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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Winter Chic

 The cool weather is hitting Melbourne and I could not be any more excited! I absolutely adore the winter as I get to layer, wear stockings, and add to my ever-growing coat collection. From berets to gloves I can't get enough of the accessories and fashion that fill the chilly months of the year.

I will find any excuse year-round to wear plaid but there is something a little more magical in the cooler months when you style with a rich scarlet plaid print. This season I'm going with my classic colour combos but adding a little pop of jewel tones here and there. 

My recent City Chic haul was like a delivery from Santa! I could not wait to get each and every piece on my body. The mini pini is a mod style mini dress that has been around for a few seasons now at CC. 

A knitted mini dress with bold waist detailing, side pleated skirt, scoop neckline, and a stretchy fit. This piece is adorable on its own (as shown) or layered with a turtle neck bodysuit or catsuit. Pop a white or black long-sleeve top under for extra warmth and you've got a completely different look.

I'm wearing the pini in a 16/S and the fit is spot on. It's roomy and stretchy but with the side, waist buckles you can cinch that waist in. 

The scoop neck provides the perfect amount of cleavage as well and with layering you can choose how much or how little skin you show. You can also snap this little dress up in red and black check. 

Coat wise I've paired this with my ultimate must-have for all winter needs a black trench coat. The City Chic Utility Trench is the number 1 style on rotation right now in my wardrobe. It looks amazing dressed up or down and pairs with each and every outfit in my collection. 

I'm wearing the trench in a 16/S and it buttons up with a tiny amount of pull on my hips (yep big booty, big hips) but the comfort level is out of this world. Roomy sleeves to layer under and when unbuttoned this piece is 100% chic. If you are in the market for a new winter coat you can't go wrong with a classic black trench.

Now I can't review winter pieces without featuring my new go-to City Chic Boot. Over the past few years, I've wanted to snap up a pair of knee-high boots from City Chic but I've found they are too big at the calf for me. While I have thick thighs everything under my knees is more medium that a wide fit. 

It's that in-between ground where the standard size is too small and the wide width is too big! Boot limbo! Plus after a nasty knee injury, I've had issues ever since! But I've finally found the perfect fit with the Pricilla Boot! 

A  faux suede black knee-high style with gold accents and a super comfy fit.  Padded for extra comfort and warmth these are my current obsession. Now I wear a standard 10AU but I wear a 9 or 40 in these as they are a wide-width fit on the foot. If you have a wide calf however you might need to look at other styles within their range to fit accordingly. The padded inner makes these a close fit on my calves and I think this is why the focus is more a wide foot. 

Either way, I'm obsessed and have the faux leather to feature in my next review! Once I fall in love with an amazing pair of shoes I need them all! Plus I also have a sneaky little ankle boot to show off as well! Think all buckles and studs!

Now for that jewel-tone pop! The Blushing Belle has been seen on Curves To Kill a few seasons ago in the stunning Jade shade but this year I wanted to add purple to my collection. As a redhead, this shade perfectly matches my hair. 

Featuring the classic fit but with a removable faux fur collar, fully buttoned, and waist tie for cinching you in. This piece is fully lined and features no stretch so be sure of your measurements when ordering. This does not button up over my chest but I rarely wear a coat fully buttoned so this is not an issue.  

I'm wearing this in the 16/S and the fit is really comfy and so warm! The non-stretch fabric fits firm so if you need to layer I'd suggest a size up. I've paired this with a classic CC high neck knit dress and a chunky waist belt from my collection. This is a classic look for me and I love the little nods these pieces have to the 60s. 

To end a sneaky little shot of what was hidden beneath the coat. Full mod style knit dress that pairs perfectly with tighs and the City Chic knee-high boots! I adore this combo! Check back next week as I have more boot reviews from City Chit and one more coat! 

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