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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Dogtooth Coat with Leather Sleeves / Plum Fedora / Checked Shirt



Coat : ZARA. Hat : Whistles. Necklace : Accessorize. Shoes & Faux Fur Collar : ASOS. Shirt : Primark. Trousers : Topshop.

Hello all!
You may or may not know, I have trouble finding hats that fit my somewhat bulbously large head (if you follow me on Twitter you'll definitely know this because I spend 60% of my time whinging about it.) I've always been a big fan of hats and in the last year it seems that everyone and their Aunt Mildred has bought a Topshop fedora. However, since these hats are 'one size fits all' (this is a despicable and hurtful lie) I'd been scouring the internet for that elusive size L. I eventually found and ordered three Whistles fedoras in various colours, all size M/L. Strangely enough, only the plum colour fits me despite all being labelled as the same size. It's a mystery, but I'm planning a trip to a Whistles store to right this wrong.

Moving on from my head, I've been back at uni for 3 full weeks now and so am trying to acclimatise myself to a living-away-from-home student budget. It's not going well so far but I'm trying. In an attempt to cut costs I ventured into Primark and found this shirt, a lovely pair of pointed toe heels and an adorable tartan dress, both of which I will be sharing with you in due course. This may even be the first time I've featured Primark on my blog as quite frankly the cavernous-ness of the shop and the size-8-garment-on-size-14-hanger situation frightens me quite deeply. Anyway, I'm incredibly pleased with my new Primark purchases and will definitely be exploring the store more often. What do you think of the whole Primark shopping experience?

48 comments:

  1. Yet another perfect outfit love that you use affordable items you inspired me to start my own blog

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  2. Arabella you crack me up! 'Moving on from my head' haha, glad you found a suitable hat! You look gorgeous as always.

    Tilly xx

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  3. I have to get my hands on a pair of shoes like that; they are so pretty!
    Tanya xo

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  4. I love your hat. It really suits you x

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  5. how could i not know about this blog... ? you look wonderful! :)

    xoxo,
    TVL

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  6. You look great :) i think primark is great, but i am picky with what i buy :)

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  7. Ah that hat is a complete dream!
    Sophie
    X

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  8. Your elegance is unreal!
    Adn everybody loves a little bit of Primarni
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    S xx

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  9. Lovely outfit! I've been eyeing up this shirt, I own it already in the reverse colourway but now I think I like this one more. I'm sure you probably know already that I'm mad for Primark haha, once you figure out the best times to go to avoid the rabble and figure out how the bloody hell they've "organized" their sections I'm sure you'll grow to love it - I'd definitely recommend the 'Limited Edition' jewellery section at the moment!

    Hannah x
    www.hannahlouisef.com

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  10. Love everything about this look, stunning!x

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  11. Gorgeous outfit, i keep debating weather to get that shirt.. I really should! Love your shoes too! xo

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  12. omg.. someting perfect! :)
    really like everything here!

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  13. Lovely outfite, your hat is a gorgeous colour!

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  14. Love your nail colour :)

    Faye x
    www.iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. You look stunning! I love that coat xo

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  16. Nice selection.!


    Love,
    Katty

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  17. This whole look is beautiful, i love the hat and monochrome blouse.

    Georgi
    http://georgiaadolpho.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. your coat and fedora are both gorgeous and i have the opposite problem with hats, i have a teeny head and they're always too big! x

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  19. Amazing look!

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  20. WOW! This look is amazing! I have the same hat problem...damn you...freakishly large head! Haha...my solution is usually berets with stretch...I'm having extreme difficulty trying to find a bowler hat that fits my head at the moment :-)

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  21. you look SOOO great in these pictures, this outfit is very inspiring.. now i got the idea how to match my coat that's similar to yours. Have a great day!

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  22. I love the shirt you got, it doesn't look like primark at all! Generally I avoid it because it's always such a busy mess! However their accessories are worth battling through for! Have you tried their fedoras for size? I have a similar problem, I have a pinhead so always find hats too big! The trials of hat shopping haha. You look beautiful by the way!
    Love Amie
    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  23. Hello! :)

    I really like your blog, I'm new follower :)

    I would be very happy if u would check out mine too...

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    Katja,

    from Slovenia

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  24. love the slight retro vibe in this outfit, awesome coat and hat - nice choice of accessories to compliment the outfit <3

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  25. Lovely outfit! I really like the hat!
    Love from Ida.

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  26. I have the same hat problem, nothing seems to fit my head lol!

    I absolutely LOVE this coat, it's beautiful! xxx


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  27. Really love this whole look. The shoes are just so so good.

    Kate from Clear the Way
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  28. Ahhh love this outfit so much!

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  29. I have a big head too, drives me crazy when hats don't fit!! Especially faux fur headbands etc. This fedora is stunning though xx

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  30. this entire outfit is gorgeous!!

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  31. OMG you remind me so much of Katy Perry..
    Love your blog, your gorgeous
    xoxox

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  33. Agree with the whole Primark shopping thing, the heat and the stupidly placed round shelves of £3 jumpers get me angry! I wouldn't have thought you're boots were a Primark special though they're gorgeous!
    And I also have an issue with hats but I'm the other way around, my head is so tiny compared to my body and I'm always swamped by them!

    xx

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  35. I love the cozy drape of your top! And it sounds like you had such a blast. It's so important to take time to relax and have fun!

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  36. Dear Arabella,

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  37. You look so gorgeous. I love the fur on your coat and your necklace and your shirt look fantastic together! xx

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  38. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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