I bought this green parka last year from J.Crew. Unfortunately, they do not seem to be offering a similar style this season. See how I wore it last year. I found a good selection of parkas at both Nordstrom and John Lewis. I am wearing several layers as it was a sunny but chilly early morning near Richmond Park.
The navy boiled wool sleeveless jacket that you can just see under my parka is by Hopefashion. How I styled it last year. My grey roll neck is from Uniqlo (Uk). My new over the knee boots are from MarksandSpencer (US link) I will be discussing them at greater length later.
My red hat is a few years old from Whistles. Similar at Etsy
My chunky red necklace is from Jaeger a few years ago. Similar at Etsy
A detail shot of my new MarksandSpencer (US link) over the knee boots. I have not worn over the knee boots for many years. Two reasons. The first I thought that I was “too old” and that they were a style more suited to the young. Secondly, I have small feet and wide calves. Never an easy combination when you are buying knee boots. Then I thought I should practice what I preach and be bolder. A friend alerted me to the ones above so I thought I would try them. I was agreeably surprised. They are comfortable, fit well which is a miracle for me.
Then I thought I should practice what I preach and be bolder. A friend alerted me to the ones above so I thought I would try them. I was agreeably surprised. They are comfortable and fit well, which is a miracle for me.
All photos by Laura Hines. She has perfectly captured the mood of the autumn colours. Follow her on Instagram.
Thanks for being practical . My lifestyle is more parka than posh frock & it’s nice to see a selection . A make I like is Aigle & they are properly waterproof too . French I think ?
Thank you for letting me know about Aigle. I had a look and they are very nice.
Love this entire look! I, too, would have thought that over-the-knee boots would be too young a look–but they are not! With dark slacks/leggings, the look is very becoming, and suitable for any age. Thanks for your blog. I always enjoy it!
Thank you for the compliment. I too was surprised that I liked the long boots. That is why I say it is always worth trying something. You never know. Glad you like the blog.
Love the color combo’s. Hat makes it!
Great looking outfit, you will stay nice and warm on cold or nippy mornings.