A bit of spring florals

Isabel Marant top, Karen Walker floral skirt, Topshop heels, Queen’s Wardrobe trench coat, Alexander Wang emile tote, Marc by Marc Jacobs katie bracelet, Mimco starlight necklace

So speaking of basic wardrobe pieces recently, here is one of mine – a lightweight beige trench coat which I picked up from Queen’s Wardrobe, simple with a twist, in the detailing on the shoulders. For some reason, I spent a long time thinking that a trench coat was just one of those classics that I don’t need, but recently, I’ve found that it’s often what I throw on just as I’m about to leave the house. You never know what the weather is going to do in Wellington so it always pays to play it safe.

Generally, I’ve found that lately I’m just keeping it simple and fuss-free, partly due to the warmer weather, it always inspires a less structured approach to getting ready. An almost too simple top, and a floaty skirt being quite possibly the easiest things to reach for considering my fondness for separates. This skirt, while familiar, is actually the result of a swap with a friend, to try it out in a slightly different style. Not something that I do often, but it sure is a fun way to give your wardrobe a momentary update!


  1. Victoria November 28, 2012 / 6:48 am

    I so love the detailing on the shoulders. It gives the trench a very unique look. This is how I long to dress when I get myself a real job, but alas, until then, I find it pointless to dress sophisticated just to drag myself out of bed for my college classes. In high school, though, I took a lot of pride in my wardrobe. I hope my un-motivation is just temporary 🙂

  2. Ashleigh November 28, 2012 / 7:03 am

    Every girl needs a trench coat, and this one is ahhhmazing! Those shoes are so great too! wouldn’t normally think of pairing all the things you have in this outfit but you’ve done it so well! (As usual!) xo

  3. rachel November 28, 2012 / 7:41 am

    what an adorable skirt! love the trench coat, I definitely agree that a beige trenchcoat is a wardrobe essential. mine is a little bit different too, with slightly puffy shoulders. love the pleats on yours x

  4. yuka November 28, 2012 / 8:24 am

    im in love with your shoes!

  5. Closet Fashionista November 28, 2012 / 11:18 am

    i love the sleeve details on that trench! I don’t have a basic trench yet but I did finally get a leather jacket this year, haha, so I’m getting there! 😀
    I love the shape of that skirt! 🙂

  6. Maria November 28, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    I love the twist to a classic (literally!) and these shoes are beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  7. lolitek November 28, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    I love the skirt. It seems to be one of these thing that can go with almost everything! Basic things rule. I am a huge believer in that. Still living without trench coat thought… should change that. Your’s lovely.

  8. Sarah November 28, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Great Trench! Ive got a beige trench myself, I always forget to wear it though, I must get it out while its still coolish!xx

  9. Theresa November 28, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I’m crazy about those heels! They’re gorgeous and the perfect accent for the entire look. Love the florals of that skirt! You really do have the coolest collection of them! Another hit babe!


  10. Corinne November 29, 2012 / 12:12 am

    Love the floral skirt! I must say that I don’t wear my trench coat much at all – I think I just need to work out how to style it better! 🙂


  11. Mica November 29, 2012 / 12:06 pm

    Beautiful floral skirt! 🙂

  12. nyuu November 29, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    I like the unique details on your trench coat 🙂 The shoes are adorable and I love the bag! I agree, trench coats are great for days when you’re unsure how cold it might get.

    nyuu @ lolitium.net

  13. Amie November 29, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    Love your glasshouse-tomato plant backdrop! very cute! Love your handbag! Its really classy AND big, a hard combination to find!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

  14. Marcella December 2, 2012 / 12:51 am

    This is a stunning outfit, the trench is the perfect balance of statement-y yet classic, and you couldn’t have picked a better location to show off that floral skirt!

  15. steph December 2, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    that skirt is really really pretty jamie-lee – and i still love your bag! there’s a white one on outnet that i’m thinking of buying but i wish it was this black one.

  16. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies December 3, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    I love how you mix and match tops and bottoms with such ease. I’ve got much to learn from you. I’ve been stuck in the jeans rut and never truly ventured into skirts all that much.

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