I bought my Lexi sleeveless coat from Oasis (£80) last autumn and whenever I post it on instagram, I’m always asked where it’s from, so I was delighted (literally – I know, I’m easy to please) to see that it has been re-issued for the spring.
This time it is a lighter colour to the one that I have but other than that it’s exactly the same. I’ve loved wearing mine – it’s a gorgeously soft fabric and great for those times when you just want to feel a little smarter (parent’s evening, school concerts etc) but when a full on smart coat isn’t needed. At £80 I realise that it’s not cheap but it feels far more expensive than that. The sizing is quite generous so there’s no need to go up and if anything, you might want to go down a size.
Here are a couple of ways that I’ve worn mine. I know, it’s not rocket science but sometimes seeing a piece of clothing on a person helps with identifying how it could work.
This was my outfit this morning. Just before this was taken I asked our youngest why it was that I thought that it was a good idea to wear shorter boots with trainer socks (hence flashing my ankles) when clearly it was still cold enough to wear my fur scarf. Neither of us could fathom that one out. Spring on the feet – middle of winter around the neck. Hmmm.
Here I wore the coat with a pussy bow blouse. The v-neckline offers a nice shape for those with a curvier bust and the absence of a collar means that you can also add interest in other ways. I swapped the belt for a studded Topshop one.
And whilst I’m about it, I thought that I would share a couple of other gems. This Oasis fur gilet was £55. It was then reduced to £40, then £30 and it now has a further 20% off, making it £24. For anyone on the look out for a fur gilet, this is a fabulous option.
I’m also loving the blush coatigan (reduced from £55 to £25 plus there’s a further 20% discount) which also comes in grey, as I’ve shown below.
Did anyone hear the article on the radio recently about the signs that show that we’re turning into our Mothers? I couldn’t think of anything in particular until I took this. And then all became crystal clear. My Mum loves birds and we love our Mr Robin who sits outside the bedroom window and sings….but I don’t think that I will be having a perm any time soon 🙂 x