I've been dying to get this post up for weeks, but the weather went crazy and decided that for the end of September and October it would be crazy hot. Thanks weather. Annoying when you've purchased boots, coats and other winter essentials and dying to wear them all & to blog about & when A/W is your favourite time of year. I still haven't worn the coats out yet. Hopefully the weather reporters are right for once and it gets freezing cold. Lucy needs to wear her coats!
This week has flown by, I've been super busy, which stopped me posting every 3 days. I was on a role! Damn. I managed to catch up with everyone's posts. Had a lovely catch up with a friend in town, followed by a strange man staring at me while he rides his bike along, if only he had fallen off!?! & a few more weird occurrences. Still getting used to my glasses when I need them, I love them though, I love their design. I've been planning a little surprise for my friend, I'll show you after. I don't know if she reads this, so I'm not giving away clues. Managed to do a little bit of shopping, see my three year old cousin and spoil her. Finally BB is working again, it was a pain not being able to check emails and BBM when out of wifi. I've eaten way too much chocolate. Thanks Costa. Failed to go to London. Received some gorgeous surprises in the post. More to come on that soon. And got the Britney tickets for Birmingham.
For me, it is so hard to find a winter coat normally. Every year I fuss around, nothings perfect, I hate how it looks on. I'm an idiot. Last year I lived in leather jackets till about the last month and then got a coat, which I wore twice. This year however I ended up with not one, but two coats. Both looked lovely when I tried them on. I couldn't decide, so while on a shopping trip with the mother, she bought me one and I bought the other. I adore both. Ones not so thick and heavy as the other. Perfect for as it's getting colder and then when it's warming up. I'm loving the A/W colours this year especially browns, mustard's and Burgundy. Another of my excuses of why I needed both, both were the only 6's left! Guardian angel out there somewhere. I just hope nobody gets the same. I always have that one person who always feels the need to get the exact same as me. Annoying. But that's what you get when you shop in a store that isn't one offs....& have expert taste ;)
Coat number 1 - Is a twill duffel coat in the colour Camel. They did do this in two other colours, these were a bit too bright. I wanted more neutrals so they'd go with everything. It reminds me of Paddington bear. I know it's the wrong colour, but it will still be referred to as my Paddington bear coat. This is the heaviest out the lot. Fits gorgeous. Looks even nicer in person. It has the all important toggles I wanted, I adore the fur hood and has a hidden zip. There is no way I will be getting cold this winter. Can't wait for it to get into the freezing temperatures to wear this one out.
Coat number 2 - The jersey snood coat. I had one of these last year in a cream colour, ever so cosy and warm. Yet it left fluff on everything. This year thankfully they changed the lining inside. No more fluff. And have better colours. They do two styles. One with buttons on the front and one without. Since I have one with buttons already I opted out, they really annoyed me last year. This one has two lines of poppers to do up. I love it, it comes up so high being a snood style coat. Saves me wearing one, though I'm sure when it snows I'll opt for another too. Again I picked another neutral so it can go with everything. This is in 'mid brown' I love the simpleness of this coat. Poppers and a tie. Easy.
The only trouble I'll have this year with coats is deciding which one to wear. I love how Newlook are super cheap for coats. I picked both up for less than one in Topshop. At the time I was looking - early September, Topshop only had the very very 'fashion' coats that to me are not fashionable. Everyone's taste is different however. Newlook has so many coats this year in gorgeous colours, some gorgeous reds and blues.
Have you got your A/W coat or coats yet? Which coat do you prefer 1 or 2? I always love to know what people think.