Tuesday, 11 October 2016

LAST OF THE SUMMER SUN | THE PERFECT PARKA


I know, I know, officially it's Autumn but I just had to make the most of the last few warm rays of sun left and get my legs out one last time.
The last few weeks have been that awkward transition period, where it's starting to get too cold to leave the house without some kind of jacket. 
But at the same time still too warm for the trusty winter coat!

Enter the lightweight all purpose parka. 
I had been searching everywhere for a jacket/coat that wasn't too thick and heavy but was still substantial enough to give me some kind of warmth. 
Also a jacket that was the kind of style that would go with everything. 
So when I was perusing my local H&M one day and I spotted THIS beauty I knew it was meant to be.
The fact that it was £30 and came in 4 other to die for colours had me sold even more.

There's pockets, zips, toggles, poppers, a hood! What more could you want from an all signing all dancing jacket?!
Seriously though, I'm in love with this parka.
It's the perfect length that it just covers your bum, the sleeves are adjustable and you can cinch in the waist with the side toggles to create a shapely silhouette if you're feeling saucy. 💁

The one I chose is the black parka and it's almost got a muted suede effect to the colour so that the fabric looks textured, even though it's really just polyester! 
Win win for extra style points!
Anyway the overall point I'm trying to make here is that I've finally found my ideal throw on jacket for (almost) all seasons!

 

Whilst trawling through ASOS during their end of summer sale I came across this cute little transparent backpack by Skinnydip London and it was reduced to £13.50. 
I just had to get it for my holiday to Ibiza a few weeks ago and it's been glued to my back ever since! 

For little day trips out it's a great size for the essentials.
There's also a little black purse attached to poppers on the inside of the bag so you can hide away all your valuables.
Annnnnnd a cute pink fluffy pom pom accessory just makes it even more sassy! 

SHADY LADY

It was a fabulous sunny day here so I still got to whip the sunnies out. 
The highly sought after Shay x Quay Vesper Sunglasses and I still cant' believe that I managed to get hold of them for £10 on ASOS!
Quay Australia are slaying the Sunglasses game right now. Ever since Gigi Hadid and a whole host of other celebs were seen in the blue mirrored My Girl sunnies, (if you don't know check them here) everyone has been after some Quay!
So last year when I heard they were doing a collaboration with Shay Mitchell, goddess woman, I wanted to get my mitts on the collection.
The white Vesper sunnies in particular were every blogger's dream but they were also sold out everywhere and being limited edition meant they were nearly impossible to get hold of.
Until a few months ago, I randomly stumbled across them on ASOS and they were also reduced to just £10!! 
I've never clicked add to basket and check out so fast in my life. Now they are mine, they're here and they are on my face! 😎
Life complete.

The fact that you can still get your sunnies out on a bright winters day just makes my win even more glorious. 
They're all year round baby!







GET THE LOOK

PLAYSUIT/ROMPER ❯❯ FIRETRAP @ USC (Similar here)
JACKET ❯❯ H&M
BACKPACK ❯❯ SKINNYDIP LONDON @ ASOS in the summer sale (Still available here)
SHOES ❯❯ PRIMARK £3
SUNGLASSES ❯❯ SHAY x QUAY AUSTRALIA @ ASOS (Sold out 😭 )
BELT ❯❯ PRIMARK £2.50
CROSS STRAP BRALET/TOP ❯❯ BOOHOO

6 comments:

  1. Loving how you styled this! x

    www.stylepetal.co.uk

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  2. Great look, love the playsuit :)

    Much love,
    HER FASTEST FASHION

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  3. Such a cute outfit! Looking beautiful and I'm loving your sunnies! :)

    www.lauralouiseellis.blogspot.co.uk

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