I’ve had an annoying cold for over a week but I decided that it was time to get out and about over the weekend. There’s only so long you can stay in the house before you start going crazy. So, I wrapped up warm and went for a walk. Despite my sleepy eyes I thought I’d snap a few photos of this lovely blue coat that I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of for the last couple of months. It was sent to me a while back from the lovely folks at River Island. They have such a good selection of coats and jackets, I’ve already got my eye on a new one for spring.
I’ll be the first to admit that this beautiful River Island coat is a little long for me. It doesn’t fall at the right places and belted things aren’t something I’d normally go for. However, sometimes you have to forget all the rules and have fun with something you love. I adore the fluffy collar. I like how cosy and snuggly it is and most importantly, I really like the colour. I also think the length gives a really chic look to my outfits.
The collar can easily be removed if you feel it adds too much to your outfit and you can also remove the belt with ease.
I used to wear a lot of pastel shades when I was living by the sea but since I moved up north I’ve been in a bit of a style rut. I think this has been a combination of the weather and the weight I’ve put on from a food allergy. Anyway, from this moment on I’ll be incorporating more blues, pinks and whites into my spring wardrobe and I can’t wait.
I think I have a little more wear out of this pastel blue beauty before it goes into my wardrobe for next A/W. It’s still cold here in Sheffield and this coat does a good job at keeping me warm. In a few weeks I think it’ll be time to switch to a more transitional jacket for spring.
Under the coat I wore one of my favourite Cath Kidston dresses. It’s from last summer and is a lovely navy blue dress covered in pastel cherries. It’s a very light material and ideal for spring and summer. I wore my standard black M&S tights which never fall down (these ones). Finally, I slipped on my black boots from Joe Browns (similar ish style) which I’ve not stopped talking about over the last 6 months. They’re very comfortable and have a dip at the front so it doesn’t cut off my legs – essential when you’re a shorty like me.
I nearly forgot to mention my handbag! I teamed the outfit with Valentino Red handbag. I’ve had it for a few years now and it stays safely stored away in my cupboard ’til the spring and summer months have arrived. This was the handbags first outing for 2017. It’s a simple bag with a large bow on the front. It has lots of room inside and I can fit my MacBook in there with ease. It does get heavy quickly though, as it doesn’t have a structured bottom. I can’t find this handbag online now but this Kate Spade one is just as lovely.
I’m looking forward to getting back to the gym this week and catching up with work. On Wednesday it’s my 30th birthday! I don’t have anything planned because of my cold, but I’m sure I’ll do something later in the month. What do you have planned for the week?