Friday, 8 January 2016

Letting my coat do the talking & #Passion4Fashion Linkup



We all know by now i love a good coat. I think its because, ultimately i'm quite lazy (bare with me here) and a coat can so easily take your outfit from meh to yeh in 2 seconds flat. 
On the days when i'm feeling particularly tired/lazy/busy.. so most days really.. i love to let my coat do the talking. Being British means coats are actually an integral part of our being. Even in summer.
So to have a great armoury of coats at your disposal makes for an easy life.

I spotted this one a month or so ago in good old Primark when out with my mum. I tried it on, i hugged it close and declared love. But practising what i preach and not buying everything that winks at me from the clothes rail i put it back, knowing full well i have over 20 great coats already. 
My mum obviously sensed my dismay, as that wonderful woman then picked it up for me for christmas. 

I adore it.

Its just so fun, especially on the grey days we've had in abundance of late. 
Quite cleverly it does all the talking for me with its awesome print. 
Even though it is quite a loud pattern I find it to be in really wearable colours, which, will look great over a black, navy or grey dress. 
I also think it will looks super swell over an all black outfit of leather trousers, black blouse and ankle boots... oh any maybe jeans a white blouse and some sneakers (i'm thinking the navy gazelle's from wednesdays post.. obviously i know need them more than ever!)
So even though its quite a stand-out piece in its own right, it has some really great options for outfit, which we also know, pleases me greatly.

No one hit wonders here any-more ladies. Sustainable, awesome pieces only.
And this coat is most definitely that.










Outfit details:
My Gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff Bag
Coat: Primark: Great Alternatives.. This one by French Connection and This Ganni one thats on major sale
Boots: Lotus last year (similar)
Jeans: Matalan
Hat: New Look
Necklace




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30 comments

  1. Wow, you have even more coats than I do. But there's always room for one more, a special one... And that coat is really special.

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  2. Great coat indeed! There is never enough of them. This one will be in forever.

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  3. This is def a statement piece and the simple black top and accessories are the perfect pairing to let it stand out.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  4. Mum did good! That's gorgeous Rachel
    Laurie x

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  5. I have a lot of coats and I always love wearing my investment piece ones. Adorable!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  6. Lovely statement coat - Happy New Year!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  7. Such a gorgeous and fun coat!

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  8. Such a gorgeous and fun coat!

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  9. What a fun coat to wear during dreary winters! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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  10. That coat is a showstopper! I just love all the colors and the fit on you!

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  11. That coat is like no other coat I have seen before. It looks lovely on you! And I am really liking those boots. :-)

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  12. What a great coat!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    Hope you can join my first fashion LINK UP.

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  13. I have no words - I'm so so in love with this coat, I will probably dream about it tonight, no joke. Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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  14. What a fun coat! A perfect piece for brightening up a winter look! Would love for you to join the Weekeend Wear Link Up.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  15. I love coats as well! Wish I could buy more, but I am in NC and we have about 2 months of cold. I have 4 coats and it seems enough. I can see where you live in a colder climate needing more coats and this is great! I love all of the colors and you kept your palette black with the top and boots. Perfect, looking great Rachael!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. I love coats as well! Wish I could buy more, but I am in NC and we have about 2 months of cold. I have 4 coats and it seems enough. I can see where you live in a colder climate needing more coats and this is great! I love all of the colors and you kept your palette black with the top and boots. Perfect, looking great Rachael!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  17. A great coat is magic! This coat is such a statement maker!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  18. This coat is absolutely incredible!! Love it

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  19. Rachel I have to say... HOW DID YOU LEAVE THAT COAT THERE FIRST TIME?!! Your will power must be all-powerful, especially if hugging was involved!!!!!!!! As you can tell I do rather like that coat [#UnderStatementOfTheYear] - it is simply perfect on you. I'm so, so glad your mum got it for you - dontcha just love it when husbands and mums do that? Keith did that with my anniversary bracelet - I was gushing over it ages ago, I wasn't purposely dropping hints... And he went and got it for me without saying anything so it was a lovely surprise. Gawd love 'em ;))

    Have a wonderful weekend, hope you dodge the rain (though I think it's unlikely)!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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  20. What a fun coat! I think everyone should have a statement coat (or two or three ;-) ) in their closet.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  21. A very good reason to take Moms shopping with you every where you go. Love the coat! It's simply fabulous. I hope you get lots and lots of wear out of it. Thanks so much for hosting once again and have a great week!

    Charlie xx
    Fur Earwig

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  22. Great coat! Always great to have a statement coat in the closet and this is definitely one.

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  23. Bless your mum! She obviously has great style like you because I wouldn't have been able to resist buying the coat...I was expecting you to say it's from Karen Millen or somewhere else suitably expensive...definitely NOT Primark!

    Emma xxx
    style-splash.com

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  24. Awesome coat! How great that your mom picked up on the fact that you loved it! Moms are the best!

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  25. This coat is amazing, you really look incredible!

    Maria xxx

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  26. Hi Rachel, first time I've visited your blog and hey what an entrance you make in that coat. I have a job to believe it's really from Primark. I love it and wouldn't have been able to walk away empty handed - what strong willpower you must have. Nice to meet you x
    Anna
    Anna's Island Style

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  27. What a fun piece! Makes such a statement during the winter!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  28. The print and colors of this coat are so awesome! I love it! Such a great statement coat! =)

    ~Alyssa~
    shesalyssarenee.com
    Shop My New Online Store Below! =)
    policyofstyle.com

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  29. Your mom picked a beautiful coat for you. I just love coat of many colors.

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