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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Burgundy Loafers & (another!) New Coat

At the beginning of this season, I made a list of a few key things I wanted to add to my wardrobe for winter and I've slowly been ticking items off, thanks to a huge sell-off of lots of high heel boots and shoes as well as some older coats that I've not worn for a while.
I have burgundy on the brain this season as you'll know from my last post and it just continues with these Burgundy Loafers from Van Dal at Gray & Osbourn. I spotted them when I was choosing items to feature on this last post and they kept calling to me thanks to those little google ads that pop up on your screen when you're on Facebook or Yahoo....annoying but effective in my case.
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A burgundy coat was also on my list (coat obsession - I know) and I spotted an advert for Atterley Road a few weeks back telling me that all their coats had 20% off...so I went for a look. I couldn't find a burgundy one in the current season stock but on a whim, had a quick look at their sale stock and found this absolute beauty...it's called the 'Fun Coat' (??) from Selected Femme. Wool mix, longer length, half price, no brainer. And when I logged in to pay, it turned out I had Atterley Road loyalty points which took a further £6.50 off the price. Love it.
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And here is the whole outfit...just about enough burgundy for me to be happy! Excuse the 'post-formal' messy hair :)
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Coat - Selected Femme @ Atterley Road
(still some sizes left - I bought the 10 & it's generous. Extra 10% off with EXTRA10 until Thursday midnight)
Denim Shirt - White Company Outlet
Black Skinny Jeans/Trousers - H&M
Black Cross-Body Bag - Boden (past season - similar here)
Burgundy Patent Loafers - Van Dal @ Gray & Osbourn


I can't recommend both of these items enough. The shoes are the perfect trans-seasonal pair...more substantial than a pump for cooler days but storms or not, it's still mild this week - and wet, so these shoes are getting lots of wear. They are also very comfortable as you'd expect from Van Dal. Perfect for my wider foot (and the old bad back - which wasn't happy to have heels worn the night before these pictures).
The coat is VERY warm - a lovely weight, fully lined and beautifully finished. The longer length means it ticks the Irish 'Big Coat' box (a bit of an in-joke for my local readers...have you got your 'Big Coat' out yet??)
OK - I'm going to try to stop with the burgundy now....try that is...I can't help thinking how lovely the Clarks Cross Body Bag would look with this outfit.
Ax

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22 comments

  1. love the shoes. Looking good as always Avril

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  2. Love that colour coat on you Avril... the shoes look great with the outfit!
    ~Anne xx

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  3. Wow, that coat is gorgeous, such a lovely colour! The loyalty points thing is a great idea - clothes shopping does pay after all!

    Becky x

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  4. Oh the cross body bag would just finish it all off beautifully ... go get it!!1 #enabler

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  5. Love this colour on you, two great additions to your wardrobe x

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  6. I was admiring your burgundy breton yesterday and now you bring these little beauties. Gorgeous Avril x

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  7. Love this coat Avril - it looks perfect on you so it was obviously meant to be. And guess what - I love the messy hair!

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  8. Come on Avril....spill! How many coat purchases have you made, just to make me feel a bit better about my coat obsession! I fear you are adding to my woes here as I love the Selected Femme coat and there is an awful lot it would go with in my wardrobe!! The shoes are absolute beauts too! xx

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  9. Love these picks, the coat looks so snugly! X

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  10. The coat is gorgeous and those shoes remind me of penny loafers I wore years ago - they look fabulous on! Glad I didn't get rid of the burgundy in my closet - looks like it is here to stay! Remember our burgundy jeans post! My how we have grown:)

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  11. Love the shoes & coat!!!
    I defo want to add some burgundy to my winter wardrobe

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  12. I adore this colour in the winter and what a bargain with the coat Avril. Great outfit and the shoes well they are fab, I must admit I would like a pair of traditional loafers myself they have been on my radar for a year or two and I always seem to buy something else, for silly some reason.

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  13. Love this colour. The coat looks fantastic on you! Great buys! I keep trying to resist those little ads! Lynne x

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  14. I love the loafers Avril, I have been on the hunt for a pair myself. I bought some Brogues the other day, patent ones and I have had so many nice compliments about them. xx Katie

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  15. Hi Avril!! This is one of my favourite looks of yours, burgundy is such a stylish colour for Autumn and your new coat and shoes are perfect for the coming seasons and will prove to be so versatile in your wardrobe too! Thanks for your kind comment too, much appreciated xx

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  16. Have had my eye on a few loafers and just afraid I think to take that jump! Desperately need to choose a new coat as mine are on their last legs, cannot decide what I want lol
    Avril, I have to say, I am LOVING your hair atm! So chic! xx

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  17. That colour really suits you, love the style and shape of the coat and the loafers. Both classics that won't date I think. I have a bit of an version to that colour because of my old uniform at school. How strange how the colour still gives me the heebee geebies ;)

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  18. Amazing amazing amazing - just amazing !
    I LOVE those loafers

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  19. Oh my I love the coat. I'm a sucker for anything purple(-ish / purple-pink, purple-burgundy) - so much so that in recent years I've been on a purple buying ban!

    Wore my brown loafers today, even after two years they're still not fully broken in. Lovely picks, I'm off to check out that coat....!

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  20. Love the look. That coat looks lovely on you...just looked at the website and it looks terrible on there!

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  21. Ooh I love both the coat & loafers! I'm loving this colour as its such a winter warmer & I have a few bits from last year in it that I can't wait to wear again! That bag would of been perfect! Go get! Ax

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