winter pastels

Winter Pastels

mint green coat

3.1 Philip Lim Pashli bag in mint green

mint green winter coat

When I said winter was coming, I was hoping it wouldn’t come quite so soon.

I actually don’t think winter officially starts until the 21st or thereabouts, but I always consider winter to have started with the first snowfall of the year (if not before). That happened on Saturday night, so on Sunday morning we woke up to a light smattering of snow, and I decided it was time to bust out that new winter coat I bought all the way back in September, and which has been hanging in the closet ever since, going, “Weeeaaaarrrr meeeeee!”

I thought I was being really clever by getting my winter coat shopping out of the way so early, because I was convinced that if I waited until I actually needed it, it would have long since sold out. Apparently my purchase of the coat in plenty of time for winter put the universe into a bit of a tailspin, though, so although it DID actually sell out fairly quickly, they’ve now re-stocked it. (Of course, if I HAD waited untilΒ now, that wouldn’t have happened, so I feel a bit like I’ve managed to cheat the universe at its usual game of spiting me: take that, universe!)

Anyway, although I did wear my new coat, it was only for the walk from house to car (and for these quick photos, obviously), so those of you wondering how I managed to walk in stilettos in the snow don’t need to worry: I didn’t – I just stood on it for a minute to get some photos. It’s all just smoke and mirrors, blogging, isn’t it?

Speaking of blogging, I better go and get on with it: I still have approximately eleventy thousand advance posts to write before I can take my Christmas break!

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WEARING: Miss Selfridge mint green coatΒ // Buffalo shoe boots* // ASOS trousersΒ // eBay sunglasses // 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ bag*

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  • Rubin looks ridiculously happy, and you look marvellous!

    December 10, 2014
  • Don’t lose Rubin in the snow!

    December 10, 2014
  • I’m jealous of the snow, my dog would love it. At around 8 degrees each day, there is no snow in Liverpool.
    Love the coat, looks very pretty.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

    December 10, 2014
  • Awww, I am always a tiny bit jealous of those that can wear pastels in winter. They just don’t look right on me.

    December 10, 2014
  • Liz


    Own up – how many Pashlis do you have …?

    (I have 4)

    (That’s not enough)

    December 10, 2014
  • These photos are magical! The snow, the light, your amazing outfit, Rubin – it’s dreamy perfection.

    December 10, 2014
  • Fran


    I love this picture! It’s like the coat brings out all the blue in the snow, if it makes any sense πŸ˜›

    December 10, 2014
  • I love pastel colours in Winter, I’m in search of an oversized pastel blue coat!

    Heather x

    December 10, 2014
  • I’ve been waiting for this coat to show up, and it doesn’t disappoint. Mint is perfect for the snow and fab with your hair. Win win I call that. Beautiful photos πŸ™‚

    December 10, 2014
  • Gorgeous coat! Boots too πŸ™‚

    December 10, 2014
  • Love the coat! You look stunning πŸ™‚ x

    December 10, 2014
  • Candice


    Thanks for a great post, photos looks amazing

    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC and Bloglovin.Would love to stay in contact.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    December 11, 2014
  • This is surely one of your best looks Amber!! The pastel coat and bag are just perfect and i can’t take my eyes off those boots! Rubin is such an adorable creature!!! <3

    December 14, 2014
  • I absolutely love your outfit! Gorgeous pastel shade. And I am actually kind of jealous that you’ve already had snow! Believe it or not, that’s one of the things I miss about Scotland. xxx

    December 19, 2014
  • Oh I love (and I’m jealous of) your mint coat, and your mint bag! So stylish even in the snow. πŸ™‚

    December 27, 2014