Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Old and New!

It seems like ages ago since my last outfit post but I'm back with an old favourite and some new ones too. Unlike some people who buy a new Winter coat every year, I have a hard time buying coats and own just one warm jacket and one warm coat. I'm definitely a firm believer in as long as you choose wisely, the garment will serve you many many many years!

This is definitely one of them and if you're long time readers, it's the only real coat you've ever seen me in! I'll probably wear it until I'm old and grey haha. OK maybe I'll HAVE to buy a few more coats by then...
Nice and Cosy 2
Coat (Vivienne Westwood)
Black and Coral
Cardi (Topshop) Dress (Topshop) Necklace (Bexy Lady)
Black and Coral Detail
It's also definitely time for 100 denier thick cotton tights...and what better than to team them up with some new shoes? I bought these booties in the sale over at Urban Outfitters (you can still buy them here) and I adore them! They have really great grip on the rubber sole. So at least my mother can't complain but then again she's always pestering me to wear heels because I'm so short. Unfortunately my 13yr old sister is now my height and still growing. Nooo.
New Shoes
Boots (UO)
Oh lastly, I bought a ring from the newly opened Forever 21 store in Birmingham where I bumped into fellow blogger Sandra! Sometimes when you're out and about you forget that you're a blogger...it's like some kind of secret alter ego.
Pearly Bow Ring
Nails (Barry M- Gold) Ring (Forever 21)
The Forever 21 store is humungus which is kind of an understatement. It feels like a department store. When I visited one of their stores in New York a few Summers ago, I thought it seemed a little like New Look except less trend led. Now that it's in the UK, I still feel the same, except with wayyyy more product. Since it's so big, It's the type of store I would go to with a specific item in mind, because it would take HOURS to browse. Price-wise, at first things seem really cheap but the longer you spend in there the less noticeable it is! Verdict? It's most certainly fast fashion when we're talking about quality which is no real surprise but I'm also glad that there is even more choice on the high street!

Have any of you guys visited yet and what do you think of it?
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  1. Ooo snow~~ :D (pretty but troublesome! hehe)

    Love your outfit! Your coat looks soo warm!

    Ooh your shoes are perfect for this weather :D xxxx

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  2. I'm desperate to go to f21!! I was thinking about asking you if you'd been yet because I was wearing a skirt that I got in the NY one last night and I know you're not far from it. I hope they think we are worthy of one up North!! Was it good or have the prices been bumped up loads like UK Urban Outfitters? :) x

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  3. I LOVE this outfit- perfectly put together! These pics also made me rathurr jealous of your insanely shiny hair - it's amazing! Do you use any special products?

    F21 is indeed humungous- so much more impressed with the store than the website. Only bad thing was that there was too much choice!

    Danni
    xxx

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  4. I'm like you when it comes to winter coats it took me forever to find one I like! I have one and I love it and I don't even want to attempt to look for another after all the trauma I went throgh finding the first one. One is all I need!

    Really want to go to Bham to visit that F21, maybe I'll try and squeeze in a visit in the new year :)

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  5. looove the shoes!! it's all about the sole and the heel! i think i'm coming home this weekend and i'll def check out forever 21!!xxxx

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  6. My mum tells me to wear heels too!..because I'm a bit of a midget XD ...
    and I wonder when they will open a Forever 21 in London?..I hoarded so much stuff from their when I was over in the US!
    also..Love your coat. xx

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  7. Those shoes are bloody amazing I love this outfit Winnie, that Topshop cardi is so cute and that dress is perfect !!! I agree with you on the coat thing I have some that I will have forever, I think I may need to get rid of some this year as I don't think they will be warm enough for this horrid weather. Love this outfit you look so pretty xxxx

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  8. Is it snowing in B'ham?! Wow(: Anyway; your coat IS gorgeous! It's really timeless; and like what you've said; it will definitely serve you well in years to come! And those new UO shoes of yours are so pretty! And what a steal! I love the trimmings(?) and the soles are definitely a nice touch!

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  9. I like this outfit! I am like you I own just one coat and parka, I don't want to change them because I love them so much ^^

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  10. I agree about coats. I usually buy one for at l;east a few years. My last one is very old and tatty now, so I still need to buy one for this year.
    I love your gray one. It really does look like it'll last for ages!

    I want to go to the F21 store!! I've heard such great things.

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  11. That is one gorgeous coat!

    Leia

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  12. That dress is so cute! I also love the boots and the bow ring :-)

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  13. oh i wish we had a f21 here! i love everything about this. and i think this winter coat is absolutely timeless.

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  14. That pink cardi is soooooooooooo cute! You look pretty as a picture in it. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  15. I am in love with your Westwood coat and UO heels <3. I still don't have a winter coat and it's about -5 degrees!
    I put off wearing heels because I'm ALREADY nearly 5'8 :/

    x x x

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  16. That coat is beautiful. No wonder why you've stuck with it for so long!

    I want to visit forever21 but i don't live anywhere near the store :(
    just waiting for one to pop up hopefully.

    And i have also converted to cotton tights! I still refuse to wear jeans. haha.

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  17. Those nails! So perfect for this time of year! I love that black dress paired with black tights on black booties!!?? Love!

    Ah yea, doesn't get much more fast fashion than F21!

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  18. When the coat is as beautiful as the one you have, it's OK to have just one!

    Loved the ring (and the nail polish)!


    Camila F.

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  19. You always look so cute.
    I'm dying to go to F21 but it's going to have to be after christmas. So poor =(
    Love your cardi by the way. So cute.
    xx

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  20. That VW coat is fantastic and I'm loving your dress. :)SArahD

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  21. You totally rock that outfit girl! It's so pretty and feminine!
    I love love love the dress and I am falling for the coat!

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  22. OOh I have the black dress:)
    and it looks gorgeous with the ring!! x

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  23. I love those boots - I lvoe high heeled anything, but finding heels with grip for the snow is so tricky! These look like the perfect solution!

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  24. Your coat is amazing, such a classic and you'll certainly be wearing it when you are 80.

    I haven't been into Forever 21 yet, I don't think I want to. I know it sounds shallow, but I HATE the name. It SOUNDS cheap, which makes me horribly biased, hehe.

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  25. i haven't been to forever 21 yet, i'd like to someday, i think it's good for a quick update, bang on trend and affordable. i think i should invest in a decent quality coat, instead of buying a new one from high street everyyear

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  26. forever 21 is too huge and crowded for me to even bother going in here! and like you said, not as trendy as other spots. i love your new coat, it looks super warm! ive got my coats lined up here in ny, and it's not even real winter yet. elp.
    xx-lj from sos!

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  27. hahah thank you for the mention! i actually put that ring out as well!
    I adore your outfit, the cardigan is very cute. I can't stand now, so i'm wearing my boots for protection!

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  28. Wow, I feel like I haven't seen you for years! :-)

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  29. I eyed your cardi for a long time when i was workni at topshop omg

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  30. oh my! im in love with the dress and your new shoe. it goes very well :)

    do visit me at:
    http://popsicle-dress.blogspot.com

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  31. Love your shoes and your ring. I haven;t had a chance to check out Forever 21 as I have to do most of my shopping online. Wondering if they will be starting a UK website soon.

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  32. can't wait to visit F21 when i get the chance! your coat and dress are gorgeous, i'm more of a knitwear person when it comes to keeping warm really :)
    Loving the boots too and don't worry i bet i'm shorter then you! x

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  33. I have my old faithful coat too but I think it's dying slowly :( Otherwise, I *LOVE* your outfit- too bad this word is overused by people trying to plug their blog, but this is actually how I feel about it, the dress is really nice, especially in the close up picture- I love the plead(t?)ing on it, and the boots look snow resistant yet pretty!

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  34. I forgot to comment earlier, but I love this outfit! Also that gold polish is amazing!

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  35. ..what a great outfit ..love those cute booties and coat ..

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  36. Loving the tailored jacket.. looks fabulous on you
    LOx

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  37. what a cute ring! I have checked out 3 of their F21 stores in Tokyo.. the best one is in Ginza - do check it out if you get the chance but i guess there isnt any point if there's a massive one in brum. I'm still gonna check it out :D i know what you mean about the size! all the f21 in tokyo take upto 5-6 floors. its ridiculous! hahah... unfortunately i havent spotted anything i like...as much as i want to like it the quality puts me off from it :( I loveee your ring though. i think the accessories part is one the best thing about this brand!

    btw i arrive bk to brum on 23rd.. let me know when you're free to meet up :)

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  38. Aaaaw, your dress is adorable!

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  40. With such a fabulous coat, it's hard not to understand why you are a firm believer in this one!

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  41. the barry m nails look a bit like minx nails
    xxx
    marian

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  42. Very excited for my visit now and to relive the NYC times, will most likely be stocking up on their jewellery as it's decently priced. I definitely agree about the secret blogger alter ego, it's now such a large part of my life, which I'm beginning to explain to more friends. Love those boots too, such a worthy investment and with a coat like that, I wouldn't need any others!

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  43. I LOVE THE NAIL POLISH! And the booties!

    I would also love bumping into a blogger. hehe

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  44. The shoes are great!

    Forever21:

    I noticed on their website that they have a line called twelevextwelve which is similar to Topshop Unique (slightly!). When I go to an actual branch of Forever21 I can't find this line anywhere. I think for some odd reason they decided not to include it in their Canadian stores.

    The only thing other than that that I like would be the T-shirt
    collaborations that they do like, Danny Roberts blogger illustration T's and after that Brian Lichtenberg T's.

    As for the quality it's the cheapest I have ever seen. The prices are cheap to match but it's a false economy scenario.

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  45. That ring is so gorgeous and your boots are really cool too, love the pink cardigan as well, the length is brilliant for the weather right now. xxx

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  46. Love the color combination you did!! The cardigan and the coat!! Love it

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  47. Holy Moly, I love your Barry M nail varnish! I've not been to the F21 in Ireland yet, it's been getting mixed reviews - I'm definitely with you on the 'more choice on the high street' front though.

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  48. I'm really intrigued to visit Forever 21! I'd never been when I was in the US so it's a whole new world to me. Might have to drag the boyf along next weekend :) jazzy ♥

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  49. What a gorgeous coat - that's definitely a keeper. Love the pink cardi and your hair looks perfect.

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  50. lovely shoes...and i agree with u about choosing wisely on clothes such as a winter jacket...it looks lovely!

    we are organising a giveaway on our blog. pls check it out.
    Cheers!

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  51. Lovely lovely pink cardi - it's really cute!

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  52. That coat is great, I don't blame you for not taking it off! It's got a brilliant shape to it; nicely fitted.

    Haven't been to Forever 21, but what a cute ring! Definitely would like a visit... maybe when it pops up in London! x

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  53. J'aime beaucoup les chaussures, belles photos.

    Séréna

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