March has been such a busy month for me with life changes and taking on more design work than I can handle at times. This isn’t me moaning, just realising how much you can get caught up with life and being unable to focus on the things you love. One decision that’s got me very excited is that me and Joe are moving back to Manchester in April! It has always been the plan to move back up north one day. So this last month has been planning the move and viewing various houses. We are very sad to be leaving London as this place feels like home to me now as much as the North does but we feel it’s the right time for a change. I’ll write more about the move in another post, and give you guys updates on moving cities and moving house.
Anyway enough of the life update, let’s get into the exciting part which is... its starting to feel like spring! I’ve been quite slow on the spring wardrobe update as I refuse to take off my knitwear for fear of being cold. Plus being up and down from the north I’ve needed those extra thick knits while being in Manchester.
All that being said I felt I wanted an update to my outerwear and accessories. So I have gone for a slick trench coat from Marks and Spencer’s. Trench coats were massive on the catwalks, and you can see how this trend has influenced the high street. I’m not normally one for a true trench, I decided on this all most flasher coat, with this concealed placket and one button fastening.
Some other lovely trench coats.
Some other lovely bags from Pauls Boutique.
With a clean simple look like this, I like to wear black accessories. Here I have my favourite ankle boots at the moment and this textured animal bag from Paul’s Boutique. This bag is the perfect spring piece, with just one zip opening and tonnes of room inside to fit all the extra stuff I just love to carry around with me. It has a stunning gunmetal chain and a leather strap detail breaking the chain up to make the bag more comfortable when wearing it across the body.
What’s even better about this Paul’s Boutique bag is you can win this exact bag by heading over to my Instagram and follow all the details on there on how to enter. If you aren’t too fussed about this bag I’ve left some other options below for you guys.
Do let me know what you think about the trench coat and bag below.
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