A Casual Day..

Happy 1st of December to you all! Hope you’re bringing in this festive month in a lovely way today!

We went to Neo’s nursery Christmas production, but unfortunately Neo cried the whole way through and wouldnt stay on the stage… don’t think he’s a natural performer lol!
Its also been rather eventful here as we’ve had our first proper cold snap with a beautiful covering of frost in the mornings. Driving in to work the fields look stunning. But with frost comes trouble! In my little town a major water pipe burst and we are on day 2 of no water! Its been crazy! Last night i did a late night dash to the shop to get water and supplies and today they have had truck loads of bottled water being delivered to each street effected… oh how i long for a nice hot shower! Not having it has really made me appreciate having it! If you have water today (which im guessing you will!) have a nice hot shower for me won’t you?!

So today i bring you a reeeaally simple outfit. I’m not even sure if its blog worthy but i just really liked it’s simplicity. I have been on a Rachel McAdams film run lately completely unintentionally , she just so  happens to be in a few of my favourite films (The Notebook, The Time Travellers Wife and The Family Stone). 

In The Time Travellers Wife , she wore this kind of outfit in the scene where he has been missing for a few weeks all over Christmas and she has to go to the gallery and tells Henry life doesn’t stop now that he’s back, and then they go on to win the lotto.  Its nothing special of an outfit but when i was watching it , i had one of those “hey i have items just like that” moments. And so the outfit was re created. I tried sourcing a pic of it but there wasn’t a full length, best one was here where you can only see the top half. Hopefully  you get the idea.. have you seen The Time Travellers Wife?  

I don’t wear this coat enough! Paul bought it for me a couple Christmases ago and i just love it, it twirls so beautifully and the tan colour goes with just about everything. My coat collection is getting a leetttle out of control. Anyone else have a thing for coats? No more additions this Christmas thats for sure!
Speaking of Christmas we are doing are Tree and decorations tomorrow! I can’t wait! I love putting the dec’s up! And the obligatory Elf watching will be taking place! Its my favourite 🙂 “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear”. Me and Paul quote Elf lines all year round haha! our favourites are “he’s an angry elf” and “Do you need a Hug” hahaha!!

 So, Monday marks the date of my 28th birthday.. crazy! i can’t get over how quickly the past 28 years have gone, especially the past 10! I can remember my 18th like it was yesterday!! Compared to my 18th (which was a 4 day long celebration!), i think it will be just a quiet one this year with my nearest and dearest. Oh and cake of course!  I shall see you on the other side lovelies! where i shall me another digit older!

Shoes: Dorothy Perkins : last year

Coat: Gift from Paul, but from Next

Black Turtle neck: George at Asda

Mustard Jeans: Clothing at tesco

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  1. December 1, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    You should wear this coat more often 🙂

  2. December 1, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    How I would love to raid your coat collection! X

  3. December 1, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    You look divine. What a bummer about your water, I hope that's fixed soon. I love coats, my boss keeps commenting that I have a different coat on each time she sees me. Happy birthday for Monday.

  4. December 1, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    even casual you look chic and put together x

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  6. December 2, 2012 / 12:56 am

    Happy December 1st to you! I love Rachel McAdams too, mostly in Wedding Crashers, and Elf is definitely on my December movie list! Can't wait! -Jessica L


  7. December 2, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    Simplicity can be so beautiful!

  8. December 2, 2012 / 10:15 pm

    I love the collar on that coat.

  9. December 2, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    Hi Rachel~ I love the fullness of that coat–very wonderful shape. I am following you on instagram–I am @fashionoverfifty.


  10. December 2, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    Rachel, that is a great coat, a classic forever piece. So sorry to hear about your water woes. I know what it can be like to be without water. I hope all is fixed soon. Be well. xo

  11. December 2, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    Love these classic shapes and colors on you, Rachel. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  12. December 2, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow hun! I hope you have a wonderful day, and you have water so you can start it with that shower 🙂 Elf obsessed here too, I occasionally answer the phone with 'Buddy the Elf, what's your favourite colour?'!xx

  13. December 2, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    I love this color of brown…the coat is beautiful! I hope you have a Happy Birthday!

  14. December 2, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    I love this outfit Rachel. Yes, it's understated, but it's classy and looks fantastic on you. That coat is fab!

    You and I should get together – I love Elf as well and also like to quote it all the time. I often call Ethan an "angry elf"!

    So sorry to hear you're without water, I hope it's back on soon! xx

  15. December 3, 2012 / 3:30 am

    That's an amazing coat! I think I need MORE coats – it's boring to wear the same one every day. Although if I had this one, I probably wouldn't mind.

    Have a lovely birthday!

    Visiting from Visible Monday.

  16. December 3, 2012 / 3:56 am

    Loving to wedges and the coat! They are totally blog worthy.

  17. December 3, 2012 / 7:43 am

    I love your coat, it's such a perfect winter piece! And the colour looks great with your mustard jeans 🙂

  18. December 3, 2012 / 9:13 am

    I hope the water gets fixed as soon as!
    The mustard trousers suit you very well!

  19. December 3, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    I hope you get water back soon! You look absolutely beautiful here, your hair is so glossy!

    Maria xxx

  20. December 4, 2012 / 3:28 am

    Blogworthy in the extreme. I have a troublesome pair of mustard skinnies that can benefit from your example. Lovely coat, great combo with neutrals. Have a happy hot bath ASAP!

  21. December 4, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    I LOVE this outfit! I'm always tempted to try and recreate movie outfits. You look gorgeous!
    I love Elf quotes, my favourite is "you sit on a throne of lies!" xx

  22. December 4, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    I love the Time Traveler's Wife! If you haven't read the book, I recommend that as well. She had some great, classic outfits in that movie. I too have a coat addiction, though the vast majority of them are in my storage unit, waiting to be unearthed for winter. Have to say, you look damn good in these pics (as always), but especially since you hadn't been able to shower! Hope that's all sorted now!!! ~Sarah

  23. December 4, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    I love that coat! Timeless and perfect. I cannot think of a color it would not go with.

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