singing the London Hymn.


Asos tobacco piped coat | Asos peter pan crochet collar blouse | H&M full skirt | Jessica Simpson Collection dany platform heels

So the weather this past weekend was peculiar. First it was a glorious 72 degrees one day, and then the next day, a frigid and blustery 26 degrees. Finicky dust bowl weather for you. I first got a navy version of this coat, but liked the fit and style of the puffed shoulders so much, that I had to get the other swatch. This one was dubbed "tobacco" color, interesting name for a hue, don't you think? 

Today more felt like the sombre (yet somewhat comforting) mood of English weather, and to top it off we went to see the film, "The King's Speech." I highly recommend seeing it. Resilience, dedication, heartfelt appreciation, exposition of humanity, all with a dash of tongue in cheek pretty much sum it up. The costumes, the acting, the dialogue, and the orchestration of the music score are collectively beautiful. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will sweep away at the Oscars.

Continuing with the "London" theme, there is also a poignant, song that comes to mind. The pensive words to the London Hymn are "May the restless dead find sleep, and may the light of our remembering, guide them to an everlasting peace." Sometimes winter causes us to hole up, with a warm cup of tea, cozying up next to the fireplace. And sometimes winter helps our pace of life slow down and gives us time to reflect on our past, the world of auld lang syne, and history as a seemingly, endless storybook.  

85 darling comments:

Diane Dupres said...

how do you do timeless and trendy... just like that. you inspire me. much love. dd.

kirstyb said...

that blouse looks amazing x

Aimee said...

I can't even begin to describe how much I love this outfit! Just pure perfection haha. And that coat is just gorgeoouuus! Never heard of that movie. I'll have to check it out!

x

Vicky said...

Such a lovely outfit! Your blouse is the cutest x

Hannah said...

love this outfit so much, the coat is lovely and the ribbon in your shirt is such an awesome detail =)


Hannah xx

Shilpi said...

love that bow, beautiful look! So chic and put together so well

xx

sftrend

CessOviedo said...

Weather has been crazy down here too, making it a little bit difficult to choose outfits, loved yours not too wintery but still warm enough! Gotta love those over the knee sheer socks, you wear them so beautifuly!

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LyddieGal said...

72 to 26 -- that is brutal! I'm sorry the weather is such a tease.
I love your puffy shoulder coat, it's really adorable!

Chic on the Cheap

cryskay said...

your coat is to die for!!!! xo

diana kang said...

how cute is this!

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LIE said...

ooh this is gorgeous! you look fabolous. nothing more to say ;)

love&rockets, LIE

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Smaira said...

aw I think that blouse is so cute
x

Miranda said...

Looking fabulous, I just love your style.

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Miranda said...

You have an amazing style, love this!

In a Dolly's World said...

Love the Peter Pan collar blouse! And the coat is adorable!!!

bruna marx said...

Lovevly pics!great outfit.

Christine @ Fanciful Vision said...

Oh my, this is SUCH a cute look! Love the blouse, the fuffy shoulders.. :)

Beti said...

amazing outfit! i love it!

alexied123 said...

Jamie, I love how your entire blog captures the romantic trends that are so hot right now from the crocheted collar and ribbon detail, to the puffed coat sleeves, to the wuthering heights-esque scenery, not to mention your writing! Absolutely perfect.

Erin said...

Girl your blog is a-growin. You are the cutest ever. :)

letiziabarcelona said...

LOVE THIS OUTFIT YOU LOOK LIKE A DOLL !

pancakeSTACKER said...

You are adorable! I just bought those same shoes! In fact, they will be arriving tomorrow. I can't wait. This is such a cute outfit!



Hope you'll stop by soon and say hello!
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carol said...

how cute is the collar on that blouse ... love it

Victoria said...

I love this outfit, and love your style. That Asos coat is gorgeous (I may have to revoke my self imposed ban from the site - eek!)and the blouse and bow look just lovely xxx

Sandy a la Mode said...

hey doll! i absolutely ADORE your coat, the color is great!! and the detail of the blouse is soo pretty!! :)

monsefuentes said...

You look awesome, great blog. I am following you, hope you follow me back.

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Becky-May said...

You look lovely! I hope this doesn't sound odd, but you have lovely legs :)

The Flower Girl

X

LaQuiete said...

Beautiful look! I like it!

Sofia said...

so beautiful !!

Courtney said...

This outfit is beautiful, you've got such a great sense of style!
Newly following you xx

margarita ts said...

this is gorgeous!i follow you!
if you want follow me back!!!

Stylifiq said...

you look lovely. love the shoulder details. I will vote for you, your blog is great and i think you deserve to win.
Style by stylifiq

.sabo skirt. said...

your blouse is absolutely gorgeous.. your outfit is put together perfectly and you look fabulous!

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Annabel said...

you look beautiful! Those shoes look great with tights and I love the little bow detail! Loving your blog girl.

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Natalie Suarez said...

SUPER CUTE! love it!! :)

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Beverley said...

we're definitely having the same weather issue over here too (California)! hot and cold... totally not cool! this is my first time at your blog, and i can't believe i'm only finding it now. i love it, definitely a fan!

eM said...

I find you in LB and I follow your blog now. You look so beautiful... I like your style :)

eM!
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Hillary said...

Just found your blog :) Very nice post!! I really like the thigh highs with the clogs, and that coat is absolutely gorgeous!!!

New follower :)

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tailorstitch said...

This outfit is all sorts of cute! and I really like your coat

Style of a Fashionista said...

Amazing your outfit is so cute but sassy at the same time love it and your style xoxo

LaU said...

wow!very cute!!!!
xoxo



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Julia mode said...

i love your look ;)

Runway Rundown said...

So you deserve my vote for the Refinery29 contest because this outfit is too cute for words!!!

Sara said...

So cool! :D
Kiss from Portugal,
Sara

if-I-were-Audrey said...

I like your outfit, especially that coat, wow. nice colors :)

Eule-Lilaanaa said...

perfect vintage look, great blog, I follow , very inspiring blog

Christina said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. What a great outfit-- so classy :)


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maverick diva said...

love your blog!
that outfit is soooo adorable :)

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Kathleen Carla. said...

aww Jamie i love your outfit here!! it's oh so cute. and i loove the peter pan color blouse! i've been looking ages for one..I'll def check out ASOS now :). oh no I'm getting the shopping bug fever again lol. anyways, looking lovely as always girl, you rock those Dany's so well! :)

<3, Kathleen.

little moon lover said...

awesome style!.. those shoes are so desirable!
stay cool..

veronicaa said...

So gorgeous :)
I voted for you!
LOVE your knee socks!!! Love the details and accessories and your top too! You have such amazing style!

XO Veronica
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Vikki said...

Oh my goodness! This outfit is just perfect.

I love every single thing about it. especially the blouse!

xxx
Vikki

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deep_in_vogue said...

You're so beautiful!! Loved this post and all the fantastic photographs, your style is phenomenal!

.::P-G-de-R::. said...

I really like the first picture you look beautiful and what's more important HAPPY, :)

.::P-G-de-R::. said...

btw: I cant believe you just got 100 followers, after what I've seen in your blog I was expecting 1000 at least.. well, I will happily add my self to those hundred, :)

Fernanda Lucila said...

Best coat ever. The color is beautiful, although I agree ... "tobacco" wouldn't have been the first color name to come to mind :P

Fernanda Lucila

Ashleigh said...

this outfit is pure perfection! i love your blog :)

Z--- said...

You look fantastic!!xx

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Rosanna said...

i love your coat

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TOPCOAT said...

Absolutely stunning! xx




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Voguart said...

wonderful outfit! :)
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[Virginie Peny] said...

You're so cute! I just discovered your blog, the outfit is amazing! Love your blog! :)

Virginie/ Couture & DIY

Emma said...

Wonderful outfit.

Isn't the King's Speech brilliant? I absolutely loved every bit of it. Fingers crossed for the Oscars too!

Great blog, by the way - following - can't not! x

jess said...

This outfit is so pretty. I love the coat.

hannah said...

an amazing look you have going on ;) followed xoxo

Box Moon Babble said...

Great outfit. So much inspiration! You really have great style


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Nettie said...

I like your outfit!

Miriam said...

Complimenti per il blog..è davvero carino! Vedo che sei una ragazza molto solare! Brava!!!
Baci Miriam

Jackie said...

love your outfit! so prep school like! :)

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DIY / The fashion building said...

Love your blouse

Micky said...

vintage a bit;)

E said...

This look is so beautiful! I love your little tie!

Kristen said...

absolutely love your coat!

Karoline Kalvø said...

Love your blog. I'm following. So much inspiration.

Amazing coat.

Check out my blog if you got time. It would mean the world to me. Just started.
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Beenie said...

amazing !! love your style ;)
im following you !!

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Lilly of the Valley said...

I adore, ADORE! Your outfit. you always have such cute style. Amazing. xo

Lindsay said...

i love your knee socks and peter pan collar!

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Natalie Louise said...

That shirt is so gorgeous!! I was going to buy it, that is until i ran out of money. The crochet collar just adds that extra oomph.

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Love Nat, Leather & Lace. X

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

Your style is so timeless and looks so university-chic! :)

Marrisa said...

I'm in love with this outfit! I love the outerwear!
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EevvaStyle said...

adorable coat!

Tonya said...

Absolutely adorable! I love it.

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Shabby said...

Yes! I love this outfit and immediately recognized the JS platforms, a pair of which I have in tan. Love them to death!

Lilith said...

I want your jacket!

xx
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