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Winter Style and the Classic Camel Coat

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I have wanted a classic-looking camel winter coat for the longest time (I even talked about it on a recent wish-list blog post – read here) and as I live most of the year in Dubai – I never found the need for it.  But seen as I was home in Ireland and it was Black Friday…..I thought – why not? It doesn’t take much to persuade me!!! So I hopped online……(seriously…….why would anyone venture into the shops on Black Friday???) and got my 20% Black Friday discount from Zara on this fab wool coat above…..thank you very much.

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I think it is something that I will have in my wardrobe for years and will never date as it is a classic style and the length lends to a timeless fashion.  It is also a wool coat – so it has that practical factor of keeping me warm……..added bonus ha, ha!

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As camel is such a timeless colour – it looks fab with most other colours, especially black, cream, white, red, navy and blue.  For this look I styled it with an all-black ensemble as you can’t go wrong with black ever and lends itself to a nice, smart, winter look.

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The saddle bag is something I have talked about on my Instagram and Facebook page – a similar look to the Chloe Drew bag and was such a bargain at €25 from Irish department store Dunnes Stores.  It is such a great size – especially for us mums – as its the perfect bag for throwing over your shoulder – holds all the essentials and more, whilst looking stylish especially with the gold hardwear and isn’t bulky.  It has a gorgeous black textured leather finish, a gold chain strap and is the type of bag that can take you from day to night.  It also comes in a fab dusty-pink colour – which of course I bought – perfect for Spring/Summer 2016.  Remember ‘you snooze……you lose’ when it comes to stuff like this! When it’s gone…..it’s gone!!

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Ok so we all know…..I absolutely love shoes……and this winter in particular, there are so many fab new styles about – my head is literally spinning! I love ankle boots and anything patent and shiny and have been wearing these fab H&M Chelsea-boot-style patent black ones so much this winter.  They go with everything, from skinny jeans, leather leggings, black tights, midi-dresses, leather skirts, skater dresses – you name it…..these look great with so much.

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Had to add this photo – my little 2 year old girl Molly……trying to get in on the outfit-post photo-shoot! Like mother like daughter, ha, ha!! And how cute is her H&M faux fur jacket……I want that in my size!

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Photography and credit to: David Steele

Shop My Look:

Coat: Zara – buy here

Bag: Dunnes Stores – buy here

Shoes: H&M – buy similar here (and on sale right now!)

Faux Fur stole: Primark – see here and buy similar here

Black polo-neck: H&M – buy here

Faux suede biker trouser leggings: Zara – buy here

Sunglasses: Tom Ford – buy similar here

Molly is wearing all H&M – some old, some new!

Thank you again as always for stopping by my blog – hope you enjoyed this outfit post – hopefully more of these to come in the New Year……..and I’ll leave you with a parting few words……………..

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Happy Shopping

Irene xoxo

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