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/ 04 December 2014 / 10 Comments



Hi friends! I've got a quick outfit for you today that I wore last week when it wasn't yet freeeezing! The scarf is new, yes, I got in in F21 while shopping for bits and bobs for my winter wardrobe, which I'm starting, drumroll please, in less than two weeks' time! And I'm still looking for a winter coat! Can't decide between a classic button up or something a bit more... unexpected. Or both? Decisions, decisions.

I have one more outfit to share with you before I start posting about the winter capsule. Have you noticed the festively-coloured header? But meanwhile, let's talk about black and brown pairing. Some consider it a fashion faux-pas, but hey, we don't care about that. Black and blue used to be frowned upon too and look at them now. For what it's worth, I like black and brown together. I mean, I have brown hair. I wear black. It's a match made in heaven.

Also, I can't believe I've not worn this stripy t-shirt on the blog before. It's one of my favourites and I honestly wear it all.the.time at home. So alas, here it is. And it's going straight into the winter capsule for sure. {That's a sneak peek.}

Anyway, because I can't get over this coat problem I have, I need you guys to help me out here. What coat styles are you favourite? Which ones will you be sporting this winter? I want your inspiration!


  1. Love that jacket of yours and I definitely think that cognac and black are a great pairing! I don't know how cold it gets there, but I always opt for a few winter coat options just because here it's basically all people see of your outfit from Dec-March. For the record though, my most worn coat is grey and double-breasted, fairly traditional - then my favorite coat is leopard print, but it doesn't get worn as often! I'd say it's nice to have both options if you can!

  2. I love those boots of yours so much! I totally went to TK Maxx to see if I could find a pair, but alas, no such luck. :) I just switched into my "real" winter coat yesterday. It's a knee-length, puffy down coat, and while it won't win me any fashion awards, it feels so amazing, like wearing a duvet!

  3. Yay! A sale! Thanks for the heads up!

    Haha! Yes! I look like a giant sausage in my coat, but I'm a warm giant sausage! :)

  4. Quick question: Do you think your boots are the "tan" option on the Hush Puppies website? Yours have that rich reddish cognac tone, and the picture on their website looks like more of a flat tan. Thank you!

  5. Yes, I definitely have the "tan" version - the pictures on the site don't really do it justice. I bought a shoe wax and polished them before I wore them because there was a bit of a fault in the polish on one of the boots {I think that's why they ended up in TK Maxx}.
    One tip, don't make the mistake of getting medium tan shoe wax - it's too dark. Light tan wax is the perfect colour for these, trust me, I learnt the hard way :-)
    Oh and, in case you've not noticed, the tan version is the only one that has a textile insert on the outside of the shoe - you can see it when you hover over the image and it zooms in. All the other colours have leather insert. It doesn't make much of a difference, it's still waterproof, but I kind of wish the tan boots had the beautiful pattern leather insert like the dark browns!
    Let me know how you find them if you get them! :)

  6. That's what I was thinking - Dec to March is definitely coat weather here so I would like to have options, it's just that coats are so damn pricey! I have my sporty girl black coat and kind of want a shearling jacket plus a big wrap coat. Or something like your double breasted number - because, like you said, it's always the most traditional pieces that get the most wear. Might have to ask for one for Christmas!

  7. Oh that's a shame! Whenever I find gorgeous shoes in TK, they're usually size 3 or 4, so I think I just got really lucky with these. Don't know if that'd be of interest to you, but they have them on sale on the hushpuppies website - linked below the last picture - down from £85 to £68. It's still a bit more than I paid for them but not that unreasonable! They're true to size, if you do decide to get a pair, I'm UK6 or EUR39 and these fit great. I love the dark brown pair too! You could even trick someone into getting them as a Christmas present for you :-)
    You know, I've tried a couple puffy down coats last year and they totally made me look like a giant sausage so I steer clear from them. Pretty sure they will be back in fashion in a few years time though ;-)

  8. Thank you for all of your help!! I agree, the tan should come with that embossed leather insert. :) Good to know about the shoe wax! Thanks again!

  9. Love F21 for great scarves!

  10. They're pretty good quality for the price too! Love how soft they feel :-).


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Hi, I'm Kat! A colourful wardrobe advocate and a capsule wardrobe graduate. Need any help finding your personal style and curating your closet? Advice on how to make most of the clothes you have? Or how to pack for an upcoming trip? I'm your girl!


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