I don’t really get the winter blues, at least not before Christmas, but I do feel the cold. I love to wrap up in cosy layers. I’ve been thinking about getting a teddy coat for a while, so when Roman Originals got in touch and invited me to select a few pieces, I decided I would take the opportunity to try this light blue borg coat. (A quick online search told me that borg is a sheepskin-like material, similar to shearling. It’s short and thick with a super-soft bumpy surface).
It’s quite roomy which means it goes over a sweater easily and because it’s double breasted, it keeps the cold out. I like the length. It covers my bottom, but it isn’t cumbersome when I sit down. I’m really pleased I got it. It’s perfect for throwing on over jeans and a jumper to pop to the shops and equally perfect for walking through the park. It’s an easy-going coat.
I’ve bought a few winter essentials lately. This cream cable jumper is from Next as is the Barbour faux fur pompom hat. I’ve mentioned a few times previously that wool makes me itch, so I’m choosy with the composition of knitwear. This is a classic, timeless style that I intend to wear year after year.
I bought the jeans at the same time as the cable jumper and hat. They are “Lift, Slim and Shape” jeans. They’re flattering and very comfortable, and because they’re a straight fit, they go over the top of my boots (which were from Lotus last year). I’m wearing a size 12 long and I’d say they fit true to size. I’m 5 ft 9 (175cm) tall. I accessorised this cosy winter outfit with my tourmaline birthstone earrings. and my (now ubiquitous), blue leather hobo bag.
See how I wore the boots with girlfriend jeans last year and two other outfits featuring the bag. Just click on the photo to see the full blog post.
Thank you to Roman Originals for gifting the blue teddy coat, to Hersey and Sons for gifting my earrings and to JDW for gifting the bag as part of a paid partnership earlier this season.