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No faux fur coats were harmed in the making of this post

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bonde faux fur coat with camel dress and tan knee boots
plush faux fur coat in blonde
winter outfit featuring faux fur coat and tan leather boots

What do you do when you’re a fashion blogger with a new coat which you’d really like to feature on your blog, but it’s been snowing all day, and you know that when it stops, it’s just going to start raining again, and keep on going for the next 100 years or so?

Well, you COULD take your photos indoors, of course. You might feel a bit silly wearing a coat in your own home (or in anyone else’s, for that matter), and the snow makes it so dark indoors that the photos won’t be very good ones, but that would be the sensible – indeed, some might say the ONLY – thing to do.

What if you’re not “sensible”, though? What if you’re, well, ME, basically, and you’d secretly like to pretend to be Lara in Doctor Zhivago, for a few minutes at least? In that case, you just head out into the snow anyway – even although you know you’re going to get soaked, and end up looking like you have a really bad case of dandruff, into the bargain. Because you’re a fashion blogger: it’s just what you do, isn’t it?

As the title of the post says, however, no coats were harmed in the taking of these photos: I was only out in the snow for a couple of minutes, which was long enough to ruin my hair, but not my coat, thankfully. The coat in question is this one from Dorothy Perkins, which you might remember from this post, in which I talked at length about how I just couldn’t go on living without a faux fur coat, or some other such nonsense.

Don’t worry, this isn’t yet another example of me breaking my January resolution: it was actually a gift from Terry, back at Christmas, when there was even more money off in the sale. And then I went and repaid him by making him go out in the snow and take photos of me wearing it, while frantically trying to blink the snowflakes out of my eyes. It’s a glamorous job, for sure. Not for me, obviously: for me it’s all shaking snow out of your hair and trying not to fall over as you head back indoors after a 2-minute photo session, but it’s got to be glamorous for someone out there, right?

faux fur coat and over-the-knee boots

 Dorothy Perkins coat      Oasis dress    ZARA boots


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  • nikkiana
    January 14, 2016

    That’s the funny thing about photography, isn’t it? The photos kinda lie because a single frame of a moment can look glamorous as all get out (and in the case of these ones, I think they totally are) but the actual reality of the situation is that you’re cold and wet and well… not actually so glamorous.

  • char
    January 14, 2016

    It’s a lovely coat and I’d totally have gone out in the snow in it, as well.

  • CiCi Marie
    January 14, 2016

    Well, at least the photos are pretty! Worth it…

  • jasmine
    January 14, 2016

    So gorgeous!!! I love a good fur coat! I loved how you paired it with the brown dress and boots! Although it’s cold out there you looked fierce Amber!

    Jasmine 🙂

  • Miriam
    January 14, 2016

    The photos look so amazing, they are worth the sacrifice! LOVE!

  • Andrea
    January 14, 2016

    I’m glad I’m not the only person who wants to be Lara in Dr Zhivago. I often try to get my fiancée to chase after me in the snow. Perhaps if I got such a lovely coat he might offer a better response than to suggest running in the snow is not safe…but it is romantic..

  • Amber Rhodes
    January 14, 2016

    Very impressed that you got Terry out in that weather to take these plus get good shots in such contrasting light! Nice coat!

  • Claire
    January 15, 2016

    These pictures turned out really well! We’ve not had snow yet but I don’t think I could look as glamourous <3

    Gisforgingers xx

  • Laura
    January 15, 2016

    Love these photos, I wish we would get some snow here!

    L x

    http://www.loulabeth.co.uk // bloglovin’

  • anya
    January 17, 2016

    You look lovely! It is my ambition in life to look like Elsa/Snow queen hersef/Jadis of narnia when i step out into the snow Such a great excuse to hoard white coats and matching gloves( red, baby blue , purple ).
    I actually feel a lot more glam in the winter when i am not feeling myself melting at +40 Weather. Plus . boots , pencil skirts and elbow length leather gloves are the glamification itself 🙂
    And one does not need to be cold. enough termals and good insulated boots and coats are good. I have this friends who are like omg i am always cold and i m like BUY SOME WARM CLOTHES and they are like no, i want to wear a cable sweater and a fur vest and be warm in jan. Well, me to but ain’t gonna happen

  • Georgina
    January 18, 2016

    Looks pretty glamorous to me! I wish we had some proper snow. We’ve just got slush, which is far less photogenic.

Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. 
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ (Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂) #pbloggers #mummybloggers #mummybloggersuk #ukmumblog #mumblogsuk #mumblogs #mamablog #ukparentbloggers #parentbloggersuk #ukparentingblog #parentingbloggers #motherhoodblogger #motherhoodblog #ukblogger #ukofficialblogger #happyblogger #mummyblog #bloggerclubuk #instamum

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No faux fur coats were harmed in the making of this post