I think it was inevitable that upon returning from Lanzarote, I’d feel the cold. It seems to be extra-autumnal now, particularly because the clocks have gone back. There’ve been morning frosts for the first time this season and there’s a definite nip in the air. It’s time to get cosy and to add a few stylish layers. Enter a new grey coatigan.
A Grey Coatigan
As you know, I work from home, so unless I’m going to a meeting or a lunch, I usually wear jeans and a long-sleeved top. I like to be comfortable and warm. But I also like to dress decently enough to run errands or call at my friend Sally’s for a cuppa and a catch-up, (a weekly occurrence). A coat or jacket is too much if I’m popping in and out of the car, so I tend to throw on a scarf or a serape. However, I spotted this grey coatigan a few weeks ago and knew it would be a very useful addition to my autumn wardrobe. It’s soft and comfortable but with enough structure to make even the most casual of outfits feel that little bit smarter. You can find it here at Next.
My love affair with stars continues, (I can’t wait to wear my constellation dress again), and this navy star print scarf is a favourite. It’s from my own range at my boutique and is just £10. I have just reduced the price my wrap bracelets, pendants and brooches. This is throughout November ahead of the Christmas rush that I encounter in December. As always, UK delivery is free.
Rather late to the party, I have embraced the trainer trend. I’ve seen white trainers on almost every other 40-plus blogger and didn’t think I’d ever succumb to this most ubiquitous of shoes. How my head and resolve waver when sparkly, glittery stars are involved. These are also from Next. ( I’m not sponsored by Next. I’ve simply been very impressed by their collection for the last few seasons).
The “Love” Slogan Tee
The fabulous Love slogan top was a gift from Baukjen. It has super long sleeves and a long body for tucking in if required. There are several other gorgeous designs too, including some other slogans and some with stars on which I desire in every colour. Tops like these make every day dressing so much more beautiful.
Love this look darling, you look fab. I love the whole outfit but grey doesn’t suit my olive skin. It’s the only colour I can’t take I think x
Thank you Vicki. Oh really? I’d have thought you could definitely find a shade of grey to suit. Your olive colouring is gorgeous xxx
Pretty, cute scarf and I love the coatigan. I’ve been after one for ages, but haven’t found the right one. Thanks for sharing your pieces. Jacqui
Thank you Jacqui. The coatigan has proved to be so versatile already. It’s very easy to wear, a really good throw-on piece xxx
Very nice casual stylish coat! Alsof love that cute ring you are wearing!
Thank you very much Nancy! xxx
Grey is a colour I love in my outfits (less so weather wise) and this coatigan (how I love that word) would suit my colour scheme perfectly. Going to work by bike and having to deal with versatile temperatures in the classrooms, I stick to anoraks and cardigans now the temperatures have dropped here and the first hint of snow is in the air. I can imagine that for you a coatigan is the more practical and ever so stylish choice. Love how you combined it with your jeans and T-shirt. You really made something simple look stylish in a wink. Love, Lieske
Oh thank you Liekse. I love grey too. It’s easy to co-ordinate isn’t it. The coatigan is such an easy piece to wear. Easier than a coat or jacket. Although, it has been so cold here in the UK this week. I think I need more layers! xxx