were.

My favourite look had to be teamed with my skinny jeans, a funky colourful cardigan, and my winter-warmer duffel coat. Don’t you just think the colour of the beige and glitter works really well with blue? I also love how these boots gives a casual look an edge.

My Style: Lands’ End duffel coat (c/o); New Look cardigan, vest, bracelets and scarf; Warehouse jeans; Barbie necklace; Retro 54 glasses; and my Tamaris boots (c/o).

Fancy checking out the whole collection from Tamaris? Well why not head on over to their website, prices start at £29.99, which is pretty reasonable, my beauties are £69.99 but worth every penny.

What do you think – could you see yourself wearing these glittery beauties?

[Pics: Once again taking by the fab Sherin from HiFashion who is fast becoming my style snapper!]
**I was given the boots to test, but was not told what to write, I pride myself on my honest reviews.**

Winter Warmer: My Favourite Lands’ End Duffle Coat

With the weather on the turn again I thought I would share my new favourite coat from Lands’ End. Well actually it isn’t that new, I got it before Christmas, but the weather just hasn’t really been cold enough to wear it so I am pleased that the winter freeze has finally arrived. These pictures were taken last week in Cambridge, such a gorgeous town for a walk after brunch I love going down to the river and it was nice to do my style posts, while out and about.

Let me tell you more about my amazing coat, not only is it my first ever duffle I know I must have been an unloved child, it is super warm, which is needed as I am constantly cold, I am completely in love with the navy blue shade and it has tons of pockets. It is also one of the most comfortable coats I have worn in a long time, a great length both in the body and the arms, and most of all I love the choice of poppers, toggles and zipper – I know I am that sad!!!

Last year’s winter coat I was constantly loosing a button off my River Island military-inspired coat, and in turn was super disappointed, but this Lands’ End duffle is a classic that will stand the test of time, not only in style but also quality it is made to such a high standard.

This is a coat that I have to keep on a hanger to keep its shape and when spring finally arrives it will be packaged up to protect for next winter.

Do you have a winter coat that you bring out year-after-year?

Wearing: Wool duffle coat from Lands’ End, G-Star Raw 3301 jeans, and a New Look bird-print scarf.

Winter Warmers: Great Coats At January Sale Prices

I always find getting my winter coat one of the most stressful shopping experiences, that is after finding the most perfect pair of jeans – but I have tracked down some beauties in the January sales. From the classic duffle coat, which is my new favourite – I quite like the Paddington Bear look, to another classic the Pea Coat that was seen on the runways at Stella McCartney and YSL. I have also added in some bright coats to brighten up any winter morning, as well as some chic two-tone coats perfect for office.

If you are after a classic, while still being a little quirky you can’t go too wrong with a duffle coat – these are my top three duffles:

1. Lands’ End, Wool Duffle, £110 down from £180, Landsend.co.uk

2. Uniqlo, Wool Duffle, £39.90 down from £89, Uniqlo.com

3. Vicky Smith, Women’s Winter Duffle Coat, £39.99 down from £59.99, Amazon.co.uk

Everyone needs to have a colourful coat in their wardrobe. How about this gorgeous blue maxi from Reiss or the cute 60s dolly coat from Oasis – there is so much choice this season.

1. Oasis, 60s Dolly Coat, £35 was £45, Oasis-Stores.com – I just adore this pastel colour, the swing silhouette and that adorable Princess collar and large buttons.

2. Reiss, Belted Raglan Sleeve Sapphire Coat, £195 was £345, Reissonline.com

3. Wallis, Pink 1923 Fur Trim Mohair Coat, £75 was £150, Wallis.co.uk – brighten up your winter days with this gorgeous coat that has been spotted on Daybreak presenter Kate Garraway.

4. Warehouse, Mustard coat, £35 was £45, Warehouse.co.uk

For a shorter coat style the Pea Coat is a perfect solution. I have selected some varying styles from faux fur collars to a boxy shape – as well as something a little colourful. All will look perfect dressed down with jeans – my favourite has to be the Tartan print from ASOS.

1. ASOS, Tartan Pea Coat With Faux Fur Collar, £34 down from £85, ASOS.com

2. Dorothy Perkins, Red Short Pea Coat, £35 down from £45, DorothyPerkins.com

3. Dorothy Perkins, Fur Collar Boxy Pea Coat, £40 down from £59, DorothyPerkins.com

4. New Look, Collarless Pea Coat, £18 down from £44.99, NewLook.com

Two-tone and monochrome coats seem to be around every year but the two I have chosen will look amazing for the office or a smart function.

1. Debenhams, Principles by Ben de Lisi, Black Colour Block Coat, £89.10 was £99, Debenhams.com

2. French Connection, Colour Block Wonderland Coat, £97.50 was £195, FrenchConnection.com – you can’t go wrong with a military coat mixed in with a retro two-tone vibe.

Happy shopping!!!