The Coat Edit

For sun worshipers, it is the time of year that we truly dread, the real coming of Autumn with the promise of Winter on the way. September has been a pretty lovely month, with plenty of Indian Summer moments to enjoy, but we can’t deny that the mornings now have that chilly feel, and the evenings are getting closer to the time when the dreaded central heating comes on…and stays on until at least March. In addition, the mornings are darker, the nights are drawing in, and it all leads to one, inescapable conclusion – we need to start talking about coats.

One of the best things about Winter is the gorgeous range of coats that are available. Whether you be a person who gets a new coat every year, or a person who buys quality that is made to last, there are coats that suit all price points, all tastes and all sizes. As we ease into Winter, there are plenty of jackets that can provide that initial cover up, with retro, pink lady style bomber jackets being very popular this season. Trenchcoat styles are ever popular, these are iconic and will literally be in your wardrobe forever and are well worth an investment.

Then there are the true warm styles, the coats that cry out for crisp winter mornings and cold days. The ones you want to team with hats and scarfs for your best Winter looks. The coats you will wear on Christmas morning as you deliver presents to the family. I’m not a fan of Winter in all it’s glory, but I do love a good Winter coat, and there are just so many available on the High Street, and online, this season. It would almost be a crime not to choose at least one – your wardrobe (and you of course) so deserves that treat.

Here are my key picks for a Winter treat

Rust Fur Collar Coat Price: £65.00 Click to visit Wallis

Rust Fur Collar Coat Price: £65.00 Click to visit Wallis

Grey Longline Coat Was £85.00 Now £68.00Click to visit Wallis

Grey Longline Coat Was £85.00 Now £68.00 Click to visit Wallis

Black Drape Duster Coat Was £50.00 Now £40.00Click to visit Wallis

Black Drape Duster Coat Was £50.00 Now £40.00 Click to visit Wallis

Neutral Fur Collar Jacket £55.00 Click to visit Evans

Neutral Fur Collar Jacket £55.00 Click to visit Evans

Red Patterned Bomber Jacket £45.00 Click to visit Evans

Red Patterned Bomber Jacket £45.00 Click to visit Evans

Camel Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Camel Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Check Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Check Coat £25 Click to visit Asda George

Faux Suede Bomber Jacket £28 Click to visit Asda George

Faux Suede Bomber Jacket £28 Click to visit Asda George

Pockets Lapel Collar Long Coat £31.73 Click to visit Zaful

Pockets Lapel Collar Long Coat £31.73 Click to visit Zaful

Lapel Collar Zippers Faux Leather Jacket (SALE) £26.17 Click to visit Zaful

Lapel Collar Zippers Faux Leather Jacket (SALE) £26.17 Click to visit Zaful

Embroidered Baseball Jacket (SALE) £19.83 Click to visit Zaful

Embroidered Baseball Jacket(SALE) £19.83 Click to visit Zaful

 

Long Sleeve Solid Color Trench Coat (SALE) £11.89 Click to visit Zaful

Long Sleeve Solid Color Trench Coat (SALE) £11.89 Click to visit Zaful

 Tabatha Trench Coat £125.00 Click to visit Phase Eight


Tabatha Trench Coat £125.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

Bruna Belted Coat £199 Click to visit Phase Eight

Bruna Belted Coat £199 Click to visit Phase Eight

 

Spring Dresses under £30

It seems a long time since I last did a budget dress post, but I have to say that this Spring is a great time for those who like to find fashion bargains. Just a quick trawl of the web shows that a great many websites are offering rich pickings for bargain hunters, both through sales, money off discounts, and fashion at lower prices.

So here are twenty dresses that cost under £30, with many of them costing less than £20. These are dresses for all occasions and comprise of many of the spring trends, including denim dresses, shirt dress styles and floral prints. If your idea of a perfect frock is little and black, we have those. If you like soft pastels, or zesty brights, we have those too. 90s style camisole dresses? Check. 40s style tea dresses? Also check. And as maxi dresses never seem to go out of fashion (they made a return and stuck around) we have a few examples of those.

My key picks are the navy maxi dress from Wallis which I think would be perfect teamed with jewelled sandals for hot Summer nights, sipping cocktails at some poolside bar. I also love tie neck dress from Asda. I would match this with tan sandals and a denim jacket for a festival look. The navy and ivory sundress from Dorothy Perkins (which currently has 25% off in a Spring promotion) is also lovely, think of this with flat Scholl style sandals and a straw boater a la Diane Kruger.

Do you have a favourite frock from this selection? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Spring dresses under £30

Floral Hanky Hem Dress £18 Click to visit Asda George

Floral Hanky Hem Dress £18 Click to visit Asda George

Embellished Double Layered Dress £16 Click to visit Asda George

Embellished Double Layered Dress £16 Click to visit Asda George

Tie Neck Dress £14 Click to visit Asda George

Tie Neck Dress £14 Click to visit Asda George

Sleeveless Denim Shirt Dress Was £24.00 Now £18.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Sleeveless Denim Shirt Dress
Was £24.00 Now £18.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

navy floral sateen dress Was £38.00 Now £28.50Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

navy floral sateen dress
Was £38.00 Now £28.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy and Ivory sundress Was £18.00 Now £13.50Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy and Ivory sundress
Was £18.00 Now £13.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Navy floral ruffle neck dress Was £30.00 Now £22.50Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Navy floral ruffle neck dress
Was £30.00 Now £22.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Sleeveless Broderie Shift Dress, Tangerine Price: £28.00 Click to visit BHS

Sleeveless Broderie Shift Dress, Tangerine
Price: £28.00 Click to visit BHS

Sports Luxe Racerback Dress, Coral Was £16.00 Now £12.00 Click to visit BHS

Sports Luxe Racerback Dress, Coral
Was £16.00
Now £12.00 Click to visit BHS

Jersey Rope Tie Maxi Dress, Black Price: £24.00 Click to visit BHS

Jersey Rope Tie Maxi Dress, Black
Price: £24.00 Click to visit BHS

Plain Red Camisole Dress Was £30.00 Now £27.00Click to visit Wallis

Plain Red Camisole Dress
Was £30.00 Now £27.00 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Monochrome Stripe Shirt Dress Was £40.00 Now £28.00Click to visit Wallis

Petite Monochrome Stripe Shirt Dress
Was £40.00 Now £28.00 Click to visit Wallis

Navy Waterfall Overlay Maxi Dress Was £42.00 Now £29.40Click to visit Wallis

Navy Waterfall Overlay Maxi Dress
Was £42.00 Now £29.40 Click to visit Wallis

Petite Patchwork Flute Sleeve Dress Was £40.00 Now £28.00Click to visit Wallis

Petite Patchwork Flute Sleeve Dress
Was £40.00 Now £28.00 Click to visit Wallis

 MIDI LENGTH SHIRT DRESS Code: #S043/0406/017_KHAKI £19.99 Click to visit Select

MIDI LENGTH SHIRT DRESS
Code: #S043/0406/017_KHAKI
£19.99 Click to visit Select

 ROLL UP SLV MAXI DRESS Code: #S041/0403/034_COBALT £13.99 Click to visit Select

ROLL UP SLV MAXI DRESS
Code: #S041/0403/034_COBALT
£13.99 Click to visit Select

 PONTI ZIP POCKET TUNIC DRESS Code: #S043/0402/015_BANANA £12.99 £9.99 Click to visit Select

PONTI ZIP POCKET TUNIC DRESS
Code: #S043/0402/015_BANANA
£12.99 £9.99 Click to visit Select

 MARINE STRIPE SHIRT DRESS Code: #S043/0406/016_NAVY £19.99 Click to visit Select

MARINE STRIPE SHIRT DRESS
Code: #S043/0406/016_NAVY
£19.99 Click to visit Select

What I wear – April Looks

Today I am taking a look back at some of the outfits I wore during the month of April. April was a busy month for me, as well as all the usual blogging events and family time, we also took an extended Easter break where I actually abandoned the blog for 10 whole days. April was also warm and sunny – the tights were abandoned for the first time this year and we even got to spend some time at the beach – a total break from the usual Easter wind and rain.

This outfit post is mainly holiday outfits, with a few very special event looks thrown in for good measure. There are new items, charity shop finds and pieces found when shopping my closet. Where possible, I have added a link to the item or something similar.

Did you do anything special at Easter or in the month of April? How did you enjoy that gorgeous (and totally unexpected) sunshine.

A day in Barmouth

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Top Select Belt Peacocks  Skirt Primark Bag Primark Necklace Vintage

 Navy Georgette Cami Code: #S040/0104/03_NAVY £5.99 £3.99 click to visit Select

Navy Georgette Cami

 

Dinas Mawddwy

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Dress Mango Camisole underneath ASOS Necklace 1960s vintage

Launch of the Alice Boutique

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Dress Next c/o Charity Shop Bag DKNY

Sunday Lunch in Wales

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Top Asda George Skirt Dorothy Perkins Shoes Hobbs

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Stripe Embellished Top Was £14.00 Now £8.00 click to visit Asda George

Stripe Embellished Top

The Mawddach Estuary

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Cardigan BHS c/o Charity Shop Top Asda George Jeans F&F clothing Shoes Asda George

Embellished Top Was £12.00 Now £6.00 click to visit Asda George

Embellished Top

Embellished Pointed Toe Ballet Shoes £12.00 click to visit Asda George

Embellished Pointed Toe Ballet Shoes

 

A trip to Cader Idris

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Dress Boohoo Necklace vintage Belt Evans Shoes Hobbs

A trip to Warwick Castle

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Top New Look Belt Planet Cardigan *around waist F&F Clothing Jeans New Look Shoes Peacocks

Interviewing Denis O’ Regan

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Top Primark Necklace Kleshna Skirt Boohoo Bracelet Wallis

Keira PU Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo

Keira PU Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo