New winter essentials

AW12 outfit - bright wool coat by REISS, leather Bayswater tote bag by Mulberry

Well hello November! Can you believe how fast this year’s gone (#shitgirlssay)? While I’ll miss autumn, I’m not too sad about the arrival of winter (even if I have come down with another bug) because it means shopping for one of my favourite new season purchases – a coat!

Before we get to that, I must draw your attention to my new arm candy…! I mean it literally when I say the Bayswater is my dream bag; I’ve lusted after it since it’s launch in 2002 and I never thought I’d ever have one of my very own! My boy spoilt me with a Mulberry gift card for my birthday so I did what any logical woman would do and put it towards something I’ll treasure forever.

Back to my winter coat! I knew just what I wanted (it’s on my investment piece wishlist) and had a scarily-strong feeling that a browse of TK Maxx would be successful; when I was visiting family in Manchester recently this beauty was just waiting for me in the Gold Label section. Even better, it was only £99 (RRP £275!) and I had another gift card! So yes, I’m a very, very happy girl right now. Prepare to get bored of seeing these babies over the next few months. What’ve you been buying recently?

Mulberry Bayswater leather tote bag in oakAW12 outfit - bright wool coat by REISS, leather Bayswater tote bag by MulberryClassic black leather brogues and autumn leaves

What I wore: Reiss cocoon coat (via TK Maxx*) | Mulberry Bayswater bag | Jones leather brogues | Etre Touchy gloves | M&S tights | Louise Gray x Topshop lipstick in Legend | OPI nail polish in Road House Blues

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  • Andrea

    The coat is lovely! I love the bright color. And don’t get me started on your new bag. So gorgeous!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Andrea

    Gorgeous coat,gorgeous colour. I love TK Max. Bargains galore=Happy customers x

  • Beautiful Things

    Both the coat and the bag are amazing! And kudos to you for getting the coat at such a great price.

  • moira

    that is a mad bargain! Never got the courage to go to tkmaxx, i am feeling silly now xmoira

  • Rachel

    I adore the coat and the bag – you look fantastic here, by the way!

  • adele

    The coat & bag are both gorgeous investment pieces!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

  • Rosie

    You look absolutely gorgeous – just goes to show how worth it it is to spend out on investment pieces as you look absolutely amazing and you can tell the coat is good quality. Haven’t been in TK Maxx for a little while but will definitely be going in there now if they have treats like this! Another thing ticked off your investment list! xo

  • Anna

    I love the blue and the cocoon shape – what a find at TK Maxx. Lovely setting too xxx

    South Molton St Style

  • Chiara [chiaweb]

    The colour of the coat is amazing!!! Really loving it so much!

  • Anna

    well, helooooooo bag of dreams.

    All over investing in good quality stuff that will last at the moment.

    Gorgeous coat colour too. x

  • Kate

    That coat is so beautiful on you—the color is perfect. And that bag is seriously classy.

  • Anna

    oooh new blog colours. I like them!

  • Victoria

    I love the colour of the coat, it’s lovely!

  • Charlie

    I wish I’d seen this a couple of days ago, I could kick myself for not thinking of going to TK Maxx to buy my winter coat! Yours is fab.

    Warehouse have a great selection this year, they came to my rescue after hours of traipsing around Oxford Street yesterday!


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  • Rachel-Notes from my closet

    This colour looks amazing on you! The coat is so beautifully cut too :)

    Love, Rachel

  • The Style Box

    Love the coat! And obviously the bag!
    I had no idea the Bayswater was so young! I would have guessed that it had been around since before 2002!
    I bought mine after over a year of seriously hard saving up in 2010 and it still looks amazing now. It’s getting a tiny bit worn around the piping at the bottom but mostly it still looks quite new and I’ve used it nearly every day. They are such a good investment. I’ve had my matching wallet since 2009 which my wonderful husband got me as my 21st birthday present and that still looks brand new too.
    So much love for Mulberry!

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