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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Parka & Pink and a Blogger meet-up!

Well, the parka's getting plenty of use at the moment. I'm not finding it overly warm if I'm honest. Don't get me wrong - it's cosy but not as warm as my Target Dry Georgia. But then again, it's made from cotton material with a fleece half lining, as opposed to insulated 100% waterproof & windproof material - it does make a difference! Today, I layered up with some pink for a walk with the kids, 
Parka - Warehouse (now on sale with more sizes in some stores)
Pink Jumper - Gap (old - similar here & here)
White Jersey Top - Dunnes 'stretch' range (similar)
Jeans - Gap Outlet (similar here & here)
Scarf - Harlequin Scarf from SGS Shop
Boots - Fly London (old - alternatives here, here & here)
Hat - M&S Boys Dept





It's the colour for me - I'm just loving the khaki. But I was talking to the Target Dry people the other day and for AW14, their Georgia Parka will come in a khaki green with a new softer (removable) fur trim. Looks gorgeous - oh and it also will come in Purple. Available from later this year and here's a sneak peek!


After the walk, I had some visitors to the house - Trea from Treasures 'n' Pleasures (currently 30 weeks pregnant and looking supers stylish!) & Rosanna from Silverbrogues. We had such a great catch up all afternoon, chatting about everything and anything! So lovely to have some blogging friends living nearby. In-between coffees and kitkats, we managed a couple of quick photos and suffice to say, I'm feeling a bit under-dressed for a style blogger meet-up....better suited to a walk in the forest!
Off now to post off a load of parcels to everyone who bought from the shop sale. Thank you for all your support. Not much left now but the good news is that this clears the way for some new stock to come in. Watch this space!
Ax
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  1. ah come on you still look great even after a walk in the forest!

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    1. So kind Dawn :) Thank you...tho I *may* have photoshopped the pic a bit!! Ax

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  2. Purple is my favourite colour :) Love that parka. It's down to you that I even looked at parkas last winter & I have one I wear all the time from Per Una in the M&S outlet. It always gets compliments & before reading your blog, I felt that parkas were only for teenagers. Oh, I was wrong.You look fabulous in the photo :)

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    1. Isn't it fab - it looks great with the fur! Will have to do a try on for you all when they come out officially. I'm so glad you've found your Parka-groove - I was of the same thinking as you and had avoided for so long. And now, it's my coat of choice most days! Ax

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  3. Agree with Dawn, you looked fab! Was a great wee afternoon thanks you for your hospitality and all the buns and tea! Hopefully see you soon! x

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    1. ps. excited for khaki Target Dry parka - that could be the one for me!

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    2. Thanks Trea - so great to meet your wee man too - he's an absolute dote xx

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  4. You three look gorgeous! How lovely to have friends close by that are bloggers! I am very jealous!

    I am in love with your boots! BOOTS I said!

    Fiona
    x

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    1. It's just brilliant having them so close-by. We almost did a shopping trip after Christmas but kids and broken down cars conspired against us.
      Do you know, I almost sold those boots in my blog sale?! I'm glad I didn't. And I know you love the other things too...we have the boob love girl!
      Ax

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  5. Every inch the yummy mummy! I adore your wee scarf! E x
    www.lifeatthelittlewood.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Emma - just read your last few posts...you've totally got the blogging bug now! Ax

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  6. Must be lovely to have the girls nearby. I must say I don't think it has been that cold here in the South East, I kinda of want a bit of bitter cold to get all wrapped up x

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    1. It's great to have them...so lucky. And yes, we've had some really cold bitter days here. I'm sure the snow is on its way :( Ax

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  7. Agree with Sharron - be great to have some local blogging friends! Love the colour of that jumper - it's a good pop on a cold day! x

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    1. Thank you Jenny - I love it too...wish it had long sleeves though! Might have to treat myself to a couple more Woolovers ones! Ax

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  8. Love the pink jumper with the khaki. Looking good even if its just a walk in the woods xx

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    1. Thanks Gail - you know what it's like when you're a blogger..any opportunity to get photos done and I'm styling up an outfit! Takes us an AGE to get out the door! Ax

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  9. I think you look great in this outfit Avril. We need to catch up too - I am carless but hopefully not for long, will be in touch!

    Nic x

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    1. Oh I'd love that Nic...sorry to hear you have no car. I am happy to come over your side of town if that helps..let's try to get something sorted in the next week or two. Ax

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  10. Thanks for the meet-up...and the kitkats, bargain!! I love your pink, and still have my eye on your scarf:) As for the coat, I like in my version but def need one with a removable fur.

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    1. Haha - the kitkats didn't last long...it's as if you eat them faster when they're so cheap! Ax

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  11. You all look lovely ladies.
    Avril, I love khaki too. It looks really good with pink. I like it with coral and with mint too, love Liz xx

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    1. Thanks Liz - great tip..I must try some coral with it. Have a great coral breton too! Ax

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  12. That parka is just perfect!
    Mafalda ❤
    www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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    1. Thank you lovely for dropping by and for your kind comment! Ax

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  13. Lovely photos! I love the khaki colour for the parka - would probably have chosen it above the navy, but the navy does go with everything! Are they bringing out new colours in the spring coat?
    Abbi x

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    1. Yes Abbi - the green is good but I think I've worn the navy one more if I'm honest...anyway, maybe by next winter, you could justify a second one?! Oh and regarding the lighter version, there are two new colours - a lighter blue - called french navy...it's gorgeous and a bright pink too. You can see them on this link: http://www.targetdry.com/collections/ladies-coats/products/target-dry-victoria-ladies-parka
      Ax

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  14. So my warehouse parka finally arrived today from asos, it got the thumbs up from my son and friend. Signed up to VIP which was on offer this week, free next day deliveries for a year! I'd agree with you the parka is not a very warm coat, but it's ideal for Spring and autumn where I wanted something warm, with a hood and stylish. One happy customer. I have a lovely joules down filled coat which is so light but very warm. Like the pink combo and I have that scarf, my favourite

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    1. iPads...temperamentally didn't let me finish...

      I was going to ask if you will get any more of the taupe and neon scarves back in stock?
      Jo x

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    2. Oh I'm so pleased you are happy with it and do you know, it will be fab when it's not so cold out and you can take out the fur lining..and it's big enough to fit lots of layers on underneath too.
      Regarding the taupe/neon, I'm expecting them to arrive on Monday. I know the pink is definitely coming and they were to try to get me some of the yellow...it was showing out of stock so hopefully both will come to me then and I'll get them up on the shop asap! Ax

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    3. That's great, thanks. Wore my parka out today and had lots of nice comments :-) x

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