Maxi coats and stomping boots

Coat: Topshop (old but And Other Stories have some great coats, including a great beige one here). Bag: Anya Hindmarch via Hackney Walk Outlets. T-shirt: £50, Modern Society. Cardigan: £128, Free People. Jeans: £32, Asos Maternity. Chelsea boots: £225, Russell & Bromley. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell.

Someone asked me recently on Instagram whether they should invest in a classic grey or camel coat…and I replied ‘grey’. But since that comment, I’ve not taken this coat off – I love the autumnal feel of it at this time of year and the fact it glides almost along the pavement as I walk.

I’ve never really thought of myself as a camel coat wearer but maybe I am. I am also enjoying wearing it with a pop of colour – so many colours compliment camel and I like the almost clash with the orange bag. Shot on a rather grey, gloomy day, the bag definitely lifts the mood.

‘Willa’ choker: £38, Stella & Dot. ‘Open wave cuff’: £42, Stella & Dot. ‘Knot cuff’: £32, Stella & Dot.

You may have seen that I’ve been working with Stella & Dot on a few social media projects recently and been wearing a few of the items, especially the more everyday pieces – it’s one of the few affordable jewellery brands that I really think are doing something great and like most jewellery, it looks great layered. I especially love the Covet range for something a little more special – perfect for gift ideas (yes, I am trying to get my list sorted – I hate doing everything last minute!).

14kt gold necklace with diamonds from the ‘Covet’ range: £295, Stella & Dot.  ‘Willa’ choker: £38, Stella & Dot.

I’m definitely into my maternity wear stretch now, I’m trying to keep a lot of dresses going to not spend too much and choosing to spend money on a few key items I wear everyday, like denim. These raw hem jeans are from Asos and they’re preferable to the usual skinny jeans you get in most stores. I have a few pairs of skinny maternity jeans (which look great) but most days I can’t think of anything worse than squeezing my legs into a super tight pair of trousers and feeling constricted all day!

The boots are really old, about 5 years to be exact. I remember they were a real investment at the time, and to be honest I didn’t wear them at all last season, but Chelsea boots are back in a big way and I have fallen in love with them all over again.

They really do look like brand new still and are easy to wear all day stomping around on appointments (albeit with a bit of breaking in!).

I apologise to whom I told to invest in a grey coat for winter, I do believe it’s a good choice, but I’ll be sticking to my camel one for a while longer…


  1. I’m yet to buy a long camel coat, have a trench and shorter jacket but after seeing this may take the plunge on a full length version! Love it with the orange and denim

    Laura |

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