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A Cosy Winter Uniform

Top Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthSeeing as in about 5 days, I’ll revert to living only in either festive pyjamas or Christmas jumpers and fancy loungewear (after the obligatory Christmas Eve party dress of course), I thought I’d share one of my slightly more put together December looks before I’m swallowed whole by the sofa this Christmas.

I’m all about the cosy classics in December – skinny jeans, fluffy jumpers, wooly hats, red lipstick and then some great accessories to bring it all together. That and a good coat of course.

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Coat – Vintage House of Fraser via eBay | Jumper – H&M | Jeans – Topshop (old)

Shoes – Boden – 40% off right now! (*gift) | Watch – Cluse at Browns Family Jewellers (*gift) | Bag – Dune via TK Maxx (*gift)

Let’s talk about the coat first, because I adore it but it was a mission to find one like this. I’ve been searching for a decent navy pea coat for MONTHS. Months I tell you! I’ve always opted for the out there coat of the season – the pink shearling, the bright red, you get my drift. And I love all of those coats but this year I really wanted a more classic style – something I could wear with jeans and dresses, wear casual or dressy. And in my mind a great navy wool pea coat would do all of that. But of course they just didn’t exist on the high street this year. The shops were full of camels and browns and wrap coats and teddy bear coats. But no pea coats – well maybe a few, but they were FAR out of my price range.

So I turned to eBay and found this one on an eBay charity shop (making me feel even better about my second hand purchase) and it was an absolute bargain – Β£20 for a vintage wool House of Fraser style, I lucked out. It’s a little small – as in I’ll probably always have to wear it open – but other than that it’s just what I wanted.

Top Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthTop Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthTop Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthTop Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthOther things to discuss – these super chic flats from Boden. I LOVE them! As soon as I spotted them on the website I knew I had to have them – anything described as a slipper made from navy suede and with a shooting star embroidered on top has my vote every single time. Plus they’re SO comfy – I’ll be living in them from now until June I reckon. Oh and I may also have ordered a jumper with a shooting star on too but I’ll show you that another time. Basically Boden are killing it for the festive season (as always) and definitely worth checking out – they even have 40% off right now.

Top Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthTop Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthTop Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthLastly I’m really in love with my new Cluse watch which was a kind gift from Browns Family Jewellers. I have another bigger classic watch which I wear for day, but this one is great as a dressier option. The green velvet strap is gorgeous and the small face makes it ideal both for day or evening. I’ve been wearing it with both this everyday casual outfit and with party dresses, so it’s been a brilliant addition to my December wardrobe.

Top Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthTop Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthAnd my favourite accessory of all – that big bunch of eucalyptus and red berries. I just can’t help myself at this time of year, I spend a small fortune on the stuff. But it just looks (and smells) so great around the house – and the berries are so festive. I have vases all over the house full of them.

Anyway I always feel a bit silly just reporting on the outfit and nothing else these days – outfit posts are so 2010 blogging or something like that – so let’s do a little life catch up too shall we?

Today I rocked up for a hospital appointment, 15 mins before my allocated spot as requested, only to discover I was at the WRONG hospital. Yup, not one of my finer moments but alas, we had a nice day out as a family none the less. I’ve only got a few more presents for Evie to wrap, a bit more Christmas baking to do and a couple more blog posts to get live and then I’m well and truly downing tools and settling back to eat as many Celebrations as I can.

Top Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn RuthHow about you? Are you feeling festive? Ready to relax or still panicking about everything you have to do? Oh and please tell me what your December staples look like – do you go all out in sequins or are you more of a casual jeans and fair isle jumpers type?

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Lewis Craik

I’m starting to feel festive now that I’ve finished work! Well I finished work on Tuesday, but that’s a whole other story! I even had the Christmas tunes playing this morning whilst trying to get Owen dressed!


great photos! Navy pea coat eh? Had it in various incarnations over the years -eighties shoulder pads anyone? – always good to have a classic navy jacket to dress up or down. Lovely outfits!


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