A love affair with a pink fur coat

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A friend here recently asked where my dress was from that day and upon my reply she said to me ‘English people are obsessed with Zara’.  Well yeah!!

Zara is everything.  Every time I go there I always leave with multiple bags packed with goodies – their style’s are always so on trend and there are always new pieces coming in.  I have to say though … in the same way that the Zara’s in Spain are better than the ones in England – Zara’s in England are far better than the ones in US.  The selection here is a little more conservative than the styles in the European stores, mind you, with that being said let’s talk about this not so conservative coat!

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There have been a lot of pink fluffy/furry coats this season but the hands down winner for me was this beauty in Zara.  As soon as I laid eyes on her (yes, her) I was in love…the perfect hue of pink with subtly blackened tips, and the softness!  Oh my the softness!  I knew she had to be mine and I cannot tell you how many people commented on her as soon I waited in line to pay.  The sales associate on the cash desk told me how she bought one too and we began planning a fur party to show off our new purchases.  I’m telling you, this coat can even make you friends to throw parties with.

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I kept the styling with my new obsession laid back and simple with ripped denim jeans and a rolling stones tee.  I did however, add some glam with some silver block heel sandals which I thought complimented the pink fur perfectly.  I find that more casual outfits suit her more so she she can do all of the talking!

Shiny Things

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So one thing I have learned since moving to sunny SoCal is that my London winter wardrobe is pretty much useless except for just a fraction of the year and even then, only really in the evenings.  Once in a while on a particularly chilly night I may get to bring out a chunky knit and wait for it…a scarf (!) but for the rest of the year my gorgeous long coats and chunky wool knits sit in the guest bedroom wardrobe collecting dust.

As a result I have found other ways to dress for my favorite and most festive time of the year….METALLICS *insert sparkle emoji here*!

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This simple but perfectly shiny and festive little outfit combines 2 of my favorite European brands that some people stateside may still be unfamiliar with, MSGM and & Other Stories.

MSGM is a Milanese brand with playful prints, bold graphics and strong silhouettes, you must take a peek at their logo sweatshirts this season. I love this black tee with the gold metal print…it’s great for transitioning from daytime to evening.

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Now this & Other Stories skirt is pure holographic heaven!  I was so excited to see the West Coast’s first store open in South Coast Plaza, Orange County in September, I remember the same excitement as word spread about its opening in London. The manager told me that they take in new deliveries 3 times a week so there’s always something new and fresh to tempt you plus their accessories and all natural skin care range make great stocking fillers….a little piece of Sweden has arrived in Cali.

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Outfit

T-shirt: MSGM

Skirt: & Other Stories

Boots: Russell & Bromley