Friday, 5 December 2014

The Blanket Wrap (& Passion 4 Fashion LINKUP)

In the a/w'14 shows Cara, Suki and Jourdan  sashayed down the catwalk in the beautiful monogrammed Burberry blanket wraps. Since then they have hit the shops by storm and now everywhere i go i see these wraps. I do love when a beautiful item gets filtered down to the High Street making them accessible and affordable for all to try, especially when it's something i wasn't 100% sure of. As much as they looked stunning on the super models and the likes of Olivia Palermo (who would look fabulous in a bin bag quite frankly), i just didn't know if i could wear it and pull it off. All that i kept thinking of was "Will i look like Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti western?"
The best way to answer a question is to just go ahead and try it out, and i have to admit, at first i did feel like a bit i'd just walked off the set off 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly', but after a wee while i came to really like it! Wrapped around it felt comfy and warm and snuggly and then when simply draped it felt elegant. I wore this on my Birthday where I went out for lunch with hubby to our favourite local pub and i felt like it was the perfect outfit for lunch by the open fireplace.








Blanket Wrap & Navy Bag: Matalan
Turtle Neck Sweater: F&F
Hat: Asos
Boots: c/o Shoeqtiue
Necklace: one of my all time favourite Yosa necklaces; Purple Pleasures, no photos ever seem to do this beauty justice!

The gorgeous Friendship Bracelet is from Links of London, i absolutely adore it,  it's rose gold and so  luxurious and pretty. My colleagues in work love Links of London and i can see why, the pieces make excellent presents with built in wow factor in every piece.

Have you tried the blanket wrap? If you have, how do you love to style yours? I would love some more inspiration!
And if you haven't tried one, have i tempted you to give a blanket a go? 
I have to say even when i'm not going out, mine is close by, just to wrap around and keep me snuggly and warm, making it a perfect winter purchase!


Ps THANK YOU to everyone who commented/tweeted/IG me with birthday wishes, you guys are like a huge extended family and i want to send you all BIG humongous hugs!
My birthday was wednesday but it's kind of been a week long event (still on going in fact!) So i would love to write a blog post about it and share with you all next week!
30 so far is looking pretty swell!!


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17 comments

  1. Wow! Loving the entire look, beautiful.
    Merci

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  2. Fantastic outfit! It suits you well.

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  3. I need a blanket wrap like that in my life! You make it looks so stylish while still being so comfy. Also, really love the nail and lip colors! :) I'm so glad to hear you've had a wonderful birthday celebration, I've enjoyed following your adventures on your instagam. xx

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  4. Your blanket wrap has such beautiful colours! Happy birthday, Rachel!

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  5. Great look :) And I love that bag!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  6. I'm absolutely with you on the oversized scarves/poncho/blankets, Rachel - I've bought two tartan oversized scarves already this winter to add to the one I bought last year... LOVE 'em and I love how you've styled yours, lovely lady! All those gorgeous rich dark tones are yummy. Your nail polish is perfection BTW - beautiful.

    Have a great weekend, are you having a rest after your birthday celebrations...?!! You're an old lady now, hehe ;)

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

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  7. Love the colors of your blanket wrap! You styled it perfectly! You look so chic!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  8. Happy Birthday. 30 was great but turning 40 is better :-p

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

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  9. You look amazing in a hat! I love the layers and colors of this look. So great!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  10. Happy birthday! I have been on board with oversized blanket scarf though the weather here does not justify it. I just love the look of it. You look stunning as always!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up & enter a blanket scarf and an amazing mascara giveaway.

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  11. The overall look is incredible!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. Do you ever not look good, Rachel?! :) Happy birthday!!

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  13. OOOOooooh, I just LOVE your new blanket wrap!!!!! You just look so spot on!!!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  14. You do look divine, love the wrap blanket, happy birthday !!! Thanks for hosting the linkup

    Fashion and Cookies

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  15. Love the darker colors in your scarf and I also love that you styled it as a wrap. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  16. ah, you look so lovely! everyone's blanket wraps look so warm&comfy and i think i might need one too.. :-) xx

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  17. Great selections which are simple but very charming as they fit into the natural surroundings so well! Love the layering effect too which is so chic
    new lawn collection

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