I think a heads-up should be given to you. I have got the most terrible habit that i can’t quit. My habit is stripes. Its a serious problem. All in want to do lately is put my Breton tops with everything, in any combination. Its possibly quite lazy, but the Parisian chic look (do they even wear stripes in Paris, or is that just an outmoded stereotype? im not sure..) is so easy to create and adds instant chic as soon as you don those stripes. 

I’ve mentioned before that i like to make lists of potential outfits that i like to plan to wear. it helps me stay organised and know what i’ve got to work with. Well i can tell you out of 15 outfits 11 of them have stripes. Its a problem, i know. 

Maybe i will exhaust them and get to the point where i can’t even stand another stripe. Who knows. Either way i’m just going to roll with it (apologies in advance for the stripe overload)

When i recently got this trench (bought with a rather welcome gift card!) in my mind it had to be worn with a simple Breton. I also thought at the time it would be perfect with loafers and boyfriend jeans for easy weekend wear. But after my faux leather skirt round-up, this little mini was just begging me to be paired with some stripes, so that’s what i did.

I also had the absolute pleasure of wearing this gorgeous DKNY bag from Harvey Nichols. The excitement when this delivery arrived was like christmas had come early. If we’re friends on Instagram(if we aren’t why not? we should be, lets be!) you will have seen the beautiful packaging it arrived in ( here, and again here

There is something just so regal, so wonderful about Harvey Nichols. 

And yes this little red bag is most definitely bag love. 

It’s strap can be extended or doubled, meaning it can be worn across body or doubled up for shoulder wear. That is perfection right there folks. Sometimes a girl needs both hands and therefore across the body it goes. Other times i want to feel like a lady and i can pop in on my shoulder. 

See, told you i loved it, do you blame me? 😉

Trench: Dorothy Perkins

Cropped Breton: New Look

Faux leather mini: Matalan

DKNY bag: c/o Harvey Nichols

Boots: Ash

Sunnies: TKMaxx

All jewellery: Yosa

Do you ever get obsessed with a certain item/style? 
Mine being stripes in this case.
Do share i love to hear about other peoples crazy obssesions.. it makes me feel better (heehee)

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  1. March 13, 2015 / 6:55 am

    You can't beat a good stripe can you. And, so refreshing to see a navy trench amongst the sea of beige. Lovely outfit top to toe Rachel x

  2. March 13, 2015 / 7:22 am

    I find I have a lot of striped pieces in my wardrobe too! I think it's because they are a little more interesting than plain pieces, but just as easy to wear as they go with everything! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

  3. Anonymous
    March 13, 2015 / 8:03 am

    I have that same addiction, I'm glad I'm not alone!! I have a drawer full. Don't look as chic as you though. 🙁

  4. March 13, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Lovely trench and the color is also fun.

  5. March 13, 2015 / 8:14 am

    A very, very polished look. Love it.
    Sue x

  6. March 13, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Navy and red suit your colouring wonderfully Rachel, very flattering and chic look! Thanks for hosting. I am doing appallingly badly at the spending ban, I will do an update soon but I think I've given up!! Thanks for hosting x

  7. March 13, 2015 / 9:22 am

    A very classic and polished look, Rachel. I love the necklace, boots and handbag. =)

    Happy Friday, hun!

  8. March 13, 2015 / 9:38 am

    I have the same habit too, stripes are just so easy to style. I love the coat and how your hair makes this look pop.

    Princess Audu

  9. March 13, 2015 / 10:42 am

    I'm obsessed with stripes too! I love how you added some edge to this classic look with the leather skirt!

    Doused In Pink

  10. March 13, 2015 / 11:03 am

    We should start a support group for Breton stripe addicts… I swear, all my dreams of new summer clothes revolve around stripes…

  11. March 13, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Ooh I love everything about this outfit Rachel just stunning & you can't beat navy stripes teamed with red.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

  12. March 13, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    I can't get enough of stripes either. They seem to go with everything! ~Cynthia

  13. March 13, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    LOVE your booties, and your hair is just gorgeous!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  14. March 13, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Awesome outfit! I love the blue of the coat, the shoes are so unique, and that skirt is amazing. Great detail on it!

  15. March 13, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Everything is just PERFECT! Just enough colors to make this whole outfit so effortlessly chic and polished. Thank you so much for hosting this for us!


  16. March 13, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Hehehe, I just bought myself two striped button downs yesterday, so yeah, I get it, I really do. And those booties are most awesome.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  17. March 14, 2015 / 2:43 am

    I do get stuck on a trend, on the cruise I swear I wore my neon yellow every day, and lets not get started on buffalo checks and leopard. This looks great on you and I love the trench

  18. March 14, 2015 / 4:03 am

    I think I need a faux leather skirt! I love yours. I have a lot of stripes too, and I keep buying gray sweaters! I am drawn to the same things over and over as well.

  19. March 15, 2015 / 1:48 am

    Don't worry about your obsession, stripes are a neutral in my opinion!

    xo julesinflats

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