As you may well know, a few weeks ago I was invited to afternoon tea at the Laura Ashley hotel, (see post here). Naturally, I wanted to dress for the occasion, so I scoured the internet for my favourite high-street and online brands on my lunch breaks leading up to the event, in search of the perfect outfit. These tapestry style trousers had been sitting in my 'saved items' on the ASOS site for quite some time, I was so pleased to see they were now in the sale, so of course I immediately purchased them! When they arrived on my doorstep, I was thrilled; they looked even better in real life and fitted like a dream - trousers down, just a top and accessories to go! I knew instantly I wanted to team the trousers with grey, mostly because that's the colour I'm hugely obsessed with dressing in right now, and got it into my head that I wanted a grey, roll neck chunky knit! Seems like a simple enough wish, right? Wrong! I couldn't find one anywhere online! This meant a last minute dash to town after work the day before, and hey presto, found the perfect style awaiting me in New Look. I simply love roll necks right now, even better when on a chunky jumper. So I was happy to say the least. I wasn't really meaning to purchase a new coat...but I just happened to pop into Dorothy Perkins and saw the most perfect grey boyfriend coat - which I had been looking for forever, annndd they had 20% off, so really it was just meant to be. As it turned out, it had been chilly all week, and the Friday of the event decided to be an absolute scorcher for October, so as you can imagine, I spent most of the day carrying my new beauty in my arms *sob*. I knew exactly what I wanted to finish off my look: a silver statement necklace and silver metallic pointy heels. New Look came up trumps again for my desired shoe, and I found this stunning necklace from the Millie Mackintosh range for Dorothy Perkins. I really loved this outfit, the trousers just made it for me - very Laura Ashley esque I felt!
What I'm Wearing:
Trousers: ASOS, Coat: Dorothy Perkins, Jumper: New Look, Necklace: Millie Mackintosh for DP Shoes: New Look (similar here)
What do you think of this outfit? Are you loving winter pastels and grey tones as much as me, or are you more into the rich, jewel tones this season? I'd love to hear your thoughts, as always!