me before you | Fan screening

me before you | Fan screening

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the chance to attend the the premier night fan screening of the new film adaptation of ‘me before you’ starting Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. 

Having been a long time lover of the book ever since it burst onto our bookshelves, when I heard that their was going to be a film adaptation I knew that it was going to be a must see film for me. Then secondly finding out that in the lead roles would be the aforementioned Sam Claflin, I mean I might have a slight crush on him, just a tiny one ;), and Emilia Clarke tearing herself away from those beloved dragons, I was even more excited about it. 

Then unbelievably thirdly being given the chance to go to the premier fan screening, with a guest appearance of Sam Claflin himself, it was an opportunity that the 411 miles between Glasgow and London weren’t going to hold me back from. 

To give you a brief introduction into the story Will Trainor (Claflin), a young successful business man with an adrenaline fuelled lifestyle, is left after a road accident paraplegic from the neck down. After loosing her job at a the local bakery Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) takes a job as Will’s carer and after a rocky start it is from there that their love story begins. 

And I barely have words for getting to sit next to him. I’m just glad I managed to show a vague amount of composure on my face for the photograph and not ending up a red faced smiling loon.  

Without giving too much away, obviously having read the book I knew it would be a very fun film but also an incredibly emotional one too. With my general inability to cry at films its rather unusually for me to be left for the the last 20 minuets of the film sobbing through my sleeves after my idiocy of not bringing any tissues, and trying very hard to not end up proper ugly crying and snotting all over myself (lovely image). Ladies, I definitely recommend waterproof mascara.  

The gifts of this evening kept on giving, literally, with our free copies of the book and some lovely bumblebee striped tights, the ones thing that I think has been missing from my wardrobe all this time (all becomes clear in the film) 

‘me before you’ is currently in cinemas nationwide and Thank You to Warner Brothers for the experience. 

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Isle of Arran | Part 5

Isle of Arran | Part 5

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For one day only gone are the baggy jumpers and large scarfs. For my last instalment in my little Isle of Arran series we’ve gone and got a little bit sexy, oh yes (throws up in mouth at the mention of the word) or I would like to think so anyway. Or it could have ended up more likely with me looking like a painted sack of potatoes leaning agains a sink. 

Anyway, with wanting to make the most of our stay we decided to use the hotel for one shoot as well. 

With my room having the biggest bathroom I have ever seen, with it being about double the size of my room in my flat, I kid you not, it was a great little set up for another cool little shoot. 

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Isle of Arran | Part 4

Isle of Arran | Part 4

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On our second morning in Arran after spending far too long deciding on which part of the Island to go to, we decided to go right back to the same parts as the day before. Despite being a tad unadventurous, it turned out to have been a really good decision with managing to get some really cool shots with such a dramatic landscape. 

I kept the look simple with this simple marron body con dress which ended up complementing the green and beige tones of the landscape really well. As someone who tends to run and hide under a massive jumper at the very mention of the word bodycon, I was pleasantly surprised how this little number from H and M nicely skims my curves without being too clingy.  (Looks like the massive meal of venison sausages I had the night before didn’t do my waist too much harm.) 

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Isle of Arran | Dramatic Portrait Shoot

Isle of Arran | Dramatic Portrait Shoot

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Before you say anything, don’t worry, I’m acting, well, being in freezing cold water on a Scottish island in the middle of February in a thin floaty dress I suppose there wasn’t much acting needed really. 

Continuing onto part 3 of my Isle of Arran blog series as you can tell this is a little bit of a different shoot from my usual with not graffitied walls or pretty doors in sight. The one of the main reasons for going to Arran, other than having a little explore, was to try and find the right sort of landscape to be able to do this type of dramatic photoshoot, beaches and bog lands don’t just appear next to the Hereford industrial estate unfortunately.

The whole sort of concept for the shoot was that I was a “victim” running away from an “attacker” with the whole True Detective season 1 vibes (unfortunately Matthew Mcconaughey couldn’t make it.) 

From my acting background it was a nice little opportunity to flex that old muscle again, well thats what Tom said when trying to convince me to do it ;) 

As you can imagine it was really rather cold and how I was convinced to do this again for another shoot recently I will never know. 

So sit back and have look at me pulling some delightfully awful faces. 

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Pool photoshoot 

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The Isle of Arran | Part 2

The Isle of Arran | Part 2

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There aren’t many places in the world I wouldn’t think that you are able to get a sandy beach and a snow topped mountain in the same picture (other than apparently in Middle Earth however my knowledge of that is rather hobbit sized :P. So for part 2 of my Isle of Arran series you find me frolicking around on a sandy empty beach. You may be thinking “Chloe, what lovely warm weather it looks like on the beach and its amazing that you have managed to get it all to yourself! Well, in the middle of February in single digit temperatures I can’t say many other people were jumping at the chance of going to the beach without wearing a serious amount of thermals. However together we braved the perilous icy cold temperatures in order to get some nice pics (bit dramatic but if you cant be dramatic when standing in front of a snow topped mountain then when can you?)   

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Brilliant photos as ever by Tom Flathers

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Isle of Arran | Part 1

Isle of Arran | Part 1

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As you may remember (don’t worry I know you don’t) that A while ago I mentioned on my Instagram that me and my pal Tom took a wee trip over the the Isle of Arran. As someone who rarely goes on holiday a weekend away in the same country I live in for me is probably the everyday persons equivalent to 2 weeks in the Maldives. You may be thinking how nice is was to get away to a far flung island for a couple of days to relax and chill out without any thoughts of work. Well, it would have been stupid to go somewhere so unique and beautiful and not do some blog photos right? lots of photos in fact. 

So for the next few weeks through the power of the photograph be guiding you through my wee little trip to Arran.

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With leaving all the booking up to Tom and had done little research into the isle myself, I really didn’t know what to expect when I was getting there, well less know what to expect more than I expected it to be a tiny little island with a population of about 5 people and a dog (and many many sheep) and being so tiny a little fishing boat would be in order to get to it. When the large ferry pulled up into the port it new my expectations were a little wrong.

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With this being the morning that we arrived I kept the look very casual and simple with these grey mom jeans and oversized shirt and jumper. I love the mixture of textures and prints within the combination of the striped shirt, the knitted jumper and woven scarf. Keeping them all within the same colour pallet they all work together well, despite all being thrown on in a hurry to be warm and cosy from the February chill. 

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(i’m such a cool fashion model ;) )

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VOGUE 100: A Century of Style

VOGUE 100: A Century of Style

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During a less than 24 hours stay in London, with seeming to spend more time traveling there and back than rather in the place its self, (7 hour train journeys feel like just nipping down to the shop for me now) I eventually got round to seeing the VOGUE 100: A Century of Style exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery. 

In celebration of Vogues centenary year, the National Portrait Gallery worked in collaboration with British Vogue to put together a fabulous collection of over 280 prints of its best and most famous photographs from the 100 years it has been in print. Despite my best intentions with seeming to miss it on all other occasions when entering the capital this time I finally got down to seeing it. 

For any fashion and/or photography lovers this is defiantly a must see exhibition. I am going to have to hold my hands up and say that I have not been a long time reader of Vogue myself, I never fancied wading through a magazine basically full of adverts for a few feature at the back but having become more interested fashion and photography recently, I am rather partial to a little flick through.

The exhibition includes many classic photos of stars such as Naomi Campbell, Alexander McQueen, Keira Knightly and Kate Moss (making many regular appearances, having seemed not to have aged a bit in her whole career might I add). It was also a lot bigger than I expected with each era (1930, 1940, etc) having their own dedicated room, each full of images from the worlds highest acclaimed models, actors and photographers at the top of their game. It was amazing to see the magazine from its small illustrative beginnings to the high gloss of its content today and truly see how it has changed and developed over the years. 

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The exhibition is running until the 22nd of April so if your ever in London get in there while it is still on!

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Style File | A Day around Uni

Style File | A Day around Uni

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Yes were throwing back to one of those, now seeming vintage post of a style file with being back on familiar territory now with fashion and not a car in sight. With the sun on occasion finally poking is glorious head out its time for many to start packing those winter warmers away in favour for something a little thinner. However being a Scotland dweller there is still a slight chill in the air so the knitwear and scared haven’t been banished to the draws quite yet. So as ever, enjoy a couple of photos of me sat on various steps and leaning on various walls.  

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Swimming pool Photoshoot

Swimming pool Photoshoot

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Its not everyday that you wake up at 5am to go to your local swimming pool to put on a red dress and do a photoshoot. Now this isn’t particularly  unusual for me with some of the photoshoots and short films we’ve done in the past, getting up at the crack of dawn to get the perfect sunrise in the middle of a forest. Least this time it was in a nice and warm building, even with the addition of water. 

But this time I did feel a bit of my depth (literally, 3.8m of diving pool depth), with having not stepped foot in a swimming pool since my school days, trying to swim and stay afloat while clothed was a bit of a task. Put it this way, I had to learn to tread water pretty quickly.  

I was rather impresses by Mac Ruby Woo surviving at the mersey of the pool, cant quite say the same for the eyeliner as it dribbles down my face.  

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My partner in crime for this shoot was the brilliant Arthur Godden, who managed to haul himself around in the pool in near full suit not just a small dress (I have a feeling that would have looked odd). He managed some rather impressive flash and photography umbrella holding while treading water, somehow that didn’t get photographed.  

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Definitely braver than I was when it came to swimming underwater (I need googles :P )

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Style File – A Day in Bath

Style File – A Day in Bath

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On another day of galavanting around the country in the search of another set of blog photos, after seeming to have exhausted our local surroundings, we headed down to the beautiful city of Bath. The combination of beautiful old sand stone buildings making up the picturesque streets with a great splash of sunny weather made for a great little set of snaps.  

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With us getting our full tourist on I went for a simple, comfortable monochrome look of some classic black skinny’s, which seems to be my uniform nowadays with barely being able to prise them off myself, an oversized white shirt (not quite a shirt dress for a change) and the normal accessories of a scarf and Doc Martens. With not being blessed with the figure of Kate Moss (Nutella is just too hard to resist sometimes) in true rabbit style I like to bury myself under loose fitting clothing for those days when you just don’t fancy breathing in. It has been a long term mission of mine to find the perfect white shirt with it being a classic wardrobe staple basic. Despite this one in photos making me look doubly wide, I like the length and crisp white fabric of this one, despite its ability to crease at the slightest touch. (luckily these photos were taken just before dropping my pizza lunch all down the front) Despite the beautiful sunshine with the slight chill in the air I threw on this thick baggy grey cardigan for a little extra warmth. 

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Now I can hear all you British readers saying ‘you went all the way to Bath but yet didn’t go and visit The Royal crescent or The Royal Circle?’ Well, obviously I wouldn’t be that stupid so stay tuned for part 2 coming up soon featuring some of these lovely photos. 

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Style File – A day in the snow!

Style File – A day  in the snow!

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Finally the Scottish weather played up to its reputation. We may have had to wait until January but eventually it snowed! From growing up in the countryside the snow was always rather bitter sweet to me. It will look lovely for about 10 minuets but probably end up leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere for days on end with just the sheep for company. So controversial statement alert but I don’t really like the snow. But since moving into a city centre, being able to walk through the beautiful Glasgow Westend with the snow falling all around you and crunching under you Doc Martens, you can’t help but like it a teeny tiny bit. 

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Obviously with it snowing warm clothes were a must, being the best excuse to wear my biggest scarf and bobble hat! Now I may be known for wearing a large scarf from time to time however I think this one must be the most blanket-esk one yet. I love this bright orange and blue tartan scarf from Zara and it was the perfect way to stay cosy and keep the snow at bay. It also brilliantly brightened up the rest of my all black along with my snuggly bobble hat. 

Outerwear wise there was no big puffa jacket in sight just this simple black cord jacket. Cord isn’t usually a fabric I would go for with it just reminded me of my Granddad’s trousers, however in this jet black colour with the lovely soft sheep skin esk lining (making it surprisingly warm) it has made it to one of favourite items in my wardrobe . 

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As someone who has already become a victim to the snow with my bum knowing a certain path far too well, Doc Martens may not have proved my perfect Scottish weather shoes in terms of grippy-ness but they did keep the frostbite at bay. 

I know you can barely see it but I do have a give a mention to this black denim shirt dress ( I know, another) with it being the one item I can’t stop wearing right now. Ever since buying it I have had to ration myself wearing it otherwise it would be on my person at all times. 

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Photos – Tom Flathers 

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My 5 top posts of 2015

My 5 top posts of 2015

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your not feeling to delicate this morning from partying the last year away with a bang. My evening in with the laptop and a mug of hot chocolate was certainly a wild one ;) With staying in this new year I decided to put my spare time to good use and do a little extra bonus post for the new year looking back at my top 5 blog posts of the year. Enjoy! 

If you want to read them in full Just click on the header image to take you straight to each post.

Over the past year on our wonderings me and Tom have managed to get some lovely little collections of style blog photos. It was a tough choice with so many to choose from but I think I’ve managed to narrow it down to my 2 favourites.

My favorite location would have to be shooting at the Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham. Still in its nice brand new shiny state we got some great little shots here from the lovely walk ways to the escalators at the back!

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Outfit wise this one would probably be my favourite all due to the orange coat. With my annual task of finding a winter coat when finding this orange one this year I knew it would be the perfect statement item addition to my wardrobe for my winter wardrobe. With the autumnal leaves all out in full force it was a lovely orangey yellow backdrop was perfect for this look. 

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This year at Fabric Forward we went headlong into christmas with a collection of specially festive features. My favourite has to the one focusing on my own brand of Chloe Natalie Knott hand made makeup bags, pretty much for my cute christmassy christmas tree background alone! (and couldn’t resist a slight plug of my own products :P) 

Full products available here on my Etsy shop

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I think this post had to be dedicated to all my friends who will remember the days of me setting their tea towels on fire (I don’t like cooking on gas!) I think this post had to be dedicated to all my friends who will remember the days of me setting their tea towels on fire (I don’t like cooking on gas!) With moving away to university this year, in order to fend for myself cooking an obvious everyday necessity. With finding that I can actually create edible and surprisingly tasty food I wanted to branch out from various versions of the same pasta dish to baking. (And with the boredom of student life it wasn’t a bad way to pass the time.)  On my first attempt these raspberry and white chocolate muffins were what I created and I was chuffed on their lovely taste and couldn’t resist sharing the recipe on the the blog. 

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Helping to expose new and up and coming brands has always been a focus for the blog with so many brilliant new brands out there. My favourite brand focus of this year would have to be the joint one I did for Mulk and Ding Ding. These were 2 brands which when I found I instantly brought and fell in love with Mulk’s bright and simple geometric patterns and Ding Dings beautiful hand screen printed designs.

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It’s been a great 6 months here on the blog and I can’t believe it has been that long, it go so fast! Stay tuned into the new year I have lots of new and exciting things planned and I can’t wait to get cracking!

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Style File – Christmas Market

Style File – Christmas Market

Once again I popped along to the Birmingham Christmas Market and with the beautiful bright lights of the christmas wheel behind me, what better place to take some outfit photos.

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After a long time reluctance too avoid the 70’s bandwagon with feeling my hippy phases should stay as distant memory as all those gypsy skirts back in 2005, I finally gave in and broke the seal with the button down mini skirt from Topshop. I may not be adopting the full on suede and fringing look complete with cow boy boots quite yet, however it is a nice change from my usual black denim jeans. 

This ended up a very colourful look for me with the addition of this spotted wrap around top from American Apparel with this lovely colourful circle pattern. When I first think of a wrap top I can’t help but be transported to being a little girl running, rather ungracefully through my ballet class, but with them becoming ever more fashionable all grown up I get to wear them again.  American Apparel has always been brand I have loved for their simple and stylish basics however, spending 3 times my weekly food shop on a basic is rather unjustifiable for any student, especially when Primark is just around the corner, but with their 75% off black Friday sale, this top along with a pair of jeans very soon became all mine at a fraction of their normal prices.  

With wanting to avoid adding anymore colours or patterns to the look at the risk no longer recognising myself I simply paired it with this large black scarf and my patent black Doc Martens. 

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Wrap top – American Apparel (various AA wrap tops) 

Skirt – Topshop 

Scarf (simular) – Asos

Shoes – Doc Marten 

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Photographs by Tom Flathers

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Festive Favourite 2 – The bright red lip

Festive Favourite 2 –  The bright red lip

When you think of typically christmassy colours, red is definatly for me the one which springs to mind first and If there is ever an excuse to wear bright red lip, then christmas time it the time to do it. Bold lip colours are always something I would associate more with the winter months with being surrounded by the darker autumnal colours and darker winter clothing. It was always one of those things that I looked at the other people wearing and dreamed of being able to confidently pull it off. Now I’m not claiming that now a days I can effortlessly pull it off but I now managed have the confidence to wear it on a every day basis

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My favourite red lipstick and the one I’m wearing in this post would have to be this classic from Mac ruby woo.This one is very much the classic bright red in my eyes with being light enough and dark enough at the same time. This is part of their retro matte collection. For me I would never go for anything other than matte. With the colour its self being so bold you don’t want to overdo it with piling shimmer or gloss onto that as well. Also, obviously you cant dispute mac’s staying power with their matte lipsticks. With this one being their retro matte formulas it is more drying than their others so by the end of the day can be a bit uncomfortable on the lips but if you keep them well moisturised before and after its perfectly fine.  

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A couple of my other lip favourites:

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Mac’s Russian Red – another Mac lippy, this one is slightly darker and more of the classic ‘movie star red’ and is very comfortable on the lips. If you find ruby woo a bit to drying then this is a great alternative.  

The Bourjois rouge edition velvet liquid lipstick in 04 peach club – So this one isn’t strictly a red and more on the side of an orangey red is on that I still wear a lot. This one tends to be my more red alternative in the summer months with it not being quite as brightly pigmented and lighter in colour. With it being a liquid lipstick it is very weightless on the lips. 

The Rimmle Kate Moss lipstick in 107. In terms of lipsticks from the drug store Rimmle would tend to be the brand I would go to with having such good formulas and colour ranges. The Kate Moss range has to be my favourite one of theirs. Again this one isn’t really a red more of a dark pinky plumy colour and overall a lovely berry colour for the winter.  

The rest of the products I used for this look I have all detailed in my everyday makeup routine post here. 

Products: 

Mac Ruby Woo

Mac Russian Red

Bourjois rouge edition velvet liquid lipstick – peach club

Rimmle Kate Moss lipstick 107

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Etsy shop 

Photographs taken by Tom Flathers at St Fagins Castle in Cardiff 

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Style File – The Orange coat

Style File – The Orange coat

Orange, thats right it orange. Don’t worry you haven’t started seeing black as orange, Chloe Knott has brought an orange coat. Every year it comes to that time when the hunt for the new winter coat begins with last year coats coat feeling a bit over worn and tired. Instead of the normal black or dark grey this year I decided to mix it up with a splash of orange. 

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From going out to find one I knew I wasn’t wanting the normal black or grey and did want something different, thinking more in the ream of camel coloured. It was the camel coloured version of this coat which drew my eye to it but when I noticed the orange one I knew that was the one I wanted.  

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With wanting your coat to last the whole winter you want it to be something very versatile. Now if I was someone who wore a lot of different colours then the orange may not be the best for a coat that you want to go with everything, but as someone who has a very dark coloured wardrobe this is a brilliant way of adding colour to any outfit without much effort. I think this statement coat it a brilliant way to do this.  

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The main reason I love this coat so much is the cut. Its such a classic cut which works for everyday and for more smarter occasions and will go with most other items. Despite the fact I have been talking all about the fact that it is orange it’s not too bright and is a slight darkened/muted orange which I think make it a bit more wearable with lots of other things.

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I got this coat from Zara for £59.99 which defiantly was the top end of my budget however for a good quality winter coat I that will get plenty of use I think it was a worth wile investment. For a long time I have looked at Zara coats and always admired them from afar with them usually being out of my price range so I’m very glad this year they have come out with some lovely ones with a slightly lower price tag. 

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If orange isn’t your colour this same coat comes in 4 other colours of black, grey, camel and yellow. 

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Outfit details 

Coat – Zara 

Jeans – Topshop 

Shoes – Urban Outfitters (Dr Martens) 

Scarf – Mango 

Shirt – Vintage 

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Photos taken by Tom Flathers

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