The Pink Coat

10.16.2013


Style Theory: The ideal coat = an outerwear garment you can throw over the scruffiest outfit to create a smart, stylish and 'put together' look in a matter of seconds!
I give you the PINK coat...


...and I need one and by hook or by crook I will get one! It is the linchpin of my capsule a/w13 wardrobe, an essential autumn/winter and spring/summer 14 item, it will brighten up the school run and get a few points for being slightly 'on trend'!

So here's the designer versions, the ones that started this pink madness!:


Rochas Coat
Ganni coat
And now for the high street versions all tried and tested by me!

First the Zara, a"Cotton Candy" colour, double breasted jacket. I bought..I returned... as although a gorgeous jacket it took a lot of styling to look right as it was a little boxy on my 5ft2 frame ie: not in agreement with my Style Theory above!

French Connection "Glorious wool oversized coat" again ordered but returned, beautiful wool coat but a little too orangey pink (called desert rose). I like a true pink more on the purple tone than orange. Oversized so size down as this is big but a beautifully made coat!

The topshop fluffy coat, again I have tried, it is cute but a little too fluffy and pale...highly impractical for a mum of young kids, it would get dirty in a flash. Again, I suggest to downsize as this comes up large. However, I have just seen Topshop have launched a darker colour pink on their website, already sold out but I will be monitoring for new stock and will purchase asap!





The M&S Duster pink coat.....My very, very, favourite but almost impossible to hold of. I love this coat, gorgeous colour, fab style, very soft (although very synthetic) It is £85, reasonable for a coat in a 'fashion' colour, you can throw it over anything and it will make a statement in the right kind of way. I managed to buy one in a size 10..alas, it was miles too big, I tried to style it out...I failed!! I am still on a mission to get a 10/ 8 petite.. I haven't given up hope!
A street styler styling it out:

Me...not styling it out!

So there you have it..my take on the PINK COAT....

And a few of my outfits from this week:

Blazer: Gap
Scarf: Gifted
Boyfriend Jeans:Gap
Trainers: John Lewis Weekend Collection

Scarf: Gap
Camo Jacket: Primark
Navy Jumper (just seen): H&M
Trainers: New Balance

Jumper: Primark
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Fringed Boots: New Look
Gold Watch: Fossil

Next Time...'Plaid' or as we used to call it Tartan!

















5 comments:

  1. Love it! Can´t wait to get more style inspiration from you. Seriously need it looking at what get-up I´m wearing today.

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    1. Thanks ange looking forward to our blog collaboration...fashion meets barca! Xx

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  2. Are you still looking for the M&S coat? I thought they'd sold out but a couple came back on line a few days ago in the pink you like but not in your size. Just keep popping by daily online and you never know ....

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  3. You have made me want: a tartan scarf (successful nabbed from Mum's cupboard) and some new balance trainers...any tips on were these may be available on discount? Also LOVE you cut jeans, where are they from?

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    1. Hey Becky, thanks for reading love that your mum has a tartan scarf good nab! Office have 25% in this weeks grazia not sure if it covers nb trainers but worth a check. My jeans are super old gap but I do think they do the best distressed boyfs! Hope to catch up soon xx

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