Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Le Cheap c'est Chic

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Camel coat: charity shop//Breton top & Joni jeans: Topshop//Flats: c/o Le Bunny Bleu//Necklace: Ebay//Sunnies: Primark

I was trying to go for the classic if somewhat stereotypical French chic look here. It was ridiculously freezing so the coat stayed firmly on. Ah yes, the coat. I'd been scouring my local charity shops for weeks looking for a new coat for this lovely mid season weather we're having (what is it with the random snow storms?). I came across horrendous coats, far-too-long coats, overpriced coats, unexciting coats and my coat (a coat I donated a few weeks ago) before I found this beauty, originally from Joseph. There was a button missing but one was provided inside the coat so I sewed it on with pink thread. Good as new, and I only had to part with £15.

36 comments:

  1. Love the coat, what a great charity find!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  2. After buying the Joni jeans in blue, and the fact that I keep seeing the black ones on you, I'm going to have to purchase them in black next month! Love them. And your coat! What a lovely find :) x

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  3. You look so amazing <3 I do do love your coat ! I've been looking for such for ages !!! <3

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  4. Very cute outfit! Loving the top!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. That's a chic coat! :) xx

    nancywilde.blogspot.com

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  6. That is such a fabulous coat!

    Jem xXx

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  7. I'm jealous of both your coat and ability to unearth such a gem in a charity shop. I've well and truly lost the knack! x

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  8. So stylish, as always! Great necklace. x

    tulip-agate.blogspot.com

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  9. This is a great outfit, I love the jeans and the stripes. Great coat too!!
    xJennaD

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  10. You do indeed look very chic and very French. Striped tee's are the best - they go with everything and look so stylish. I love your camel coat!

    x

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  11. That coat is amazing, what a find! x

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  12. It's a lovely coat - what a bargain!

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  13. It's a gorgeous coat...love the striped top as well!! Perfect for this time of year!! x

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  14. Don't you worry about your posts all becoming the same - they definitely aren't. I dread to think how long we have been commenting on each others blogs and you've never lost my interest. Maybe when we explore north london you can show me the way of the bargain hunter? This find is amazing! xxx

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  15. wow, such a bargain! You reallt remind me of the HAIM girls here x

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  16. That's such an amazing find!!

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  17. That is a beaut of a coat babe :D

    I can never find anything nice in charity shops. :/ xx

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  18. Love the coat! This weather is schizophrenic - yesterday it snowed, then was boiling and sunny, then hailed, then the sun came out again...make up your freaking mind, weather! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Crikeeeey moses, you look bloomin' good! I'd like this whole outfit, please. xo

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  20. Very nice outfit :)


    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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  21. Brilliant charity shop find - and it proves that sometimes it's just worth persevering to find the perfect item on the charity rails. Have to say, I'm also enjoying the colour co-ordination of outfit with background.

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  22. LOVE this outfit, you found such a great piece! Hurray for charity shops! The lipstick colour really suits you too! P.S i'm your newest follower :) xx

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  23. really loving this laid back and preppy look. horizontal stripes are just so timeless. very classic. and i completely see the french vibe in this - in fact it was the first thing i thought even before reading your source of inspiration.

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  24. What an absurdly BEAUTIFUL coat!!!!! This is the sort of coat I can only dream of finding, it looks perfect on you. All of the coats are popping into stores now where I am (although it's not really going to get cold enough) and I have looked for something similar but all of the options are pretty crap. I hope I can find something as elegant as yours :)

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  25. Great look. esp lov the coat <3

    xx

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  26. It's a beautiful coat Rachel! It looks so snug :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  27. Such a gorgeous outfit, you look quite frenchie :) x

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  28. Love this chic french outfit. That coat perfectly completed the whole look!!

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  29. you look so perfect and french! the coat is really lovely

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  30. I like this look, you look beautiful. I managed to get a fitted striped top today from a charity shop for £3.50 so im over the moon. I have a baggy one but fancied a fitted for a bit of a change.

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  31. This looks great, very Parisian!

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