MMM {weekend} Zara + Whistles + H&M

I’ve wanted a classic trench coat forever.

But considering I can’t afford a Burberry classic, it’s taken me a while to find one that meets my exacting requirements. Which include, by the way, a longer length. Here’s the thing, I’m not talking flasher mac. However, I AM interested in a classic trench coat that falls below my preference for a midi length skirt.

Zara are always particularly good at a trench – it’s a style staple and therefore they are all over it in some capacity every season.

This Autumn they’ve come up trumps with their longer length trench – so, yep, I bought it. (This is #coatwatch week 2, read week 1 here).

WEARING …

me wearing Zara's midi trench
Zara’s longer length trench

Outfits: Skirt, Whistles (last season, but also love this); t-shirt, Primark; shoes, Hobbs (last season, but have you seen Mango’s similar versions?); bag, H&M (not available just yet); pom poms, Jigsaw

DRESSING …..

I was asked by Debenhams to style one of their Oxford Street store mannequins for Fashion Week, interpreting the new season trends for the Debenhams shopper. My theme was ‘berry’ – see the pics below to see how I did.

MMM's look for Debenhams new season
MMM’s look for Debenhams new season
That's me!
That’s me!
Where my mannequin is standing in store
Where my mannequin is standing in store
A close up, read on for credits
A close up, read on for credits

I loved the idea of mixing forest green with berry and red – a real woodland berry vibe. The jumpsuit was Preen/EDITION, while the bomber jacket was Jonathan Saunders/EDITION. As it was to celebrate LFW, I wanted to use British designers from their Designers at Debenhams range. The red bag adds a bit of a vibrant colour pop, while the simple courts keep the focus on the jumpsuit print. Stylish? You tell me!

 

MARKS & SPENCER SHOE BUYING…

I’ve just bought Lila these shoes, which got a lot of love when I posted them on Instagram.

Do you think I have an issue? Other sandals are the amazing Angulus.
Do you think I have an issue? Other sandals are the amazing Angulus.
Lila busting some moves on her scooter
Lila busting some moves on her scooter

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – leopard really is a neutral in my house, so clash up those prints however you want.

I also love them in the rose gold colour way – and am seriously tempted by these, as well as these for Charlie.

Marks & Spencer has got some serious shoe game this season.

 

STARTING THE SCHOOL RUN…

Yes, it’s finally happened. Charlie started primary school this week. I managed to keep it together until I said goodbye, when his brave little face + the enormity that he’s not just mine anymore suddenly dawned on me.

And so it comes to pass, that I am now a mum on the school run. Officially.

This was my first day outfit (which included a J Crew sweatshirt I bought the night before from a fantastic evening at the brand new Sloane Square store, hosted by my friend Laura from WITblog.)

School Run Day 1 #done
School Run Day 1 #done

Credits: Sweatshirt, J Crew; Bag, Boden (no longer available, but also love this); Trousers, Zara; Trainers, ASOS

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone x

  • Comments ( 2 )

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    Shop Accordingly

    Ah the first day at school is hard isn’t it! Love the leopard Boden bag, I keep looking at the clutch they currently have.

  • avatar
    Emma

    More school run outfit inspiration please! Love the J Cree top.

    I really admire your decision to find freelance work to fit in around family commitments. I think whether you are a stay at home mum or working mum there are sacrifices to be made. Those who find a balance are my inspiration 🙂

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