Next Cocoon Tweed Coat (A/W 2011)
Aubin & Wills Maybray Jumper (A/W 2012 - think it's sold out online)
New Look Jeans (Ancient)
Look closer - they are not the Office Namesake Boots!
Picture of coat ;o)
The coat I picked up when browsing online one evening in the sale section of the Next Directory. I never normally look at the Next Directory so it must have been fate who sent me to have a look at this coat. At £23 and cheaper than most jumpers and warmer, it would have been rude not to get it and it was meant for me as it is a petite fitting and it was the last one. To be honest, I wasn't sure how much I was going to wear this - I bought it in April and thought it had potential but part of me still has an allegiance to the old Primark black padded coat which has served me so well these last few years. I feel like I am performing an act of betrayal by wearing this one instead. And can I say, although it has pocket flaps - these are mock pockets - boooo! Where am I going to put my fleecy gloves and keys? I need pockets to jam my hands in! But it does have a couple of other things in its favour which is, it is big and slouchy and when fastened up to the neck, no one need know you are wearing something which resembles a dogs dinner underneath.
Just have to use the jeans pockets for jamming hands in instead.
I have to say cocoon coats are not always the best thing for small people - we usually look kind of drowned in them in an orphan kind of way however when they are a petite fitting, it's a much better kind of drowned way. To the purist matchy matchy person - the whole combo might be a little off. The grey jumper with the hint of green doesn't really go with the brown tweed which has a predominant black thread running through it and the greeny grey jumper doesn't strictly go with the greige boots but I think they still get on because they are all tonal.
Oh and the greige boots which are not my beloved Namesake boots? They were given a rest by these Gap ones which were featured in Grazia last week.
Yes they are beige suede just like the Namesake ones. Old habits. Die Hard.
Not available online at last look.
Not available online at last look.
They came in to store last Wednesday apparently and I'm pleased that I nabbed a pair with the 30% VIP discount which is currently available till the 11th November. Apparently, these are the must have boots according to Grazia - well that's fine - I have them. I actually brought these home to give them a trial run with the various pairs of jeans I had but they just went with everything so it was a no brainer. Do I need another pair of tan/greige suede boots in my life. Hell yes.
So nothing amazing - just a bit of a greige, just a bit of tweed and just a bit of check. But more city than country.
Anyway, does anyone still watch America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks telling everyone to "Smize" with their eyes? I tried a bit of smizing whilst taking these photos.
Smize with the eyes!
Looking natural in front of the camera. Harder than it looks.
Looking silly infront of the camera - comes naturally.
"Sue, I'm sorry, I don't have your photo here - you are not going to be America's next top model!"
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- Smize - to smile with your eyes.
- Gap 30% discount code - I think you have to be on the mailing list. Sorry. But if you ask nicely in store, they may be obliging - it's worth a try.
- Update 12.11.12. Doh! Adopt sheepish tone. I've found my tightly sewn pockets! Thanks Louise for making me have another look for them!
- I am so happy with the pockets discovery as I can now adopt best sulky teen jamming hands in pocket pose.