Outfit: Winter Sunshine

Winter outfit - jeans & mustard coat

I talked last year about my autumn uniform which consisted mostly of variations on the above knee skirt, roll neck jumpers and ankle boots. This year wasn’t a huge amount different to be honest, but I’m here today to talk about my “winter uniform” which is far less interesting than my autumn one and has far fewer variations on the theme. I pretty much spend all of my winter looking like this at the moment – wrapped up in my giant blanket scarf, with a coat on and in a pair of jeans. It’s pretty standard, not particularly exciting, but keeps me warm which is the most important thing in my eyes at this time of year!
The coat I’m usually wearing is this mustard yellow one that’s seen me through around 5 or 6 winters now – it’s featured in several posts, such as this one where I wore it with tartan trousers and here with my old favourite daisy print dress. Considering it’s only from George at Asda and puts up with near daily wear, I’ve got to say it’s doing pretty well! I like the fact that it’s a good length – hitting just at my hips – and that it fastens with toggles giving it that old duffel coat aesthetic, but is a bit funky in my favourite autumn winter colour of mustard. You’d think it wouldn’t go with much, but considering I wear it so often, it must do!

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These photos were actually taken across two locations: the first, with the iron girders in the background, is Beamish. I’ve got a whole post coming up soon about our day out there recently – it’s somewhere I’ve been quite a few times on school trips, trips with family and friends, and we made another trip there recently. The second location was literally driving home from parents the next day when the sun was shining through the trees and making a really pretty rainbow (in the other direction of the photos!). I made Ben stop the car so I could capture it, then I forced him to take some more photos of me!

And I have an update on my Christmas party outfit! Remember the other day when I couldn’t decide? Well, I think I’ve finally made my decision. After lots of comments on here and on Instagram going either way, I’ve finally decided that no matter how awesome the Collectif dress looks, it’s going to be far too fancy for the venue, a bit difficult to eat and dance in, and just too over the top, so the Missguided velvet navy number has won out. I’m planning to try inserting a bit of lace across the V neck to make it slightly more office party appropriate, so hopefully that goes well!
It’s not just me that ends up buying a new outfit for the Christmas party every year though – Ben always seems to get a new suit too! Every year he insists his old suit doesn’t fit, or at least doesn’t fit right, so he ends up in a new one! He featured in this one from Matalan on the blog a couple of years ago, and I still love that suit, but this year we’re turning online and looking at Suits Men for one. Do you have any suggestions?
And I’d imagine that, despite having made a decision, I’ll probably end up doubting myself again as usual and taking several old dresses with me on the night too – we’ll just have to see how it goes on the day! I’m going out to the Turkish Baths in Harrogate during the day with a couple of girls from work before the evening do, so I’m really looking forward to that too!

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Outfit Details

Mustard Coat: George at Asda (old) | Scarf: Joules | Jeans: Hollister | Boots: Clarks

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