Closet Update: New Pants

LONGCOATLinking to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style blog for Visible Monday #147

Subtitles: Camel and Cashmere or Whip My Hair πŸ™‚LONGCOAT4My long coat was vintage when I found it in a charity shop oh, it must be at least 15 years ago. Not only is it camel colour it’s made of camel hair and really warm – so warm that I last used it most in the Winter of 2010 when we had many feet of snow and I didn’t have a car. This Winter is turning to be almost as cold even without all the snow so out it comes again. [I’ve similar coats by Max Mara that I’ve given to my mother and a shorter style by Jaeger that I’m keeping.]LONGCOAT3The cashmere jumper is by Eric Bompard again and the softest in my collection. It’s the first time I wore it and my kids kept hugging me all day! Bonus! The colour is the most flattering and delicate ecru with the palest hint of blush pink. HermΓ¨s 90cm scarf is ‘La Vie En Fleuve’ added to the collection some months ago. Green suede wedge booties by Belle Sigerson Morrison and bag by CΓ©line with an Evelyne canvas shoulder strap.PANTSThe Zara trousers were bought among a small stash a couple of months ago here. The material is synthetic but feels very soft and is washable. I adore wide leg trousers and wanted a non black colour that works for both Winter and Spring. I’ve mentioned before how impressed I am with the styling of Zara’s last collection and these were worn very long on the model so imagine how much material I had to cut off!PANTS3A more casual version of the outfit with the Zara Girl puffa coat, Old England cashmere scarf, vintage Top Shop beret and M&S Boy’s brogues. I plan to wear the trousers with sneakers, flats and even sandals during Spring.PANTS4Thanks for reading!


16 thoughts on “Closet Update: New Pants

  1. Blighty

    Another great post! I adore your camel coat, cannot believe you found it in a charity shop, what a great find! You have inspired me to hunt down a similar coat, I do feel I need a proper coat. The whole outfit in the second pic – the coat, the scarf, the cashmere jumper – just lovely! As a Hermes scarf admirer I must admit I have always passed by La Vie en Fleuve when I have come across that design for sale on eBay as shown flat it did not speak to me, but now I have seen yours in such wonderful colours and being worn – well, I shall have to investigate this design further!! (hope my hubs not reading this).

    1. silkpathdiary Post author

      Thank you very much – so kind! I’m a coat nut and my best charity shop finds are without a doubt my coats. I used to pick them up fairly regularly in the 80’s and early 90’s, after that everybody got on the vintage bandwagon. It’s a very classic outfit and I’d like to try wearing a leather jacket next time.
      I fell in love with the colours of the scarf first and the pattern is extremely detailed and fantastic to look at – I’m so glad you want to explore it further! It’s part of the mystery of H scarves, trying to work out how they will wear folded and how the colours will ebb and flow accordingly.

    1. silkpathdiary Post author

      Thanks very much! I am so enjoying the lush textures in my wardrobe πŸ™‚ I could not believe the coat was left hanging there and hadn’t been snapped up already. The cut is so good.


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