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02 January 2011

Sunday Best: Bobbie Waterbury's Coat

Bobbie's CoatBobbie's Coat

Welcome to 2011! I'm feeling a little fragile today but I'm glad to get back to blogging on a Sunday evening. This was what I wore on Hogmanay. I pretty much despise new year's parties, I've never been to a good one so for the past few years I've cooked roast beef and all the trimmings for my friends on New Year's day, instead of going out the night before. Unfortunately I had a few too many glasses of red and champagne cocktails and now I'm suffering for it. Thankfully I had already taken these because I'm in no fit sate to be photographed today!


Bobbie's Coat
Bobbie's Coat

Lately I've been inspired by late Victorian and Edwardian children's clothing with a 60's and 70's influence. Think Jane Banks in Mary Poppins or Bobbie Waterbury in The Railway Children. So needless to say, the moment I saw this coat in Topshop, I had to have it. It is so similar to the coat Jenny Agutter wears in the end scenes of The Railway Children, the very same coat that I have been dreaming of since I was a little girl. Now I just need a lovely green beret with a bobble and a messy Gibson girl-esque bouffant.

The dress and loafers were sneaky sale purchases, right before Christmas when I should have been buying presents but bargains like this were just too good to leave behind. The loafers are Topshop and the dress is TBA. I like the loafers because they add a much needed hint of masculinity into my wardrobe and I don't think the dress needs any introduction. I swear could wear their clothes everyday, they are just so perfect!

CApe Coat edited (1 of 2)
Bobbie's Coat

Resolutions:

Buy quality over quantity.
Walk and cycle as much as I can and make healthy choices.
Blog more.
Learn to crochet.

I feel that this part of the post is obligatory and somehow writing it on here sets it in stone. Mostly mine are to continue with the ones I made last year. I think I succeeded, I've done quite well buying quality clothes and last year I dropped almost two dress sizes. I would also like to learn to crochet so I can make collars and cuffs but the most important one is to blog more regularly, not just Sunday outfit posts.

What are your resolutions? Did you find any gems in the sales?

71 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this coat.. beautiful

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  2. The coat is stunning, I would not have guessed it's from Topshop.

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  3. I love coat and dress. Amazing outfit :)

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  4. This outfit is perfect in every single way x

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  5. The Railway Children is one of my favourite films, I can watch it over and over again. My mum and i went to see it at Waterloo station, they had a real steam train! Amazing!
    Your coat is beautiful! I love camel. I agree Bobbie wears some beautiful clothes!
    Sophie
    x

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  6. As soon as I saw that first photo I thought of Jenny Agutter, it is just simply the perfect coat!

    And the TBA dress, I've been wanting it for nearly a year but it would be indecent on me. I'll have to live vicariously through you and that dress :) happy new year sweet. x

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  7. Stunning coat - the bicycle brooch and Alexa finish it off perfectly. As soon as I saw this outfit I thought of The Railway Children!

    My resolutions - to be healthy, happy and achieve more in 2011 than I did in 2010.

    Happy New Year! x

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  8. Your coat and mulberry bag's colour is so nice, love them...

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  9. I love that coat but the little bike brooch makes it even more adorable! I learnt to crochet last year but now I just don't have the time to do it :(

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  10. you look amazing, as always. i love everything here but am especially fond of that coat. it's the perfect color! happy 2011, can't wait to see more from you in the coming year :) x

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  11. Quality over quantity--- I need to get that drilled into my head.

    This outfit is delightful from the gorgeous collar on the dress to the bicycle brooch.

    Hope you're feeling tip top in the morning!

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  12. You always look so gorgeous! The coat is perfect and i'm so jealous of the dress - my new years resolution may have to be to buy something from TBA :) x

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  13. That coat is absolutely amazing!
    Good luck with your resolutions! I've always wanted to learn to crochet, but I've never gotten around to it. It seems like it'd be so much fun, though!

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  14. such a gorgeous coat. i had decided not to buy that tba dress despite having enough money over christmas, but now having seen it on you i really regret it! such a beautiful dress :)

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  15. Beautiful! Absolutely loveee the dress & the brooch is so adorable!

    xoxo.

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  16. i bloody love that coat! you look lovely, i really must go try it on now! :) xxx

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  17. You look very pretty Cait! I've always adored Jane in Mary Poppins.
    I totally agree with you about Tba dresses, they are just perfection for what I love wearing. I bought their pom pom dress on the very first day of sales at UO, but I'm still waiting for it to be delivered because of some problems with the post office...my usual bad luck with xmas deliveries! I'm crossing my fingers :)

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  18. What a beautiful coat! And that bicycle pin and the gorgeous TBA dress--such a great look!

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  19. I love the coat and I totally love the inspiration behind the outfit. This is such a sweet look and I can't get over how amazing the dress is.

    xx

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  20. your coat looks beautiful and so does the tba dress! happy new year x

    www.youlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  21. Cait you look amazing! I saw that coat at topshop and fell in love, now you're making me really want it!

    xx
    Maria
    Lulu Letty

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  22. I couldn't envy you more! TBA dress, Mulberry handbag,... haha I love that dress in orange, I am thinking of getting it now that it's on sale at Asos but I actually shouldn't and I've already got a piece from the current collection so I shouldn't complain! haha

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  23. I love this! :)

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love the coat, especially the detail on the back - it is just like the one from the railway children! x

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  25. Oh wow! Fair enough that you couldn't resist this coat! I'm sure I would be out of home if Topshop was over here. They have such lovely stuff!

    Oh my! It is unbelievable how much one can fawn over that TBA dress. I have far to many pictures of it cluttering up my desktop!

    Ayesha x

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  26. Again, a truly perfect outfit! It's one of my favourites. You always pull your outfits amazingly well.

    xxxx

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  27. Beautiful coat, I watched the Railway Children when it was on over Christmas, such a great film. Good luck with your resolutions!

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  28. Beautiful coat, I watched the Railway Children when it was on over Christmas, such a great film. Good luck with your resolutions!

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  29. love the coat, bag and dress!!! I have a resolution into buying one vintage item a month this year... never done it before, so wish me luck! Jules :)

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  30. heeey this coat is amazing !!
    with the stuff on the shoulders !!
    i like it !!

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  31. Thank you for your sweet comment Cait :)

    The font is called Ito and you should be able to download it here:

    http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/ito_Regular_E..htm

    I loved it because it reminded be of the font on the front of Bjork's Vespertine album :) x

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  32. Your coat is gorgeous. Actually, this whole look is gorgeous from head to toe. I just fell in love your with your blog! Following!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  33. great outfit! the coat is perfect!

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  34. you're absolutely right! ;D Happy New Year xx

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  35. Oh my goodness, I just discovered your blog...LOVE it!

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  36. love everything about this outfit. love your blog too!

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  37. I adore this outfit! That coat is such a dream, I bet you'll keep it for years and years.

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  38. you look amazing!
    i love th colour of your coat:)
    I add to follow;)

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  39. love ur style
    follow me
    http://fashionfollowsabem.blogspot.com/

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  40. Oh what a gorgeous coat! I was watching The Railway Children over Christmas and found myself fawning over the girls' wardrobes too, there's something about the whimsical nature of Edwardian (or should that be Victorian?) children's clothes that really appeals to my inner ten year old! And I can't possibly post a comment without also acknowledging the darling tba dress, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you. Sally x

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  41. Really gorgeous coat- love the little bike brooch!

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  42. thanks for your lovely post, i already replied in my blog but thought i'd do it here too. My nail varnish is Chanel Particuliere number 505. Your first new years resolution is same as mine, you feel so much more satisfied after buying something you know will last. Have a nice day!

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  43. Victorian children's clothes and 1960's...what a strange combination and yet it works so well! Good luck with your resolutions. My biggest resolution is to eat less processed food :)

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  44. I am in more than a little in love with this outfit! The dress and coat is just stunning! super pretty pictures!

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  45. Wow... I absolutely love whole outfit :)


    xx
    happy new year from little miss curious

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  46. Love your blog:)Amazing outfit.

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  47. Stunning pictures.
    I love that pin on your Coat.

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  48. the combination velvet + camel = GORGEOUS!!
    the coat is amazing!
    if you have some time i'd like you to visit my blog, i think you'd like my pics from today! (so Cait-style) ;) haha
    xxxxxx

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  50. love your outfit! your bag is just perfect!!

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  51. I've just found your blog and before I knew it I'd spent two hours reading and going through your past posts. I really love your style, home, cakes and that coat in this post! Your tea parties look amazing!

    Following you my dear!

    xXx

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  52. you're gorgeous and that coat is absolutely wonder. the silhouette it creates from the back is gorgeous - so classic and chic.
    and that bicycle pin! adorable!
    LOVE the bag.
    I love your style - I'm following :)
    i have a new post up on my blog. drop by if you like, or follow me – it would make my day! http://sartorialstardom.blogspot.com/
    twitter @cathodgkin

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  53. Beautiful coat!! My resolution is to live more in the moment.

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  54. That blue velvet dress is so beautiful, and I love that you paired it with such a classic coat.

    Stunning

    XO
    Megg

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  55. Love your coat, and the teeny bike brooch is super cute! Look forward to reading your blog through 2011!

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  56. Wonderful outfit.

    http://www.justecherie.com/

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  57. I love this outfit, especially the coat and the little bike broach!
    xx

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  58. That coat is amazing! You look adorable x x

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  59. I so love this look and your blog as a whole!
    I have a question if you don't mind, although the coat will probably out of stock when you reply but I'll ask anywa: does it run small or big ? I'm a 12/14 and there are some 12 left but I don't know if I should order it because I have big boobs, I'm afraid it's gonna be too small..thank you in advance :) !

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  60. Anna, you should be fine with your normal size. I have quite wide shoulders and a D cup and I bought a size 12. Its actually a little big if anything. Since its almost sold out, if it were to fit badly you could always sell it and you'd probably make a profit.

    I hope that helps, Cait x

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  61. thank you so much for your advice Cait :) ! I'm so glad I discovered your blog, it's absolutely lovely!

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  62. This coat is to die for! So jealous.

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  63. That bicicle is very nice. :)

    http://fashionizedmouse.blogspot.com/

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  64. um....that is the most amazing jacket!

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  65. absolutely love the coat and the background <3

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