Tuesday, 15 January 2013



All my UK chums cannot have failed to notice that Britain is in the icy grip of a cold snap that will be sticking around for quite some time. This has got me thinking once again about having to wrap up to brave the outdoors - of course this doesn't mean you can't wrap up in style, heaven forbid. So wrapping up in chic is the focus of my January 2013 Ultimate & Realistic outfit choices...I hope you are inspired.

Burberry London Wool and Cashmere-blend Trench - £1,095, Ksubi Skinny Pins Coated Jeans - £200, Theory Abner B Cotton-Blend Sweater - £225, Jimmy Choo Leather Biker Boots - £595, Alexander Wang Diego Textured-leather Shoulder Bag - £690.
TOTAL: £2805

Topshop Premium Military Coat - £125, H&M Slim Regular Jeans - £19.99, New Look Dark Grain Red 3/4 Sleeve Top - £14.99, Barratts Studded Biker Boots - £35, H&M Bag - £19.99.
TOTAL: £214.97

There is no denying that the Burberry military trench is pretty close to perfection, but let's face it I have more chance of flying to the moon in a home made Diet Coke and Mentos rocket, than I have of affording this beauty.

So guys, what is your favourite look - The Ultimate or the Realistic?

Gems x


  1. Great idea for a post!
    I do think that, as you said, the Burberry coat is pretty much perfect but The Realistic side has its pros too - I really like the New Look jumper and think I even prefer the jeans!

  2. Loving your realistic version. A huge saving on the ultimate one.

    X x

  3. Your realistic look is my favourite, I'd just swap the two coats and layer up more! I wish we had snow here :(

    The Style Rawr!

  4. I do like everything about the realistic look. For some things I'd rather pay for a better quality item if I know it's something I want to last. Even if I could afford it I wouldn't want to splurge THAT much! x

  5. The Diego bag is just gorgeous but I actually prefer the Toppers coat to the Burberry! Never thought I'd say that! xxx

    1. The Ksubi jeans rock my socks, but I totally prefer the Barratts boots, maybe it's because I'm a bit of a stomper and go through shoes way to quick :)

      Gems x

  6. To be honest I think I prefer the realistic look. I saw that coat in Topshop just before xmas and it's lovely :) xx

  7. thank you for the kind comment on my blog- that ultimate trench is amazing. but I prefer the realistic outfit over all- the bag looks nicer and the jumper looks a lot more cosy

  8. You've really found some great pieces for the "realistic" look! And they are totally affordable!!

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  9. I like both, especially the beautiful coat from the ultimate and the studded boots from the realistic side! :)

  10. This is a cool feature, I love seeing things like these in magazines or blogs!

    And I prefer the ultimate coat and jumper, and then prefer the rest in the realistic version.

    Lisa xx

  11. i actually like the realistic version more!! that coat and the leather pants are much cuter, in my opinion. which means i can save around a thousand dollars ;) haha

  12. I love the Burberry trench coat!


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