Outfit: Outerwear

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Coat: ASOS
Scarf: H&M
Boots: New Look*
Sunglasses: Vision Direct*

One thing that has never really made an appearance on my blog before is outerwear. Coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, bags… you get the idea. As I take all my outfit photos in my living room, it’s usually pretty unlikely I’ll be wearing any outdoor gear at the time. But this weekend, whilst I was up in Aberfeldy on a wee Scottish bloggers mini-break (post coming soon!), I was able to enlist the services of Iona as my personal outdoor outfit photographer.

I spent ages and ages searching for the perfect winter coat this year (and in fact I spent ages looking last year and couldn’t find one) but I finally spotted one thanks to ASOS. I was a bit dubious of ordering a coat online without being able to try it on first, especially as I often find things are pretty hit or miss with ASOS. But once it arrived I was in love, apart from the small issue of having gapey buttons – will have to get my mum to fix them when I’m home for Christmas. You have no idea how hard it was to find a black mac-style jacket with a fitted top, cinched in waist and a slightly flared skirt. SO HARD. I was willing to pay a bit more for my perfect coat as I knew exactly what I wanted, but I was pleased to find this one was only £55 (or a little bit less thanks to student discount!).

Truth be told, the day we took these photos was a bit too overcast to be wearing sunglasses – but I really do keep a pair of sunglasses (and an umbrella) in my bag all year round as the Scottish weather can be super unpredictable. There have been quite a few frosty mornings recently when I’ve whipped out my sun specs to get rid of the glare. When Vision Direct got in touch recently offering me a sample to review, I was instantly drawn to the Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I’ve wanted a pair of these for the longest time as I’ve found the Wayfarer shape is pretty much the only shape of glasses that suits my face. Vision Direct have a big selection of the best contact lenses, or if, like me, you’re not a glasses-wearer they also have lots of designer sunglasses to choose from.

I never used to be a scarf fan, but the last couple of years I’ve found myself buying more and more. This leopard print number is from H&M and is massive – it could definitely double up as a blanket if necessary. As much as I’ve begun to embrace scarves with open arms, I’m still reluctant to pay £20+ for them, so I usually end up having a scout through H&M and Primark for cheapy ones instead. Boots, however, have always been a love of mine. You might recognise this New Look pair from this outfit post, and I’ve been wearing them pretty much non-stop since then. You really can’t beat a pair of chunky biker boots to keep your feet warm during the winter!

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Sophie says:

    You look so lovely and cosy! I've always had a soft spot for leopard print so loving the scarf!

  • annikaherz says:

    great look !

  • I think the coat looks fab, very chic especially with the leopard print 🙂 Loving the Ray Bans too!x

  • jennie says:

    Love your coat <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  • Rachel says:

    Jel of the wayfarers! I'm keen to get my hands on some club masters 🙂

  • Hayley says:

    I really love your boots. New Look are my favourite place to go for boots because their sizing is perfect for me. I really love your sunglasses but I don't think they do prescription lenses. Blind girl problems.
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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