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! 😜
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.
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!
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!
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