|My new winter coat!|
I ventured into my nearest Fenwicks yesterday as a break from exams, intending to take a look at the different dark lipsticks various brands had to offer (they'll be a post on this soon). As I only manage to get out like this maybe 3-4 times a year max, I thought I'd pop upstairs and check out the ladies fashion floor.
Usually I spend a few minutes up there, realise nothing looks right on me, fits etc, so I retreat downstairs to the safety of the Chanel counter and lipsticks. I expected it to be the case this time but Whistles stopped me in my tracks. I have a love/hate relationship with Whistles, I can browse in there and hate everything for months, but every so often (normally every October) I adore almost their entire range. This was one such occasion, isn't it sods law that this always happens when you have no money to spend?
|Whistles Anika Aviator Jacket|
This whole post is really a very long way of saying I now have 2 beautiful winter coats (thanks mum, combined Xmas & birthday presents) ordered from there and headed my way along with them are a lovely navy & camel cashmere sweater and a leather aviator style jacket (see left). The last is a bit of a trend piece but my dad was a pilot for 30 years and bought himself a traditional one last year (that cost a lot more than mine I might add in case he reads this) so it must be in the genes!
The two coats are poles apart in style, the first being bright red, streamlined and very simple in shape and style. Fairly timeless in my eyes and a really good shade of red, perfect for brightening up a dull outfit. The second, and my favourite, is a traditional trench coat but in a navy/black tweed (see top picture). I have always wanted a navy coat as it is so much softer than black against my skintone and this absolutely fitted the bill. I had been lusting after a Burberry jacket in similar colours but in a big check for months but this coat is a far more practical and cheaper version of that style.
When I looked at the items I'd tried in store on the website, I was amazed at how unappealing they looked. All the clothes are definitely not shown at their best on the website, I can't understand why Whistles would think this was a good idea, and I would never have bought anything if I had gone from the web pictures alone. Just something to be aware of.
Sorry for hijacking what is meant to be a beauty blog with a little bit of fashion, but I buy clothes so rarely now that I tend to get a little over excited when I do! If anyone is vaguely interested, I'll try and post some pictures of the coats when they arrive.
You can find Whistles online at www.whistles.co.uk.
Anyone else looking out for a new winter coat or bought any new clothes for Autumn/Winter?