Oh god, where to start today.. Ok, firstly let me just apologise for these images. I nearly scrapped the whole lot, went scouring the hard drive for alternatives for today’s post, came up with nothing, beat my head against my lap top shouting “Why God, WHY?!” and then got a grip and went back to these original photos because needs must.
I’m having real lighting and camera issues of late.. All. The. Time.
It’s become the bane of my life and i end up beating myself up over crappy imagery. But with it getting dark at 3pm, having a camera that doesn’t want to play ball and a reluctant/busy husband or a wonky tripod i’ve just not managed to capture any good shots. To the point where i’ve thought ‘Sod it.. I QUIT!”
But of course, once an outfit photo taker, always an outfit photo taker.. I think i’ll still be doing this when I’m 80 🙂 Maybe there will be a whole crew of us golden oldies still sharing our outfit shots with zimmer frames and walking sticks as our accessories, haha!
Ok so enough rambling from me, on to the outfit. Ok so the outfit is more like “Just look at ma pretty new coat”, but i couldn’t just wear the coat, obvs.. (hello flasher), i kept it simple with all black underneath to really showcase the coat in all its splendour.
This was my birthday present from the husband. It was the kind of birthday present where i went and chose it, bought it, took it home and told Salvatore that it was my birthday present from him. I was delighted with it, he was delighted he didn’t have to shop and all was right with the world. Bless him, he’s wonderful in so many ways, but shopping is not his forte, fortunately it is mine 😉
As soon as i saw this coat in M&S i felt like it was me personified in a coat. The colour scheme, the cut, the thickness (uhh.. not that i’m thick or anything) just felt like me. Its a heavy knitted wool texture that feels so luxurious on. And as I mentioned the colour scheme just felt like it would go with so many items i own.
Have i ever mentioned to you ( i probably have as i’ve been blabbering on over here for over six years now) that i have a real OCD thing with my coat going with my outfit, its like the coat is an extension of the outfit. Which means i have a lot of coats. I know a lot of friends of mine just have one winter coat that they throw on over any and every outfit. I admire the simplicity, i really do. My Coat-ocd means my coat has to be a part of the outfit and there for be in keeping/matching.
So this one with its beautifully very me colour scheme seemed like i had to have it to go with all that red and navy and black i already own.
Jewellery: Olia jewllery
Boots (only £35 and so so comfy)
Cropped Kickflare Jeans (i absolutely adore these jeans and i was so glad to find them in stock for you!)
Black think knit: H&M
So are you a one coat kind of gal or is your coat an extension of your outfit like me? And if you’re like me, tell me (whisper it) how many do you have? (Ssshhh, mines in double figures)