Oh I do like to be beside the seaside… Just when its not this freezing! *sings*
Alas, I have obliged, all in the name of blog photography and cute outfits.
Now that the clocks have gone forward, I’m hoping that the weather will start to pick up too. It was considerably warmer and sunnier today than it was when I took these photographs let me tell you so hopefully that’s a sign of things to come. Here’s hoping!
Anyway, back to cute outfits.
Its unreal how much I’m looking forward to being able to go out wearing only a light coat like the Red Coated Mac With Striped Lined Hood(totally typed MAC there and had to go back to edit it- once a beauty blogger…).
Yours Clothing have created a gem with this coat. It is such a classic style thats always in practical fashion. I’ve never had a coated mac before but I remember seeing lots of people wearing them over the years, yellow ones specifically, and always liking the style. Especially for seaside walks.
Last summer I moved even closer to the coast but circumstances meant that I didn’t have the time to fully enjoy the seaside. Now that I’ll be having a full spring and summer here, I’m really looking forward to getting outside and going for a walk along the riverside and down at the beach. The North East is full of gorgeous places to visit on a budget and I intend to experience them to the full!
There are two colour ways available; black lined with monochrome stripes and red with blue and white stripes which is the one that I have.
I’m trying to embrace more colour in my wardrobe for the spring and this is a great piece for that as it so different to all of the black coats that I have.
Red has never been a colour that I particularly liked but it seems to suit me whenever I wear it and it pairs so well with lots of my navy clothing that I can’t not wear it.
This short jacket is cute but functional at the same time. Its really well made with its sturdy zip, strong poppers, especially on the front pockets, and quality fabric. This jacket keeps me warm and dry when its raining thanks to the hood and coated fabric overall which makes it thicker and more robust than other short jackets that I have. I was surprised at how breathable and really comfortable it is to wear.
If you’re purchasing this coat or the black version, I’d suggest going for your regular size as it is true to size, unlike the light pink one from the Limited Collection that I tried on in store and found to be very small fitting.
In the last year or so, I’ve really moved more towards plain clothing rather than the heavily patterned pieces that I’ve worn in the past. The Navy Pearl Embellished Top With Split Sleeves that I wore in this outfit is the perfect piece for me as it is in a navy, almost marl effect but with pearl embellishments that add the girly touch that I really love with my outfits.
I’m a firm believer that daytime, casual dressing needn’t be free from a little sparkle and my wardrobe is well stocked with pretty pieces and my jewellery box even more so.
Many years ago now I decided to make the switch from wearing largely costume jewellery to investing less frequently in higher quality pieces, like the Pandora rings that I’m wearing in this post.
Comfort is key too of course and that’s why I’ve got on my trusty Indigo Blue Pull On Super Stretch Jenny Jeggings from Yours Clothing. I have countless pairs of these as they look awesome whether I’m dressing them up or down and since they’re elasticated and there’s no button or zipper to content with, they’re uber comfortable too.
Since my wardrobe doesn’t feature too much red, my Michael Kors Bag and Tods esq driving shoes from TK Maxx that were both purchased many moons ago are still in pristine condition and pair beautifully with this outfit.
I wish the shoes had been available in other colours when I bought them as they’re seriously lush. If you see any more like this on your shopping travels that don’t cost the earth, gimme a heads up on Twitter, please!
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*Photographer: India Jackson