I can’t believe that we are already at the end of November and almost entering December. Where has the time gone? Summer is a distant dream and now layers and winter coats are the norm. As much as I love Summer the cold of Winter is perfect for layering and statement coats. I must admit I am a bit of a sucker for a Winter coat.
I am glad to say that I have been reaching for my Vintage Camel Coat from last Winter a lot which proves I made the right choice in buying it. Being made from 85% Cashmere this overcoat keeps me warm and even resistant to a light bit of rain which is perfect for wearing at this time of year. I can talk and talk about this amazing vintage coat however I have already mentioned it in a previous blog post which can be found here –
To celebrate the Xmas season I was invited by Fortnum and Mason to attend a preview their Ice Skating rink at Somerset House. What more of a grand setting could you ask for? Set in the majestic grounds of Somerset House this truly felt like the start of the ahem Xmas season. With the elaborately decorated Xmas tree adorned with XL Fortnum and Mason Hampers welcoming you to the inner courtyard you cannot help but get that tingly feeling of nostalgia once you step inside. Even if not participating in skating the area is perfectly set up to spectate or to even grab a Mulled Wine in the adjacent bar.
To compliment my coat I teamed it with a Burgundy Jumper and White Oxford Shirt combo from Jack Wills. This jumper is perfect for layering as its lightweight yet warm. With knitwear its important for me to make sure there is a mix of wool to ensure that it keeps me warm. This jumper from Jack Wills is a cotton/cashmere mix which is a perfect combination for a fine knit that isn’t too bulky. A White Oxford Shirt is a no brainer for me and an item I know I will get lots of wear from. Of course I cannot forget to mention the most perfect shoes to go with this outfit which are from Prada. These are from a few seasons ago and to be honest I don’t wear them often enough to justify the price of them however every now and again I go back to them to complete an outfit which I know will go well with them. A true testament of timeless style is when you can wear items again and again that still look as new and refreshing as when you first got them. This I can truly say for these shoes especially by the amount of comments I got from wearing them again recently.