Friday Find: Marks and Spencer trousers and A-line jacket

This weeks Friday Find Challenge from A dark world inside is a good one! I was so excited to find this outfit pairing at Marks & Spencer, and on sale too!

The skinny leg trench trousers (which are red, not the pink that it looks like in the photo) fit perfectly and cut at the ankle. They were initially one half of a set (other half, unknown) which is why, I assume that they were 70% off at a 50% off sale. I paired this with an A-line jacket in Navy blue with black leather panels, which was also marked down 50%.  Ka-ching! Thank you, Marks and Spencer! As a top, I’ve added in my Peck & Peck red cashmere turtleneck sweater. I love cashmere…can’t get enough of the stuff!

This will be my #ootd for many days, I think. As for accessories, I wear them with my previously mentioned purchase of Clarks ankle boot wedges, A balmuir 100% cashmere beige hat and Navy scarf. For a pop of colour, I’m using my canary yellow Brahmin clutch. I love this bag. I’ve had it for several years now and it magically remains in perfect condition. Worth every cent!

What are your favourite finds?

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

The autumn capsule wardrobe experiment

Aaahhh, capsule wardrobes…the stuff easy-living dreams are made of! As airline baggage restrictions get tighter and more expensive, it’s advisable to take only what’s needed and only in your carry-on. Thus, creating a very real need for a capsule-wardrobe that can easily be transferred from place to place, or if you don’t travel much, it’s still supposed to create some much needed closet space and a clearer mind. Now packing a capsule wardrobe for 1 week – 1 month trips, I have gotten quite good at. The challenge here is actually using the same kind of capsule wardrobe on a daily basis for the entirety of autumn. No travel necessary.

So, I ran straight to one of my favorite department stores: Stockmann and after some mental back-and-forth on what would work best, purchased the following pieces.

* Navy corduroy pants from Noom

* Chestnut sweater from Vila

* Faux neck cableknit sweater dress in eggshell from Veromoda

* Super soft cashmere Helsinki beanie and scarf from Balmuir

* Navy wool gloves from Etcetera

Add to these an already existing pair of skinny jeans from Tiger of Sweden, Striped top from Tory Burch and beige suede knee-high heeled boots from BCBG and we’ve got the makings of a fantastic autumn capsule wardrobe!

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I also could not possibly resist the addition of a fantastic nail polish and matching lipgloss from Chanel. (Colours: Lovely beige 663 & gloss 46) I’m not a huge beige fan when it comes to lips and nails, but this reminds me of that warm cinnamon, pumpkin, clove feel that autumn brings… So I HAD to have it!

Best of luck with your autumn capsule wardrobe!

Thank you for reading

-mliae