I AM SO EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS! I was so so eager to tip head first into December, the “weekend of the year”, and thus far it has not disappointed. Is it just me or has December been unseasonably warm this year? I moved from the Caribbean to England 11 years ago now and I feel like only now I might be acclimatizing to the English weather…
This Lookbook was shot on that weird weekend in early December that got super freezing, like the god of weather forgot to close his freezer door. The faux fur officially made its first winter appearance in the shape of the Wine Red Handmade Stole. I bought this from a handmade seller on eBay (she does loads of different colours). I also have a faux fur cream snood. I like how I can add it to any coat for a dash of luxe.
I thought long and hard about my winter coat this year ( I took a year off purchasing one last year). I wanted something dark but NOT black. I wanted a modern, loose and boxy shape that had an element of smartness. I found solace in this & Other Stories Wool Blend coat in dark grey for £165. Its super warm and looks chic with most outfits. So far I am a happy shopper. Full details here.
Stripping back a layer I am getting a lot of use out of all my sleeveless jumpsuit by layering up and styling them with a long sleeve polo neck. The worst thing about layering in winter to keep warm is when you lose an element of your outfit beneath a jumper. This jumpsuit / polo combo allows me to keep warm and stay chic without the bulk. I love this modern take on layering.
The top is a Finery number that came as part of a Kim K style body con co-ord set. I have had my eyes on this ASOS WHITE Relaxed Cropped Jumpsuit for ages. I love the playfully cropped and roomy leg with the drop waist – which I think we will see plenty more of in 2016. The roomy pockets and a plus too, it’s also fully lined.
The booties are a new addition to my winter wardrobe also. These Chinaberry Bay Clarks booties have a distinct Mod feel to them with their smooth lines and cropped sock design. The low, on-trend block heel is perfect for a little height but are still super comfy to where. Check out Clarks’ boots collection here.
FINALLY can we just take a second to talk about my latest Backpack steal. I have wanted a Verity Backpack for ages and they aren’t cheap at £285 RRP. This bad boy white version went into sale last month and i snapped it up! Move FAST.
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