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07 March 2010

I think Spring has finally sprung.



Topshop Trench

The crocuses and daffodils have begun to bloom, M&S are selling cinnamon apple hot cross buns and I've actually left the house without wearing a hat and gloves - twice.

I think its safe to say Spring is officially here and with it comes the shift from wool coats to the humble trench.


Topshop Trench Large File

Topshop Trench Large File

I'm not packing up all my winter entire just yet, I'm not that optimistic. However, todays was such a lovely day so I though it was time to give my trench an airing. I've posted about this twice before and its been sitting in my wardrobe for what feels like forever but I've never actually worn it out.

You have to understand, I swooned and swooned over this darling but at £250 I had to let it go.
Then months and months later, I found it in the dregs of the Topshop sale, epically discounted with a missing button. My heart skipped a beat and I bought it without a seconds thought.

Topshop Trench

I've been trying to conquer my fear of brown, I have a perpetual fear of wearing it.
Especially next to my face!

I think it all stemmed from an article I once read, on which colour suited which complexion etc. It said (my Mother says I quote this way too often but whatever) One should not display sapphires upon a blue velvet cloth. I've always taken this to mean that since have brown hair and eyes there for I should never ever wear brown.

So in an attempt exorcise this particular demon, I went all out and piled it all on together. I don't think it turned out so bad. I especially like the brown shoes and grey tights, the idea of which was expressly stolen from Miss Alexa Chung's collection for Madewell.

I think I've overcome my fear, just so long as it isn't next to my face.


What do you think of the old Sapphire/Blue Velvet quote?
Are there any colours that fill you with fear?

17 comments:

  1. I love! You look fantastic! :)

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  2. Love the trench! I say, wear whatever colors you want! Have no fear!

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  3. Lovely lovely outfit! Want some grey tights and satchel too! Hmmm pinks freak me out quite a lot, can be so trashy!

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  4. i tend to stay clear of anything neon...hah, i'm sure i'm not alone in that. :)
    you look absolutely lovely in brown. the trench is perfection.
    xo,
    claire

    Mamushka Marie

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  5. Oh wow, how glamorous and classy you look. That satchel is amazing - where's it from?

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  6. i have a fear of brown too, maybe it's because of the same reasons; brown hair and brown eyes. you look lovely in it though

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  7. Alex - I thrifted mine but its exactly the same as The Cambridge Satchel Co, satchels.

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  8. Love the trench. I have similar issues with brown, it stems from having a horrible brown school uniform!

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  9. Great look lady, the trench is a total staple. Colours I avoid....orange, and some paler colours just make me look too washed out. x

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  10. Love the outfit!
    wearing brown and black together scares the bejeebus out of me, but you did it amazingly. That combo and pink makes me hide under my bed.

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  11. I love your style! and I'm dying to buy one of those satchels!

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  12. Oh I love the trench! I think brown is a lovely color on you, you should definitely try it more often!

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  13. I think that sapphire & blue velvet comment is true. Brown doesn't look bad, but it isn't good, even though the outfit is cute. Your skin is luminous with no dark circles, in real life. An emerald or ruby scarf would do wonders.

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  14. Such a cute look! Loving the trench for summer, I need to find my perfect one before winter finally lifts.

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    x

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  15. That trench looks great on you! :)

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