The winter solstice arrived on Sunday, marking the darkest day of the year. So to cheer myself up amidst all of the gloom, I decided to shrug on my powder blue mohair Zara coat, brand new Kurt Geiger boots and head out to meet an old friend for lunch so we could catch up on gossip and swap Christmas gifts.
Powder blue isn’t usually a colour I’d go for but when I spotted it, I couldn’t resist! Since it’s a nice pastel shade, it’s actually neutral enough to go with a lot more colours than I imagined, so I definitely think I’ll get my wear out of it. It was just one of those pieces that instantly catches your eye. Although I bought it a few weeks back, with all the rain and rubbish weather, I feel as though I’ve not had that much chance to wear it. It’s got such a lovely fluffy texture, I’ve been put off wearing it in the rain for fear of ending up looking like a drowned rat. And since it’s so pale, it’s not really the kind of coat I want to throw on to go to the pub.
I imagine (since none has arrived yet this year), it’s the perfect coat for snowy days. But then again, since it’s not actually got buttons, it’s maybe a little impractical for wintery weather. The mohair more than makes up for it though and it’s definitely one of the cosiest coats I’ve bought in a long time. It’s just the right thickness to be ridiculously warm but luxuriously soft. When I’m wearing it, it feels like I’m wandering around in a dressing gown. I’m bundling myself up in it again today for a festive trip to Malmaison for afternoon tea with my mam. How are you spending your Christmas Eve?