Colour blocking in my new winter coat


A midweek welcome to you, my dear reader. How's things shaping up for you this week? I'm doing fine and am so pleased to be able to show you my new winter coat. The brand is Covent Garden, not one that I've heard of before, nor could I find it online, but the coat was a purchase from TK Maxx in Truro last month. It looks and feels like wool, but is actually 100% polyester, but no matter - it's toasty warm which is all I need for the months ahead. The minute I tried the coat on in the shop, it just felt like me. Don't you just love that? The fit is perfect, the pockets just deep enough and the collar folds up to keep the drafts out without needing a scarf. Gloves and scarf will be the final sign of defeat that winter is truly here. In the meantime, I'm perfectly cosy like this!


I decided to do a bit of colour blocking with this splash of mustard being my starting point. The strong autumn hue of yellow goes beautifully with the punch of paprika of these flared culottes (from Zara last year, or was it the year before?). The final block of colour is the ginger of the suede boots by Office (not this season's either I'm afraid). 



I picked up the bag of the moment, aka the across the body bag, from TK Maxx too. I like the mix of colour and animal print that will make it truly versatile even once the trend is dead and gone. The brand is Carvela and it cost me £28 in the sale.


The plum spiral ring is from Venice and is made out of glass. I've had it for years and thought I'd lost it. The knotted bobble ring was a purchase in Cape Town when I was there in January - oh happy days!


The long retro necklace was a charity shop find for the grand sum of £3. The striped crew neck sweater was from Topshop earlier this year.



Am wondering if this crazy hair shot might be the next hairstyle trend? Reminds me of my blogging friend Mel of Bag and a Beret... 

                                                                                 Anna x

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  1. The coat suits you and doen't it all work well together! like you I am slow to transition to Autumn/Winter. I hold out through as much of October as possible. I have had the gloves and scarf out tho as I had to scrape frost off the back of the car one morning last week. 5-6 C seems to be the tipping point for gloves and for drying my hair at the swimming pool rather than coming home with it wet! Tessa x

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    1. Golly, that does sound rather chilly Tessa! And yes, coming home with wet hair in those temperatures doesn't sound too clever :( Have a lovely weekend Tessa x

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  2. Gorgeous pieces - all of them! Lise

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  3. Suchlovely warm autuminal colours blending so well together.
    Regards - Jill stylishatsixty
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  4. Oh, that coat is a STUNNER, Anna! They were certainly channeling vintage styles of the late 50s/early 60s with it - it really looks vintage, doesn't it? It could easily be a cousin of my Fuzzy Flamingo coat! I adore the colour - so sunny and bright! Love the outfit under it too - a great mix of textures. I'm not 100% on board with the cropped wide-legged/flared trousers just yet, although I've been looking in the thrifts to see what crops (pun intended!) up.

    We haven't had too much really cold weather yet, and the rains have held off somewhat, so we have been lucky. Our winters tend to be very rainy and damp, which gets right into your bones - I'm sure you get that, living on the water as well. It's almost colder when it's damp, than lower temps in drier/snowier places.

    Have a wonderful week, my dear!

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    1. I'm a big admirer of your Fuzzy Flamingo coat Sheila and love that these might be relatives :)
      Warm, wet Westerlies are what blow through here in both summer and winter and golly what a lot of rain we've been having of late! I'm pleased to be wrapped up in my winter coat now as yes, it does creep right into your bones.
      Have a super weekend xxx

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  5. You are truly a vision of loveliness in you very flattering autumn hues!!!

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  6. lovely coat indeed!, such a fab color!. And also lovely color combo, those shades look so delightfully warm!
    Those amazing flared culotes cheated me for a moment as I thought you were wearing a skirt! ;DD
    besos

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    1. This whole outfit really had the feel good factor for me my dear. The culottes were a great find due to the flattering cut - they give me an instant lift!

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  7. The coat suits you and doen't it all work well together! like you I am slow to transition to Autumn/Winter. I hold out through as much of October as possible. Welcome to our website Luxury Beauty Makeup

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and for your kind feedback. This golden coat really is a mood lifter for me!

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