It is still around 30 degrees each day but I’ve already gotten six new coats in for winter! Here is one of them! Making a case for a navy coat.
For some reason my computer decided to pack up on me on a Monday morning. An excellent start to a new week, right? Rather than my planned morning, we instead made our way to the Apple store to get help. One new battery pack later (goodbye a cool, $100!) and it is back up and running. Yay! Only, we also found out that the screen (which has slowly been getting weird marks across it) is faulty! So, tomorrow, after I get the files backed up, it’ll be back in for repairs. Not quite the start to the week I had in mind! It does make me think about how much I use computers for my work. How about you guys? Are you also lost without your computer? Fun right?! haha
THE NAVY COAT
If it were any cooler, I’d be taking these additional trips into the city to their full advantage by wearing one of the new coats I’ve somehow added to my winter wardrobe. I’m straight up saying ‘winter’ wardrobe because, autumn so far has once again looked and felt the same as summer. That’s cool, I don’t mind.
Actually, I had this little bubble burst the other day when I realised that our upcoming trip to South Africa would be mid-winter. In my head, I was imagining my safari wardrobe of linen shirts, pants and shorts already but by the sound of things I’ll need raincoats and wool socks. Bubble burst!
All things considered, it’s probably a good thing I’ve adopted a few coats. The navy coat, complete with red (dare I say ‘racing’) stripes was the first. I’ll always love navy and blue tones, maybe I have my head in the clouds or eyes to the sea. While I am at the same time embracing warmer neutrals at the moment, I couldn’t go past the navy coat.
This look is actually entirely from Boden, who I’ve talked about a number of times. I love them for cashmere knits, linen or silk shirts, blazers and coats. In the interests of sharing a range of brands at various price points with you, I’ve added a few looks from Boden, so stay tuned. The key things I look for regardless of price point is quality. I’ve had some of the Boden knits I wear over and over in my wardrobe for years now and they haven’t pilled or lost shape despite the wear. They always seem to have affordable prices then regularly slash them as well.
As a fashion blogger, I put a lot of thought and consideration into what I recommend. As a consumer, I HATE wasting money on things that aren’t made to last. Sometimes this will naturally mean I invest larger amounts in a single high-quality piece, then wear it over and over. I am naturally aware that it can end up looking like I am wearing designer pieces head to toe some of the time. And it is not realistic for everyone to have a huge budget to spend on fashion. For the record, I definitely don’t. So finding brands that hit not only style credentials, wear ability, quality standards and value for money is important to me. Sustainability counts for a lot too, but even without going into the details of every brand, buying less, wearing those items more and taking care of them is important too.
So, you might notice I choose to feature companies like Boden, Uniqlo, Jac + Jack and Bohemian Traders alongside other designers. They are brands I go back to over and over for updates and essentials and are the things I wear the most day to day. Are there any brands you think I should try next? I’d love to hear what you have found. Please let me know below.
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