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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Don't take your love to town..

Spoiler alert: I'm talking about coats again.

Everyone's no doubt seen the photos of this season's stand out Primark must-have. This oversized check coat. Being the coat-obsessed fiend that I apparently am, it caught my eye and I'd planned to look for it next time I pass by a Primark store.

But then, I spotted this, which I think might be the perfect "dupe". Incidentally, I'm not a fan of that term, but I couldn't think of anything else which fitted the concept.

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Coat: unbranded (via eBay)
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Dress: People Tree
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Underwear Courtesan Heels: Irregular Choice
In another coat search on eBay, I came across this one, just listed as "checked coat". Looked as though it was relatively oversized, I liked the colours and it cost me all of £1.04. When it arrived, I was sort of reminded of the Primark one, and having looked at the photos, it looks more and more like THAT one, so I was rather pleased with the purchase!

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Necklace: Miss Selfridge
In fact, I'm pleased with the rest of the outfit too. Feeling particularly uninspired, I spotted this People Tree dress on the rail and realised it was a while since I'd worn it. I then also discovered that I'd not yet worn these shoes for my #irregularchoicechallenge, which sort of made my day as they're one of my favourite pairs! They have tiny underwear print on them and I actually have an earlier, more round-fronted version as well, but I loved them so much that I couldn't resist a back up pair.

And as for the necklace? Well, someone at work reminded me of this the other day, so when I saw this pendant I knew I had to wear it.

16 comments:

  1. Love the coat, love the dress, love the shoes.
    And you've gotta love eBay - £1.04?? Magic x

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    1. Thanks - I know, I could barely believe it!!

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  2. Well it is lovely!!!! I will not hopefully be buying any coats this year but is be tempted...
    X

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    1. Haha, I can't buy any more, I've bought a few coats this year already but all but one have been second hand.

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  3. Ohhh love everything about this look Char! x

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  4. I love the dress. I love the dress the most. I also love the dress that Maria is wearing.

    (Maria = mannequin, I have one that same and call her Maria :) )

    Woo for cheap, winning coat!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha, thank you- I must get around to blogging about the ostrich dress too!

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  5. Total eBay bargain, £1.04! Score! I love your dress and you're going to tell me it's handmade aren't you, meaning I can't buy one. Wail! xx

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  6. Gorgeous outfit! You look amazing. I can't believe you snagged that gorgeous coat for £1.04- what a bargain! xx

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    1. Thanks, I know - was super pleased!

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  7. This is such a fab outfit and I can't believe how awesome that coat is, especially at that price!

    Maria xxx

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    1. I think it's almost the same as that one people seem to be crazing about!

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  8. £1 for a coat, wowzers!!!! I'm not into the oversized trend...I like my coats and jackets as fitted as possible because I get really irritated with extra bulk. I love those underwear shoes, I never bought them even during their re-release for some reason.

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    1. I can't decide how flattering it is on me, but never mind.

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