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THE TRENCH COAT OF DREAMS

26/02/2016
So, I think after a long time of moaning like a tit professing my love/hate feelings for fashion week, I’ve finally figured this thing out. I think after seasons of attending show after presentation after presentation after show, and a season of just chilling at The Apartment  – i.e last season, in the roaring sunshine, and it was bloody glorious – I’ve finally worked out that doing fashion week right, means doing the kinda fashion week for you. My kind involves only going to shows that I really love and want to go to (Holly Fulton and Felder Felder topped this season’s list), going to events that I really want to go to (yo Kurt Geiger breakfast with all of my gal pals, I’m looking at you), and hanging out with my good blogging friends at The Apartment. Which I did a lot of and I have to say, it was by far my favourite part of LFW.
… Much to the delight of the poor designers who work tirelessly for months on their collections just for me to prefer eating sweet potato fries and drinking all the lattes with the girls discussing blogging, boys and stuff that I wouldn’t dare mention on these parts. 
LOL… Soz designers.

So yes, LFW was more chilled for me this season and I think this reflected in my outfit choices because I really didn’t worry about what I was going to wear, choosing instead to opt for my basic bitch standard “Oh shit, I need to look chic but also want to be comfy AF” outfit and decided to base this around my new Boden trench coat which I am beyond obsessed with. (And I hope you are too because it’ll be popping up a lot more around here).

Said babe-in trench. There is genuinely nothing that I don’t love about this trench coat. From the classic stone colour (which goes with absolutely everything!), the tortoiseshell buttons, the pink inner lining – not displayed because I looked ever so slightly like a hooker inviting you in when I tried to pose for that – and the gentle structure which is just so classic and chic but also so comfy to wear too. I cannot say enough good things and would highly recommend investing in the beautiful Boden Abingdon Trench [insert hands up/”hallelujah”/heart eye’d emojis here].

The bag. Yes, I reused the Radley Elgin from Day 1 and no I’m totally not sorry. The most beautifully structured black handbag which holds a surprising amount but also looks very neat and compact. The leather is dreamy and the lining perfect, basically, combined with the trench and white shirt, I feel chic AF.

Pulling the whole look together with an item that is so unlike me in the form of this neck tie/neckerchief/[insert your own choice of word for an item that makes you look like a Texan, western throwback]. Yes, I look ever so slightly like Woody from Toy story but I love that this added a little bit of an edge to what would probably have been quite a uniform look otherwise. LOL, edgy? [insert cry laughter emoji here].

Finishing off with the boots that I’ve christened my “Oh my god you look really smart and lovely but are also comfortable, can we please get married?” boots. In short – and un-eloquently – I bloody love ’em!

Trench coat: Boden
Trousers: River Island
Boyfriend Shirt: ASOS
Neck tie: Topshop
Boots: River Island 
And that brings Day 2 to a close. Day 2 was a lot of fun with the Ones to Watch show, the beautiful Holly Fulton Show, and lots of chill time at The Apartment with my favourite ladies. I did actually do another day of LFW however I may save that for another time as I firstly don’t want to bore you to death, and secondly, it’s become my go to “meetings/event” look which I’m saving for a little feature further down the line.
So that’s LFW wrapped up, I’d love to know what you thought of the outfit? If you went down to LFW, what was your favourite part? I always love hearing your thoughts!
As always, thanks so much for reading!
xx

70 responses to “THE TRENCH COAT OF DREAMS”

  1. You look gorgeous, as always! You certainly do look chic yet comfortable, though those shoes easily have a "hot to pain ratio"!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  2. This trench is wonderful

  3. Sophie B says:

    That trench is fab, as are the boots!

    Sophie-rose.co.uk xx

  4. I didn't realise you had been attending LFW for so many seasons, I feel like a total newbie lol! I'm glad you had fun this season, it really was a great season! Loving this outfit hun, especially the trench and the boots!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  5. Great trench coat, love how you've styled it!
    Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  6. The trench looks like a great way to stay warm and dry during LFW. Just back from Switzerland so catching up on all my blog reading!

  7. The trench looks like a great way to stay warm and dry during LFW. Just back from Switzerland so catching up on all my blog reading!

  8. Kamogelo M says:

    Ellie, Your shoes! OMG they're sooo lovely. I love the entire look as a whole. The colour of the trench coat and the way you've styled it is amazing. Love it! xo

    From 18 To Life

  9. May Cho says:

    I think that going the parts of fashion where you only want to go is such a good decision on your part, Ellie, and I think you look brilliant nonetheless. So in love with your shoes!

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

  10. That IS a delightful trench coat! Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚
    April xx

    | APRIL ROSE PENGILLY |

  11. Anonymous says:

    Such a beautiful trench!! Love the classic style + your watch, so gorgeous! โ˜บ
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  12. Beautylymin says:

    You're right – that is the perfect trench coat! Gorgeous, as always! xx

    Beautylymin

  13. Ellen Barnes says:

    This looks amazing! I'm so glad I found your blog, it's brilliant! Love love LOVE!

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    Once again, love your blog!
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  14. Call Me Amy says:

    The trench is a beaut! I also adore the neck scarf and the boots are just amaze! You look seriously chic here Elle!
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

  15. Meg Siobhan says:

    I love this look – can't beat a classic trench, can you? And the neck tie is a freakin' awesome addition to it.

    Meg | A Little Twist Ofโ€ฆ

  16. Harija says:

    Love your post, great content! Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!! Have a great weekend!!

    MyLyfeMyStory

  17. Bash Harry says:

    My goodness, what I'd give to get a trench coat like yours! The stone colour is absolutely gorgeous! LFW forces you to think of chic and comfy, and I love what you got, Elle! It's perfect! <3

    xx Bash | H E Y ย  B A S Hย | bloglovin'

  18. Jordan says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! I saw it on your snapchat and thought it was gorgeous <3 I love the necktie as well I've wanted a red one for ages!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  19. Honest mum says:

    You look divine babe. I need that Boden trench in my life. I couldn't do LFW this year because of work/ family member is unwell and I missed Paris Haute Couture (first time I was invited so I might have cried) so am definitely going next year. I think you are so right about making the week work for you and it sounds like you've had an amazing time. Hope we get to meet one day xx

  20. I love this look, that trench coat is gorgeous! I recently bought a trench in a similar tone and I've been wearing it non stop.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  21. Rachel says:

    Perfect trench coat and it is perfect on you! Beautiful!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  22. LBG says:

    The trench is so chic! So exceptional with the bag and trousers, makes it edgy too! I would want to marry the boots too. Hope you're having a great weekend Elle. New post up on Sunday on Paris for newbies dear – I hope you'll like it!

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  23. Gorgeous trench and I love those booties! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  24. Classy trench coat, love the bandana detail too!

    Hugs from Athens ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

  25. Simple yet so chic look
    The outfit suits the weather.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  26. R Burden says:

    The trench is indeed beautiful but I have to say my eyes didn't leave the shoes. ๐Ÿ˜
    Stunning! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  27. Rosy Flynn says:

    I love this trench, I've been after a good one for a while since my last one shrunk in the wash (or I ate too much… funny how lots of my stuff seems to be shrinking lately…)
    As usual you look fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  28. crafty-zone says:

    Personally I also think that when there are the doubts, it's better to choose classic, but chic items, like your new trench coat ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like it has divine quality and it's timless, great choice, my dear ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  29. Your trench is so classic! I love it with the bag and scarf
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  30. i totally love your trench coat, how I wish I would be able to wear something like that so classy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx
    Rica | http://www.sassycebuannachic.com

  31. I love this trench coat! It looks lovely on you! I think this is a really good LFW outfit, as like you said you look comfy and chic without going over the top and stressing yourself out or being uncomfortable during the long days ๐Ÿ™‚ You look lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  32. Love your trnch coat! I still haven't got one, need to change that… ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

  33. THe coat, the Bag, the shoes! okay, I really love this ensemble! When will I'd be able to wear that kind of coat here in our country? I would really love to wear coats and boots but as much as I'd love to, the weather won't let me. Tropical country like Philippines won't let me wear this ensemble. Maybe if I'd go in a vacation I will probably, ๐Ÿ™‚ So lovely dear! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx
    Rica | http://www.sassycebuannachic.com

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