Is it a cape or is it a blanket?

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I bought my first cape last winter from Oasis, its black and its soft. and I have worn it to death since then! This winter its all about printed capes, following Burberry’s lead when they debuted a ‘blanked’ coat. Is it a cape or is it a blanked? Could be both and I am a massive fan! I love the idea of throwing it on and not having to worry about the fit or feeling like a stuffed sausage with all the other layers.

Just wrap yourself in softest wool and face the cold autumn day. Here are a few that caught my eye on British high street.

Clockwise from top, 1; 2; 3; 4

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Searching for the perfect winter coat

We’re set to have a pretty cold winter this year. So I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the perfect winter coat; one that would keep me warm, is current with trends and true to my own sense of style. My staple winter coat this year was not to be fitted; I was looking for something that I could layer up. Luckily, after some time (quite a lot of time I must say), I have found this little gem. What do you think? I’m so happy with my purchase!  I’ll take some pictures soon and show you how it looks on.

 

Wool Blend Coat – H&M

Trend Alert – Sergeant Indigo

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Taken at London Fashion Weekend, these runway shots confirm that incorporating shades of indigo in your winter wardrobe is a must. This year however,  it’s all about creating a fresh spin on your indigo pairings by using grey, khaki, violet colours and boyish tailoring to vamp up your blue. So add some oversized garments, create masculine silhouettes and transform yourself into ‘Sergeant Indigo’.

Items:

Cotton Tweed Trench Coat – £1795, Burberry Prorsum; Maybray Crew Jumper – £70, Aubin & Wills; Stud Western Shirt – £45, Oasis; Military Patched V-Neck Dress – £55, Oasis; Lace Insert Yoke Tee – £20, Warehouse; Premium Herringbone Mensy Blazer – £85, Topshop Unique; Palazzo Trousers – £44.99, Mango, Zemorah Suede & Leather Mini Skirt – £325, Dagmar; Cutout Suede Platform Ankle Boot – £720, Giuseppe Zanotti 

Things That Make Me Go ‘Ooh!’

Imagine this; you’re sitting on a flight, homebound from an amazing trip to the US, slightly gloomy about the fact that you’re leaving your party-animal friends are out there. That’s not a nice situation to be in right? Right. Well that was me, last week, and boy oh boy did I not want to leave. I had just enjoyed one of the best holidays of my existence!

So, searching for a little pick-me-up, I purchased Vogue Magazines 120 year anniversary September issue in duty-free. Louis, Chanel, Dior, Lanvin; all such stunning and artistic adverts. But my heart stopped when I saw this:

Studded gloves and clutch And just like that, Burberry Prorsum got me all excited about the new range of fashion hitting stores right now. There is nothing that I love than shopping in Autumn; it is by far my favourite time to shop til I drop. All because you find key, distinctive pieces like these: Burberry Prorsum’s Country Animal Studded Clutch & Studded Leather Gloves, made with the finest of leather and dazzling gold studs. With even an uber cute gold duck getting involved here, what is not to love? And as both of these fine garments made me go a little more than ‘Ooh’ on that dreaded flight of mine, I’m featuring them together. Be sure to check out the rest of Burberry Prorsums A/W 2012 range here.