Thursday, 15 October 2009

Coat Love...



I've noticed a bit of 'Coat Love' going on in the blogosphere lately. Not to be last on trend, here is my most recent coat purchase.


A bargain £25 (full price) from, you guessed it... Matalan, Bury St Edmunds. Honestly, I should be the patron saint of Matalan.

Although the pic lies a little, it is bright shocking purple. I've not styled it up here, but I've been wearing it with hot pink or red scarves.

I love this style of coat, by far my favourite, it goes equally well with skirts as it does trousers, but can smarten up an outfit quicker than you can say... "ooh, don't you look smart".

They have it in other colours... I'm tempted by the turquoise version...


Have you seen
Clarks new range of desert boots?

To celebrate the 60th Birthday of the Desert Boot – Clarks have produced six unique boots to represent ‘life through the decades’:

Harris Tweed for the 1950’s
Liberty print for the swinging 60’s
Purple Suede for the 70’s
Denim Blue for the 80’s
Red/White/Blue England flag for the 90’s and
Vintage Sand for the 00’s

Which decade would you pick? I'm digging the 70's purple little beauties...

In conjunction with this they have also launched a unique 3D animation online called ‘Your Original Life’ that allows you to create your life through the decades. Users can upload pictures, music, backgrounds, colours and themes that they can then keep for themselves or upload to the web to share with friends. The animation has been called a ‘visualisor’ and is the first of its kind.

Want to try it out? Go to www.originallife.me-digital.co.uk it is completely free of charge. I've had a quick look and it is pretty darn cool... check it out. You'll be one of the first to try it, as it only went live today!





14 comments:

janettaylor said...

I really love that coat, esp the color. :-)

XoXo

Make Do Style said...

I found a bargain coat in TK Maxx yesterday - I should patron saint of that store!

The purple looks lovely on you.

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-fab coat my dear, you really score well at Matalans! love those desert boots too!!

Sher said...

Fabulous coat! It would be so much fun with those bright scarves too.

I like the tweed clarks :)

Leah said...

Love your purple coat. You look so adorable.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous coat! Anything purple wins in my books :)

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Very nice coat, love the buttons!

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Timeless Fashion... said...

Oh, just imagine people calling you THE SAINT SHOPAHOLIC OF MATALAN...

Elizabeth Marie said...

I need that coat!!! OMG I haven't been able to find one like that here! ugh

Lilyo said...

I bought a bargain coat from Tesco - bright green and only £30. Had so many comments already! Love your purple one too, so may make a special trip to Matalan for one of those.

daisychain said...

I love matalan coats. I really need to make a trip!

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

I love it!

I have never heard of Matalan (*sigh for being across the pond*) but that coat looks long, comfy and bright.

I really wish more people would take a leap and buy a coat colour other than black. It's depressing in winter to only see brown grey or black running around.

Thanks for coming by the blog. Am adding you to my reader :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love your coat, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Lemondrop Marie said...

Loving that purple and the big buttons! Snugly and purple!