Take Two: The Purple Trench

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This trench, the shoes, the bag and the trousers were all part of  my capsule wardrobe for a 3-day trip to Barcelona (part 1 and part 2) a few weeks ago. However, I never wore the olive trousers and the trench together (although I had planned to do so).

So, I wanted to recreate the look for a Saturday afternoon in London a couple of weeks ago. Let’s call this Travel Capsule Wardrobe Bonus Post, shall we?

I also wanted to see what the blue/green scarf would look like with the purple trench. I’ve worn the scarf with the same trench in blue (yes, bulk buying again,,,) before, and I wanted a bit more contrast here as far as the colours are concerned.

And I’m test-driving the necklace I bought in Barcelona. It was one of those impulse buys: see something, try it on, buy it, all in less than 5 minutes, without a clue of what to wear it with.

purificacion garcia necklace

Outfit details:

trench coat: Hobbs / scarf: Shanghai Tang / trousers: Marks and Spencer / top: Primark / 

bag: Furla / sunglasses: Coach / shoes: Van Dal / necklace: Purification Garcia

How do you wear your trench coat?


PS: There is a new DILETTANTE ARTIST post: a portrait of my husband

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  1. Patti
    April 17, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Wonderful portrait of your husband! And your purple trench looks fresh always, a great piece. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      April 18, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Patti!

  2. Suzanne Carillo
    April 17, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    The necklace is gorgeous. bisousSuzannehttp://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Tiina L
      April 18, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne. Yes, it was love at first sight when I saw it.

  3. Shybiker
    April 17, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    I love these colors. And the necklace! Ohh… *swooning*

    • Tiina L
      April 18, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks! I think I will be wearing the necklace a lot this summer. I love this sort of minimalist aesthetic.

  4. Nancy's Fashion Style
    April 18, 2016 / 6:05 am

    Beautiful necklace! Can you please change the name (fashionandfoodandotherstuff in nancysfashionstyle) of my blog in your linkups? Thank you!www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      April 18, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks, Nancy! Yes, I changed the link, it should lead to your new blog now. Sorry about that.

  5. No Fear of Fashion
    April 18, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    I love this trench. Such a happy bright colour. Great styling with everything you chose. Well done! Beautiful bag and necklace.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      April 19, 2016 / 8:01 am

      Thanks, Greetje. Would you believe me if I said that I have 3 trench coats in bright colours?

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    April 20, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Love the mixture of these colors! Your signature purple and the soft blue is lovely with peach. Great combo and such a cute bag!Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      April 20, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!

  7. Anna Parkes
    April 20, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I love that purple trench, it looks fab. The necklace is rather lovely too!Annawww.annasislandstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      April 21, 2016 / 4:53 am

      Thanks, Anna. I have the same trench also in blue (yes, really) because I think it's a very practical lenght and a very versatile piece.

  8. Alice Warren
    April 21, 2016 / 5:07 am

    I love how all the colors work so well tighter and your new necklace is very fun and unique.Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      April 21, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks, Alice.

  9. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    April 22, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Very chic and you look great in purple!Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fab weekend!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      April 22, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks, have a great weekend!

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