Lilac for Spring with all black and a hint of leopard

Buying with foresight is not something i am usually very good at. You know, when you see something in the sales for super cheap, but its currently the wrong season to wear it, summer clothes in the winter sales; the thought of wearing such floaty, pretty fabric in the depths of winter always, always puts me off buying things. 

But really buying with foresight for something that is cheap now but will come in very useful in the not so distant future is quite a good skill.  

For the first time probably ever, i actually bought this pretty lilac coat in the boxing day sales with Spring in mind. Granted pastels can now be worn in winter and can look glorious year round, but i knew i wanted this beautiful lilac coat for Spring. And being the second day of Spring (officially that is, the temperatures and the sight of snow this morning however makes me think mother nature hasn’t got that memo) I thought it would be perfect time to crack out the Lilac coat.

I paired it with an all black ensemble and a killer statement necklace (one of my absolute favourites), finished off with a small hint of leopard with this cute black heel shoes.

I am all about a black base with a hint of colour on top lately, keeping it very simple and easy for daily styling.

The lilac coat is a lovely statement on its own, I’m so pleased i bagged it for a mere £20 in the sales. And yes i know, another coat.. i know no limits when it comes to coats it seems 😉


Have you ever bought with foresight? Shopped the winter sales for summer clothes or vice versa?


Lilac coat: New Look (Christmas sales)

Black Skinny Jeans: Asos: Got a steal price from Chamelon John

Black high neck jumper: Mango

Shoes: c/o Marks and Spencer (last year)

Bag: F&F

Purple Pleasures Necklace: Yosa

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21 Comments

    • March 2, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks Sarah, the leopard print shoes were an after thought, but im kinda glad i did as it added a little something to the look. xx

    • March 2, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks Jane, i have been really in to my neutrals of late so to have pretty pastel pop made a nice change :)XX

  1. March 2, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    Beautiful coat and gorgeous shoes! You look fantastic in this outfit!

    • March 2, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you lovely Martina, the shoes are one of my favourites!XX

  2. March 2, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I LOVE the lilac with the leopard print. I never EVER plan ahead with buying clothes and I really should!! x

    • March 2, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      me too, this is my first time.. turns out it works really well. But patience does help, something i severely lack ;)XX

  3. March 2, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    You look so chic. LOVE the lilac and leopard.

  4. March 2, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I absolutely adore this look on you Rachael. Everything. I especially love the color lilac, so beautufl. The shoes are awesome too with the square heel. It always happens that I want to look up where people bought stuff, and either the stuff is from another season or sold out! I was ready to drop some green for those shoes!
    from the llink up,
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

  5. March 2, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Hi Rachel ,love your blog ! If I see something I really love I will press that " Buy it now " button faster than a speeding bullet and lock that sucker down even if I know I won,t need it in my wardrobe for months . In similar vein , I am currently high fiving myself on sourcing 2 pairs of M&S limited edition skinny flares in my size now they are rarer than hens teeth, gotta strike while the iron,s hot ! Xx

  6. March 3, 2015 / 3:33 am

    I just found your blog and honestly love everything about this outfit. I have an easier time buying winter clothes in warm weather than I do buying summer clothes in the winter. I have no clue why, it just ends up like that.

  7. March 3, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Well, you know from Instagram how I feel about the coat; such a gorgeous colour. But also, that necklace is absolutely lovely x

  8. March 3, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Lovely coat Rachel. This whole look is adorable, I am glad you had some good foresight. I bought a few maxi dresses/skirts and short sleeve tops with spring and summer in mind on super clearance a few months back and can't wait to wear them soon. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me today" each week I feature my favorite 5 so I would love to have you back in the near future as I do my link ups every Tuesday.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  9. March 5, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit, especially that gorgeous coat! I always buy stuff in the sales, it makes rediscovering them at the appropriate season super fun 😉

    Maria xxx

  10. March 7, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Love the color of your coat very much!

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