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!