Duster Jacket, Cropped Breton Top and Pointy Loafers

Do you ever wear an outfit that just feels so right? Like you have an image in your head that you know where you want your style to be at, but often that doesn’t transcend in to actually happening?
Well that’s me normally. I like a certain look/style in my head but i just don’t pull it off.
Well that all changed when i pieced this outfit together.
I actually love this outfit.
This is exactly where i want to be right now, style wise. THIS NEVER HAPPENS!
I’m really happy. I don’t know what it is exactly, but i’ve worn this outfit twice this week and each time i’ve just felt like me, which is always a good things isn’t it.
I’ve been enjoying more ‘grown up’ styles and by that i guess i mean more tailored because i actually feel very far from ‘grown up’ and i don’t think i ever want to truly grow up, but a more smart/casual style is what i’m gravitating towards of late. I don’t really know why, but that’s just where my heads at right now (this changes regularly i can assure you) I am loving crisp white shirts, or breton stripe tops. Smart blazers or (duster jackets in this case) and well fitted jeans/trousers.
The loafers were a recent purchase after so much research. I wanted the perfect loafer for autumn, something that was smart but would hopefully go with many outfits and also become like slippers.
I ended up, after way too much deliberation i might add (im so fickle its actually painful), buying these River Island patent point loafers. When they first arrived i was reeally unsure.. they just added extra lengths to my already fairly substantial feet, but then i wore them and fell in shoe love. I’ve had them on all weekend and they have been really very comfy( i’ve worn them with those little inner sock liner thingies which are a god send!)
So yay, i see a lot of wear in their very near future.

 Duster Jacket, Coated skinny Jeans & Breton top: New Look
Loafers: River Island
Bag: Tesco
Pearl & Coin NecklaceYosa
White Skull Scarf: Yosa
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This is all very autumnal isn’t it? I just can’t help it, it’s my favourite season to dress for, plus the weather is really feeling very autumnal too! What’s a girl to do, ay?
Have you bought anything for the new season yet? Or are you waiting till the season actually arrives?

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    • August 19, 2014 / 11:49 am

      Thank you dawn, yiy know when an outfit just feels right? That's how I felt (and now all my other clothes have been shunned haha!) Hope you're having a great week so far xx

  1. August 17, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    This is such a gorgeous outfit Rachel! You look fantastic! It is getting much cooler far too soon isn't it! I love Autumn too but didn't want it this quick! Ax

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:51 am

      Thanks so much Andrea,I know autumn already is just so typical of the uk isn't it.. No fair! I had a few more summer frocks I wanted to wear , so far no luck.. Who knows maybe September will be warm?! Xxx

  2. August 17, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    This is my dream outfit! So perfect and those shoes are amazing
    Nina from little nomad

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:51 am

      Yay dream outfit buddies, this is totally my dream outfit at the moment too, to the point where all other clothes have been shunned haha! Xx

  3. August 17, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    I think it's great to mix up your style and try new things! You never have to give up a previous look you like just because you like a new style either. Hooray fashion! I love how this outfit looks on you and I'd definitely wear something similar. The color of your jacket is super pretty and I really love your shoes!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:53 am

      Totally agree Jamie, I don't think I will ever just stick to one style I like to change things up a lot… Plus I'm really fickle haha. Hope you're having a great week so far sweetie xx

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:54 am

      Aww you're so sweet thank you Amy Ann.. I have to say for once I am actually crushing on my own outfit, which never happens haha! Hope you're having a great week so far sweetie xxx

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:54 am

      I thought they made my feet look way too big at first, but now its definitely shoe love,Lol. Thanks so much JJ

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Thanks Audrey.. Sometimes the finishing touches really make an outfit I find. This time everything just sat so well together xx

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:56 am

      Thanks so much J, the jacket was an unexpected purchase for me but one I'm very much enjoying. Hope you're having a lovely week so far xx

  4. August 18, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    I adore the powder blue duster and your masculine loafers. Looking edgy yet feminine!

    • August 19, 2014 / 11:59 am

      Ah lovely Ada, thank you… Edgy feminine I like that! Hope you and the family are having a good week so far Xx

  5. August 18, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    Hi Rachael! I like this whole look. The light blue looks great with your complexion and the jeans are lovely. I love dark denim . It is still hot here in the South , the States, but I have bought some fall items. I also love the shoes and the fact that they are pointed, great look!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

    • August 19, 2014 / 12:01 pm

      Hi Jessica, oh how I wish it was still warm here and we could have some of you lovely southern warmth! Sadly autumn has very much taken hold here. I am a lover of coats though so at least I get to waesr them again. Having said that though it will be a very ling winter here at this rate! Hope you're enjoying the sun and having a great week so far xx

  6. August 18, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I love the light blue as it's almost aqua looking and is an unusual cut. I like how you've styled it with the stripes and jeans. I haven't bought anything at all for Autumn as I spent up in the Summer sales!

    • August 19, 2014 / 12:07 pm

      The jacket was a very unexpected purchase for me but I have not stopped wearing it. Ah summer sales.. I have stopped myself as the weather here us so so unsummery I just couldn't justify buying any more. But oh his I love a good sales splurge ? xx

    • August 19, 2014 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Tamara, they are surprisingly comfy? xx

    • August 19, 2014 / 12:09 pm

      Yay thanks Meghan, don't you just love when you find an outfit that just ticks all the boxes for you! Hope you're having a great week so far sweetie xx

  7. August 19, 2014 / 7:21 am

    I think this has to be one of my favourite outfits. Both the jacket and shoes are fabulous.

    X x

    • August 19, 2014 / 12:10 pm

      Aw yay! Me too! To the point where I don't want to wear anything else haha. Hope youre having a great week so far xx

  8. August 20, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Oh boy,don't show me beautiful coats. I want!

  9. August 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    Oh Rachel – I love this whole post. I feel like I have been gravitating more towards "grown up" styles too and have been more drawn to structured pieces and neutrals. Don't get me wrong, I still love a good dose of color, but definitely in more sophisticated silhouettes and such. Its awesome to see someone on a similar style journey and killing it! 🙂

  10. August 20, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    You look beautiful here! I have been wearing more plain pieces recently, maybe I'm growing up?!

    Maria xxx

  11. August 22, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    OMG!!! You look SO amazing!!!!!! This outfit is looks so comfortable!!

    I would love it if you would link up with me next Tuesday for my Tremendous [fashion] Tuesday linkup!!!!!

    Happy Friday!

  12. August 22, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    Love this outfit! The light blue jacket against the black and white is perfect. And those loafers, you made the right choice to keep them. I have those moments often, when I imagine a look in my head but it doesn't quite translate in real life. It's a shame because it looked so good in my head. ~Cynthia | My Rose Colored Shades

  13. August 24, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    I can relate to every single word of your post. Oh, my gosh…isn't like angels singing when you hit that sweet spot of finding your perfect outfit that feels like YOU. You look amazing. I need dusters in my life for fall/winter.

  14. August 25, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    Ok Rachel, I have noticed your lack of participation in the Passion for Fashion. Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss something. Independence is great and go for it if it is right. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ensemble! I love the use of black and white and blues, fresh blues. Your style sense is WONDERFUL. (it is to that point with me that I can't miss your posts) And …I am considering something to purchase in Yosa (but what?) I am not that much of a necklace gal, more scarves for me but you have nearly completely converted me to a necklace girl with the masterful options at Yosa!!!! ♥ (I really want to support you in this {yosa}, too)

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