I convinced myself a while ago that I needed a mac / trench coat. I thought one might make me look wafty and chic and like the glossy women I see out on the town.
So I started trying some on.
I am not alone in my family in loving clothes – my partner, my dad and one of my sisters in particular share my love for fashion. My sister did a lot of reaseach before she bought her French Connection trench a few years ago. I borrowed it last Spring but after multiple tries I had to accept that it just didn’t suit me.
Having decided that structured trenches don’t suit me, I spotted one in Zara the other day that looked more flowy and I thought might work better for me. I quite liked it, enough to get my sister to come and see it with me.The photos are particularly unflattering but I left the shop without it.
Then we wandered in to Topshop for my sister to collect a delivery and I mooched around the Miss Selfridge section while I waited for her (I didn’t know Miss Selfridge still existed!) And then there it was, the Spring coat I “needed”. Not floaty, not tan or beige either but a lot more me.Miss Selfridge coat, Zara jeans (similar here), Zara shirt (old), Nike Air Max (old), Chloe Mini Marcie bag. My hair clip was a Christmas present so I don’t know where it’s from!
The jacket is lightweight but substantial enough to wear a jumper underneath and be reasonably warm. Best of all, it was £15! Now of course it seems to be out of stock in lots of places that stock Miss Selfridge but Westfield E20 had tens in their Topshop. Debenhams had some but have only a size 6 left. I sized down once and could’ve gone down to a 10 so a 6 might be worth a try if you’re small.
While I am mentioning Miss Selfridge, my sister bought this midi skirt and it’s lovely – it has pockets too.I bought a dress I just couldn’t resist in Stories and some jewellery too but I’ll share that when I have more time over the weekend.
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