(Coat: ASOS, Jumper: Claudie Pierlot, Jeans: American Eagle, Shoes: Next, Bag: Kate Spade)

If there's one thing I didn't think I needed, it was another coat. Since inflicting an unofficial spending ban upon myself after the 'big-sort-out', I'd resisted the sales, ordered my wardrobe (and realised that, nope, I do not need another thing) and stayed strong...until I saw this coat. 'Stay controlled woman!' I hear you cry, 'You're never going to afford a deposit with good outerwear, girl!'- but hear me out, I promise!

...To me, this little bad boy combined the perfect elements of both smart and practical- it was a parka and more 'girlie' than Gallagher plus it had structure making it smart and rain proof too- huzzah! Okay, I might look like I'm going mountain climbing every time I walk into Riding House for a meeting, and it may get a little bit hot all up in here when I step into the Bakerloo line- but if January is going to keep up this cold act it has going on, I want to be warm, buddy. Excused? Spending ban resumed.


and here's what I wore...


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(Coat: ASOS, Jumper: Claudie Pierlot, Jeans: American Eagle, Shoes: Next, Bag: Kate Spade)

If there's one thing I didn't think I needed, it was another coat. Since inflicting an unofficial spending ban upon myself after the 'big-sort-out', I'd resisted the sales, ordered my wardrobe (and realised that, nope, I do not need another thing) and stayed strong...until I saw this coat. 'Stay controlled woman!' I hear you cry, 'You're never going to afford a deposit with good outerwear, girl!'- but hear me out, I promise!

...To me, this little bad boy combined the perfect elements of both smart and practical- it was a parka and more 'girlie' than Gallagher plus it had structure making it smart and rain proof too- huzzah! Okay, I might look like I'm going mountain climbing every time I walk into Riding House for a meeting, and it may get a little bit hot all up in here when I step into the Bakerloo line- but if January is going to keep up this cold act it has going on, I want to be warm, buddy. Excused? Spending ban resumed.


and here's what I wore...


x

52 comments:

  1. Super cute, sporty outfit! You're looking so pretty and that jacket is def. a stylish one that is also keeping you warm at all times. :)

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  2. Ohhh I absolutely love this parka it looks great on you.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.com

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  3. I can see why you had to get that coat, it looks perfect for these colder days. And that bag! It's gorgeous! x

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

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  4. Your outfit is super gorgeous!!!

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  5. Pastel in a coat?! WONDERFUL. Plus, that JUMPER <3

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  6. nice look! lovely bag!

    xx
    http://cherry-mag.com

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  7. This coat colour is SO dreamy and I LOVE your slogan jumper <3 xx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  8. I've had my eye on this parka for a while, it's so cute and such a nice alternative to the usual khaki.

    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiagilchriest.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. That coat is amazing!

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  10. I love the two tones of this coat and looks super warm. But yes the spending ban must resume now, I know how hard it is to get a deposit together, good luck x

    Wonky Lauren

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  11. The parka is so cute. Everything about this outfit is perfect, especially the Kate Spade bag!

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  12. I love the sweatshirt! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  13. nice look :) and the bag is my fav :)

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  14. Beautiful look! Gorgeous photos, the colors are so soft.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. So cute, love the athleisure trend you are working here! Sometimes you just have to break that spending ban. ;)

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  16. Loving the coat and all the soft, neutral shades.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  17. gorgeous coat!! :)


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  18. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  19. This is such a beautiful outfit - and parka! During winter, light colours are the best!
    Have a lovely day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  20. LOVE that coat. Also, I think I should get that jumper.. I've been trying to manifest a frenchie into my life. Haha

    xx,
    Tiny darling

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  21. I'm in love with that Parka, the colours are so nice! x

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  22. It's beautiful, I don't blame you for cracking! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

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  23. how do you always manage to find these gems? i need this now too!

    Rose and Weston x

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  24. I need this coat in blue, oh my goodness it look so snug but stylish (also, love the grey backdrop, perfect perfect!)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  25. I can't get over how beautiful this outfit is! That parka is so stunning, the colour combinations are so lovely <3 x

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  26. Those colors work perfectly together! I love both outfits!

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  27. Such a casual but pretty outfit, amazing as always...

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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  28. Okay, that coat is seriously fabulous! Looks great on you. xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.com

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  29. Be-yoou-tiful pictures :) Love the coat :)

    Hannah x
    Paloma in DIsguise

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  30. Beautiful photos! & coat :P

    Hayley xx
    www.5ftlife.co.uk

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  31. That bag is so adorable! Love this outfit :)

    thesundaychapter.com

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  32. that bag is adorable!! i loved this outfit! kisses:D

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  33. Love that parka! Looks great on you and I love the modern twist on a classic shape.

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

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  34. cool look!
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  35. This is an amazing coat, think I might be ordering!!

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  36. love this jacket! http://sarahinwonderlust.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/bad-sport.html

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  37. Super cute outfit, I love your coat! Might need to pick one up for when winter comes around here in Australia...


    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  38. This coat looks so cosy and it is gorgeous! Lovely photo's as usual xx
    Lauren Rose

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  39. Lovely coat! Lovely pictures too :)

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

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  40. Oh that's one cute parka! Looks amazing and makes winter a little brighter.

    x Ilia from www.iliascupoftea.com

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  41. THAT COAT IS BEAUTIFUL! Argh I want to buy it!
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  42. Oh, I think a spending ban has to be lifted every once in a while! Love the jumper too <3 XXX

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  43. you look absolutely beautiful!
    And another coat isn't bad ;)

    Best Michaela

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  44. Love the pastel colorblocking on this. I also don't need another coat, haha, but in winter, sometimes a funky coat is all you can do to stand out.

    coffeeslag

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  45. Lovely outfit, Liv! You look beautiful! I love the colours on this parka!
    Tatyanna Gois xx

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  46. That coat is gorgeous, love the colour block detail.

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