Hey gang, I hope you're all doing well. A real quick one from me today as in all honesty I don't have much to say in the way of thoughts and feelings so thought it would be nice to simply talk you through this look that I've been enjoying wearing recently.
But before I get started I must say a huge thank you to everyone for the beautiful comments across the last few posts, it really means oh so much that you've been enjoying my blog, as this place is my little baby (or small child since it turned 5 this month), so yeah, basically it means a lot and thanks from the bottom of my little Northern heart!
So, lets break down the look now shall we.
Let's start with what's on my head or should I say what seems to be surgically attached to my head.
I simply cannot get enough of Baker Boy Caps and it would appear that many of you lot can't either, which is a delight to see having loved and worn one myself for so many years. It's amazing for me that the high-street are rocking Baker Boy Caps left, right and centre as it means I can add to my ever expanding collection of head wear.
This is the latest and I must say, my favourite head piece in quite some time. It's pink for a start and anything pink is A-Okay by me, but it's also corduroy which is one of my all time favourite fabrics as it oozes seventies flair. It's a huge trend for the season so a corduroy cap IMO is a really nice way to enter into the seventies fabric trend, whilst combining an accessories trend too. Not to mention it protects my little pea head from all kinds of Mancunian weather, which is usually rain and gail-force winds lets be real here AND bonus points, it's a saviour for bad hair days too.
Now lets talk about the coat, ohhhh the beautiful forties blue coat and quite frankly a coat I bought as I knew that forties blue was forecasted to be the must have colour for AW17.
And whilst the catwalks were awash with all things forties blue, it's one trend that the high-street have unfortunately failed to pick up on. It's been tricky to find almost anything featuring the oh so beautiful vintage hue, that was until I found this coat lurking on the Topshop website.
It's been love ever since, it's oversized and relaxed shape with balloon style sleeves really lends itself to the forties era alongside the beautiful dusty blue shade. The single button fastening creates a somewhat masculine and undone feel whilst the tie waist allows the coat to be transformed into a totally different silhouette entirely.
And despite the forties blue shade being less available as originally forecasted, I for one am pretty chuffed about it as it means not everyone is rocking the "trend" colour of the minute all at once.
The fine knitted jumper is a piece that I was kindly sent from my loves at Cath Kidston, a brand I've cooed over for countless years. When the latest Sausage Dog collection was released I was of course extremely keen to add a piece to my ever growing Dachshund collection, but Cath Kidston came up trumps and sent over THE.ENTIRE.COLLECTION! It's safe to say I was one happy sausage mamma and my wardrobe and home have benefitted from it a lot!
Tying in the burgundy accents within the seriously cute novelty knit I paired what one might call the best sale find of all time in the form of these Topshop Kick Flares. Quite honestly the most flattering pair of trousers in all the land I was completely thrilled, and a little confused as to why they were in the sale in the first place. They're high waisted and in turn leg lengthening, stomach skimming and just a beautiful mash up of retro meets contemporary with the gun metal hardware.
SO many of you purchased these when I featured them in Sunday's January Sale Haul Video so I know that you love them as much as I do... What a find!
This is the kind of thing I've been wearing a lot lately, it's the perfect mix of smart casual. A look that can be worn for simply shopping with friends or for lunch with your bf/gf but can also double up as a seriously cool work look or evening out look, simply mix up the accessories if you so wish.