Winter pastels? Trust me. There’s no one more surprised than me at this sudden fashion u-turn. If I told you it just happened by chance, would you believe me? Whilst organising and sorting out my dressing room on Saturday, I found a few hidden gems that I’d completely forgotten about and, without even trying, a new outfit was created.
I’ve never embraced pastels, choosing to wear bright, primary colours instead. However, a couple of summers ago, I bought this River Island lilac bag on impulse and started a pastel collection. I’m quite a traditional girl at heart when it comes to colour. Usually, I’d assign pale lilac, pinks and blue hues to summer but nestled in my coat collection was this Warehouse dress coat.
Funny thing is, I don’t wear pink and this coat was certainly an impulse buy. I bought it back in May from Claire’s House, one of my favourite charity shops on Allerton Road, Liverpool. The shop was brimming with designer and high street clothes, but as I’m not a lover of designer names, I came out with this pale pink Warehouse coat. Considering it was in immaculate condition, I bought it for the bargain price of £9.99.
As you may have seen on Instagram, I was lucky enough to visit York on Sunday to experience Afternoon Tea at Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms (blog post coming soon!) With Storm Desmond battering northern England, I put aside this People Tree dress as the sensible option. As chance would have it, I hung it next to my Warehouse coat and some serious outfit inspiration kicked in!
// Black stripe dress :: c/o People Tree //
// Pink coat :: Claire’s House Charity (originally Warehouse) //
// Statement necklace :: c/o Balsamik //
// Lilac bag :: River Island //
//Pom pom loafers :: Primark //
I do love having a good sort out. It’s a great feeling when you rediscover something you’d forgotten about. Although it doesn’t beat the feeling of adding a new item to the collection, it can spark a sudden streak of creativity and a whole new outfit!
Are you a fan of winter pastels?
*Please be aware that this post contains gifted items*
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