Winter Coat 2017

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I have had the same winter coat for around three years now. A thick, fleecy Zara number with a furry hood and big pockets. I wore it every day, it was my comfort zone.

But ya see, it was just far too tempting to go about life with the hood up Eskimo style, pack all my belongings into the pockets and get on with my day with ultimate practicality. I am a comfort over style kinda gal, but I wanna add a bit of sass to my life. A bit of city chic, ya know?

At the weekend we popped into central London for a ganders at the option. I had Matt in tow as rather surprisingly, he is SO bloody good to go shopping with. We eventually ended up in Reserved.

I have been meaning to check out Reserved for a while and oh lawdy, it didn’t disappoint. It is a Polish version of H&M and Zara, there are so many beautiful pieces and I need to return for a closer gander.

I had my eye on a Mint Velvet statement collar wool coat, it is V pretty, but a little over budget at £189. Luckily, we found this sleek tailored grey coat – so similar and a smidgen of the price!

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It doesn’t look that cosy, but here’s ma trick…

puffer jacket under coat

I slide in my puffer jacket underneath on particularly chilly days. This gem will never fail to keep me toasty – it may be one of my most sensible purchases this year.

Sophie and I headed out and about Holborn to take these snaps, diving into Holborn Grind for a brownie to keep us going – as you do. I had to take a pic because wowza, it was perhaps best GF salted caramel brownie I have ever tasted? Just look at those caramel crevices…

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I wanted to show ya my new Nasty Gal top as well.

We visited their London pop up last week and they kindly let us choose a top. I thought yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas gal as soon as I saw it and snapped it up instantly.

I don’t know about you, but I get at least one man telling me to smile each week. I get cat called every single day. I’m a smiley lass most of the time, but that is my choice. If I wanna stand and daydream about my dinner whilst waiting for the tube, I bloomin’ well can. Women are not here to smile for men and look pretty. DO ONE. Rant over lolz, if you fancy one to sport yourself, pick one up here.

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Anyways HAPPY FRIDAY! I am full of ramen from lunch with Katy and ready for my cool glass of prosecco after work hehe. Wuu2 this weekend?

Ix

 

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  • This coat is beautiful, but nowhere near warm enough! I’m forever cold and need layers of padding!

    • Thank you my love! Oh I know, I need never ending warmth! It is surprisingly toasty so far – however I am in DESPERATE need to warm gloves – my hands were like ice blocks on the way to work this morning haha! Immy x

  • I love this coat – it’s absolutely gorgeous! x

    rhymeandribbons.com

    • Thank you so much Amanda :) I love it however I have already spilled curry all down it oooopsie! Immy x

  • Ohhh such a cute coat! I have a little puffer jacket from Gap and never thought about layering it! Thanks for the idea. xx

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • Thank you so much Madison :) Ooh yes perfect for layering hehe, no worries my love – stay toasty >:) Immy x

  • wool coats are SO GOOD. i never trusted them before just because they’re so thin and how they heck can they keep me warm?? but oh my god, it gets so frickin’ toasty that sometimes i let it hang open for that little bit of cold air. love the shirt, too!

    becky @ star violet

    • Aren’t they!? I was a little skeptical about it too, I am very pleasantly surprised! Thank you so much Becky you beauty <3 Immy x

  • Amy Eade

    Haha that last picture where you’re trying to look grumpy! That coat is a right beaut, I’m the same in that I’ve had the same coat for about three years so I’m on the hunt for a new one this year!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Looool, I try I try! thank you Amy :) I know, I LOVE my old Zara number – I do miss the fluffy hood! Happy coat hunting >:) Immy x

  • That puffer jacket idea is such a good one! I have one from Uniqlo that I love but layering it is genius. Going to check out Reserved ASAP as I really need a new coat too, really bored of mine.

    Bloody sick of being cat called too. Really glad it’s being talked about a lot lately. It’s something us gals are so used to, but it shouldn’t be like that!

    http://pollyrowan.com/

    • Hehe, oooh yes the Uniqlo ones are the best. I just love how light but effective they are! Oooh yes, there are so many gems in there – I was a bit spoilt for choice! I know, it is awful how it is seen as the norm and we have almost learnt to accept it as the norm. Me too, I think it is such a massive step in the right direction that we are talking about it much more! Will make sure the conversation is kept goin’! Immy x

  • Yessssss about the being told to smile thing. I HATE it. Loving the new coat though, I got a grey one similar to this last year and cant wait to bust it out again this year. Looks lovely on you! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • I KNOW it is the worst isn’t it. I have had so many discussions about it, maybe one for another blog most maybe! Thank you my love :) a new style for me, and I was worried it might not be warm enough but it is surprisingly cosy! Immy x

  • How bloody gorge do you look girl! Also, the sound of that brownie (as well as looks) is DIVINE, I need one right this minute! Loove the coat and such a good idea to pop another one underneath for extra warmth! xx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Ah Natalie thank you so much lovely lady. Oh my gooooodness it was the best, although I did feel sick afterwards (I am forever eating brownies too fast out of excitement haha!) hehe yes, gotta love a layer, the temperature has dropped recently – I am very thankful for my puffa fo’sho. Immy x

  • lavinya royes

    You look so cute! I love your outfit. I’m in love with faux fur coats at the moment! and your tshirt message is spot on! – x

    Lavinya Royes – Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • Ah thank you Lavinya :) Oooh nice, I love a bit of faux fur, so damn cosy! I know right – I just HAD to pick it up! Immy x

  • You look beaut and I love that tee! And also that pic of you with your puffa jacket trick – brilliant! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion Beauty Lifestyle

    • Thank you Frances, I absolutely LOVE the tee – I should have just done a whole post on it lol! heheheh, gotta love a secret puffa, so good! I hope you are well (and warm) lovely lass. Immy x