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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Autumn Leaves & Cosy Coats

After doing my winter coat post the other day, I took a notion and ordered the Room 31 Effie Down Coat as I noticed there was a 30% off code. That brought the already reduced coat price down to £22 including delivery!
It arrived yesterday and I just couldn't wait to share with you all. Since I featured it on Monday, it's almost sold out - only the XS left which is a 6-8 (I'm wearing the S which I'd say is a small 10). 
(UPDATE : It also comes in beige… and there were some M's left in beige when I posted this blog first but just XS left in it too. Sorry to all but the tiny amongst you)
Vila Effie Down Jacket - £30 (with 30% off using code LFLW)
As I was so snug in my new coat, we headed out to kick some autumn leaves…

Grey Jeans - Primark
Black Ankle Boots - River Island
Scarf - Pull & Bear
Loving the zip detail on the side which give you more room when walking with the coat closed!
And to answer my mum's concerns, I did close my coat and put my hood up…
What I'm most impressed with is that it is filled with actual down & feathers…not polyester. So it's super cosy - perfect for the cold snap coming in this weekend! Well done Room31 on another great product…I'll share photos when the beige arrives. x


  1. This looks so comfy and cosy.. & still fashionable at the same time! I think it's about time I bought myself a new Winter coat, the weather is definitely heading that way! haha xox

  2. Cannot believe you put it in the leaves haha! Looks lovely-type of coat I need for uni!

    1. Lol GL!! After I took the photos, hubby said 'I hope there wasn't a big dog poo under there!' The leaves had just fallen - it was quite dry…honest! x

  3. Such a fabulous winter coat! I just love the side zipper details!

    xo Jenny

  4. Lovely Avril, I like it and it's not bulky at all, padded coats can be.

  5. Proving a puffa coat can look stylish! What a bargain, but gutted about not having any big sizes left!

  6. the coat is fab really stylish. Looks lovely - not sure about the leggings/jeans tho..........

  7. It's looking very nice to wear. It will give a different and unique look for you during the holidays, if you go abroad at beautiful hotels.

  8. I ordered this in the beige after reading your post...think Mr Postman tried to deliver it this morning. Hope as pleased as you are with the black one.

  9. Hi Avril , I ordered the coat as well and it's gorgeous ! Can't wait for the weather to get cold now so I can wear it , love your blog, Jackie x


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