I don’t want to speak too soon but I am LOVING the cooler winter weather. It’s usually around the end of January that I resent it and start pining after the warmer months but for now, I’m embracing the chill. I love wrapping up in layers, throwing on a scarf and hat but just to balance out the unusual positivity going on here, I bloody hate the glove/touch screen phone issue (and no, I haven’t yet found any touch screen gloves that I love as much as my cashmere ones).

Before the inevitable wet and slushy part of winter arrives, I’ve been enjoying wearing my new Sezane camel coat which they very kindly sent me. I was over the moon because I’m kind of on a year-long spending ban when it comes to clothes so that I can save up for everything house related (more on that in another post!). It’s shorter than my other coats which I really love and it’s quite structured so it’s perfect for when I want to look a little smarter. For a pop of colour underneath I wore my Lingua Franca cashmere jumper that Bobbi Brown personalised on our trip to New York a few months ago, it’s so soft and thin enough to tuck into jeans. The boots are old from Topshop but they always have similar so I’ll try find an alternative link for you guys and I’m still loving these Urban Outfitters jeans, although these photos make me want to shrink them a bit!

For me, dressing in winter is all about the accessories because really, who knows what’s going on under the outerwear. This scarf is from last year and I still absolutely love it. It’s from Topshop but I chose it because it’s the perfect shade of grey, it’s long enough to wrap around twice and I love a bit of tassel so the scarf doesn’t just suddenly end and hang in a weird way. The standout accessory in this outfit has to be this Sezane Farrow bag and I picked it knowing it would make the perfect camera bag. I love to take my Fujifilm XT2 camera out with me to capture spontaneous photos here and there but it’s nice to be able to tuck it away in a bag, with space for all your other items too. The quality of the leather is amazing and although I chose the navy blue to be a bit different (and because I love navy blue), I now wish I also had it in black so I can wear it with EVERYTHING… I love it that much.

When this post goes up I would have just turned 30 and looking at these photos I’m thinking, yeah it’s ok to turn 30. I’ve felt a bit funny about it all year but now it’s here I think I’m ok with it. My twenties were epic but I feel like there’ll be something really content and lovely about my thirties with a lot less insecurity and paranoia all round. I truly feel like I’ve learnt how not to give a shit about things I shouldn’t waste my time caring about and it feels great. Here’s to the next chapter and I hope you’re all having a great December so far!



Photos by Lydia Collins.

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24 Responses

  1. Nora says:

    I love the colour combinations…especially loving the scarf and coat xx


  2. A year long no buy? Wow, that is long. But having a house is expensive, I can relate.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  3. Abi Street says:

    I am all over your shoes! You look lush

    Abi | abistreetx

  4. Lisa Santos says:

    In love with this look and the color combination. 30’s will suit you Lily and I am sure it will be full of surprises!

    The Lisa’s World | Naked Heat Palette Review

  5. Sandrine says:

    I love Lingua Franca jumpers! And you look so happy, I’m excited to read your book

  6. Abi Richards says:

    These photos are gorge…Happy Birthday!
    Abi xx

  7. Laura Emilia says:

    Happy birthday Lily, I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating!

    I’m exactly like you – I really enjoy the winter chill up until Christmas and beginning of January, but after that I’m definitely ready for Spring to start already! Hope this winter won’t last too long x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  8. Alex L says:

    Cashmere jumpers are a must have in winter ! I love your coat !

  9. Sophie Kate says:

    love this outfit lily!

    Sophie Kate // sophiekate.co.uk

  10. Zenaide Key says:

    I really enjoyed the conclusion of this post:

    “My twenties were epic but I feel like
    there’ll be something really content and lovely about my thirties with a
    lot less insecurity and paranoia all round. I truly feel like I’ve
    learnt how not to give a shit about things I shouldn’t waste my time
    caring about and it feels great.”
    From my side, my twenties and early thirties were epic too with a lot of insecurities, and now that I’m 38 I also feel that I’ve learnt a lot and I don’t give a sh*** about things which are not valuable. I am happy to go to my 40s and I am enjoying every single day.

    I do like you Lily, you are very honest and true to yourself.

    All the best,


  11. Maja M says:

    Hi Lily, love that coat on you! Can you help me with sizing a bit, what size did you get and is it true too size or runs small?

  12. Georgia Xerakia says:

    Lily I would love for you to make a detailed video of lessons from your 20s. Maybe the highlights, biggest achievements, greatest disappointments, regrets, hardest moments, things you didnt expect, what suprised you the most, and what ways you’ve grown on and off screen. I think it would be so insightful esp since you have a younger audience, and 20s are such an emotional roller coaster with moments of feeling lost with career/relationships. xx

  13. Julia Speaks says:

    This is such a lovely outfit! The colour of your jumper is amazing, it looks really festive. Turning 30 is a big step, but I am sure that you’ll find it a lot better than what you imagined!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Christmas in London | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/lifestyle-christmas-in-london.html

  14. Ellie says:

    Love the outfit! And the boots especially!
    Ellie | elliek.blogspot.co.uk

  15. Lisa Autumn says:

    I just love the red on you Lily!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  16. In love with the camel coat!! x

    Georgia Megan

  17. Flo la vita says:

    I absolutely love the coat and the scarf together xx


  18. Gorgeous! I love the splash of colour, sometimes winter dressing can be so gloomy! Alice xxx


  19. Awe you have such a beautiful smile!!! That bag is super cute, I’m loving bucket bags at the moment 🙂 Happy holidays babe!

    xo Lauren Will from LaurensLipGlossary.com

  20. Amber Hunter says:

    I’m the same — towards the end of January I definitely want it to be Spring. BUT there’s something so comforting about cozying and layering up. Last January (or was it Feb? I can’t remember) we had a massive snowstorm in NYC and it was rough so fingers crossed we have a milder winter this year!


  21. I’m totally obsessed with this outfit! The Sezane bag is a dream, I’m loving everything on their website lately! This jumper is also amazing, love the pop of red! Jasmine x http://www.jasminehardingmakeup.com

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