With the arrival of the new autumn/winter season, I guess I am not the only one tempted to refresh my wardrobe in line with the new trends. So it happened that my 2014 winter will be purple. Funny enough, I got myself the shoes first, and built the outfit around it. Like in that old saying from my home country: I got myself buttons, now I’ll find a coat to match them!
For my regular tall readers it will come as no surprise that I chose Dorothy Perkins again. I just love their new collection, and with the attractive discounts around London Fashion Week my wardrobe was updated in colour coordinated items in plum:
I wasn’t exactly sure what I was buying at the time of placing the order, as the photos on the website don’t really give you a feel of what the product is actually like. It turned out to be a really good quality coat. The fabric is rather thick, so the coat will be perfect for colder weather. It has a lush velvety feel, and the fur on the hood feels really luxurious. Although it fastens with a zip rather than buttons, this doesn’t give it a jacket look. It is a proper elegant coat. The leather look trimming along the zip and at the pocket opening gives it an interesting detail. And, not to forget, the sleeve length is just perfect for my 6’4″ height!
Nice tunic/jumper with a feminine lacey detail. The sleeve length is not too generous, so I am slightly concerned whether it may shrink in the wash, but other than that I found it very flattering to my figure. Makes a change from oversized tunics and sweaters!
As usual, I decided to be clever and ordered two sizes (at the special price of £12, free delivery and free returns you can’t go wrong!). To my own dismay, I liked both sizes. This is the smaller size, which seems to have a somewhat slimming effect. The larger size still looks surprisingly perfect, and caters for those bloated days – double bonus!
The shoes are the cherry on top – I’d go as far as declaring them the find of the season for me! This is a pair of Hush Puppies – brand that guarantees that it will deliver both quality and comfort. They usually come with a considerable price tag (which you don’t mind paying, as the durability of this established brand is imminent). This is why I was astonished to find them in my local TK Maxx at the price of… £35! Wow. All I could do was grab them before anyone else did! Made of real leather and suede, very nice.
I’ve also managed to find a pair of matching Hush Puppies flat shoes on Amazon – really comfortable:
So, winter wardrobe sorted for a fraction of the cost of designer outfits. Mind you, competitors’ coats of similar quality sell for over £100, so it’s reassuring to know I’ve bagged myself a bargain!