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Sunday, 23 March 2014

What I Wore This Week: Coats from Mango, H&M and Zara

I am starting this post with a picture that pretty much explains, why I do so few What I Wore posts - I usually look like this, my biggest accessory being some kind of a baby carrier with Adam in it :). And nobody around, well nobody older than 14 months :), to take a couple of pictures.

Let's move to the pictures where I don't have a baby glued to my body :). All these pictures were taken on the way to or from a baby-related activities, so when it comes to my outfits, I always have to make a compromise between style and comfort. My main goal is to look put together, but still be able to move comfortably when chasing Adam and playing with him.

MANGO CAMEL COAT:
I've always wanted to have a cozy looking camel coat, that would go with everything in my wardrobe. I love coats that have a really simple cut and can be wrapped around as a big cozy blanket, but still look like a million bucks. Since many of them also cost something like a million bucks, I did not see one that would fit the bill for ages. Then, a couple of months ago, I spotted this one in a Mango store. I wouldn't say that it is completely what I had always envisioned, but nonetheless, it is a perfect camel coat and every time I put it on, I feel like I look put together, even when I don't have time to pay much attention to the rest of my outfit.
Mango camel coat, H&M shirt dress, H&M beige-gold sweater, Promod jeggings, CCC orange bag with gold hardware, Pat Calvin leather boots


H&M MARLED COAT:
I've got this "marled coat" from H&M just recently. I was eying it for some time, thinking about how I really don't need another Spring coat, especially because nowadays, Spring only lasts for something like 3 days and then we have the full-on Summer season. But I liked it so much, that I eventually caved in and got it. The fabric that it's made of is a bit sturdy and I don't like the fact, that any hardware of a handbag pulls threads out of the fabric structure. So this is something you should know when thinking about getting it, but if you are careful enough with your handbags (which I am not),  I can recommend it.
H&M coat, H&M sweater (thrifted for 3€ and I think it was from a men's line:), Next bag, Zara statement necklace, Promod jeggings, Bata ankle boots in a snakeskin optic, Promod infinity scarf

ZARA OFF-WHITE COAT:
The last outfit of this post was shot on a nice sunny day, that already felt like Spring and Summer all in one. And the (probably) cherry tree in the background of this picture is a lovely reminder, that (fingers crossed) there will be more of days like this in the short future. There is not much to say about this outfit, I think it is a typical transitional outfit - a breezy blouse and a light coat, mostly in light colours, so let's just leave it at that ;).
Zara coat, Zara blouse, Promod jeggings, Accessorize bag, Dune wedge sneakers, Michael Kors watch, (don't remember the origin of the necklace, it's pretty old)
 Until next time :)!

Monday, 3 March 2014

What I Wore - You're in the Army (Jacket) Now

The weather starts to seem all Spring-y, but the sun is still too weak to make me leave the house without a nicely warm jacket. I've got this one from Zara for my birthday a couple of weeks ago from my husband and it was exactly what I wanted - which is probably no shocker, since I explicitly told him what I wished for :D. As a big fashion connoisseur he thinks it's only good for a stroll in a forest - and on Sunday I wore it pretty much for that. 

The jacket has got faux leather sleeves and a detachable fur vest, which makes it perfect for colder days as well as the upcoming transitional season. The Crocs boots I've got recently remain to be my favorite pair of shoes of the moment, because they are amazingly warm and oh so comfortable.

Zara army green jacket (Fall-Winter 2013), Zara off-white vest (Fall-Winter 2013), Zara beige sweater, (old) Promod jeggings (current season), Crocs AllCast Luxe Duck boots (current season), Pieces knit hat (old), Carpisa bag (old)
"in action" with my 1-year old son Adam :)


Comfortable, but still chic. What is your favorite piece of clothing for an active day off, that is laid back, but still stylish?


Until next time ;).