Before my friend Michelle leaves the UK for the US next month (sob!), we thought we’d have a nice lunch in Notting Hill and make a quick outfit post together. We both have lots of leopard print and pink in our wardrobes so it was easy to coordinate ourselves (Bloggers! Imagine women over 40 planning their outfits like schoolgirls! Honestly, it is just as much fun now as it was back then, so I’m not even slightly embarrassed. Also, we’ve got form for doing this). I just received an email this morning from J Crew that is all about wearing leopard, pink, and gold… there is nothing new under the sun, or at least not in fashion.
Rearranging Michelle’s hair in the wind!
I’m wearing a positively ancient raincoat by Paule Ka. If you don’t know this ladylike French brand, you should investigate. I’m not a fan of their separates, but the dresses and coats are always particularly strong and usually have a nod to the 1960s style that I love. Paule Ka is NOT shy of a bow (see what I mean on this new season red dress). My coat even has a bow at the waist, although it is hard to see with all the leopard print. What I appreciate most about Paule Ka is that their pieces don’t date, the quality is great, the prices aren’t insane, and you don’t see everyone else wearing it.
Since I’ve just returned from Austria, my post is short and sweet this week. I’m busy unpacking ski gear and doing sheet mask after sheet mask to get my skin back to normal after the extreme cold. Thankfully I had these photos from before I left! Enjoy your week, and I’ll see you in your Inbox soon. xx
Leopard Coat: past season Paule Ka
Pink Skirt: past season H&M, also seen here
Pink Heels: M&S, also seen here
Bag: Chanel, also seen here
Sunglasses: Le Specs Kick It
Michelle’s outfit details over on her blog