Passion for Fashion (Link Up) & Hot Pink Coat, Leopard Print And Stripes


I am starting my weekend early and have some grand plans for the next couple of days 🙂 It’s my weekend off from work and hubbys birthday tomorrow, so i am thoroughly looking forward to that. Today im starting with coffees with the bestie and then tomorrow we are going to do a photoshoot outdoors with the kids (weather permitting), plus some party fun for my aforementioned besties son. fun fun fun:) 🙂 🙂

I thought i would give you a little update on the #100 day shopping ban!(if you don’t know what we’re doing be sure to check that link, and then feel free to call me crazy!!) , my friday PFF co-host Lena and then DonnaDebbie and me have formed a great little twitter group to support and count down together. Theres still time to join us if you so dare, today is a great day, we are at day 89! 11 down 89 to go…
Thoughts so far? Well being January i am well and truly poor until payday rolls around, so i don’t think i could have bought anything anyway so far this month, but i have been doing a lot less web window shopping, i haven’t been reading any of the tons and tons of ‘shop now’ emails (accept the New Look ones, ‘cos i like to keep and eye on the trends mostly) and i feel ok. Don’t get me wrong there is already a ton of stuff i would love to buy, and i am making a list for in 89 days time for me to hit the shops with, but its ok.. right now , not shopping feels ok. It might sound silly, but because i am in a good place so far this year, i haven’t felt the need to shop. I shop when i’m stressed, depressed or down. Kinda like cake or chocolate to some, shopping for pretty dresses was my thing, my anti depressant.
Being happy so far has helped. But the road is never smooth so i shall keep you posted on it all, the highs and lows. But as for the past 10 days, i think we can say:
In Rachel V’s Shopping…Rachel won this round;)

This is my winning face, paahahaha!

On another note, i have been *trying* to experiment with a little bit of a variety of make up this past month, this is my pinky look that i’m loving right now! I wish i’d done an eyes shut shot so you guys could see more detail! I am no pro at make up but if you would like to know what i did/used then just drop me a comment and i’ll be sure to get that posted here.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins

Coat: Marks And Spencer

Boots: Ebay

Hat: Matalan

 Show the world what you’ve got, flaunt your style ladies!

 Fashion is for everyone. 

Whether you’re single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country…
we all have a passion for fashion!

Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

Anything fashion goes!

Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun… if you’ve got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!

We’ll be pinning our favourite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find the board HERE 

Follow both hosts Lena and  Me so we can come visit you!
If you could link back to us via text link or button and help spread the 
Passion For Fashion word. 
The more ladies the merrier!

Then go visit, blog hop, follow and comment on all the fabulous ladies you are meeting!

{this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word! }

 Tweet us / instagram us with the hashtag #PassionForFashion

 with your outfits, 

Lets spread the Passion For Fashion word, the more the merrier!

get everyone involved!!



  1. January 17, 2014 / 6:31 am

    I love the colour of that coat! Gorgeous outfit x

  2. January 17, 2014 / 9:08 am

    Love your make up, ADORE your outfit… could you look any more perfect?? I've pinned this outfit already, I want to look like yooooooooooou missy!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for hosting as always lovely Rachel :))

    Catherine x

    P.S. Have you ever noticed what the Google spell check is for your name if you forget to capitalize the "R"? It's "earache". That's not very nice is it! :((

  3. January 17, 2014 / 9:30 am

    I need this COAT in my life! seriously! gorgeous as always x

  4. January 17, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Love the sleeve detail on that coat. So pretty! AND Congrats on not shopping right now. I find it super hard to stay away from the sales. I could totally take time off for February. It is a short month after all 🙂

  5. January 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    Your makeup looks incredible! I am so clueless when it comes to that. Great job on the no shopping- you may even find you don't want to as much when the 100 days are up! But probably not… 🙂

  6. January 17, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Oh, that coat makes me swoon!

  7. January 17, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    So many wonderful things to say about this look! The mix of red & pink, paired with the graphic stripes, and your neutral hat, plus the amazing pop of leopard; I just love it all! Plus, I was totally going to comment on your beautiful makeup, even if you hadn't mentioned it! You look so so so pretty with the softer colors; I'm positively giddy to learn how you did it (and maybe get a vlog so I can finally put a voice with the lovely face? 🙂 Happy Birthday to Paul!!

  8. January 17, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    I never would have thought to put the pink coat with those tights but it looks very "European" together. I'll be saving this outfit for future inspiration.

    P.S. Stopping by from Vodka Infused Lemonade's link-up.

  9. January 17, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    Ok I LOVE this!! It's seriously perfection. And how cute would this be for Valentine's day?! The pink coat, the stripes, those amazing leopard print booties, the hat, the tights, everything is so perfect together!! You look incredible girl


  10. January 17, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend for you, I hope the weather is nice! Good luck with the shopping ban! I should do something similar but I am not good at stuff like that, the only 'stuff' I'm good at is making poor excuses. Boo.

    I love the pink coat!

    Corinne x

  11. January 18, 2014 / 2:43 am

    I loved your coat, your booties and your makeup…. Well I love the whole outfit 🙂
    Thanks for the link up! I am following your pinterest and the blog

  12. January 18, 2014 / 6:17 am

    Lovely look. The tights and booties are terrific. I like the pink makeup too. I need to experiment with color more.

  13. January 18, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    There's so much I love about this look! The leopard booties, the red tights, the pink coat… so much prettiness!

  14. January 18, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    I'm intrigued by the 100-day shopping ban and have been thinking about wardrobe budgeting myself. I love that you look like a picture for this year's "Pantone color of the year," radiant orchid. 🙂

  15. January 19, 2014 / 4:27 am

    I'm glad your shopping ban is going well! I've been too busy to really look at any new clothes, so I guess that's what helps me not spend money.

    But anyway, you look so adorable in these double shades of pink. I think your makeup turned out great too! And those leopard print boots. I need those! They look so awesome on you! This is such a fun, vibrant outfit.

  16. January 19, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    you look gorgeous in that bright pink coat Rachel! and sounds like such a fun time lately, coffee w/ pals is always the best & hope you could do the photoshoot today :). i haven't bought anything either, i should prob joint this challenge by now.

  17. January 19, 2014 / 11:54 pm

    I really love you in pink. It really is a great color for you! And I noticed the shimmer in your inner eye. It looks terrific!

  18. January 20, 2014 / 12:30 am

    I fess up, I blinked and lost at the 100 day challenge, a coat at Target for 20.00 I could not walk away and a monogram L shirt from Old Navy ( although that ended up being gifted so I only fell once off the wagon right) I had all the best of intentions but I will still cheer you on, love your coat btw

  19. January 20, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Your outfit is just tip top!! The pinks are gorgeous on you.

    I will try and join in on Passion for Fashion this coming Friday xx

    P.S. Thanks again for having my little ad on your page!!

  20. January 20, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    THAT COAT IS AMAZING. I love the sleeves. They were the first thing I noticed about your whole outfit. It is so rare to see great sleeves like that on a coat these days. the color is also amazing but the sleeves….the sleeves take the cake.

    And your makeup is beautiful, I have to start trying harder with my makeup, although I DID manage to give myself a great manicure and pedicure last week so ….baby steps.

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