E’s lookbook ‘Jumper dress’

Lookbook:

Jacket: H&M

Jumper dress: H&M

Bag: H&M

Boots: dupes for Balenciaga

A beige puffer jacket worn with a dark beige jumper dress, beige ankle boots, and a pale yellow, crossbody bag.

How many jackets are too many?

Addicted to shopping I am for sure, maybe that’s why I couldn’t pass by the dress, the jacket and the bag. But let’s start from the beginning. The bag was on my radar from the summer. It was way too expensive to pay the full price, but I did love its squishiness and the colour, yellow but not in your face. After it went on sale I have snapped it up as the colour is muted enough not to be just a summer bag but it will fit into my winter colour scheme. The dress was full price, but I know how difficult it is to find a jumper dress that ticks all of the boxes at a reasonable price I was looking for one for the last 2 years. And the jacket was totally not needed but wanted, because of its colour and the fact that is cropped. All my winter jackets are longer, which makes perfect sense in colder months, but also gives the same silhouette. We shall see how practical a short jacket will be. On the other hand, winters hardly ever are frosty anymore. Overall I’m very pleased with this modern look.

E’s lookbook ‘ Multicoloured stripy top’

Lookbook:

Top unknown

Trousers: Primark

Boots: Dupes for Balenciaga

Bag: Kaemingk

A multi-coloured stripy top with a collar worn with wide-leg denim trousers, beige ankle boots and a neutral colour shoulder bag.

It’s the look not the price.

It took me a year to alter this little blouse. I got it in last year’s sale because of its pattern which I find looking rather a high end. The blouse cost me £3 and I was prepared to put in some work to fit me better. But as the year progressed there was always something more urgent to do and finally as the summer was coming to the end I have managed to do the alterations and have in my wardrobe a fab new blouse. Love the muted colors in those stripes but especially the muted blue that is a perfect match to a pair of wide-leg jeans that I have acquired in spring. For my footwear, I have a pair of Balenciaga lookalikes which were a lovely present. With an organic color shopper, the look is complete.

E’s lookbook ‘Smartning up camo pants’

Trench: Nine West

Scarf unknown

Camo pants unknown

Boots: Primark

Shopper: DKNY

A camo pants worn with a black, classic trench coat, army green scarf, black, reflective shopper and army green boots

Smartning up camo pants

was the mission behind this look. I am debating getting rid of the above pair of trousers as they are not the most flattering of them all, but at the same time, I am strangely attracted to them. This type of trouser is always associated with masculinity and streetwear, I am tempted to make them more feminine. The colour combination is rather predetermined by the colours of the camo print. A trench smartens up almost anything and also covers up a lot and creates a defined waistline so I went with the garment. I only have one pair of boots in army green, so that was not a brainer. And the shopper was to bring a different texture and its size corresponds with the size of the boots. I feel a small bag would look out of place.

E’s lookbook ‘Olive mix’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Scarf vintage

Bag unknown

Trousers unknown

Boots: Primark

An army green, teddy coat worn with a golden colour scarf, silky, golden, wide-leg trousers and army green bag and boots.

The colours remind me of the olive mix.

The scarf I am wearing I had since I was 18 years old. Truly vintage now. I used to wear it with another army green winter coat that I have since got rid off. As army green and gold go well together I have used my silky, wide-leg trousers to add richness and different texture. If we were allowed to go anywhere on a Boxing Day that would have been my outfit. comfortable but elevated.

The bag is a new addition, no name, probably a knock off of some designer. I have been considering buying it since the last lockdown. I have seen it in burgundy, electric blue and army green and couldn’t make up my mind which colour to choose, In the end when I got this coat the army green won. Even though the colour is similar to the coat the bag still stands out due to its texture.

E’s lookbook ‘Shorts a’la Chanel’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Jumper: H&M

Bracelets unknown

Shorts: Primark

Boots: Primark

A'la Chanel shorts with pearl buttons worn with a white high neck, cropped jumper, pearl earrings and pearl bracelets

Perfect a’la Chanel shorts.

That is exactly what I thought when I saw them in the shop. Lined, washable with actually not bad pearl accent buttons, well cut and flattering, I am immensely impressed especially that they came from Primark.

For a while, I was also on a hunt for a cropped white jumper. Most jumpers nowadays seem to be oversized or end mid-hip, the worst possible place which makes you look short and boxy. But eventually, I have found one that will go with everything high waisted that I possed.

The boots are old but unusual. Loosely woven and almost summery. The earring and the bracelets have obviously pearls theme to match the buttons.

That was my Christmas outfit since Christmas was cancelled and we were just staying home.

E’s lookbook ‘Festive colours’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Scarf unknown

Bag: Borse in Pelle

Trousers: Zara

Booots: Primark

An army green teddy coat worn with army green trousers and boots and a bright red scarf and red shoulder bag.

Festive colours arent my kind of thing.

But somehow this colour combination works for me. I have eyed this coat for a hot minute. I obviously do not need any more coat, but as it comes to teddy coats this one is rather nice. The colour is good, dark but not black which will make it more versitile and better at combining it with other jewel toned colours.. It is incredibly soft and silky to the point that all bags slide off from my shoulder, which is enjoying. The coat is bulky but also it is rather warm. Somehow reminds me of coats in tudor times and this analogue should be applied rather loosly.

The scarf also is not for the faint-hearted. Kind of long-haired texture in an intensely red colour. Paired with a similar colour bag and the rest all in army green.

E’s lookbook ‘Potential’

Lookbook:

Blouse: Monsoon

Necklace: Matalan

Trousers: Primark

Boots: Linzi

A floral pattern blouse with a golden thread within worn with navy blue culottes, burgundy, patent leather boots and a burgundy necklace.

If we had somewhere to go.

If we had somewhere to go I have just a perfect seasonal outfit for it. It is mainly old pieces. The blouse that I have had for a while is an intricate combination of pinks, purples, browns and greens with a golden thread within. I have paired it with navy blue culottes and burgundy, patent leather, crock effect boots. To tie the whole look together I have added a burgundy-purple necklace from a very affordable brand. My tip for today would be to swap cheap buttons for some more upmarket ones. That is one of the easiest ways to make an item of clothing look more expensive. The above culottes came with white buttons which if kept would have cheapened the look.

E’s lookbook ‘Minty’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Shirt: New Look

Jumper: Primark

Trousers: Primark

Bag: DKNY

Boots: Primark

A brown coat worn with a minty jumper, white shirt with broderie anglaise, black, sparkly trousers, brown boots and a black shopper.

The logic behind the picture

Making the most of the coat and warm weather. This shade of brown goes beautifully with pale green, minty colour. I have added a white shirt to make it crisper. And with broderie angles picking out around the collar adding an extra detail making this rather basic outfit more elevated. Black sparkly, trousers and a black shopper tying it all together.

E’s lookbook ‘Metallic purple’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Ben Shermann

Blouse: H&M

Skirt: ASOS

Boots: Deichmann

Bag: DKNY



Dear God, how long did I toy with buying these boots? Must be over a year now. I just couldn’t justify the purchase. They are obviously not very neutral in neither the colour nor in the embellishment, but I still wanted them. Now that I have them I will better make the most of them. The first outfit is going to be rather obvious, gather everything in a similar colour and put it together, which I think I have succeeded in. Also leather and metallics seem to go together well.

E’s lookbook ‘Repetition’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Shirt: Monsoon

Denim: H&M

Belt vintage

Boots: Primark

Bag: Rowallan

I always do the same colour combination every Autumn. There is something so classic about navy blue/ blue and tan that I can not resist. Something new: the coat, something vintage: the belt and mostly old: the rest. Very happy with the outcome.

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