*Mini rant about the weather* Seriously! It is freezing in London at the moment! My house is always quite hot but last night when I went to bed just I couldn't warm up. The Actor was out with the boys last night - he always warms the bed up. I ended up sleeping in a pair of pyjamas, a big cashmere cardigan, socks and a scarf! I looked like some mad old granny when I woke up this morning. My friend had been round and said it was going to be minus seven degrees so I'm sure that didn't help.
Recently I wrote about how I fell in love with Rosamund Pike's wardrobe in the film An Education. Leopard and red are always a great combo and I wanted something similar. I looked at loads of leopard coats but I know leopard print doesn't really suit me. I've always fancied a full length faux fur coat so I've been keeping my eye out for something interesting.
I wanted to recreate the look in some way
It looks so stylish on her. Here's my budget version
I bought this vintage Seventies faux fur coat on Ebay this week
Apparently the leather belt is original
I thought the pattern a little bit different
It has some great colours in the faux fur - you can see it better here.
I know I shouldn't but I also bought one other coat by Astraka, it's quite bonkers, I must blog it next week.
I also bought a silk scarf that's a little bit like an Hermés print for £7
I've never worn scarves like this so I don't really what to do with it!
I have put myself on an economy drive I don't feel bad buying a secondhand coat. It was £59 which is more than I usually would spend on one item on Ebay but I think it's worth it. I can fritter that away on absolutely nothing normally. It's great quality and in lovely condition and it will definitely keep me warm in this weather.
My health kick has gone out the window at the moment. I'm having delivery pie and mash with liquor tonight! I do pick most of the pastry off, but still! It's been a funny old week I'm SO glad it's the weekend. Have a lovely evening xxx