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).
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.
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.
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...!