I’m so excited! Atlanta is COLD! Yay!! At last I get to wear some of my winter clothes – of which I have far too many for our climate! I’ll be in flip flops by March again…but I won’t rub it in!
So what am I wearing now the cold is here? Well I have my eye on several of these beautiful faux fur stoles. Even though it is cold here, with our car culture, I can pretty much get away with a leather jacket and scarf. So why not dress up a great biker jacket with one of these beauties?
This green stole is beautiful – much more subtle, but again it looks more than it’s price tag of $52.
I love mongolian furs – this takes me back 20 years when I had a black mongolian fur jacket that I bought on Portobello Road with my measly student funds.
This is another option from New Look – super fun and perfect with a black leather jacket.
Talking of leather jackets, I’m so, so excited to be able to wear my AllSaints jackets at last!
Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jeans – Earnest Sewn // Jacket – AllSaints // Tee – AllSaints
Then yesterday I wore this to head to the Georgia Dome to watch the Falcons!
Sneakers – Adidas Top Tens // Jeans – Zara // Tee – Falcons // Jacket – AllSaints (similar here) // Scarf – ASOS
On Friday I popped into Target for one thing. I left having blown the budget on the kids’ clothes. They have some amazing items in right now – especially for tween girls, plus save 40% on girls’ sweaters online!
Sneakers – Nike Air Max // Jeans – Zara // T-shirt – Splendid // Cardigan – H&M
On arriving back home laden with goodies for Poppy and Hugh, I was thrilled to find my Carine Roitfeld coat from Uniqlo had finally arrived. Their customer service has been atrocious – no one picking up in their call center, orders being cancelled with no explanation, and delivery taking an obscene length of time. Not good, not good at all for a global retailer. Thank goodness I love it!
Finally today has been blissful – just stunning weather for our first day on holiday and we headed to the local park deer spotting. Our boxers loved it!
Sweater – Everlane // Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jeans – Zara (old) // Coat – Uniqlo
One last thing – we all know it’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday this week, and the offers have already started pouring in! One to take note of that has 18 hours left to run, is at TheOutnet.com – use Twenty15 at checkout to get an extra 20% off their already discounted stock – some amazing bargains to be had!!
I love jeans. My favorite are skinny jeans – mainly because I think they are easier to wear with ankle boots, but also I feel a little less put together in boyfriend jeans, which admittedly may be the whole idea of them…
I may have found the perfect compromise though – the new slouchy straight jeans that seem to be appearing on shelves. It’s funny I had ordered a couple of pairs from Zara hoping they would work and then I saw the fabulous Tiffany Wendel wearing an Earnest Sewn pair, so I must be on the right track?
Here are the Zara pairs that I ordered – my preference seems to be grey and black right now!
The fit really depends on how slouchy you want them – they have lots of stretch in them and I have them in a US6. I absolutely love them. The blue denim pairs are selling out so hopefully they will restock.
So here I am in mine today – I feel so comfortable and cosy for this crappy weather (which secretly I enjoy!).
Jeans – Zara // Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jumper – Boden (25% off all knitwear until Thursday!) // Coat – Helmut Lang (LOVE this – the perfect lightweight parka – discounted here – I’m in a medium)
Yesterday I was at home with a snotty 7 year old so lived in sweats all day! Monday was a red jacket day – or Butlins day as my hilarious husband suggested.
Jacket – J.Crew // Jeans – Zara // Boots – Toga Pulla // T-shirt – Madewell // Bag – PS1 (similar here)
And a similar outfit from Friday.
Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jeans – J.Crew // T-shirt – H&M // Jacket – J.Crew (on sale) // Sunglasses – Prada
Finally, on Saturday I went for a trip to H&M with Poppy – her favorite place to shop. I tried on this gold tone sequin top and loved it, left it behind, and then ordered it! The more I thought about it the more I liked the length of the sleeves – no wobble to show! I am in a large here.
Poppy came back with this jumpsuit – perfect for Thanksgiving day – ‘comfortable and glitzy’ as she says:) The navy is gorgeous – so different from the usual black – however the black one has already been requested for Christmas!
I absolutely fell in love with this No.21 sweater after seeing Alex wear it for her Red Magazine photoshoot! Unfortunately it has a MAJOR price tag – $695 here at Nordstrom and $462 at MatchesFashion.com (thank goodness for UK delivery to the US!).
I was really debating ordering it from Matches as I couldn’t shake it from my mind – you know how it is. Then I got chatting with Sue. We all know how ‘crafty’ Sue is with her jean patching and hemming etc. Well she reminded me that I have a sewing machine. At least I remember buying one – I’m pretty sure it is collecting dust in my basement! She suggested that I get crafty too – so here is her thrifty solution to the conundrum of throwing money away vs. achieving the same effect for less than $100!
Meet the striped Mango sweater for $69.99 –
…and here is the ostrich feather trim for $20 from Ebay.com!
There’s actually tonnes of different trims to choose from – some are like the above, others are more like boas, and some have fluffier turkey feathers added too – so you can trim it as you please. Maybe black feathers are more up your street?
I’ll let you know how I get on once I’ve re-learned how to thread my machine:) Thank goodness for those home economics classes!…and thank goodness for thrifty friends like Sue!
I love getting these emails in my inbox – especially when they arrive from AllSaints! Use NOVEMBER at checkout and there is 20% off all items except handbags. So this even includes their amazing leather jackets.
I bought this little number a week ago – far cheaper than the Acne Velocite – and even better today when they credited me the 20% discount over the phone this morning! Always worth asking if you have just bought something and then a code arrives – far better than kicking yourself!
I adore this leather jacket – so rare to see a navy/ink biker jacket and for AllSaints it is a great price with the 20% discount. Their leather jackets are just out of this world (Flic loves hers too!).
Their knits are always lovely and unusual. I adore the cold shoulders on these – cosy jumpers, but sexy enough for a night out too. I’m never afraid to show a little flesh:) This Cecily roll neck is perfection.
The Elion jumper in ink – again totally love the navy color of this!
I have the Amei top from years ago with long sleeves in a petrol color (seen here). It is beautiful to wear and extremely comfortable – this sleeveless version is a gorgeous party top with skinny jeans and heels!
My final pick is my favorite top ever – I have 4 in fact! The Wave top – a great comfortable long sleeve tee – but again it has that something special with the split at the back of the arms.
So go forth and enjoy your AllSaints. If you ever need to speak with CS there ask for Chantalie – she was lovely this morning, so helpful and cheery!
Here are a couple of outfits from the start of the week. I’m off for a nap now after ending up in some ridiculous drinking game last night watching the Republican debate! xx
Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jeans – J.Crew // Sweater – Marks & Spencer (sale now on here) // Lipstick – NARS Audacious Charlotte
Bag – Alexander Wang Rocco (similar here discounted) // Jeans – Coated skinnies Zara (old) // Sweater – H&M // Jacket – Mango (old) // Boots – Rag & Bone
TheOutnet.com is offering 20% off for 24 hours using socialspecial at checkout – it doesn’t include ‘just in’, Iris & Ink or beauty – but does include my fabulous Rag & Bone boots seen here.
Boots – Rag & Bone // Jeans – Zara (old) // Jumper – AllSaints (old) // Bag – Alexander Wang TheOutnet.com (sold out) // Lipstick – NARS Audacious Bette
So a very quick post as I wanted to share the news – here’s an outfit from Tuesday. I love this jumper – it feels snuggly yet a little bit special with the off the shoulder – and it’s 20% off online! The jacket I posted the other day is also 20% off!
Boots – Zara // Jeans – J.Crew // Jumper – Marks & Spencer // Bag – Alexander Wang TheOutnet.com (sold out) // Sunglasses – Prada
I have coveted the Acne Velocite shearling jacket forever. I absolutely love the oversize shearling style. At $2800 it is crazy expensive and would be hard to justify in the snowy climate of a wintry New England, never mind a balmy Atlanta winter.
Well fear not my friends. I have found a fabulous alternative at just £99! Look at this beauty from Marks & Spencer. I am afraid I had no idea who Lulu Kennedy was – now I do! I have to say I think I actually prefer the grey color to black.
So now my See by Chloé boots have arrived I have the choice of Puss in Boots or Captain Hook! These boots will be perfect with a frilly blouse and jacket and some fab makeup!
I am THRILLED with them. They are the softest leather and have a suede interior so they stay up really well – the suede ‘sticks’ or ‘clings’ to your skin or jeans. They have a lovely slouch to them and the foot of the boot is super comfy. I have my regular 38.5 and they are perfect – definitely true to size.
Boots – See by Chloé Epona // Jeans – Zara // Cardigan – Banana Republic // Top – AllSaints (similar here) // Lipstick – NARS Audacious Audrey
I love the tan version too – they’d be gorgeous with all grey or winter white.
As always with great ‘it’ boots of the season there are some fabulous tributes around. The best I’ve seen are the Desert fringe boot from TopShop. You’d be hard pushed to tell the difference and they get great reviews.
Before I go I must share these fab finds from TheOutnet.com – it is killing me browsing on there at the moment – I must resist!
This beautiful Alexander Wang Diego in Beet/Merlot is 45% discounted.
And this cross body from Alexander Wang with stingray is 50% discounted!
Finally my outfit from yesterday – I got dressed only to go to the Doctors and be told I just had a bad cold. Yes I know that thanks – viral not bacterial so no antibiotics required!
It seems premature but guess what it’s November this weekend!! I wanted to give some of my suggestions for Christmas gifts for the ladies in your life – friends, partners, daughters, moms, aunts – now before many of these sell out! I’ll be back with more gift guides over the coming weeks.
These gifts have been chosen because either 1) I already have it and LOVE it, or 2) It’s on my Christmas list!
Just flick through the pictures and click on the image to take you to the site! Simple as that!
I adore dressing for cold weather. My British genes are strong and wrapping up on cold dark mornings is something I look forward to every year…then after a week or so I am over it! My favorite way to dress is all black, or with a little grey, with some bright berry lipstick – this is NARS Audacious in Janet – I love it!