Playing With The Boys…The Flight Jacket Of Dreams

Oh, the aviator jacket. I defy you to look at this iconic garment and not have the words “Tom Cruise” immediately jump to mind! I admit I’ve played up to the image with the shades, but really? who doesn’t want a bit of flyboy action in their winter wardrobe? A really great flight jacket has been on my wishlist for the past few seasons but so far nothing had really hit the spot – the Acne Aviator Jacket of dreams came damn close mind you – a snip at a mere £2100 – needless to say it has never migrated from wish list to shopping basket! As usual, Zara has come up trumps with this – I would say pretty much perfect – flight jacket. I’m usually a stickler for fabrics to be the real deal so the fact that this is both faux leather and faux sheepskin would under normal circumstances have me curling my lip but the quality and feel of the jacket are amazing! The classic sheepskin flying jacket was invented in the mid-twenties to meet the demands of both pilots and aircrew who, in open cockpits with altitudes soaring, were subjected to ever lower temperatures! Well, it can definitely get a little nippy here in the Scottish borders and this jacket is so super snuggly and easy to throw on over jeans and a tee – something I really felt was missing from my winter wardrobe. The jacket comes in the classic black/sheepskin combo or for a more modern twist theres burgundy, all black and khaki options – all under a hundred quid! I couldn’t style this any other way than full on ‘Maverick’ mode..ripped jeans, grey tee, black boots and the ubiquitous Ray Bans complete the look! Will you be buying into the flyboy trend this season?

The Ultimate Aviator Jacket

Ripped Levi Jeans

Tom Cruise Top Gun Style

Tan Gucci Belt

Flight Jacket Outfit

The Flight Jacket Of Dreams

JACKET – ZARA

JEANS – LEVI

BOOTS – HUSH

T-SHIRT – ASOS

BELT – GUCCI

BRACELET – ASHIANA

NECKLACE – GIFT (SIMILAR)

SUNGLASSES – RAYBAN

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Autumn Trends – The Checked Coat & Mick Dundee

Mr.R & I have just finished watching Crocodile Dundee. (I know, bare with me). I have seen this film approximately 1654 times and yet this is the first time I have watched and had all the heart eyes for the fashion! They said it would never happen but the 80’s is well and truly back albeit with a slightly more minimal twist. Slouchy boots, sharp oversized shoulders, double-breasted blazers and, the star of the season…checks! If you’ve read my September Favourites then you’ll have seen that my M&S checked coat is my current style crush and that I am waiting (not so patiently now tbh but that’s a whole other story) for the Anine Bing fantasy blazer. I really feel that this is my season when it comes to the trends. The whole borrowed from the boys/luxury street style aesthetic pleases me enormously and it’s always helpful when there an abundance of the things available that genuinely pull on your heartstrings. Having said that, it can also be slightly irksome when every other person appears to have pinched the vibe you were quite happy rocking all on your lonesome. Anyway, I digress. Here I’ve paired my M&S checked coat with these fabulous wide leg cream tailored trousers from Zara, my Pierce Bag, shades, and heels. This is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite look of the season so far. I promise I’ll check back in (see what I did there) when I’ve laid my hands on the Anine Bing blazer, unless of course I can get hold of Sue Charlton’s Green checked jacket (remember the scene where Mick’s in the bath and she pretends to be Rosita, the maid?) Oof, now that would be the Holy Grail)!

Checked Coat | Marks And Spencer Coat | 80s Inspiration

Zara Palazzo Pants

The Checked Coat & Mick Dundee

Zara Wide Leg Trouser

Tailored Trousers and Checked Coat

JW Anderson Pierce Bag

Long Checked Coat

Marks and Spencer Checked Coat

Monica Vinader Bracelet

JW Anderson Pierce Bag

Rayban Folding Sunglasses

Wide Leg Trousers, 80's Trends, Autumn Fashion

 

CHECKED COAT – MARKS & SPENCER

TEE – ASOS

TROUSERS – ZARA

BELT – DOLCE & GABBANA (SIMILAR)

BAG – JW ANDERSON

SUNGLASSES – RAYBAN

BRACELETS – MONICA VINADER, DINNY HALL & ASHIANA

NECKLACES – MISSOMA

SHOES – JIMMY CHOO (SIMILAR)

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Coats, Crops & Falling Into Autumn

Yesterday I opened the door to feel Autumns chill biting my bare ankles. Golden leaves littered the doorstep and my breath formed steamy spirals in the surprisingly crisp morning air. Overnight the new season switch has been well and truly flipped and I for one am absolutely delighted! Fall is my favourite season. Firstly, September is my birthday month (so we’re starting on a winning note), but there’s an undeniable ‘feel’ to Autumn that never fails to delight. I can’t wait for bright frosty mornings, pumpkins, fireworks and (obviously) the start of ‘Strictly’. But, where my heart truly lies is in Autumn fashion! Don’t get me wrong, I love my denim cut-offs and Panama hat as much as the next girl but you just can’ beat wrapping up in a chunky knit, a cosy scarf and a statement coat! This cream number my Uterqüe (sadly from a few years ago now but I’ve linked similar below) had me at ‘hello’. Has anyone seen the movie ‘The First Wives Club?’ (bear with me, I have a point I promise). In the final scene, Diane Keaton (along with Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn) dances down the street wearing a long cream coat. It was love. There is something unfailingly chic, elegant and glamorous about a cream coat. A cream coat says, ‘I’ve got my shit together…I can go about my business looking super polished without getting, ahem, soiled! With this in mind, it’s no surprise that this coat very rarely sees the light of day…I have very strict criteria about when and where I can wear it, top of the list being:

a.     When I don’t have a miniature human in tow and

b.     When It’s not p**sing it down

Clearly, neither happens particularly frequently so after numerous discussions with my mother about not ‘saving things for best’ I’m starting to be of the opinion that I should just live and let live and enjoy my coat. I realise that crops and bare ankles may be a slight contradiction to everything I’ve just said but hey I’ve only just rediscovered my Aquazzura flats (check out my August Favourites) and as much as I love a pair of winter boots, I’m determined to go down fighting! Are you an Autumn lover too? What are your new season essentials?

Aquazzura Christy Shoe

Aquazzura Strappy Flats

Coats, Crops and Falling Into Autumn

Paige Cropped Jeans

Cream Uterqüe Coat

Dolce and Gabbana Belt

Cropped Flared Jeans

Grey Crew Neck ASOS Tee

Missoma Horn Necklace

JEANS – PAIGE – OLD (SIMILAR)

COAT – UTERQÜE – OLD (SIMILAR)

TEE – ASOS 

SHOES – AQUAZZURA

BAG – DOLCE & GABANNA – OLD (SIMILAR)

NECKLACES – MISSOMA

SUNGLASSES – CHANEL – OLD (SIMILAR)

BRACELETS – DINNY HALL, MONICA VINADER & ASHIANA

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