London Calling

Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage fur coat, a white Lovers + Friends crop top, an H&M black suede skirt, Steve Madden lucite sock booties, and Le Specs matte black aviators in London.

Back today with another outfit from my trip to London a few weeks ago! After we explored around the city (lunch at Sketch, chocolate tasting at Charbonnel et Walker, a meeting and facial at Elemis, and a cheese tasting at Paxton & Whitfield) it was back to the hotel to change and have a cocktail at the Blue Bar at The Berkeley before heading to dinner at OXO Tower. A busy day with lots of eating involved… Right up my alley! 😜

Travel and fashion writer Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, H&M black suede skirt, and Steve Madden sock booties with a Polene leather satchel and Le Specs matte aviators in London.

For dinner and drinks, I went with an outfit that’s a little more edgy than I typically go for. But hey, when in London! My skirt is definitely on the shorter side, so I went with a textured sweater and a big fur coat on top to balance it out. These sock booties have been my go-to’s with skirts this fall… You can see how I styled them on the blog last week with this outfit! They’re super comfortable, the heel height is perfect (a little lift, but extremely walkable!), and the lucite heel is a little something unexpected.

Bows & Sequins wearing a white fur coat, a black suede skirt, and lucite heel Steve Madden sock booties.

I picked up this vintage fur coat from Lost Girls Vintage during a pop-up event at Soho House in Chicago last month. A portion of the proceeds were being donated to charity, so I had an extra incentive to bring it home with me! I love how the sporty bomber style makes it easier to dress down with a tee shirt and jeans, but it’s just as easy to dress up for fancier affairs. The ruched back helps to keep the front open, too, so it almost wears like an open-front blazer when you don’t have it zipped, l-o-v-e it! Typically, I usually opt for faux fur styles, but I don’t mind buying real fur pieces when they’re vintage. What are your thoughts on real fur vs faux? I believe this one is from the 60’s, but it’s kind of crazy how the fit of the jacket (bold shoulders and the bomber style) is currently trending again!

PS: Side note for my Chicago gals, I just saw that Lost Girls Vintage opened up a brick & mortar store at Humboldt House! I can’t find much info online, but check their Instagram for more details.

Bows & Sequins wearing matte black aviators with a white fur coat, a Lovers + Friends crop top, and an H&M black suede skirt.

Since this coat is vintage, I did some digging to find a few similar styles for you to shop if you’re in the market!

Bows & Sequins wearing Le Specs matte black aviators, a vintage fur coat, black suede H&M skirt, and lucite heel sock booties in London.

Get the Look…

Vintage White Fur Coat (similar splurge; similar save!)
Lovers + Friends Textured Crop Top (on sale!)
H&M Black Suede Skirt (almost sold out; similar here, here, & here!)
Le Specs Matte Black Aviators
Polene Leather Top-Handle Bag
Steve Madden Lucite Heel Booties

Lifestyle-focused travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a white fur coat and a black suede skirt in London.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, H&M black suede skirt, and Steve Madden sock booties with a Polene leather satchel and Le Specs matte aviators in London.

Travel writer Bows & Sequins wearing a white fur coat and Le Specs matte black aviators.

Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat with a black suede skirt, crop top, and lucite heel sock booties in London.

Travel writer Bows & Sequins in London

Travel writer Bows & Sequins in London wearing Le Specs matte black aviators, a vintage white fur coat, crop top, and black suede skirt with lucite sock booties from Steve Madden with a top-handle Polene leather satchel.

Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, crop top, and black suede skirt with lucite heel ankle sock booties and a leather satchel.Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, black suede skirt, and sock booties with a leather satchel in London.

Travel and fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, a white crop top, and an H&M black suede skirt with matte black aviators.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, black suede skirt, and sock booties with a leather satchel, sock booties, and matte aviators in London.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, H&M black suede skirt, and Steve Madden lucite heel sock booties with a Polene leather satchel and Le Specs matte aviators in London.

Travel writer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing Le Specs black aviators, vintage white fur coat, and a black suede skirt with a Polene leather satchel in London.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, H&M black suede skirt, and Steve Madden sock booties with a Polene leather satchel and Le Specs matte aviators in London.

Fashion and travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat with a crop top, black suede skirt, and sock booties from Steve Madden with a Polene leather satchel.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a vintage white fur coat, H&M black suede skirt, and Steve Madden lucite heel sock booties with a Polene leather satchel and Le Specs matte aviators in London.

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14 Comments

  1. 10.24.17
    Rena commented:

    So in love how cool you styled the wonderful jacket!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 10.24.17
    Emma commented:

    Obsessed with this look, especially the booties!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  3. 10.24.17
    Catherine commented:

    So curious to hear everyone’s thoughts on faux vs. fur! My Mom has an AMAZING white mongolian lamb coat that she’s offered me, but I’m not sure if it’s PC to wear it anywhere. She keeps telling me that her philosophy on the jacket is that at least someone ate the poor little lamb…it wasn’t just used for its coat. Thoughts anyone?

  4. 10.24.17
    Charlotte commented:

    Great photography in this post!

    Personally I’d say it’s fair game to buy/wear vintage fur but I would never get brand new fur.

  5. 10.24.17
    Natali commented:

    Wow, your boots and jacket are major pieces! You’re looking flawless on these photos. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.com

  6. 10.24.17
    Abigail Jones commented:

    Gorgeous photos! You definitely fit in in London!

    Abigail Alice x

  7. 10.24.17
    Karen Frank commented:

    I think you look adorable, I love the outfit and it is so perfect for London however 23 photos! please edit , it will have more impact

    • 10.24.17
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks for your feedback, Karen! I was working with a photographer I’d never worked with before, and I appreciated some of the more ‘artsy’ shots that he took so I wanted to include those, too. Just a little something different, you know? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I typically include some ‘detail shots’ to show an up-close look at some of the items I’m wearing and we didn’t take any of those, so I included a few extra photos that showed off certain pieces better. And believe it or not, this selection is vastly edited down from the hundreds I received, haha! 🙂

  8. 10.25.17
    Jill commented:

    Fur is murder and torture. Vintage or not. Animals suffered and died to be a piece of clothing. I love this blog but feel it’s wrong to promote fur in any way.