Tuesday, 29 October 2013

OOTD | The statement coat

Leopard print coat | Outfit post | #fbloggers

Do you ever have a piece of clothing that you have to psyche yourself up to wearing? It will hang on your window frame for well over a week, untouched, while you build up the courage to venture outside. Then, as soon as you clock up a lunchtime wearing it, you realise you had nothing to be worried about, and it was quite liberating, actually, trying something new.

That's exactly what happened when this leopard print jacket from Oasap landed on my desk. Now I've got over that initial "oh my god it's just so LOUD" obstacle, I am thoroughly in love with what epitomises the statement coat.

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I wore it today with my beloved faux-leather t-shirt from F&F and just a black skater skirt. Black tights season is officially with us but I still reckon we've got a few weeks left on swishy minis!

Outfit aside - thanks to everyone who tweeted me this week about my photography woes. I think in many respects it's a question of confidence. I'll wear pretty much anything and be the first to jump into trying something new, but when my blog is all lined up on bloglovin' next to so many other talented ladies I just get the willies! You'd have thought after 4 years these sodding insecurities would do one, but there you are.

Dad has leant me his DSLR which I'm going to play with at the weekend. It may be that I'm just not getting the best out of my bridge that I can (in my eyes), so I'd rather not jump on the DSLR bangwagon unless it really will make a difference. Long story short - have you camera fanatics got any advice?

18 comments:

  1. This coat is absolutely AWESOME really love it on you!

    Maria xxx

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  2. Claire this coat looks like it was made for you. I want one now!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Loved ♥
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  4. Ooh this looks lovely! I would probably only wear it with all black, you've definitely made it work! :) Boo I hope you get over woes.. I find it hard too, I only ever take blog photos at the weekend and sometimes can only manage a crappy moldy wall on my road! urgh :/
    PS: Were Suede awesome?? How could they not be :p Hope you enjoy! Brett definitely still has it.. xxx

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  5. I really love it! Why do I never find these lovely things when I'm on that site!? :)

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  6. This is AMAZING - I'd probably wear it every day! I love how you paired it with the simple black outfit, but how the leather top is still edgy. You look great xo

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  7. such a gorgeous simple look, but that coat is just incredible!!!

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  8. Love this with an all black outfit! x

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  9. you + this coat = match made in heaven! xo

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  10. you looked beyond amazing in this coat <3

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  11. THAT COAT! I have a similar one I bought 9 years ago which I still whip out every A/W. Leo never goes out of style!

    Tara xo

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  12. I like to think of leopard print as another colour, I LOVE it so. I've just bought a new lens for my camera. I started blogging with a point and shoot and did it that way for about 2 and a half years, but I have found a dslr makes a big difference xx

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  13. Ah I love it, you've styled it perfectly!

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  14. I love that feeling :) and this coat is fantastic! I have a DSRL and I'm still incapable of taking a decent photograph, yours look great to me. xo

    clairelly.blogspot.com

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  15. Just realised that I commented on my work account here, oops! ;)

    Maria xxx

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  16. Your coat is gorgeous! I love the print x

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  17. O wouldn't mind that coat in my wardrobe. It loosk soo warm. cosy and super stylish.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  18. oh, the coat suits you perfectly! lovin' the overall look with the top knot! i'm forever wishin' that they suited me. xxx

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