Layers Upon Layers Of Warmth


The faux fur jacket over a roll neck sweater with skinny jeans and boots

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! I’ve spent mine quite quietly, enjoying some down time at the park yesterday and today I have been busy cleaning and sprucing things up, which I guess you could say was Spring cleaning. Did any of you catch the eclipse on Friday? I was really excited for it and got up really early to watch it, but it was so full of smog here that I couldn’t get a view of the sun and ended up watching it on the TV instead, which was incredible. I remember the last eclipse that I saw back in 1999, when everything went dark, so I was hoping this one would be the same, but it was only up north that it happened that way unfortunately. I did manage to sneak a glimpse when the moon was passing over as the sun had popped out for a few moments, but not as much as I was hoping. I did put some incredible photos from others on my Instagram though if you want to see!

Getting to my outfit, I wore this last weekend when I was in town with Adam. It was pretty cold so I decided that I needed to layer up for warmth. I wore my River Island Roll Neck Sweater over a tank top (not visible) and then layered on my Zara Faux Fur Shearling Gilet. I actually got this a few months ago in the sale when it was on, but this is the first time wearing it here, so unfortunately it is sold out now. It’s really cosy and soft though, perfect for keeping warm! I paired the tops with my Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Skinny Jeans and then tucked them into my DUO Black Suede Knee Boots. As you know I am literally obsessed with the Rocket cut from Citizens, so it was only fitting that I got them in the cropped version too, although since I have shorter legs, they are more like ankle jeans on me, but they are incredible! I definitely recommend these to you as I’ve been living in them for a while now!

This isn’t usually a look that I wear as I tend not to layer too heavily on top as I have a fear of looking too bulky, but I think when you pair the combination with knee high boots to add some height and sleekness, it really counteracts the heaviness up the top. I was inspired by the New York Fashion Week outfit that I had put together in a previous post at the end of last month, so this is my interpretation of that one. I would love to know what you other personal style bloggers and readers think of my outfit! I always love reading your comments and responding to them. Don’t forget to vote in the poll too and you can also shop similar pieces in the scroller at the bottom of this post. Have a wonderful Sunday evening!


(Jacket – Similar & Similar, Jeans – Exact & Similar, Sweater – Exact, Boots – Similar)


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Written by Lorna Burford



  1. Steven W
    March 22, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I certainly had a wonderful weekend, thanks – if a little unusual. I was a guest at an ex’s wedding in Birmingham. LOL

    I didn’t bother with the eclipse – we were given the option of going out to see it at work but only as a 10 minute alternative to our normal morning tea break… not tempting enough for me… πŸ˜‰

    I love everything about your outfit in these photos. It looks a touch rural yet also very sophisticated and classy. Warm too – but almost the first stage towards going out without a coat so I guess spring really is here. πŸ™‚

    • March 22, 2015 / 9:31 pm

      That sounds like a fun weekend! I have a wedding in Birmingham to go to in a few months πŸ™‚ Glad you like the outfit πŸ™‚

  2. David
    March 22, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    What is there not to like? πŸ™‚

    • March 22, 2015 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Susie
    March 23, 2015 / 1:59 am

    Classy outfit, looks very warm. The boots make your legs look very long. I will be happy to see some of your spring outfits soon….hope to see a post with your floral blazer

    • March 23, 2015 / 10:50 am

      Thank you! And yes! I’ve already shot the photos for the floral blazer look, so that should hopefully be this week!

    • March 23, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Thank you!

    • March 23, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Thank you Jeanne!

    • March 23, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Thank you Abby!

    • March 23, 2015 / 11:25 am

      Thank you!!

    • March 23, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you Ramy πŸ™‚

    • March 23, 2015 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you Tanya!

  4. March 23, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I love how you make keeping warm stylish. I usually just wear the warmest coat and looking good is the last thing on my mind. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • March 23, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      Ha ha, sometimes I do that, but in this industry it’s not doable! Lol!

  5. Jessica
    March 23, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    You look gorgeous babe πŸ™‚ Love that furry vest on you πŸ™‚

    • March 23, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Glad you like it πŸ™‚

    • March 23, 2015 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you Diana!

    • March 24, 2015 / 1:30 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • March 24, 2015 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you Alice!

  6. Jenny
    March 24, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    You look amazing hun xx I’m loving that layering you have going on xx

    • March 24, 2015 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you Jenny!

    • March 24, 2015 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you Mel!

    • March 24, 2015 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much!

  7. March 24, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Amazing look, loving that vest and boots! πŸ™‚

    Jessica from What To Style

    • March 24, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    • March 24, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you! I don’t have GFC, they got rid of that ages ago now, but thank you for asking.

    • March 24, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • March 24, 2015 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    • March 24, 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • March 24, 2015 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you!!

  8. Kim
    March 25, 2015 / 10:48 am

    We saw a little of the eclipse up here, but no need for glasses…the filter of the clouds was a good enough screen. πŸ™‚ . Your outfit looks great. Sometimes cosy is needed before style, but you have combined them beautifully. Of course all complimented by those wonderful skinny jeans and boots.

    It’s a beautiful spring day up here today, I hope the sun is coming out for you too. Kim xx

    • March 25, 2015 / 10:58 am

      That’s cool! Unfortunately it’s not, it’s dull, wet and cold! Glad you like the outfit πŸ™‚

  9. March 25, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    Ohh my…you look stunning Lorna!!! Love each and every piece in this outfit <3 The boots are gorgeous!
    I saw a video by BBC on that eclipse and it was amazing! *_*

    • March 26, 2015 / 1:10 am

      Thank you so much! Yeah I watched the BBC one too, from above the clouds. It was stunning!

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