What I’m wearing: new coat crush

Winter coat, & Other Stories

Here in London it’s not quite cold enough yet to be wearing chunky outerwear. Now normally I would not be complaining about that (trust me, one thing I don’t miss about NYC is the insane winters) – but I’m having a really difficult time waiting.

This new dark-blue, wool-blend coat from & Other Stories has become a fast favourite — although it’s not quite worth sweating my face off on the tube to wear it now. So after taking it for a quick test-drive around the neighbourhood, I’ve hung it back up to make its proper debut when the temperature drops a few degrees.

I love the Treat of the Day deal that & Other Stories does. Each day they pick an item to put on deep discount for one day only. They don’t reveal what’s coming, so you just have to get lucky – which I did with this coat. I happened to pop into the store and saw the piece I had been eyeing was nearly 40% off. Really it’s a bit unfair… obviously no human could resist that.

As for the rest of the outfit… everything just seems to look better when paired with this fuzzy blue guy. (Maybe it’s a magic coat?)

Shirt: A recent purchase from Zara. It’s quite thin and it has a nice neutral pattern, so it’s a really good layering piece.

Sweatshirt: One of my finds from Moss Copenhagen. (NB: “smil” is smile in Danish. Not, as hubby suggested, a “typo”.)

Culottes: Another item I picked up from & Other Stories. Did I mention I’m in love with culottes at the moment? So good for transitioning to autumn weather.

Boots: Pointy-toed patent ankle boots for the win this season.

Sunglasses: Bought from Gap ages ago. Still love them.

Clutch: I actually used this white sequin Zara bag for my wedding – but now it works perfectly as an everyday piece. (Okay, every day is a stretch. But I definitely wear it more often than my wedding dress.)

winter coat, & Other Stories

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