Friday, 17 January 2014

Day to Night in a Camel Coat from Gray & Osbourn

Right about the time I was searching high and low for a classic camel coat, I got an email from Gray & Osbourn asking if I'd like to road-test something from their site. I went straight to the 'Coats & Jackets' section and was thrilled to find this Eugen Klein wool & cashmere coat. Now Gray & Osbourn is a website that mainly features brands aimed at a more mature customer but one thing I've discovered since I started this blog (and since finding my Betty Barclay white shirt!) is that you can get some of the best quality basics from these brands as well as on-trend pieces. I've picked a few good examples from G&O further down this post.
I wanted to see how versatile this camel coat could be so in this post, I've styled it for both day and night.
First up - daytime and you can't beat navy with camel. I've dressed down the coat a little with distressed skinnies, suede ankle boots and navy & white layered tops. First up - the daytime look with an Insta picture I shared on Avenue 57 - where the coat proved popular
Camel Coat - Eugen Klein @ Gray & Osbourn
Jeans - Maison Scotch (old - similar)
Navy Square Cut Jersey Top - Dorothy Perkins (similar here & here)
White Jersey Top - Dunnes (similar)
Stone Suede Ankle Boots - Mango (similar)
 For the nighttime look, it's a quick switch out of the boots and into my leopard heels. And if there's one match made in heaven, it's camel with leopard...I feel some leopard flats calling to me for daytime...
Coat & Jeans as before
Leopard Heels - M&S (similar here & here)
Black Pleather Top - M&S (out of stock)
Necklace - Accessorize (out of stock)
I just adore the stitching detail in this coat and the benefit of the wool/cashmere mix is that even though it's not a thick heavy coat, it's incredibly cosy and really holds the heat in. 
Have to mention the necklace, which was given to me by my friend Lisa when she called for coffee the other day. She saw it in Accessorize in the sale and bought it for me - her words were 'I looked at it and immediately thought of you!'

Unfortunately, the coat is now out of stock as it was snapped up during the sale..but the good news is that the Gray & Osbourn sale is still on. Here are my favourite pieces:
Flattering Navy Basic Top - every wardrobe should have one!
Gorgeous Knitted Breton Top - on sale!
G&O Textured Jacket
Riva Elastic Riding Boot
and before I sign off - some of my favourite items from the new range for SS14:
Perfect Black Pumps from Van Dal

Stunning Jacket from Helene Berman
Another great jacket - this time from Gerry Weber
Right - I'm off now to start writing about my Sale Essentials Item Number 4. Back soon!
Ax

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  1. Your coat is heavenly Avril!! Absolutely gorgeous....love it with the leopard print!!
    I am loving the Gerry Weber and Helene Berman jackets!! Off to check out their website xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle - yes...those two jackets are fabulous - perfect for spring! Ax

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  2. That is a lovely camel coat Avril....I like the stitching detail on the collar. I must take a look at that stripe Gerry Weber jacket....would be perfect for spring. Have a great weekend!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne - the stitching is great, makes it look like a vintage coat. I am going to wear it so much! Have a super weekend - hope you're feeling better. Ax

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  3. I am so glad you put this on your blog today! I bought a camel coat very similar to yours and someone told me they were for grandmas :-( The fact you have one too makes me feel much better and made me realise it was them that was out of touch, not me! x

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    1. Aw - no way!! It's all about how you wear them - have a look on Pinterest and you'll find tons of gorgeous images of stylish camel coat wearers. Having said that, my mother in law has one ... but she does wear it so well :) and hey, at least we know we'll get tons of wear out of it for the next 40 years! Ax

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    2. This is very true, I will wear mine with pride :-) x

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  4. Stunning coat Avril, love it with those shoes xx

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  5. I love the coat coat. It's a great investment piece.

    www.lifestyleandimage.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Carol - you're so right...it's a coat I'll have for years Ax

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  6. I have been looking for a camel coat since my mum purchased one (when I was 11 haha!) but I've hankered for one of my own since my teens. Though I definitely would love a tie waisted one for that retro / vintage feel, I love this one on you. Makes you look taller if possible? It really is one of those pieces that you'll always get use out of and instantly chics up anything! Lovely A xx

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  7. It's a great coat! I also really like the caramel textured jacket you posted here too.

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  8. I just bought a came coat too and I LOVE IT. Great looks Avril!

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  9. I'm in love with your coat! I rushed over to the website after seeing it on Avenue 57 but it had already sold out then :-( I've been after a lovely camel wool coat since autumn. Maybe next year now... Lynne x

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  10. Utterly gorgeous! Looks fab in both stylings. Your good health to wear. And incidentally, LOVING your longer hair x

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  11. Love it Avril! A camel coat is on my wish list, this one is lovely, love the simple style and the stitching reminds me of the more expensive ones from Maxmara. You picked well! x

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  12. Love this coat, the stitching really sets it off! Loving both ways you've styled it - (and I have those leopard heels!). Gorgeous necklace too! xx

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  13. Hi, I found your blog through a comment you left on The Frugality, I'm so glad I did. Love the camel coat especially the width of the collar, I'm very fussy about collars! You're so right about checking out brands you might normally look at. My mother-in-law wears Windsmore so I automatically think mature lady when I see that name. A few years ago I couldn't find a grey coat that I liked. My last resort was a small old fashioned ladies wear shop near where I live. Lo and behold there was my perfect grey coat and it's a Windsmore! It's lasted for years and I get lots of complements when I wear it. So, the blinkers are definitely off. Thanks for a great post. X

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  14. I'm going mad! Above should say "brands you might NOT normally look at" and I can't spell. It's Windsmoor not Windsmore. I'm going back to school...

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  15. I love this coat, sadly they didn't have my size. It will last you a lifetime I'm sure x

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  16. The coat is gorgeous, I love how you have styled it! I totally agree, never disregard any brands, colours or sizes until you have had a good look and try on:)

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  17. Very nice Avril. A true classic and very versatile. I've found that blogging opens the eyes to so many brands otherwise discounted. You look fab in each and every outfit, love Liz xxx

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  18. Absolutely stunning Avril - the coat is EPIC!

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  19. Such a classic coat, looks amazing on you, and I love it with navy
    Abbi x

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  20. You can't beat a camel coat - everyone is raving about them here right now - it looks fabulous on - such a classic xx

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