the point of this post is the coat. this coat is probably the hardest working item in my wardrobe (hence the title of the post, am i not clever etc.) i have essentially been wearing it every. single. day. this winter and pairing it without fail with my fur peter pan collar (although the other day, i wore it with a black ribbon bow- pics sometime soon!)

this coat has an entire history of acquisition behind it. it’s a ben sherman and i fell in love with it when i first saw it on asos early in 2009. however, at 140 or so quid, it was wayyy out of my budget. and then there were the january sales and suddenly this item of extreme covetability was marked down to 26 quid! i needed no other incentive. it was mine, miiine!

i tell this story to everyone who asks me about the coat. when i first arrived in york (actually the day i first met my boyfriend) i was wearing this and i got photographed by some street style blog (who never actually published the pic - boo) and i told them the story as well! (i probably told it to my boyfriend too, but i don’t think he remembers. are you listening, david? 26 quid ben sherman coat!) 

we took these photos in the museum gardens which are beautiful. 

this is probably the most accurate colour of the coat - it’s a lovely chrome yellow/mustard. 

after we were done taking pictures of my outfit, my boyfriend wanted me to take pictures of his! apparently i had convinced him to post on lookbook!

yes, that’s a dinosaur comics t shirt! (i love my nerd boy :D) 

he seems to have perfected the emo pose (tm) in a very short while as well. he learns fast!

top (not pictured) -asos

coat - ben sherman  via asos

skirt -asos

beret - accessorize

gloves - accessorize

collar - asos

satchel - next

fake animal tail - h&m

tights - tabio 210 denier tights

brogues - asos

in other news, #pluslondon tomorrow! so excited eeeee!

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