Monday, 3 February 2014

my favourite winter colour

Today was a perfect opportunity to wear this coat I picked up in the January sales. A lovely sunny Sunday but with a chilly wind. We wanted to make the most of this glorious day so we had a wander round a beautiful gallery not too far from us. 

I have a wardrobe full of maroon; it is my go to colour choice over the winter months. I paired it with a blue lace dress and my comfy and warm maroon boots. Lace dresses are a big favourite of mine, I find them very versatile and perfect for many occasions. If you read my blog you will know I have quite a selection! What other outfits do you think would work with this coat? I would love to hear your ideas. 

After a lovely visit to the gallery we were feeling a little peckish and there is only one place I wanted to go and that was Marmadukes. This is one of my favourite little cafes to eat in and I would highly recommend it.

It is so quaint and funky inside and the sandwiches are just heaven! I can't wait to go back and try their eggs benedict. They even have blankets so you can sit outside when it is chilly. I love it!

Linking up with Elena at Monday Bloom, Doranda at Watch What I'm Wearing and Lauren at Style Elixir.

Have a great Monday!

River Island Maroon Oversized Coat
Topshop Lace Dress - wardrobe
Urban Outfitters Handbag - wardrobe
Primark Maroon Booties - last seen here


  1. The jacket is amazing!

    CLK Fashions

  2. It's a beautiful color indeed.. very rich and adds color to winter months!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE

    1. I agree; it definitely adds colour to my outfits :-)

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    1. Thank you; it is lovely and snug :-)

  4. The coat is a lovely warm colour, and I think it would add depth and cosines to anything you paired it with, Rachel. It look gorgeous with the blue lace dress. I have been to Marmaduke's a few times, it's a tad twee for my tastes and I can't be doing with boards and slates for plates! Ha, I'm such a grump! xxxx

    1. Thank you so much Curtise. I'm counting on it keeping me very warm over the next few weeks. I'm afraid I love all things twee and shabby chic lol! xxxx

  5. Love your jacket, such a great colour :-)

  6. Love the look and colour of the coat - I know it piqued my interest because I really wanted to feel the texture of the coat ( why do have the need to feel the materiel in clothes?) - really like the look of your lacey dress as well - again its a great colour !

    1. Thank you so much, you are so kind. I love to feel material too, I am quite fussy with the texture of sweaters! :-)

  7. What a lovely cafe!! It looks awesome, apart from the Yorkshire tea, I'm really not a fan of Yorkshire tea. It's so cute that they give you blankets! The dress is lovely - you're right about how you can wear lace dresses for so many different things =)

    Corinne x

    1. It's such a sweet little place Corinne, I'm sure you would love it. Lace dresses are the best x

  8. Lovely outfit I would definately wear it to change it up I would team it with distressed jeans, a black top and burgundy Timberland boots x

    1. Thank you Gailann, I love your idea of how to wear the coat. I might have to pinch it! xx

    2. Feel free Rachel, I'm sure you will look stunning xx

    3. Thank you so much xx

  9. Great colors in this outfit! I really like your coat and shoes!
    This Ever Evolving Life

  10. Love the jacket. Great combining of colors

  11. so glad you were able to find the gallery/café combo you wanted to- looks relaxing and fun. Nice coat.

    1. It was a lovely day thanks Rachel, we had a good time. Hugs xx

  12. Looking adorable Rachel!
    Doing fine but have a little cold, not posting these days, cold and hair dilemma, lol!
    Will see you soon!


    1. Thank you so much Ariane. Sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you are soon much better and making your super blog posts.
      Have a lovely weekend xx

  13. Beautiful as always, love your photos Rachel.

    1. Awww thank you so much Claudia. I'm glad you like them :-)