Leopard and Lace

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Coat – Asos (similar here). Dress – Topshop. Bag – Aldo. Boots – Dorothy Perkins.

It only takes one quick glance into my closet to see that lace rates very highly for me; I’d guess that at least two in five items in my wardrobe are made of lace (and they say that variety is the spice of life…). It’s safe to say that really, I’ve reached peak lace capacity, but when I spied this number in Topshop last weekend, I couldn’t leave it behind. Everything about this called out to me – the retro high neck, the sweeping sleeves and the general floatiness of it meant that it was love at first sight. White lace is a firm favourite of mine, and I really like the bold floral design in this, and the pulled threads at each scalloped hem. It’s delicate and feminine, and oh-so cool. It reminds me of net curtains, in the best possible way.

I paired this with my favourite leopard print fur coat, and some trusty black ankle boots – definitely the best possible choice (aside from full-leg wellies, perhaps) for the torrential rain we were subjected to here! I also found this navy handbag at the very back of my closet, bought in Aldo about three years ago and long forgotten about, but I liked it against the coat. It’s roomy enough for all of the rubbish I carry around every day, and I have fallen back in love with the slouchy shape and the detailing (and the leopard print lining too!).

We took a very quick wander in the rain, through Spitalfields, giving me enough time to mentally add to my ever-growing Christmas wishlist; I’ve definitely got my eye on one of those gorgeous lace collars (and you thought I’d reached peak lace capacity…)!

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