Bright colours can be flattering

Bright colours can be flattering

When the weather gets really cold and wintry I find that a bright coloured coat, especially a flattering red, can lift the spirits. I have had the above coat by Nicole Farhi for many years and never seem to grow tired of it.

Our skin can become pale at this time of year and a rich colour can throw a more flattering light onto the face than a dark neutral.

What colours are you attracted to that bring you joy every time you wear them?

Red coat Nicole Farhi similar //  Ethnic shawl from St. Tropez market. Etsy have some great ones  // grey knitted tunic.

How to change the look with a different necklace.


All stunning photographs taken in Richmond Park by Laura Hines. Follow on Instagram

Here I have added a different necklace that helps to bring out the colour of the coat. Necklace a few years ago from MarksandSpencer. A good selection at Nordstrom.

Just back from Paris. Had a wonderful time. I will get the photos posted as soon as possible. In the meantime I have a couple up on my Instagram




  1. 9th December 2016 / 14:24

    I’m a huge fan of color in these dreary months and since you have to wear a coat everyday, it might as well be a fun one!!
    Love the shawl over top too!!

  2. Viv Butler
    9th December 2016 / 15:58

    Yes, it’s a lovely combination, the shaw adds interest and as you bought it in France, rather unique. I particularly like buying items when abroad too, that you won’t see on our high street.

  3. cindyann
    11th December 2016 / 03:17

    I love your capsule. I’m intrigued by the jumper with detachable cowl. Does it just sit independently or attach in some way? I sew and would love to incorporate this design into a tunic. I found your blog via Une Femme…enjoy your time in Paris!

    • 11th December 2016 / 10:34

      Hi Cindyann
      Welcome to my blog.
      With regard to the jumper. The cowl neck is not attached. I just put it over my head and it sits on top of the crew neck making a turtle neck style. You could also use it as a headband to keep your ears warm.

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