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Sequin sleeved parka

A little while ago I spotted a photo of the gorgeous Millie Mackintosh sporting a rather cute sequin-sleeved parka and decided that I basically needed to own it.  I love the trend at the moment of parkas with leather sleeves, or leather jackets with sheepskin sleeves and so on but I hadn't at that point seen one with sequin sleeves and I loved that it was a bit different (looking at the photo again I can't say I'm loving her leather trousers but at that point I was focussing on the coat...)


After some Googling around I found it on a website for about £55 and felt I couldn't justify spending that.  Then along comes Victoria's eBay post #20 and like a gift from the Gods there was the same coat for £38.  Obvs I snapped it up! That one had sold out at that point so I hunted and found one for slightly less P&P; here's the one I bought.

And here is me looking rather pleased with myself in my spangly new coat.  Look at the way it glitters and shines, oohhhh.
bowler hat: oxfam | parka: ebay
bag: primark | chinos: jack wills
pumps: betty london via spartoo* - £34
The shoes I'm wearing are new, they're little ballet pumps (yeah, you can see that I know!) by Betty London.  Ballet pumps, or flat shoes in general, are a bit of a wardrobe staple of mine, especially for work, but I traditionally always buy them from Primark or H&M and they feel so flimsy and end up letting in water or splitting after a few months. These are suede and the quality is just completely different, I have a feeling these will be lasting me a while!

Hope you've all had good Mondays, I felt slightly glum today so I'm glad the working day is over - I'm heading out shortly to a book club but I'm fearing being kicked out as I haven't had a chance to finish the book, I'm only about a quarter of the way through! The book we were supposed to read was Jubilee by Shelley Harris, has anyone read it? I found it kind of slow and last night the bulb of my reading light blew when I was furiously trying to plough through it so I gave up and went to sleep! I'll be the one hiding behind my drink and hoping no-one asks me what I thought of it!


25 comments

  1. That jacket is amazing. I had it on my watch list for a while, but took it off deciding I really didn't 'need' it...but seeing you in it [and looking gorgeous in it at that] makes me want it again!
    xx

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  2. How cute are you? I wasn't sure about sparkly sleeves before, but it looks so lovely on you! x

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  3. Can I ask what size you got this in? I'd be inclined to go for a 10-12, but would be worried there'd be no room for much else underneath! Just incase I change my mind ;) xx

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    1. Thankyou for above comment! :) I got it in a 10-12 and I'm more on the 12 side but it fits fine, you couldn't wear a massive jumper underneath but other than that it's perfect. It has drawstrings inside too if you want to nip it in. xo

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    2. Lovely, thank you! Might get it next month as a pay day treat. I'll see if I still want it then, if I do it must be love ;) x

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  4. I love this jacket, the sleeves look so sparkly! Hope book club goes ok :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  5. I love this jacket, it looks so good on you! I'm kind of tempted by it but I already have a leather sleeve one and I don't want to go too overboard (plus I'd just spend waaay too much time waving my sequined arms around than would be normal) xx

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  6. Absolutely love the coat - I've been tempted by it myself! xoxo

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  7. It's amazing! Looks so good on you too, have fun at book club! :) xx

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  8. This looks so good on you Rosie! Love it with the bowler hat too :D xx

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  9. hello sparkly coat.. i like it! you look amazing in it. and your little ballet pumps.
    hope your day gets better, and noone would want to kick you out of book club, because you're the sweetest!x

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  10. Oh wow I LOVE your coat you look amazing in it :) xx

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  11. I HAVE TO BUY ONE OF THESE JACKETS!!!!! I would never have thought about buying one until now! Thanks for the inspiration. Followed you xx

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  12. Love it! I've been oogling sequin sleeved jackets for a while though they wouldn't suit me at all. Looks great on you!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  13. Haha, your book club story sounds like me at uni! We had soooo many books on our reading list and had to read several at a time - I never understood how some people actually had the time to finish one book, let alone a few of 'em! I was always in the corner trying to avoid eye contact with the class tutor, ha! x x

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  14. OH MY DAYS THAT JACKET.

    p.s I'm going to be doing aqua aerobics on mondays 8-8:45 which is 4.50 and body con / step on wednesdays 7-8 which is £5 also tempted to do Zumba at ringwood which is £5 - ill get all the leaflets and we can discuss at dinner ;) xoxo

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  15. I love the coat, i'm quite surprised at myself as not normally my thing, but looks great on you! S xx

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  16. Ohhh I wish I had this in my life! I love glitter a bit too much.

    Rosie x

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  17. Loving the sequined sleeved jacket!

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  18. wow, those sleeves are amazing!!! your look super cute. Love from Las Vegas!!!!
    -Jasmine O.

    http://www.chicsincity.com

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  19. That jacket is lush - I've seen the leather sleeve style - which I really like - but the sequin look is so unique.

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  20. Argh I was resisting buying this jacket and now you've tempted me again! You look lovely! xo

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  21. I want to, I so want to like Parkas with sparkly sleeves, but I can't. I like the sparkly sleeve bit, and I'd be sold if it were a leather jacket perhaps, but I just can't like parkas.

    Loving the look on you, and the shoes are fab. If you're in the market for good flats, wholeheartedly recommend Clarks- they have some fab ones and they're all a bit sturdier, and have soft cushioning inside. With %20 off deals that they seem to run frequently, I had some reasonable prices too.

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  22. This coat is amazing! you look great in it :)

    Jo. xx

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  23. love the jacket! xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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