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So today has been rather non-productive as I've managed to pick up a really horrible flu-like virus, so I don't feel like doing much! I got wrapped up earlier and went out to pick up a few things, but I'm feeling so groggy and sick that I spent most of the day doing my favourite thing - curling up with a ton of magazines and drinking myself into a Starbucks-induced sugar coma!

While I was out, I spotted a gorgeous faux leather jacket on sale for £20 - I do love a bargain! I've been on the hunt for a cropped grey leather jacket for ages and almost bought one for £70 last weekend in Topshop - I'm so glad I waited: apparently patience does pay off after all! I'll more than likely wear it at some point over the next few days should I happen to feel well enough to venture out again.

A store I'm really loving at the moment it Cos - they do some amazing pieces that look really expensive and well made, but their prices are a bit more purse-friendly than your average designer. Here are a few of my favourite looks from their collection:



What I love about Cos is that their pieces are so simple and clean - everything looks crisp and fresh, nothing is too flamboyant or over the top, yet their clothes still stand out. I particularly love the black coat, the yellow skirt and the simple blouses.

Another look I'm seeing a lot of at the moment is the utility trend - I never thought of myself as a cargo pants and khakis kind of girl, but it's a trend which I would definitely call a 'grower'. I'm currently drawn to all manner of military style pieces when browsing online or wandering through stores. Here are some bits I really love:



Oh and before I forget - for those who asked in my last post - my shorts can be found at Warehouse and my blazer was from Topshop, but they're out of stock now, although there's something similar in pale grey. The yellow romper can be found Loeffler Randall and the little floral clutch was from ASOS.

No outfit pictures today as my camera is on the blink, but I'll be posting again shortly!

Pictures from Cos, Warehouse

16 comments :

  1. thankyou for your comment lovely! i hope you'll follow my blog? your header photo is the sex. i've got a cold too, curling up & reading magazines is just what i wanted to do but i had a lot of uni work to get through instead. love the blog!

    fashionstolemyheart.blogspot.com

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  2. It's so cold here 2! Cute top =)

    www.Nubiasnonsense.com

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  3. great stuff, and such a cute outfit!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  4. beautiful collections!! I love the colors! Cute skirt too!!

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  5. beautiful pieces!

    http://heraid.blogspot.com

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  6. cute skirt, i love the high waist. and the elegance and simplicity of cos is addictive.

    -emilyviveur

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  7. You're cute

    I am sick too. Lame as shit.

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  8. Really simple clothes that could be integrated into any wardrobe and the price tag ain't bad either!

    Hope you get better.

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  9. i love their stuff and i love silly poses, they are the best!!

    xxx
    t

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  10. love the cos collection! i really like seeing how much has gone into thinking about line and shape of garments:) fab. and i love your top and skirt! so cute
    following your blog! also love love love your wedges in the previous post
    xx

    peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your outfit! The post is cute! And I hope you feel better soon!

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  12. i love Cos collection! too bad it's so hard to get it here. and your skirt is so cute <3

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  13. nice outfit! I like all those looks.....feel better !!

    xx

    bijousstyle.blogspot.com

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  14. thanks for sharing
    love the blog, keep it up
    and thanks for the sweet comments, means the world

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  15. i really am falling in love with the utility trend,
    not so much on the trousers
    but the grey/green tones for the t-shirts are perfect.

    parisiannskies.blogspot.com

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Thanks for your sweet messages, they always put a smile on my face!