Belfast-based, clothes-loving, shopping-obsessed, mum of 3. Wearable fashion on a budget for busy women

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Too many coats?

Some women talk about how you can never have too many shoes...or handbags. But for me, it's coats. Give me £100 to spend on one item and I'll buy a coat any day over a pair of shoes. So I'm drooling over this Marie Claire selection of the 50 Best Spring Coats and Jackets, which I picked up on a tweet. Yes, I'm now on Twitter! Follow me please :) @schoolgatestyle
But I must resist as I have some lovely Spring coats already...including this beauty from Karen Millen, bought for me by my fabulous sister-in-law last year. It's about as perfect as a trench coat can get.
Black Trousers - Warehouse
Black Boots - Carl Scarpa
Proof that you just can't beat a good coat for covering up. Doesn't really matter what you wear underneath - if you've a fab coat, you're sorted! Perfect School Gate Style :)
Trench coats are all over the high street at the moment. Here are some of my favourites...

Next - £80

H&M £29.99
H&M £14.99

F&F at Tesco - £28

Colourful from M&S - £39.50

Finally, in honour of a friend's blog about mugs today, I have hidden my pasty mug above and instead share my most geeky mug for Kate Take's 5. It's a hint to a banking past that I prefer not to talk about :)
Now, if that's not a sign that it's time for tea...


  1. Too many coats?? Definitely, positively, absolutely not!! A girl needs a coat for every occasion! Or maybe I'm just trying to convince myself as I've been shopping.....

  2. Your Karen Millen trench is gorgeous! I like the red M&S one...a lovely pop of colour for Spring:)

    1. Thank you Anne and thanks for commenting! It was such a treat to have it bought for me. My SIL had a mad wobbly moment I think! Agree re: the red one, it's much more interesting :)

  3. Love the vertical styling on your trench - a great styling trick (not that you need it!)


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