I have previously posted a Winter rain outfit, but here’s my London version as the trench coat is more waterproof than a wool coat. Since it’s still rather chilly, I layered a leather jacket underneath the trench coat for added warmth. I may have less layers on my lower half but rest assured, I have warm long socks underneath those rain boots!
Thanks to your lovely input to this post, I have decided to keep the ZARA Wool Dress and have returned the skirt. I wore it out for a date night with G and kept it simple by doubling the wool scarf as a shawl when indoors to keep my shoulders warm. My outfit attracted some attention, as we had a visitor while G was taking my outfit shots!
Happy 2014! G and I rang in the new year watching fireworks from our flat by the Thames River. I know… we’re so wild that next year we should mix a scoop of caffeinated coffee in with decaf for the new year! 😉 2013 was a year filled with changes which allowed me to grow so much and I look forward to creating more joyous victories throughout 2014! How did you ring in the new year?
View of fireworks from our flat by the Thames River
It’s no secret that I love ZARA and come sale season is when I pull the trigger for the items that I’d been longing for throughout the year. Why pay retail when one can get it on sale for less? Some may say so that they can wear it while it’s in season but I’m a bargain hunter at heart with patience! 😛 Now that we’re in the UK, ZARA sales only begin on Boxing Day unlike in the US where they start before Xmas. I had saved items in my basket in hopes of nabbing them once the sale goes live at midnight, but alas, I was in dreamland by then. G and I braved the crowds on Boxing Day for my love of ZARA and I made out pretty good although I’m still deciding on two items. Perhaps I’ll write a post on that.
In the meantime, here’s my outfit for the new year in some of my new clothes. Okay, not everything is new but I love that the blazer is 100% lambswool which keeps me warm against the wind and rain. While I’ve resisted succumbing to the smoking slipper trend for the longest time (much like I did with printed pants), I guess I finally relented. In general, I also tend to shy away from patent leather preferring regular leather instead but how things have changed since moving to London! With the wet weather, I figured patent leather would be the way to go for shoes and I love this pair that I picked up on sale from ZARA.
While I have trips and new additions to my wardrobe that I’d like to blog, I realize it’s been a long while since I’ve posted an outfit. To amend that, here’s an outfit on my Winter basics. The weather has been relatively balmy in London and I’m pleased to say the least! (Sorry, I know most of you in the US are dealing with a cold Winter!) I invested in a new coat during the Black Friday sales in anticipation of the cold but so far it’s been my shield against the wind rather than the cold (which is perfectly fine by me!)
I attended a friend’s wedding this past weekend and it was a simple yet beautiful wedding. I was busy taking mental notes as my wedding will be at the same venue! The bride and groom offered to save their decor for me (sweet!) and a friend who helped out at the wedding kindly forwarded me the agenda/plan. Upon seeing all the details, I had a mini panic attack realizing that I have yet to decide on many of the things on the agenda! That my fellow readers, explains my absence as I’m currently working on finding a caterer along with deciding on the other food-related details.
In any case, here’s what I wore to the wedding. I decided to keep accessories to a minimum as the maxi dress had a beautiful print and beading around the neckline.