trench coat - zara (similar) (similar)
jeans - topshop
boots - zara

Sorry for being so absent on the old blog front lately, I'm one of those people that when I have a HUGE pile of things I need to do, I get completely over stressed out and i just can't hack the thought of tackling any of my problems, and then probably resort to spending a lot of time stressed with my head buried in the sand in bed. However I've tackled a huge mental hurdle and decided to post my outfit that I wore to London the other week. 

Once we hit march this year I instantly panicked at the thought of having to sweat out or freeze during the transitional weather, so I set myself a mission and decided to look for the perfect trench coat. I've been lusting after one for years but I'm so glad i waited and found this beauty from Zara. The quality is amazing as it shields my poor body from the crazy April showers however its super light to wear and I've had multiple compliments on how expensive it looks!

I'm gutted that I can't currently find this online, however I spied this in stores the other day so the last few should be around! I've tagged in some similar beautiful trench coats as alternatives though.





culottes are hands down, my ultimate favourite wardrobe item. So much that I thought I should dedicate an entire blog post towards them in the hope that the culottes love will spread and spread around the globe. Whats not to love about them? I wear smart culottes for work with heels, casual culottes for the average day in sandals or trainers for the androgynous look, jogger-style culottes for chilling around the house and my next step is definitely pj culottes. They can literally be worn for any occasion you desire and I feel like they always give a sort of high-end fashion look to an outfit over those jeans that you tend to reach for day in and day out.

I tend to reach mostly for them mainly for the versatility factor and also for the comfort element, which is why I ADORE wearing these babies when going out for meals. I have been there too many times wearing a dressy tight-fitting ensemble for a meal, then eating my weight in food and feeling majorly uncomfortable the rest of the night and just counting down the hours until i can get home and unbutton those pants. I have also been saved many a time by these with huge gusts from the wind, which have protected my flashing to the world which would have been a completely different story if I were rocking a flowy skirt. 

So here was the culottes appreciation post. Please spread the culottes love and link me to any that have caught your eye recently!

Rachel x