A Beige Coat With Chloe Susanna Boots

A Refreshing Restyling

Happy weekend everyone! I’m so glad this weekend is a lot warmer, wet, but warmer than the last. I feel like all I’m doing lately is speaking about the weather and that’s purely because it’s been crazy! I know England is known for having bad weather, but to the extremes it is at the moment, it’s not common for us. When we shot these photos, it was so cold that my hands were in so much pain. Adam and I had to do a joint shoot and it meant spending a long time out in sub zero temperatures, so it wasn’t the greatest. I recently got some thick tights to wear under my jeans too, to keep warm, and some extra fleece style scarves, but thankfully it’s warming up.

Anyway, getting to my outfit, I was wearing my old Zara Beige Coat With Faux Leather Sleeves (seen before here and here, can you believe it’s from 2012?) which I layered over numerous jumpers for warmth. I then opted for black jeans with my Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop in All Black (I love these and recommend them), but instead of going with black boots like I did before, I chose my Chloe Susanna Boots in Burgundy Velvet. I haven’t worn these boots since last year so it was about time I got them out again! I never want to expose them to rain since it ruins velvet, so I’m always cautious in making sure it isn’t going to rain when I wear them.

For my accessories, I finished it off with my Burberry Claret Scarf and my Celine Nano Luggage in Dune. I was contemplating my Zac Posen bag in cream, but the Celine was the right warm shade for my coat. I think all of the colours blended really nicely together. I did have thick gloves and a hat as well, but I braved the cold for a while for the photoshoot and I regretted it after as my limbs felt like they had fallen off and were actually burning! I hate it when it’s so bitter that it hurts. It was worth it in the end though as I wanted to document the outfit for you all. What do you think of it?

And now some exciting news, Raindrops of Sapphire is 8 years old today! Where has the time gone? It seems like only a couple of years ago I was in my room, gone midnight, creating my blog and wondering what the future might hold, and now 8 years on, I’m in such a great place with it. It’s definitely been a journey of progression, albeit slowly, but it’s got there. My next blog post is going to be dedicated to the 8 years, so stay tuned for that, but right now I wanted to actually say happy birthday Raindrops of Sapphire, on the actual day of its birthday! Thank you for always supporting me everyone and following me on this wonderful ride! Lorna xx.

What I Was Wearing:
Coat – Zara (similar)
Scarf – Burberry (similar)
Jeans – Citizens of Humanity
Boots – Chloe
Bag – Celine



  1. Ian
    March 10, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on running your blog for so and , may you still have many more years of blogging and love doing it . A great look for this time of the year . Stay warm and well . Ian

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much!

  2. Travis Bird
    March 10, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Happy birthday to the blog!

  3. March 10, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    This coat looks awesome and would be the perfect piece for me and my style! I love it so much, Lorna, it suits you great .-*

    Melanie / http://www.goldzeitblog.de

  4. March 10, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Happy birthday to Raindrops! It’s been forever and looking forward to more!
    Also, those boots. I seriously would buy those Chloe boots again and again and again…!

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, I love the Chloe boots so much!

  5. March 10, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I am so glad that, even though a bit wet, it has been warmer lately, dear Lorna! You always look so amazing, and it’s not different today – I loved your boots, your coat and the sweet bag! Always elegant and with a great taste! I wish you a very beautiful and warm weekend, without wearing the warm tights πŸ™‚

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you, Denise πŸ™‚

  6. March 10, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Firstly, Happy Birthday to the blog. πŸ˜€ That’s a terrific achievement and I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with to celebrate it in your next entry. πŸ™‚ I wonder what the you of 8 years ago would think if she came forwards in time to read your present day entries? πŸ˜€

    I can certainly see the cold in these photos and how you were having to suffer to get these shots – but that’s dedication and it was worth it as they’re great. I wonder if this is the final blast of winter and it’ll all be spring weather and spring clothes from now?

    You’ve got a terrific combination of colours going on here. The scarf and the boots work especially well together… it’s nice to see these flashes of such a warming colour and good to see the robins again too. πŸ™‚

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Steven! Thank you for being there to support me through a lot of it. It’s weird looking back, I never would have expected what it is now or even thought it would be my job, it’s crazy how times change and it makes me wonder what will be in another 8 years!

      • March 11, 2018 / 9:53 pm

        You’re very welcome, Lorna. πŸ™‚ Although I have only been about for the last 3 years of your website I can see that even in that time there has been so much growth. The quality of content is outstanding. As I’ve often said, it’s always a pleasure to visit your site with its wonderfully inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. I wish you every success for the next 8 years and beyond. πŸ˜€

        • March 11, 2018 / 11:08 pm

          Thank you so much, Steven πŸ™‚ It always means so much to me to hear comments like that!

  7. Waleed khan
    March 10, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Plz pull me a bit up .. i wanna b blogger
    Need uR consession

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Sorry, not sure what you mean?

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  8. March 11, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I’m also so very glad that it is a lot warmer. I hate the cold. Can’t wait to get a teint again! Never been this white, I sold my sun bank.

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      I’m pale all year round, ha ha.

  9. Gabrielle
    March 11, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    This is such a stylish outfit and I’m completely smitten with those burgundy studded boots – SO chic! Have a lovely week ahead πŸ™‚

    aglassofice.com x

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Glad you like it!

  10. March 11, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Happy 8th Blog Birthday! I wish I started my blog eight years ago before so many others started too. I feel your pain with shooting in the cold, my hands were frozen just taking a couple of snaps on a walk. Worth it to get these snaps though, love the beige coat!

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s definitely been a journey and hard graft as back then, blogging wasn’t what it is today. Glad you like the outfit!

  11. ivanamihalicivy
    March 11, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Wow, stunning photos, you look gorgeous! I really like your style and the outfit. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing it, dear!

    Now I follow you via Google +.

    My Blog: What’s up, Ivy?
    Kisses from Croatia and I hope we will stay in touch! β™‘

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  12. March 11, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    Even though you were really cold, this is a great outfit so I’m glad you got photos of it. They are such great boots! πŸ™‚ Happy blogaversary too! I’d love to hit 8 years for blogging, just 2 years to go haha.

    I’m glad I don’t have to contend with the cold when I’m doing outfit photos – the heat is the worst here, it gets so sticky and uncomfortable, so I always hunt out shade, that seems to help a little. Not much you can do if it’s cold though!

    Hope you are having a great weekend! πŸ™‚ We have been spending time with visiting family, which is wonderful.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      That’s great you’re on 6 years though πŸ˜€ And I know what you mean about heat, we only have to cope with it being 30+ for a couple weeks in June and I absolutely hate it. I sweat from everywhere and I feel ill, so I wouldn’t cope with it constantly. I dislike too cold and too hot, I’d like Spring and Autumn to be constant lol! πŸ™‚

    • March 11, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you!

  13. Ali
    March 12, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Congratulations on 8 years Lorna what an achievement. That’s a lovely outfit as well xxx

    • March 12, 2018 / 1:20 am

      Thank you, Ali!

    • March 12, 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thank you!

  14. March 12, 2018 / 11:35 am

    This outfit is a must! Chic and classy, love so so much! Especially the bag and the coat!
    xx Dasynka

  15. March 12, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    First of all, happy belated birthday to Raindrops of Sapphire! Congratulations and kudos for all the hard work. Blogging is no easy feat and I can say that you are doing an amazing job. Keep it up because I do enjoy reading your posts and following along in your journey. Secondly, I like your outfit! Your booties caught my eye on Instagram and your bag and jacket of course stoled my heart. The color on both these items are just beautiful and I love how they can be worn with just about anything. I hope you had a great weekend and that this week is warmer for you guys. Wishing you a happy Monday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • March 12, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Maureen! So pleased you love the whole outfit and thank you for the birthday wishes!

    • March 12, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • March 12, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you so much! Yay for being boot twins!

  16. March 12, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Congratulations on your 8 years of blogging! It is definitely a journey worth taking right? Love following you throughout the years, I think I started to follow you in 2013. Seems so long ago! Love your style and dedication to writing, it’s wonderful.

    Much Love,

    • March 13, 2018 / 12:29 am

      Wow, 2013! Has it been that long? Thank you so much for being here! I’ve enjoyed your blog too! Hopefully there’s many more to come!

    • March 13, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you!

  17. March 15, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    So cozy and edgy! Love your outfit dear, you scarf and coat really makes a perfect pair. Also, your boots are really lovely!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • March 15, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you, Jess!

    • March 17, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Thank you!

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