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What I Wore: Oversized Wool Coat

I love the oversized wool coat trend, and I’ve been seriously jealous of the pink coats that have been everywhere on fashion blogs this autumn. I didn’t need to buy one of my own, since I inherited this beautiful grey wool coat! It’s super warm and chunky. I think it makes a statement by itself, so I kept the rest of my outfit simple and monochrome. I always wear colours so this is a bit different for me!

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My necklace is from H&M and I bought it for my christmas ball at uni last year – I’m missing the christmas ball now I’m a graduate. Getting dressed up and having a posh meal was so much fun! My skirt is an old one from Primark. I don’t shop at Primark anymore, as I’m not sure it’s ethical but I still love this skirt. It goes with everything. I’m running low on winter shoes, and these are the boots that I wore throughout sixth form. I still love them, and it’s nice to know my taste hasn’t changed all that much in the last four years! The one new item in this post is my shirt. I think I’ve worn this shirt everyday this week (is that wrong? I hope not!) it is so comfy and it’s such a wardrobe staple!

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Outfit Details: Coat, Vintage / Skirt, Primark (Old) / Top, Ebay / Shoes, Topshop (Old) / Necklace and Socks, H&M / Lipstick, Rimmel 007

Have you got a new coat this winter? Do you like oversized coats? I hope your week has been fabulous so far 🙂

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What I Wore: Autumn Layers

I guess my outfit posts will be featuring lots of jumpers now since it is preeeeeeety cold! It’s okay though, because I find autumn / winter dressing easier than summer dressing (maybe because that’s how I have to dress 90% of the time) and layering is so much fun. I didn’t used to be a fan of wearing short layers over long layers, but it’s grown on me, and this way I can wear my favourite kimonos and house coats but still be cosy. This cardigan is super soft, I think I’ll be wearing it a lot this year.

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I’ve been wearing these trousers constantly since I got back from Paris, but I’ve only just got round to posting about them. They are seriously the most comfortable and versatile item of clothing I own. I love that they’re so high-waisted because I can wear them with a crop top or a t-shirt tucked in, and I think very high waists are most flattering on me. They’re also colourful and patterned, which all the best clothes are, and they’re baggy around my legs so it feels like I’m wearing pyjamas all day. I bought them from a vintage shop in Paris called Hippy Market which stocks lots of high-waisted patterned trousers. If you find yourself in Paris, I highly recommend you snap up a pair!

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Outfit Details: Cardigan, Vintage / House Coat, Vintage (Dollymix, Leicester) / Crop Top, ARK / Trousers, Vintage (Hippy Market, Paris) / Shoes, Ebay

The downside of the cold weather is that all I want to eat are freshly baked cookies and pies. If that doesn’t change, I won’t be wearing crop tops for much longer! I hope your week is off to an excellent start 🙂

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What I Wore: A Bike Ride

When I was studying in York, I went everywhere on my bike. This bike belonged to my mum when she was at university in the 80s. It’s rusty and it only has one working gear but it’s red and white and so pretty and I love it! Until recently it also had a wicker basket, but it has become tatty from carrying my books around for years. I really miss cycling every day so I decided to try cycling in the countryside around my house. It was fun, if a little hilly! This vintage dress is the perfect cycling dress because it’s loose and long and heavy enough to stay put!

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This dress is such a great throw-on-and-go dress, and it’s lovely and comfy and warm – perfect for autumn! I tried to keep make my hair and make-up a little more seventies to match my dress – I exaggerated my usual small cat eye and wore my favourite daytime red lipstick with my hair down.

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Outfit Details: Dress, Vintage (Paris) / Boots, Ebay / Tights, M&S

Hopefully I’ll get some more cycling in this Autumn. Maybe I’ll be brave enough to cycle the four miles into town next time I need to do some shopping! Do you ever cycle to places?

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What I Wore: 70s Tassels

When I think of summer, I think of big round sunglasses, denim, florals and tassels. My ideal summer outfit would definitely be super 70s. I realise that this outfit isn’t very summery (I’m so covered up!) but when the weather isn’t cooperating you’ve got to improvise. I think this outift is pretty 70s. Do you agree? My top is actually a playsuit that I got from Topshop ages ago. I LOVE the tassels, I love the feeling of them swishing as I walk, but sometimes they’re kind of impractical. I couldn’t count the amount of times I’ve dipped my tassels in my dinner. My skirt is from Primark and my sunglasses are H&M. My next challenge is to buy clothes that are actually FROM the 70s!

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Isn’t this little red fox ring adorable? I got it from ebay for 99p! It’s a little big for me – as are a lot of the rings that I own – so I’m trying to work out how to make it smaller without going to a jewellers. Any tips?

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My shoes are also from ebay. I love the little heel, I feel like I’m being brave and wearing heels during the day but they’re also really easy to walk in.

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I think I’m getting poorly, so I’m spending my evening downing orange juice and strepsils. Being poorly during June should not even be possible. Fingers crossed that I’ll be the picture of health in the morning! I hope you’re having a better evening 🙂