A couple of weeks ago I started the mammoth task of storing summer clothes away and moving my coats to a freestanding rail, which I’ve put in the treadmill room. So now, I can look at my coats and come up with outfit ideas while I’m exercising. (Does that count as multi-tasking?) I hadn’t worn this coat for a while so I thought it was time to give it another outing. Actually, I’d planned on posting this outfit for yesterday’s Thrifty Six theme of Wrapped Up For Winter…but then I remembered that it wasn’t preloved. I realised whilst checking an older post featuring this coat, that I had in fact bought it from the Marks & Spencer outlet in Salford. The funny thing is, yesterday’s post was originally planned for this month’s Stylish Monday collaboration, but I missed the deadline! So I’m well and truly a step behind…nothing new there!
Despite my confusion about where I bought this coat, I had remembered that it was a bargain. According to my earlier post, it was only £19. In musings about other colour combinations I’d mentioned teaming it with green. It’s only taken me 10 months to get around to it! This lavender and emerald green outfit might seem more like a spring colour combination, but I don’t believe in saving certain colours for particular seasons. The truth is, if I stuck to typical autumn/winter shades I’d get bored of them very soon. I need variety in my life! Sometimes I like to add a third accent colour to an outfit, but the subtly different tones of lavender and green create just enough contrast.
I’m using a bag that I bought in Zara while on holiday Madeira last month. Zara is much cheaper in Spain and Portugal so it’s always hard to resist! This bag is available in several colours – including lilac, which was extremely tempting! However, I’d been wanting a decent-sized emerald green bag for ages, and I couldn’t fit another one in my case. Zara have really gone big with the quilted bags this season. There’s a gorgeous orange one that’s calling to me. My finger is poised to press the “add to cart” button. I’m not sure how much longer I can resist!
I added the hat and this gorgeous freesia brooch at the last minute. It’s from Eternal Collection, a company I’ve worked with a few times in the past. I usually forget to wear a brooch but I think they make a lovely finishing touch. Again, it’s probably more appropriate for spring, but as there are very few real flowers in the garden I’ll wear them in jewellery form instead.
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