Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A trench, a skirt, a t-shirt...

L.K.Bennett skirt

A mix of old and new...

It's spring, and I can finally wear my trusty old Burberry trench (featured before HERE and HERE) again. This coat is perfect: it goes with just about anything. And to prove that I'm going to mix it with a few brand new items today: a long-sleeved t-shirt and a pencil skirt.

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Hang on... it's  a blue and white Breton-stripe t-shirt... We've seen this before. Many times.

I know. That's what my husband / photographer said, too, when I showed him what I'd found, after several hours' of shopping in London...

I guess we can conclude that I suck at shopping...

Or, we can take a more positive view and say that I prefer to stick to classics...

trench coat

Old habits die hard etc...

Still, I'm being a bit reckless here, breaking some of my own rules. You know how much I hate clothes that need to be dry-cleaned, and yet, I bought the skirt I had deemed totally impractical...

What can I say? Every now and then you need to get a showstopper piece...

Of course, only time will tell whether it will become a favourite, but now I'm trying to come up with a few more outfits to justify such an extravagant purchase...

I'm wearing:
trench coat: Burberry (old) / Breton stripe t-shirt: Jigsaw / lace pencil skirt: L.K.Bennett / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / shoes: Clarks (old)

How about you, are you good at shopping?

Tiina
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20 comments

  1. You've got some wonderful bold coloured coats.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I'm not really a neutrals kind of girl, I guess...

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  2. Love that color on you!! But to answer your question: I love love love shopping, but I've become aware lately that I keep buying the same thing over and over. Got to stop doing this!!! I need color! I need showstopper pieces like you have! Want to go shopping with me?

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    1. Thanks, Marea. Oh, I keep buying the same thing over and over again (Breton tops... should at least get them in a different colour for change), and I certainly keep buying the same colours all the time...

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  3. It's easy to break the rules when you see a showstopper piece! Your skirt is gorgeous and I love the color of your trench coat!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I have to be careful not to overdo it with those showstopper pieces, though: don't want to end up with a wardrobe full of impractical clothes!

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  4. That trench coat is just in a gorgeous color... I have a pea coat that is in a similar color, but I can't wear it anymore, because it has warmed up here! That skirt is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! Lucky you, having good weather. I didn't dare pack away all my wool coats yet, the weather being so unpredictable. Spring sure takes a long time to reach us...

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  5. Your trench is gorgeous!! A very unique and beautiful color!
    But the skirt is also very nice! I love lace and have some similar skirts!

    wish you a nice week
    Dana

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    1. Thanks, Dana! The skirt is the only lace piece I have, I never quite know how to wear lace. So, I guess I'm learning now to style the skirt...

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  6. The skirt is so pretty and it looks amazing with the berry Burberry trench! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! The trench is my favourite (I have a few others, too) because of the colour.

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  7. I'm the biggest fan of bright colours so I love your trench and the classic stripe top is so chic. Love LK Bennett too!

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    1. Thanks! I've had the trench for ages, but I still love the colour, it is quite unique.

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  8. I am so in love with this outfit!! I love the great mix of colors and patterns. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  9. Love colour of the jacket ! You look fantastic :) have a lovely weekend :) x

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  10. Yeah, but you don't always get to see a Breton T styled as well as you do! Love, love, love it with the skirt and very cool trench. What a great narrative all those pieces make! I think you're fully reaching your goal of sophistication, pretty lady!

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