Hey hey hey, In the festive spirit yet? It’s bloody freezing outside and to be honest I’m not happy about it, bah humbug! I am however, happy I get to eat a chocolate from my advent calendar for breakfast every morning (nothing new lol lol). Winter means big coats! and big coats I love. I know that it can be annoying when we are wearing a cute lil outfit and then we have to go and cover it up with a mahooosive winter coat ughhhh BUT it’s not the end of the world ladies and gents because when your coat is sass af, you can let it do all the talking…
This coat I literally found before meeting up with my photographer Lydia to do this shoot (she is amazing by the way, check out her work here). We always meet up outside my favourite vintage shop in Manc, Cow Vintage which is not always a good idea! If I’m a little early I like to have a browse and I always seem to give in and buy one of their dreamy coats/jackets! My winter coat collection is getting a little out of hand and I’m running out of places to put them. My dad always says to me ”you only need one coat!” EXCUSE ME PA?! I don’t seem to understand this language you are speaking. I instantly fell in love with this coat, it’s a lovely brown faux fur (I hope, I can’t seem to find any tags inside to say it’s real fur), super cosy, has a lovely leather belt so you can tie it up and get super snug eeeee! and it adds so much glam to a simple outfit. The collar and shape remind me of a fur coat that would have been worn in the sixties and it matched purrrfectly with my sixties inspired outfit. It t’was a match made in 60’s fur heaven.
Now on to the outfit. I have always been a lover for sixties! That flattering A line skirt that nips you in at the waste and skims over your thighs, the swing dress you just wanna prance around in and those pretty little Mary Janes that sadly shred your feet to bits BUT THEY LOOK SO DAMN CUTE. Well, I have taken the modern twist on a 60’s outfit and I will take you through each piece. My trusty baker boy hat! Seen on John Lennon and Françoise Hardy back in the sixties. The baker boy hat adds some fun and interest to most simple outfits and I think it literally must be like stuck to my head, I can’t bloody take the thing off lately! I replaced the A line mini for a snug denim mini which is in the sale for only £8, Go go go! I love the contrast stitching on this skirt, it gives that basic black mini a lil summin to talk about.
When the good ol’ 60’s came along, vibrant and bright colours were everywhere. Designers were experimenting with colours and there was hardly a dull piece of clothing in sight. So to add that pop off colour to my outfit I threw on this bright red jumper with frill detailing. To complete the look I added some Chelsea boots, the famous boot of the 60’s. However, for a modern twist I went for a chunky platform Chelsea boot, super comfy and easy to walk in. For someone who cannot walk in heels very well these babies are all I need!