Thursday, 15 December 2011

My Camel Coat

So here we go - trousers part two - and again apologies for Frank's tardiness - he will make an appearance for the holidays very shortly .. in the meantime - the coat ....

I love this coat - i have had it about 3/4 years - it is Mcqueen and i never ever wear it - maybe once or twice.  You know those fashion rules - large always meets slim - so in theory this should work with a slim silhouette on the bottom - well it doesn't - it finishes at a particularly unflattering point on my thigh and i completely lose my waist etc - i feel unflattered in it shall we say and that is the death knell for me.

Then along came my newly designed by me trousers - i dont know why i tried them with the coat i have just always liked grey and camel and i have to say the coats i thought would work didn't, so out came this little beauty and i felt like i had just stepped out of a Charlie Girl ad - i loved my (to date frustrating) coat, i cuddled it, it became the perfect car coat to my perfect wide trousers.  So next time you have a frustrating piece, ignore the silly rules and try with something unexpected it may well be your best pairing yet xx









Trousers by me, Coat Mcqueen old, pussy bow blouse Hamilton Paris, necklace and bracelet Alex Monroe just purchased in half price preview sale Net a P, Solange Lips Ring, Lanvin large costume pearl ring, Marc Jacobs bag, belt Gucci, sunnies Miu Miu xx

29 comments:

  1. WOow AND this silhouette truly achieves to prove us that camel* (intrinsically) tends to transcend seasonal whims to better dazzle as a timelessly appealing tonality ("Kind aesthete's uber approving look") !
    * a fortiori in harmony with your hair like that I (shyly) must add Dear

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  2. I love camel and grey together. This reminds me of the easy cool girl looks of the 70's. Fabulous.

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  3. the coat is amazing and i love how you styled it :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  4. oo your camel is in such a luxurious colour and looks beyond cozy <3 I LOVE your trousers - I would love a pair myself, bravo on your amazing design!

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  5. Hey there Charlie girl!

    That coat is making me want to hug it from here, it looks great with the F&F flares.

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  6. That neglected coat has finally found its perfect mate! I can't believe you had that coat and never wore it! In my mind it could go with everything! I love it and if you don't need it just give it to me!!!

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  7. Stunning. A rule in art when one is bothered by a particular area of the painting, it often is what surrounds the focal point that if off and wrong. Fashion is art.

    Helenxx

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  8. Thank you Antoine so eloquent as always x

    Smiling Tabitha - hugging it for you x

    I know Francesca i thought it would go with everything - not so much but now it has its mate i am afraid i will be keeping it just a little longer xx

    So true Helen i have never thought of it like that but at the same time i have always been aware of exactly that subconciously - i do agree - to me fashion really is art x

    Thanks for your lovely comments all x

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  9. Isn't it wonderful when you can wear something that originally wasn't working. This is a beautiful look. I am all for breaking the rules. Well done. And yes you are so Charlie Girl. Xxxx

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  10. Great outfit. Love your pants =)

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  11. Love, love, love the sleeves on that coat. And yes, it looks divine with those trousers. Sometimes breaking the rules is exactly what's needed.

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  12. Amazing, love it all!!! :)
    Come by and check out my post...

    xo Emma

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  13. What a great outfit!! The coat looks very luxe, and goes beautifully with the trousers. I agree, you look like you just stepped out of a Charlie ad.

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  14. OMG you look like a cover girl, fantastic pictures and the coat is to die for!

    :*

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  15. Gorgeous! As usual! But what I love the most is the little touch of orange! Works so well with the camel and grey!xx

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  16. Gorgeous gorgeous coat! It just looks so silky soft and luxurious... Frankly, I think YOU can't go wrong with any outfit - you are tall, very slim, have wonderful taste and amazing wardrobe. Beautiful as always. Big hug to Frank. Have a great weekend and stay warm! x

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  17. Natalia that is so sweet but i can go wrong believe you me, lovely comment from a lovely lady - have a very fab weekend xx

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  18. Dvora i was all for giving up on it - so nearly sold it - but i cant tell you how luxurious it is - cashmere and feels like a hug in a rug i was so pleased to finally be able to wear it x

    Deja it so is often - why do we have these silly rules?? x

    Well thank you David x

    It is always in that pop of colour victoria x

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  19. And what a pairing! The coat is simply gorgeous! And yes, camel works beautifully with grey. Can your wardrobe get more fabulous? Have a wonderful weekend, Claire! xoxo
    Ada

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  21. I love your camel coat and it looks so warm and soft! Simply perfect for the winter months. Beautiful styling (as usual) and I would curious to see how it could be with a skirt/dress...maybe this is a 'challenge' for a next post...Claire, have a great w-e!

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  22. Ok! Have a nice weekend you, frank and Mr F&F!!!

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  23. Nearly missed this post!! Love the coat it is beautifully styled and a perfect colour. Wonder if a long slim-lined dress would go with it??? If you do get fed-up with it you can toss it to moi!!! Luv, M xx

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  24. I think a slim line skirt/dress could work - NJaPD also mentioned that - will be bearing it in mind xx

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  25. wow you have a great style for fashion! xoox

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  26. You look amazing. I love the combination, and those trousers are perfect.

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  27. Funny thing i have a thing for camel-earth tone coats but they don't look nice on me and my very pale and fair skin, i have a big contrast between my dark hair and pale skin and earth tones wash me out.
    sad thing it is as i am always jealous of people that can pull of camel coats as well as you.
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