On a roll...

Never let it be said that I am not like a dog with a bone (something I'm sure you've all aspired to, no?)

Now I've got my teeth back into denim - I can't stop.  To be honest, dare I say it, I am so so so SO bored of wearing my winter clothes, haven't even really been able to wear anything vaguely Springlike that malaise has set in.  I need something different to wear.  The days of even a t-shirt seem so far away, I was thinking - after my denim foray yesterday - that something new and completely different, that goes with all our "sort of Spring but really old Winter" clothes is probably, nay definitely, worth investing in. 

And that means that all denim is back on the radar.  I keep coming across little denim gems that would be the perfect addition to a wardrobe - that would slip seamlessly in with all your (BORING - please say it's not just me who suddenly looks at everything and thinks meh... roll on my dungaree order) existing clothes but just give that slightly different look.  As, let's face it, there's nothing more irritating than getting something new and being asked "haven't you had that for ages?".  NO!!  Or the husband's favourite "haven't you already got one like that?".  One day my eyes are actually going to roll so far back in my head they will lose the ability to right themselves. 

So maybe it's time to take a little gamble.  I've said before and I'll say it again - I'm not doing bomber jackets.  Just not feeling the love and everyone else does it so much better than me.  But we do need lightweight coat and jackets in the Spring (or maybe a full on duffle to be frank) and I wanted to have a look and see what denim options there were out there.  A little twist on a classic shape.  

So months ago I saw this in Stefanel in Regent Street (anyone else remember shopping there way back when?  I didn't even realise they were still around) and fell in love with it.  In fact, I adore the whole look and silhouette.  And have found them online at Zalando.

This is the look I fell in love with instore (yes I have had it on my phone for that long, saddo that I am).


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Stefanel Short Coat was £220 now £176  Now this isn't cheap but I honestly think it would be something that you have in your wardrobe for years and years.  That's the beauty of denim - it's timeless.  And at the same time, this is also super chic and over a plain shirt dress, I'd happily wear this to a formal occasion like a Christening or First Holy Communion - undone...(all the glamour of the occasions in our house as you can see...)






And there's more on the coat front. 

A trench style.. pure genius and a bargain. 

Only Denim Trench Coat was £70 now £56








Similar reclaimed vintage trench coat in indigo denim at ASOS £70



A more fluid trench style at New Look £39.99



But out of the all the trenches - this from Mango is definitely my favourite. 

Soft Denim Trench from Mango £59.99




However I have to say, my favourite is definitely this military style one I've discovered.  This is just superb.  And I can qualify how useful and timeless the military style is as I have had a coat in this style which is older than my 7yr old.  It gets worn every year and is constantly commented on.  Last year I bought a military jacket from Zara, on a complete whim I will say and it has served me so incredibly well.  One of my favourite jackets for this season too. 

This is so unusual yet so incredibly versatile, I'm having to sit on my hands not to press buy.

The Fifth Label DOWNTOWN dark denim jacket £95



A lovely nod to denim at ASOS. 

ASOS coat in denim look £75



Similar shape at Monki - loving the simplicity of Monki at the moment.  I had always thought of them as being a really *young* brand but this season, I have loved so much of their range. 

Monki Denim Coat was £60 now £36



Similar shape but collarless now.  I adore this style - one of my favourite jackets has this style and I love it so so much. 

Yumi Denim Casual Coat £65



And looser still.  I love this look in its entirety.

ASOS White Oversized Denim Throw on jacket £75



And finishing with two ringers - a parka and a sort of jackety thing.  No I haven't really covered denim jackets as they deserve (I say that - I'm not really a denim jacket person.. as I wasn't a biker jacket person... I'll be quite now) a blog all of their own.
ASOS White Denim Utility Parka £75




Denim Look Herringbone Jacket from Topshop £55  Now this is a denim jacket with a difference.  Just adore.






And here I am today thinking that a denim coat would be absolutely ideal. 


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Black jumper - Tommy Hilfiger
Black knitted trench - Zara
Khaki Industrial trousers - Current/Elliott from Quattrorish
Red Soho Disco Bag - Gucci

Yesterday - giving it again a bit of denim love. 


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Jumper - Zoe Karssen
Jeans - Zara
Navy boucle blazer - Zara
Superstar sneakers - Golden Goose
Red Soho Disco bag - Gucci

So final day of the holidays today and a trip to Jump Giants (one of those trampoline places..) The 9yr old probably shouldn't have gone but he was so so so desperate to go - they've been looking forward to it all holiday.  It was very loud and very hot and very busy which all in all is an Autistic related nightmare but he did cope very well.  With the obvious melt down afterwards.  Bless him - fast asleep now at 7.30pm - unheard of for a child who normally crashes between 10 and 11.  I wouldn't be surprised if we have one less for school tomorrow (weeps...)

How is everyone else doing on the denim front?  Or even the coat front?  PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one who this week has looked at the wardrobe and just thought.. bored... Although it could be that my hair is really getting on my wick and needs a something doing to it drastically.  Or maybe my children just really need to go back to school...!

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  1. So glad it is not just me who is completely bored with my wardrobe contents. I thought about getting rid of everything last week and starting again! So sent a bag to charity and a huge bag to a exchange shop.

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  2. Must admit, I just got rid of two denim jackets, so wasn't expecting to be inspired. How wrong could I be? The denim trenches are great, but the asos denim look coat and top shop jacket need to be investigated further.....
    Danish Pastry

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  3. To stop me getting bored with my wardrobe, I've been choosing one item from it and searching Pinterest for outfits that use said item - just to see if there's a different way of wearing it, or something small I could buy to go with it to get a different look. So far it's working for me, and I've been combining things I wouldn't have thought of before. Sometimes you just can't see past wearing something a certain way, and it's good to take a step back.

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    1. Nail. Head. This is exactly the sort of thing I try to do - hence the look for those genius pieces that will just make your old outfits seem suddenly NEW!

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  4. The ASOS thrown on denim look one is gorgeous! And so is the Monki one reduced to £36.... Like you I had assumed Monki was a really young brand so I had not investigated but may have to now...
    And there was me thinking I had all bases covered with Spring/summer jackety things! How wrong was I?

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    1. And God yes I remember Stefanel way back when! Thought that was long gone ...

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    2. They have some GORGEOUS stuff in there, but it's much more expensive than I remember...

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  5. So SO bored of everything in my wardrobe, it's ridiculous! I feel utterly meh each time I get dressed. The sun was blazing this morning so I stupidly decided to lose a layer & expose the ankles.....HUGE mistake! I'm scouring websites left, right & centre at the moment trying to find something to pique my interest........

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    1. It just takes one thing, doesn't it... just to get us through the next couple of weeks...

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  6. Kat
    Put some book recommendations on yesterday's post for you. X

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    1. Thank you darling. xxx And I put one back!

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  7. Love these Kat but have just spent up trying to mimic Lucy Williams' 90's layering style, so denim coat will have to wait😄 if I had to choose I'd go for the ONLY one BTW. Sue xx

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    1. Oooh intrigued... 90s layering style - what does that entail?!

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    2. Check it out here Kat http://www.fashionmenow.co.uk/2016/04/90s-layering/ . Think I'm having a mid life crisis!

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    3. Oh WOW. Yes... not sure that would work for me... I fear I would look like I'd got dressed in the dark...

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  8. Love your khaki trouser outfit! I lucked out with The Great khaki trousers I got at the Shopbop sale (quite similar to yours - turns out Great is current/Elliott!) which is proving really versatile and perfect for now! (In fact I've been wearing mine non-stop.) And i just scored a fabulous black oversized parka from COS spring collection so feeling quite hyped about Spring dressing right now!
    xx

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    1. Oh wow you are winning at Spring!

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  9. I'm a little bit excited about these and can easily see one fitting right in my wardrobe. Great finds Kat and hope you manage to pack all 3 off to school. We still have another week as mine doesn't go back until next Tuesday x

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    1. MAN DOWN MAN DOWN... I still have one at home bless him. But he's gone from being sweetly not very well to moaning.... I'm shopping online instead!

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  10. Hi everyone, just a quick random question...having trouble finding 'invisible' footsies that don't slip off my feet after 5 mins. Can't do bare feet in flats - too many blisters. Have tried loads but no success. Anyone any ideas please?

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    1. I had some from.... Primark! I have never ever been able to find them again. They were "expensive" from Primark, about £2 a pair but they were amazing. I remember they were "padded".... Not helpful at all, I appreciate. If it helps H&M ones are CRAP. Not sure I've tried M&S... maybe they'll be better? Sorry not to be of more help x

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    2. Thanks Kat, would never have guessed Primarni, will have a look - their tights are fab (I know you're not keen, lol!). M&S ones were rubbish, ditto expensive Calvin Klein ones x

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    3. Mine are Primark, slightly padded (like Kat's) and I bought them very recently so they are deffo still available! In nude or black... Good luck

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  11. Am feeling extremely smug at this point with my M&S denim trench bought last year in the sales for about £30. I've worn it loads this spring already - suitably warm for now. They have one this year again but it's much more expensive. Jo

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  12. I have a DKNY denim trench from 1999, inspired (i.e. copied) from All Saints ( the band, Natalie was my girl crush).. pretty sure I have it somewhere still - hilarious.. but not if it works :-) Audrey x

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    1. And they're baaaaaaaaack. Both denim trenches and All Saints (who look they've been cryogenically preserved! Mucho impressed!)

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  13. ps. what do you think is wrong with your hair? In case I insult you with thinking its something else! mine went AWOL there a while ago, I had to stop using bleach as the colour kept going too coppery for me. So my hairdresser (who is fab) suggested I go back to using 'tints'.. so I get it tinted now and then she'll put a lighter tint through the ends, kinda sun-kissed ombre.. worked for ages. am kinda sick of it again now though after nearly 2 years and willing to try the bleach again for a bit of 'bronde' action. trick is to ask for 'cool' shades and not anything 'warm'. i.e. any red or coppery or auburn tones. sorry.. bit of a waffle there!

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    1. It needs another treatment, my greys have developed a life cycle on speed, seriously, they're coming out of nowhere. They're growing like my hair used to after having a baby - a rate of knots! And my hair is naturally SO dark it's all just a bit irritating and needs doing much more frequently than I ever used to have it done. SOB. I have a really really good colourist so I'm going to throw myself on her mercy. In pics it can sometimes look quite coppery but that's only really the light and filters. I have to say it never looks like when I look in the mirror!!

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    2. Get ya.. if you've a good colourist you're laughing.. they'll sort it for you.. although maybe not the grey hair growth ;-) good luck xx

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  14. Oh yes *drools over denim trench* ! I do have a blue m&s trench for spring, so maybe too similar? I have a denim blazer that I bought in a local charity shop which is great. Yesterday was awful here until late afternoon, I was back in my parka, trench weather it was not!

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    1. We've had fabulous weather this week! (looks out and sees clouds... WEEPS!)

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