Lets fold scarves…..

Several weeks ago I posted about how I miss having a proper UK cold winter now that I’m back living in my home town of Perth, Western Australia. Over the past 24 hours Perth has had some lovely stormy, wet weather, which has made me think of the awesomely cold winters I had London. One of the main reasons I miss winter is because I love coats!! You can read about my love of coats here. If you’re wearing a coat, its generally cold enough to wear a scarf too. While it does get cool enough here to wear scarves, I don’t wear or own anywhere near as many as I did when I lived in London. Even in the middle of UK summer, I would always have a thin scarf screwed up in the bottom of my bag for those rather chilly British summer days.

I love colour, and during winter I used to hate seeing people wearing a black scarf, with a black jacket to me that just screaming BORING!! I always tried to wear bright colours, the weather in London was  dark and depressing enough without adding boring black to the every day wardrobe. If I was wearing a black coat, I always made sure I had on a bright scarf or sometimes if I had on either my pink or purple coats I felt it was ok to wear a dark coloured scarf. It somehow made a dull winters day more cheery.

Here are some of my many London scarves.

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Black coat – Light pink scarf. Notice the daffodils? The middle of spring and I’m wearing a coat and scarf – I don’t miss that element of the British climate!

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Grey coat and my trusty light pink scarf (and super warm pink fluffy hat)  I was freezing my bottom off in this pic!

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My all time favourite light pink trench coat meant it was OK to wear a black scarf (according to me :P)

 

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Purple coat – White scarf. I LOVE LOVE LOVED this scarf, it was so long and soooooo warm. I think I have it wrapped around at least twice in this pic

 

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Grey cardigan – Pink scarf.I think it was close to summer in this pic, but still cool enough for a thin scarf.

 

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Purple jacket, Pink jumper – Pink and purple scarf. Colour coordination 😛

 

 

Compared to winter in the UK, winter in Western Australia is extremely mild and as a result there are a lot more thin, light weight scarves in the shop. I really don’t need any more, but here are some super cute ones I’ve seen in stores at the moment.

 

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Butterfly Bright

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Textured Diamond

 

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Soft Floral Print

 

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Rose Gold Bird Print

 

So many scarves, so little cool weather to wear them!

I think we still have a few more weeks of warm weather to go until we reach the cooler, winter temperatures. Maximums in the 20c’s rather than the 40c’s. Definitely not coat weather, but I will be sure to wear a scarf or two 🙂

 

 

 

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Gotta love Romy and Michele 🙂

 

 

 

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If only we had winter here.

Summer in Australia is over, thank god, I don’t think I could do any more 40C days and 30C nights right now! Now that we’re in March its officially Autumn. Although someone has forgotten to tell the weather that, its going to be 35C next week 😦

I am so over summer and completely ready for winter, although we don’t actually get a real winter here in Perth. We get a few months that are slightly cool then its back to summer again in about September. I really love winter, but not Perth’s version of winter.When I lived in London, they had three of their coldest winters on record, and the first winter I was there they had the most snowfall in 50 years. I had only been in the country a week when the snow pretty much shut down all of London. It was freezing cold but it was wonderful. Sure it means you had to wear several pairs of sock, tights under your jeans, several layers of T-Shirts, jumpers and coats – but look how pretty it was…

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The view from my window looking at my first snow in London
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Turnham Green – Looking very white!
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Turnham Green Church

 

I mean come on! How pretty does all that snow look, it looks like an actual winter. Not the 21C sunny days we call winter here!

I bought SOO many coats and jackets while I was living in London and I made sure they were bright pretty colours. Everyone was always wearing black, grey or navy which just screams cold and boring. I always went for a colour in my coats and also in my scarves and boots, not a lot of boring black in my winter wardrobe. Two of my favourites were my bright pink coat from Next and my awesome purple coat from Apricot Clothing. They are both over 5 years old now, but I still love them!

 

 

 

 

And because sometimes you need a basic black coat in your wardrobe, I had this awesomely warm black coat from Zara

 

When I moved over to the UK I took my “Perth Winter” clothes with me. One of them was my all time, hands down, favourite pink coat. I loved this coat so much, but it was thin and it wasn’t lined. So my favourite pink winter coat actually became my “London Spring/Summer” coat!

 

Now that winter is supposedly on the way, a lot of the fashion retail stores are launching their Autumn/Winter 2016 collections. Some of the stuff is SUPER CUTE but sadly I can’t buy anything. I have a wardrobe full of winter coats and jackets already and its never cold enough here to wear them. It does get a lot colder in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart which is why Australian winter collections have lots of coats and jackets in them. I just can’t justify spending so much money on something that I may only wear once all year. The jackets I bought in the UK weren’t cheap, but I practically lived in them during winter and I certainly got my monies worth. I have worn my pink Next coat a few times since being back in Perth, but its never been cold enough here to wear my Purple or Black coats which makes me sad.

Here are some of the super cute winter coats that are in stores at the moment, that I will NOT be buying 😦

 

I am seriously in love with this Delphi Coat from Review and their Lovella Coat is gorgeous. I want them both – If only we had winter here.

 

I’ve never owned a “wrap” coat before, but I came across the kirsty wrap coat from Forever New and fell in love. Isn’t it pretty? They also have a super cute single breasted coat that would look fab over skinny jeans and boots – I would so buy them – If only we had winter here.

 

I think this post clearly demonstrates that I love coats, its one of the many things I miss about the UK. I loved the fact they had an actual winter and you get to wear fabulous coats and jackets – The fact they only have about two weeks of summer a year was a little bit depressing though. I guess you can’t have everything.

But oh how I love that pink Delphi coat!!!!! 😦