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21 October 2014

High street statement coats....all for less than £30!!

At this time of year my complete and utter downfall is the coat! In any shape or form I am obsessed. After all, on the school run who see's anything but your coat? After a recent trip to Primark I reckon their coats cover every trend! After much perusing of Pinterest I have found a homage to each of these coats in Primark all for less than £30.


The Primark style steal version £20.


I love, but I can't justify as I bought something very similar from Uniqlo last year that I really need to get the wear out of this year!! Great outfit inspo though!

Next up....the teddy statement coat



This coat came in a couple of other colours but the gray was my favourite! This one was just £22.90, reduced by a couple of quid for some reason, which is excellent for a statement coat you don't want to pay the earth for!! 


 

Here we have the check coat inspiration.



This is the one I am completely tempted to buy....why on earth have I not caved and handed over my 30 green notes for it??!


Close up of the textiles!! 


Onward and forward to the next statement....the powder blue coat



This Primark one is just 23 pounds!! It is more of an ice blue instore. I managed to find this picture on their website where it looks decidedly grey.



The pink coat is still a huge trend!!



This Primark pink duster coat is gorgeous and this one is a bargain at £25.


Which is your favourite? Are you tempted by any of the Primark offerings??

I haven't bought any of the above yet....but I do have another coat purchase to share. I've had this coat for about a month and I haven't worn it until now as I had an idea that I wanted to style it a certain way which meant a 3 week wait to take delivery of the pair of jeans I had in mind!! 

This coat is from Topshop and I lay the blame for this purchase with the lovely Jane from My Midlife Fashion when she featured it in this fabulous style steal. It took me a while to get hold of as it was sold out online but I managed to track it down eventually in a local store....phew! It does go in and out of stock online I have noticed.


My idea was to wear this with a white shirt, I managed to pick one up in the Gap sale for £14.99 (similar here)


I saw these jeans from H&M and knew they would look perfect with this ensemble! Anyone thinking of ordering these H&M patchwork jeans I would recommend that you size up as they come up small, I bought a 30 in the end when I would normally be a 28 waist.


And to complete the look it just had to be Adidas Stan Smiths (buy here)


Here is how I actually ended up wearing when I visited The Pig again today for the 2nd time in a week! It was so good last week, I decided to treat my mum to lunch this week. I did actually swap the white shirt for a vintage navy silk Jaeger shirt after stealing the idea from Susie So So here! That is the great thing about reading other blogs, it sometimes jogs your memory about little wardrobe gems you have forgotten. My mum was thrilled to bits to see me in the shirt as she gave it to me, after her sister had given it to her years previously. Good to keep these vintage treasures in the family! 


A couple of outfits from the past few days.


DKNY jacket (c/o T K Maxx, ancient)
Gap sweater (old)
Uniqlo urban sweatpants (current, sold out, thanks to Sue again for bagging these for me!)
Kurt Geiger Laurel skate shoes (still available, here)
Topshop snood/scarf (Spring 2014)


Topshop parka (old, similar here)
Uniqlo Lulu Guinness sweatshirt (current, sold out)
ASOS Ridley jeans (current, similar here)
Superga (Summer 2014, still available here)
Efurt scarf (old, Hi-Hi Oxted)


Superdry jacket (old, c/o T K Maxx)
Boden Breton (current, here)
H&M jeans (Spring 2014, sale)
Adidas Stan Smiths (c/o eBay but available here)

I could not resist posting a pic of this little poser in her very own statement coat which is George @ Asda, boots and jeans from H&M. I think Gracie is following in her mums footsteps ;0)


Anyone else as obsessed on the coat front as me then?

As always I love reading and responding to your comments!

Until next time.

Michelle x


39 comments:

  1. I'm a terror for coats Michelle I have to admit and what great statement coats for the money from Primani! Love your new coat and the outfit you put together - gorgeous darling xx

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    1. Ahh thank you Sharron! Something tells me I am not done with the coat purchases yet this season ;0) What will be next?? I can't decide!! I am tossing up between 2?? Will no doubt have another purchase to share soon xx

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  2. Wow those Primark coats look amazing Michelle, you did well to walk away empty handed!!! I'm also totally loving the Topshop coat on you not to mention your daughter's leopard print number, such a gorgeous picture.
    Thank you for the lovely mention.
    Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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    1. They are pretty impressive if you want to pick up something that may only be a one season wonder aren't they Jane!! Glad you tipped me off about the Topshop coat....I can see me wearing it a lot!! Lol....only aged 8 but already a lover of a bit of 'Bet'! I have a job to get Gracie out of her new coat!! :0) xx

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  3. I am happy to come out as a fellow coat obsessive - I definitely have more than I need, but am never going to say never when it comes to adding another to the collection! The Primark check coat looks pretty fabulous, I may just have to try it next time I'm in there. At that price, it looks hard to refuse!

    Becky x

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    1. It is so good to know I'm not alone in being a coat obsessive!! I will be adding to my 3 purchases to date but I'm just trying to decide on what I'm missing! The Primark check coat is high on the list of possibles for me!! x

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  4. I am tempted by the check Primark one also Michelle:) i love your grey Topshop coat and of course the styling1 How cute is your daughter....definitely following in your footsteps! If she is anything like my two you may need to start saving now to keep her wardrobe topped up!!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Yep....that Primark check coat is definitely the one calling me Anne! Such a bargain and it would go with so much! Thanks for the lovely comment about Gracie....bless her, she spent a whole week deciding what to wear to her school disco so it would seem she is taking after me ;0) It is a dead cert that I need to start saving!! xx

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  5. Your posts are like walking into Selfridges Michelle, I don't know where to look first as they're jam packed with loveliness. Firstly, I love all your outfits particularly Pig visit number 2, secondly, I think the check coat is my favourite and thirdly, I've given up with H&M jeans, sometimes I have to size up twice x

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    1. You are too kind Donna....what a fab comment, thank you! I think the general consensus is that I should get the check coat ;0) I find it so depressing buying bottom halves from H&M, their sizing is so random! xx

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  6. The check coat is lovely - I've tried that a few times but was worried it might be a little too distinctive. They also had a black version of the pink one which I was walking around with for a while before I finally put it back. And then I spied a cream fur one for £25 which was actually really nice - not fleecy - proper hairy furry type! And it fitted and I walked round with that too for a while and then thought - where on earth am I going to wear that? So back that went. Boy - this coat hunting business has been hard this year but I think I finally have one in the bag! Give me another week first to make sure my mind is properly made up though! And I love the grey Topshop one ... I'm currently stalking it!

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    1. My concern is that the check coat is a bit too distinctive too Sue. It wouldn't have been so much of a problem last year as there was only a Primark in Bristol so I could get away with it a bit more. However now Primark has opened in Bath and that is my usual stomping ground, I am more likely to bump into someone wearing the same coat! Still for £30 I may well risk it!
      Oooh, your coat purchase sounds promising! I look forward to seeing what you have decided on!! xx

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  7. Get ye back and get that checked coat - tis bloody lovely!

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    1. Getting back to Primark is top priority on my agenda Joanna ;0) xx

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  8. Look at your fabulous mini me fashionista!! Absolutely love your 1st two outfits especially, the grey masculine coat looks perfect with the stans. With regards to the primark coats I can totally see the check one working perfect with your style Michelle. Xx

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    1. Why thank you Annmarie....Gracie is a natural isn't she?! :0) I love the masculine vibe of the Topshop coat, I am looking forward to getting lots of wear out of it....with the Stan's of course!! xx

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  9. The checked coat looks fab on you (I saw it in store the other week & it caught my eye!). I need to go back to Primarni for a proper look around, you've spotted some real gems! Love your Pig mark 2 outfit...fabulous & Miss Gracie is rockin' her outfit (how cute is that coat?!) x

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    1. I tried the check coat on the day I bought the Topshop coat but thought better of going home with 2 coats on the same day! I keep going back to it so it's about time I took the plunge! I have seen a few good bits in Primark lately so I doubt I'll get away with just buying a coat! The George coat is just too cute isn't it......I just don't know where Gracie gets it from! ;0) xx

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  10. I'm not a huge coat fan. I have a few old favourites that come out very year though I have just spotted an M&S one which I'm seriously tempted by. Love the photo of Gracie! Love all of your outfits as always, Micheloe. Lynne xx

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    1. Hi Lynne! That's the thing....my old favourites come out every year and then I go and add to the coat collection! There is very little in my wardrobe for anything else!! M&S have done such a great collection of coats this year so I am not surprised to hear you have found one there!! xx

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  11. I love the check Primani coat but they never have it in my local store. I did however try the black teddy style & the coat itself was fab but the zip was a sodding nightmare so I never bought it :( x

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    1. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they still have the check coat in my local store as they don't have as much stock in as it's a smaller branch!! Shame about the black teddy style.....couldn't get over the fact it was only £20!! xx

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  12. OMG what amazing finds Michelle! You have to get the checked Primani one as it was made for you! It really does look fantastic! I love your black teddy bear one & as always all your outfits are lush! Gracie is just too cute! Ax

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    1. Some cool coats huh Andrea! The check one will definitely go well with what's in my wardrobe! Thanks for the lovely comment xx

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  13. Don't get me started on coats. I want all of the above to add to my wardrobe and I'm particularly fond of your new TOpshop one. Very classic and yet very now. Your mini me looks adorable by the way

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    1. The husband has just looked over my shoulder and I am now getting the look....the rolling of the eyes! He surely must be getting used to the fact that there is always another coat purchase on the horizon by now!! Lol! Bless my little model....she has done me proud! xx

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  14. Hi my lovely!! I love how you showcased the Primark coats, the checked one is my favourite!! Just love how you've styled your new grey one, I love this style of coat and have a couple which I should wear more! Love those urban pants by Uniqlo a fab buy and as usual you're looking gorgeous! xxx

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    1. Hello my lovely! I love the slightly Crombie feel about the Topshop coat....I have big plans for it!! Love the mash up of smart and casual with the trainers!! Super chuffed with the Uniqlo sweats....so comfy and enjoyed making them look a bit more edgy with the leather jacket, bit of a different look for me :0) xx

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  15. Thank you for showing the H&M jeans, I've been looking for a pair with patches for ages! Love the pink Primark coat x

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    1. You are welcome! They are great for the money....even tough they are a bit skimpy on their sizing! xx

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  16. Well Michelle,our local branch definitely hasn't had any of those fab coats! So a trip to the big Bristol one might have to be organised asap! I absolutely love the check one.....Go back and get it girl, you know it will be sold out in a flash! TheTopshop coat is such a goodie too, love how you have styled it, but then great minds think alike...... those H&M patchwork jeans have been on my backside for a couple of weeks now, but boy do they come up small! Helen xx

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    1. I need to get myself into the Bristol one again, as while researching this post I came across a few other things on their website which I keep hoping to find in Bath but haven't been able to find!! Great minds indeed with the jeans ;0) I only wish I'd gotten my act together a bit sooner with the jeans as it is only know that I have them I can see how versatile they will be!! Jeez do they come up small though!! xx

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  17. I am so naughty when it comes to coats and literally have one in every colour. Most are Primarni best so they don't break the bank. The one I get the most compliments on is my electric blue one from Primark a few years ago. I'm loving all the ones you featured but know what you mean as everyone seems to have one now so you normally bump into others wearing anything the same thing. Love your daughters coat. She definitely has her mums good taste - Ant xxx

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    1. Sounds like my coat collection is going the same as yours with one in every colour!! I don't have bright blue.....yet!! Mini-me already seems to have her finger on the fashion pulse ;0) Thanks for the lovely comment xx

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  18. As you know I share the coat addiction Michelle...2 in the past week! Great finds - love the checked one in particular. You have to buy it!! Ax

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    1. We are egging each on nicely with these coat purchases Avril!! ;0) Making that 4th coat purchase *may* be on the agenda tomorrow! xx

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  19. I think your daughter may have stolen your style crown for a moment here! Love the check coat on you, really hope you buy it as it's fab!
    A x

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  20. Gracie looks lush in her leopard print doesn't she?! Bless!! She is surpassing me in the style stakes!! Fingers crossed they still have the coat in my size!! xx

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  21. Primark always do AMAZING coats but this year they have excelled. Their selection is always on trend and super cheap. Some of the material though is a bit 'eeewww' and 'stiff' but others are great.
    I ADORE The Pig - and can't wait to go back to their flagship hotel in the New Forest one day.

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