Outfit: Classic Camel Coat


Sometimes I think, "it'd be so nice to have classic, timeless style--a mix of neutrals and pieces that will always look good." But then I also think it's a good idea to carry a giant croissant as a purse. So yeah, that timeless thing might still be a few years off. It's just fun to add some whimsy to your wardrobe. And with Valentine's Day around the corner why not express your undying love for delicious bread? In all honesty, I broke two basic brown purses that I used on heavy rotation recently and when replacing them thought this croissant bag could be a good "neutral." Once you ignore the fact it's a giant piece of bread, it actually works with most outfits.


Kozminka kiss earrings (perfect for Valentine's Day!)

Last night as we were driving towards town, we came across a herd of cattle in the road. We occasionally stumble across some sheep in the road or a lone cow, which Thomas often nobly chasing into the nearest field while I sit in the car and watch, but I've never seen a whole herd of cattle in the middle of the road at night. It was pretty dangerous because you couldn't see the cows in the dark and people drive quite fast on that road, but we blocked one side of the road with our car and a lorry (truck) blocked them on the other until the farmer showed up on a quad to chase them back home. We even got out of the car at once point to stand on either side of the car to keep the cattle from turning back. We came across them so suddenly and Thomas, the farmer's son, snapped into action so quickly I didn't even think to shoot a video on my phone until after. But if you've ever wondered what it's like to live somewhere rural, I think heading to town and getting waylaid by cows pretty much sums it up...

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18 comments:

  1. I love the pairing of the camel coat with the red dress! The two colour work together so well!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. I completely understand what it's like to live in a rural area! If it isn't the cattle blocking the road it's the horse drawn buggies!

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    1. Oh yes, the horse drawn buggies! I don't see many of those here, but my old town...

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  3. Absolutely adore how you style all of your outfits!

    Linda
    Typically Linda || Instagram

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  4. Your bag is so fun! I love this
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  5. Lovely outfit! And red again! I've already told how much I love it with your red hair. The croissant bag is so cute, a very personal touch to the whole outfit. I confess I love the rose pin too: it's very feminine and it remembers me about Beauty and the Beast (movie is coming!).

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  6. That croissant purse is so cute and quirky. I laaav it.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

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  7. Love this whole outfit. The camel with the red in particular.

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  8. This is what happens when you're so unique you can't help it! :P

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  9. Hey Rebecca!! I'm a massive fan of your insta & blog. I love your style, and I own a lot similar clothes to yours (ngl I'm a bit of a dress and skirt hoarder), but I can never feel like I can put an outfit together properly - I always find I look miss-matched and a bit of a mess. Any advice on pairing clothes and building outfits?
    Lauren x

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    1. Hi Lauren, I think one tip to keeping things cohesive is to limit the number of colors you wear. Like this look is really one bold color (red) and then neutrals. You can mix more neutrals together (browns and blacks), but maybe not mix a ton of actual colors. And try to repeat whatever color you're wearing in your outfit. For this look my dress is red and I wore red lipstick, black is there in the tights, shoes, and hat, and then the camel coat coordinates with the brown purse which has bits of camel in the details and stitching. Nothing is there completely on its own, it all ties to something else. Anyway, that's the first tip that comes to mind; but I really build outfits around a specific piece or pieces so it's hard for me to describe the process without the wardrobe in front of me. :p

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    2. Great advice, thank you :)

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  10. Funny story about the cows on the road. I live in Uganda (East Africa) and we have cows on the road all the time, even on highways. When it is dry season like right now, cows keep wandering looking for grass and water. Five years ago, on the week I got married actually, I was travelling with my dad when we hit a cow on the highway. The cow died and the car got damaged but none of us was hurt!! I will never forget it!

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    1. That's so scary! I was pretty terrified that a cow was going to run into us haha. So glad you weren't hurt!

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  11. I've always wanted to try a camel coat as I love them on others by I'm a size 18-20 and wondered if the lighter colour would be unflattering. Do you think there's a particular style or brand that would be better for me? I'm quite hourglass but I tend to go for darker coats in the hopes of them being slimming. :/
    P.S- this looks amazing on you!

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    1. Hi Isabel, I don't think this coat would be the most flattering b/c of the cut; it's a very boxy cut. But I totally think you can get away with a light camel coat, I'd just look for one with more shape--like a trench coat shape that nips in at the waist with a belt/tie situation. Which might be tricky enough right now since minimal/boxy/tomboy styles are really popular right now. I don't know a particular brand, but my first place to look is always ASOS b/c they have so much selection. This is kind of the style I'd rec. But maybe a more camel color and more flare in the bottom half. A vintage inspired brand would be more likely to carry that silhouette, but again I don't know a specific one that has that style right now.

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    2. Thank you for replying with advice you're so kind! :)

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