Orange is the new black

Last year I saw this coat in magazines and on bloggers and fell in love…I missed out on buying it but bought it this year via eBay…hoorah!

My boyfriend looked at this coat and as politely as he could said…”Please dont wear that when youre out with me.”

OK, so its not to everyones taste (my boyfriend included) but it definitely makes a statement!  Worn with a simple outfit of black polo neck and skinny jeans this coat looks so striking…and I love it! 

My shoes are from New Look and I have hardly taken them off since I bought them! They are so comfortable and perfect for Autumn dressing. They cost £19.99 and I think they are a great AW16 wardrobe addition.

I love the Autumn when it’s chilly but the sun still shines, and this coat makes me feel sunny whatever the weather.

So statement coats, love or hate?  And more importantly, how much clothing do you have in your wardrobe that your other half hates?!?

Coat – Per Una at Marks & Spencer (last season)
Jumper – Marks & Spencer
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – New Look

Coat of Dreams

The other day I bought probably one of my most favourite things ever from Primark.  A baby blue and grey bonded trench coat made from a scuba type material.  It is just perfect and I adore it! Primark Atmosphere  scubs fabric tench coat #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog

I am wearing it today with a very simple outfit as when something is this nice you want it to stand out.  Simple grey t-shirt, skinny blue jeans and grey pumps – all from Primark too!  Elegant yet still fashionable – perfect for a 42 year old that still wants to embrace the wonder that is fashion.  For sizing I am wearing a size 10 (EUR 36/38).

Little details like the roll up sleeves make it great for warmer months – lets be honest, in the UK you still need a light coat most days.  The scuba material is soft and light and definitely can be worn most of the year.  It has a double breasted press stud fastening and traditional trench coat styling of epaulettes, rain guard and gun flap.

Primark Atmosphere  scuba fabric tench coat #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog Oversized vintage sunglasses and wavy hair add to the slightly retro look….Primark Atmosphere  scuba fabric tench coat #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog

Primark Atmosphere  scuba fabric tench coat #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog   These skater style shoes are only £4 in store now at Primark which is amazing value.  You’ve got to love a bit of extra co-ordination, it can make all the difference.  If you’re quick you may find the coat as well, although I found it in the sale section.

Primark Atmosphere  scuba fabric tench coat #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog

So it appears Joseph wasn’t the only person with a dream coat!  Thanks Primark for dressing me beautifully today – I seriously never want to take this coat off.

Coat – Primark

T-shirt – Primark

Jeans – Primark

Shoes – Primark

Sunglasses – vintage

Leopard print Loving…

It’s got cold. Bitterly cold. And I really feel the cold! Thankfully I love coats…I have quite a few and view them as much part of my outfit as any other bit of it. You wouldn’t wear the same shoes every day, so why would you wear the same coat?

Last year I managed to buy the most amazing vintage faux leopard coat from a charity shop for the princely sum of just £5. Its a 1950’s coat I’d guess, probably hand-made as it has no makers labels and has an adorable peter pan collar, wide sleeves and a slight swing shape.
So with the wintery weather almost ever present, the coat is out again. I wore it the other day dressed all in black so it stood out. I styled it with knee boots and a black knitted beret style hat. I felt super cosy and also quite fabulous! Meow!!!


I think this coat, although it’s practically a pensioner in age, will be used for many years to come and I’m thrilled to be giving it a second lease of life!

Coat – vintage
Jeggings – Dorothy Perkins
Boots – Topshop
Hat – Primark

And just as a note – this coat just looks like leopard – it’s definitely not made from one!!! I would never wear that…