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Thursday 12 March 2015

Dogtooth Coat (feat. Actual Dog) - Cherry Blossoms in Kensington

In case you hadn't already noticed, I'm quite the coat fiend. I have an impressively (read; embarrassingly) vast collection and yet frequently struggle to find one that 'goes', and with this hoard of outerwear, today I present to you, one that isn't even mine. This giant dogtooth piece 'technically' belongs to my mother. I say 'technically' because I'm definitely going to hang it up on my coat rail and hope she doesn't notice it's absence from hers... 

I wore this on a gloriously sunny Monday, where Becca, Rupert the pug and I caught up over cake. Blossom trees are without a doubt one of my favourite things about spring, and the cherry blossom trees are starting to bloom in London and so of course this required copious photographs and much oo-ing and aa-ing. My eyes are now pointed expectantly towards the bare, twiggy blossom tree in my garden. 

The idea of borrowing my mother's clothes aged 23 would've likely horrified me as a teenager, but now as an 'adult' (cough) myself, I can really appreciate what a stylish mother I have. Do you often borrow clothes from friends, sisters or mothers? Let me know!


  1. You look lovely as always! That coat is beautiful and your pictures are stunning! I was exactly the same when I was younger, never would've imagined I'd be wearing the same clothing at my mum and now we are forever sharing and swapping clothes!


  2. you look so lovely Arabella and that coat is gorgeous, your mother is stylish :D my mum often borrows from my wardrobe instead of me to hers haha <3


  3. This made me smile. I currently have my Mother's vintage camel coat hanging in my wardrobe.. She hasn't noticed.. Yet! x

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  4. I love your style so much. You obviously get your great taste from your mother :) I love borrowing my mothers clothes sometimes xoxo


  5. I like your mom's coat. She obviously, has a great sense of style. I do borrow my mom's clothes as well:-)



  6. Such a pretty coat and if I don't live in such a tropical country I would love to have a vast collection myself. I used to borrow my moms clothes but now only my cousins when she's in town.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  7. I adore the coat, simply beautiful!


  8. Such a classy and beautiful look! Love it!

    Kisses, Kali

  9. Stunning photos Arabella, your dogtooth coat (and dog!) are so lovely!

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  10. Beautiful coat. I have an embroidered jacket from my mum's wardrobe that she bought when she was in India that I love. I also love cherry blossoms - they're my fave flower and I'm very happy that they are out in London as I live in Dubai at the moment but am visiting London in the next few weeks - yay!

    Faye x
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  11. You look so effortless in this coat. What a beauty!

  12. Such a beautiful coat!


  13. Yet another great post! Yes.... I admit it too... I always borrow my mum's vintage clothing but she always kindly gives them to me without a complaint! Recently, I was eyeing this lovely grey without buttons merrino cardigan from'Deane and White' of hers and ...guess what?!.... Now it is in my wardrobe! The only downside is her shoes because she has a tremendous collection of them and we do not wear the same size!

  14. Oh you absolute babe!

    Claire from Stylingo xx

  15. You are so so chic! That coat is so gorgeous too, It suits you so much,
    Bethany x


  16. Can't say no to cherry blossoms and pugs. And Chanel. Loving the ensemble!

  17. That coat is just gorgeous! x


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