Vintage brown shearling coat, Emporio Armani forest green cashmere jumper (similar on high street), Topshop pink corduroy skirt + Topshop black patent boots.
I’ve finally started the long arduous task of taking all my coats to the dry cleaner to be fixed and sewn back into tip-top shape. I actually have a coat in dry cleaner purgatory right now, it’s been abandoned there for a week and I have yet to pick it up. But the process is slowly happening and this coat was the lucky one that got to go in first.
This beautiful brown shearling coat which was actually falling apart at the seams has a new lease on life. I’m very lucky that I had such a stylish auntie back in the 70s that kindly handed over all her coats to me. So it’s obviously vintage, sorry about that!
The stitching was a bit old and frail so it ripped underneath the arms but now that’s all fixed. This coat is heaven, fully lined with shearling it’s like wearing ugg boots but on your whole person. Weird to picture, wonderful to experience.
The beauty of this coat is I can wear all my clothes that aren’t quite appropriate for near freezing temperatures and actually feel comfortable and not like I’m going to turn into a little icicle. I’ve got my favourite skirt of the moment, a lovely millennial pink corduroy skirt from Topshop, it’s asymmetrical with four big tortoiseshell buttons running all down the front, it’s so pretty and makes me dream about spring and its warmer, sunnier days. I’ve got a forest green cashmere jumper that’s really rather old but is a beautiful colour and fits all oversized and slouchy. Just how I like my jumpers.
And then finally my new patent boots, all shiny and yet to be scuffed. Which won’t last long, so I must enjoy the new pristine quality of them before I ruin it all with my clumsiness. They have a nice big block heel that’s at a really good height for walking around all day and they have ring pulls for zips which add a slight sixties vibe that works well with the coat.