Black and White Coat And A Bad Hair Day!

I received this lovely black and white coat from JD Williams just before Christmas and it has now gone into sale at a bargain price. “It’s not raining,” I said. “let’s have a drive to the coast” I come up with all the best ideas. Duh!

Yep. I got my hair done! The wind was so fierce it literally blew my hair straight! Even I have a job doing this with the hairdryer!

After a few minutes of arriving, I luckily found a hair tie in my bag. You would never have seen my face in these photos otherwise. It was freezing too! Not sunny but my eyes wear streaming!

So hunt for some form of shelter we did, so that I can share this black and white coat. This day was the only day we have left for photos as building work resumes on the house. Bedroom two is nearly finished as is the garden. You may have seen the first room finished in this post You will just have to excuse the hair!

Black and White, this coat will work so well if you wear a lot of these colours

So many women wear a lot of blacks and this coat will work so well creating a smart look. I can’t help thinking how great this would work for office wear if you wear a lot of black for work. It really is a smart coat.

I will wear more with lighter colours, my white jeans or black jeans, grey or red will work well with this coat too. I haven’t got a red jumper so I’m on the hunt for one. The coat is now on sale down from £85.00 to £38.25 There are so many bargains out there at the moment and JD Williams is no exception.

I like the wide lapels on the coat, it closes with buttons but the self-tie belt keeps it secure.

I’ve been living in the silk roll neck from my favourite silk brand Lilysilk. It feels gorgeous on, lightweight yet surprisingly warm. The trousers are new from Roman Originals. The stretch slim-cut style that I have in many colours. I love them.

The boots I’ve had a good few years and considering they’re suede have lasted really well from Gabor a brand worth looking at but below in the carousel, I’ve added a bargain pair of boots that I’m waiting for the postman to deliver from Peacocks.

I want to mention them because of the price point considering they are leather. and the bag is really old, Osprey from TK Max. If I’m ever looking for a decent bag this is where I look first.

I found a phone box in my old seaside town! I checked o see if it still worked and it did! We popped into the local pub for a drink and a warm-up before heading home.

We were hoping to get some seafood but everything was shut, not surprisingly as it was like a ghost town. Leigh-On-Sea is heaving with people during the summer months though and I look forward to coming here then, on a better less windy day!

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  1. February 18, 2020 / 10:26 am

    Magical outfit and a gorgeous coat. I have a similar coat and like to wear it. The possible combinations are so diverse that I even made a video with it.
    Have a nice day.
    XO Martina from Munich

  2. February 15, 2020 / 5:50 pm

    I just had to read this post as you never have anything less than perfect hair Laurie and this really made me smile. The coat is a classic and so easy to integrate into the working woman’s wardrobe. I love those suede boots too – they still look fab despite their age. A bit like us eh? Hahaha xxx

  3. February 7, 2020 / 7:36 am

    What a fabulous coat, Laurie. Love the black&white outfit a lot, although I can see why you want to add a punch of red into it, sure it will look great too. Glad your new home is coming along nicely

  4. jodie filogomo
    January 26, 2020 / 12:50 am

    I just love a fun coat like this Laurie. It’s days like that I certainly don’t miss in our new place.

    • laurie
      January 29, 2020 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Jodie. Taking photos has been hard with our windy weather! Drives me mad! xx

  5. January 24, 2020 / 4:15 am

    Yes, it looks pretty windy. You coat and hair shows it well. In the Westerlies it’s windy. I can see that you were annoyed. It’s hard to take photos when the hair blows into your eyes, the coat behaves like it’s a flag and it’s humidy. Really unpleasant. And you are supposed to smile, despite you feel miserable. Hard job to fake it. LOL. Thanks for joining the party.

    • laurie
      January 25, 2020 / 11:08 am

      Yep. I got a proper soaking after these were taken too, Nicole!

  6. January 20, 2020 / 3:04 pm

    The coat looks so stylish! I love the whole look even the windy hair. Gemma x

    • laurie
      January 25, 2020 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Gemma. Sometimes we just have to go with the flow. Or the gale force winds! xx

  7. January 18, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • laurie
      January 25, 2020 / 11:10 am

      Thanks Marilyn xx

  8. January 16, 2020 / 8:11 pm

    The weather has been, quite frankly, odd hasn’t it? Good tip for straightening hair though 😉
    Thanks for joining us at #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      January 25, 2020 / 11:11 am

      I can’t even get it that straight myself with the dryer! xx

  9. January 13, 2020 / 11:19 am

    Laurie, this really is a fabulous coat! I love anything in black and white because it can still act almost as a neutral. So pretty! I had a wind issue taking photographs last week. I had put my hair up that morning because I hadn’t washed it and I am so glad that I did, otherwise, I would not have been able to see anything the way the wind was gusting! There would have been hair everywhere. The blogger struggle is real sometimes! Thanks for linking up!


    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:15 am

      Sometimes is just best to be real I think Shelbee. I might start investing in hats! xx

    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:15 am

      Thanks Karen. Glad you like it xx

  10. January 13, 2020 / 2:27 am

    It may have been windy but you still look gorgeous! That is such a great coat! Love the wrap style!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:16 am

      Aw, thanks, Gill. Kind words! xx

  11. January 12, 2020 / 9:20 am

    This black and white coat is a great find. It’s a classic and super edgy with the plaid. It’s a head turner. Thanks for sharing your look at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:19 am

      Thanks so much Nicole. I know I’m going to get lots of wear out of this coat xx

  12. January 11, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    Oh, what a gorgeous coat, Laurie! Never mind about the hair! I was overdue a haircut, and my hairdresser was on holiday, so I had a couple of bad hair days myself. And even short hair like mine isn’t up to gale force winds 😉 How lovely to have found an old red phone box that is still working. It is a dying breed. xxx

    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:24 am

      I know what you mean Ann. I had my hair short for years and I found I had to style that more than now! I never got whipped by it though! xx

  13. January 11, 2020 / 5:33 pm

    This is a great coat for you Laurie – the perfect colourway for your palette. I can see you adding lots of neutrals to this with the odd pop of colour and it’ll be fabulous.

    Happy New Year to you sweetheart xxx

    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:25 am

      Hi Anna! Yes. It’s going to work perfectly with all my lighter colours for sure. Happy new year xx

  14. January 10, 2020 / 8:50 pm

    You look so elegant Laurie! Thanks for sharing this on the Style Six Link Up!

    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:25 am

      Thanks Kelly Ann xx

  15. January 10, 2020 / 8:23 am

    Lovely coat and great outfit! Black and white is so dramatic! It’s a great look on you.


    • laurie
      January 16, 2020 / 6:26 am

      It’s an easy to wear look that never dates Michelle xx

  16. January 9, 2020 / 1:27 pm

    I love these pics please send my congratulations to the photographer! Xxx
    Super boots too!
    Ash x

    • laurie
      January 10, 2020 / 12:04 am

      Thanks Ashley I will do so! Considering they had to go through that windy weather too! xx

  17. January 9, 2020 / 6:27 am

    That’s such a chic and classic coat! Love it.


    • laurie
      January 10, 2020 / 12:05 am

      Hi Jessica! Thank you! It’s such an easy to wear-go with anything coat xx

  18. January 8, 2020 / 11:33 pm

    It sounds like a great bargain on the coat. I love that is is not just black but black and white. It definitely would look really nice with a variety of colors.

    • laurie
      January 10, 2020 / 12:06 am

      Yes Mireille it’s a bargain price. I love a bargain xx

  19. January 8, 2020 / 7:36 pm

    That’s a cool coat and at a great price now! Winter can make blog photography very challenging! Still hoping for some snowy pics. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday

    • laurie
      January 8, 2020 / 10:36 pm

      Yes! Now snow I don’t mind either! The white is such a great light source too xx

  20. January 8, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    And even on a bad hair day you look gorgeous Laurie! Great coat, love the lenght too!

    • laurie
      January 8, 2020 / 5:53 pm

      Haha! You should have seen me by the time I got home! Horrendous wind! xx

  21. January 8, 2020 / 1:42 pm

    It’s a great coat Laurie, I’m giving my new camel coat it’s first outing today! Having some photos taken, but it looks awful out! Glad to hear the house is coming on well, be nice to see the finished results soon! Jacqui x

    • laurie
      January 8, 2020 / 5:53 pm

      Camel is one of my favourites, Jacqui. I look forward to seeing that xx

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