Outfit: snuggly leopard

I’m jumping around the seasons a bit at the moment, but I thought it seems a good time to wave goodbye to winter now as the weather seems to, fingers crossed, be moving into spring (yeah, I’ve just cursed us all back to cold hell, sorry in advance). These photos were captured several weeks ago now, when it was cold and windy and pretty typical of the English winter.
I do a lot of outfit posts where I’m showing you what’s underneath my coats and jackets, so you’d be forgiven for thinking I don’t own very many (or that I spend my life freezing my behind off). That’s pretty far from the truth though, as the coat rack that fell off the wall (tearing a nice set of holes into the plaster) at Christmas would suggest. And it didn’t even have most of my coats on – over half were in a separate wardrobe just for coats that lives in our garage. You’re probably getting the truer picture now… I’m an outerwear hoarder. The truth is I just don’t feel like much of it is all that exciting. But that’s not the case for this jacket, which I really should have shown you before now! (Like, when it was still in stock, d’oh!)
This furry friend (faux, of course) is my go-to as a throw on when the rest of my outfit is simple and it’s particularly brutal out because it adds some immediate glamour and warmth. It’s also become a bit of an unintended signature – friends have said they knew it was me from a distance because it’s so typical of my look. I think by that they probably meant it stands out and has that rockabilly edge, not that I dress like Bet Lynch from Corrie days (that’s a very British reference – Google ‘Bet Lynch Coronation Street’ if you want to see what I mean) – at least, I hope not.
We all know the best thing about leopard print, though, is how it has the ability to be both a pattern and a neutral, which makes it quite easy to dress. I thought I’d show you a typical casual yet put together look you might see me wandering about in when it’s cold where this jacket is the feature!
Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look


Faux fur leopard print jacket for a casual retro wintry look
Beret: Primark (old)
Top: New Look (old)
Jacket: Missguided (but last year’s 🙁 )
Belt: New Look (old)
Bag: eBay (available here)
Skirt: Peacocks (similar)
Gloves: Ugg
Boots: B.A.I.T. Footwear (available colours)
This location is quite special to us – it’s in the grounds of the hotel we’ll be staying in after the wedding. We were in fact staying there to have some meetings earlier in the year and to test it out – we even had a sneak peak at the room we’ve booked for the wedding night while we were there. It had the most amazing freestanding bath that I’m sure we won’t have a spare minute to use or appreciate!



  1. March 20, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Such a good outfit, I love that this is one of your go-to items in your wardrobe as it is isn't glam but practical too… You look so snug! Those boots are the best too, I always have boot envy when you wear them. The photos of you on the swing are so pretty and peaceful x

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:15 am

      I'm genuinely terrified about the day these boots give up life already, I don't know what I'd do without them!! The photos on the swing – those ones are peaceful but you should have seen the outtakes… Not so much! x

  2. March 20, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    'Snuggly' is the best description for this little jacket. I bet you'd be lovely to cuddle in it! I have only just read about these photos being in the grounds of the hotel for your wedding night, that's nice that I hope you can make time for that bath, either an espresso martini before retiring to your room, or set an early alarm for the next day (yes I've done that in hotels to make sure I get a bath in before brekkie if it's somewhere swish!).

    That's too bad about your coat rack. We've got an outerwear problem too, I really should photograph my whole collection at some point. There are some really nice ones that I think haven't made it on my blog since I started it! xx

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:17 am

      I have a feeling that we'll be getting in from the wedding at 2am and then up early to check out the next day for venue sorting, but it makes me so sad because the bathroom is the best bit about our room!!

      Your outerwear collection puts mine to shame, I'm pretty sure, and that is saying something. Although I also have several pieces that have never featured! xx

  3. March 21, 2017 / 12:44 am

    What an adorable look! I really love the snuggly leopard coat – it looks so perfectly cozy for a chilly early spring day. I think this entire outfit works like gangbusters. The neutrals all work so well together, and the boots are fabulous.

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:18 am

      To be fair yes it will get use in the English Spring too!!

  4. March 21, 2017 / 9:15 am

    That jacket is very you! You can wear leopard print without looking tacky; there's a special skill there. (I'd end up looking totally Bet.)

    • March 21, 2017 / 1:19 pm

      My online friends agree with my offline friends 🙂 hopefully also about the tacky thing!!

  5. March 21, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    this is so well put together, fab job

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