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Last Wednesday saw me head to East London for a number of meetings and events at Ace Hotel and Shoreditch House.

The mercury had dropped and the icy air required my favourite winter coat, which I briefly showcased on the blog last year as part of a campaign with Superdrug, but it’s just so beautiful, it deserved a dedicated post in its own right!

This stunning 1940s vintage coat was a gift from my Mama. She has the best collection of vintage coats which she kindly handed down to me recently and I love them all! I’ve noticed she’s hung onto the divine D&G one I had my eyes on. There’s always time Mama!

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This knee length beauty is made from the most luxurious velvet material, so soft to the touch and the cream faux fur collar simply oozes Hollywood glamour!

I can just imagine Liz Taylor wearing something similar on her dates with Richard Burton (although probably with more diamonds – natch).

The dress is a striped bodycon number I picked up from a boutique in West London a million years ago and has no label in it. Bad style blogger!

…I love the energy of East London. The capital’s creative hub, it’s got such a vibrant buzz to it. I lived in the area after uni with a girlfriend before meeting my husband Peter and I call those carefree days spent in bars and clubs the ‘wild days’.

I need one of those crazy nights out again soon!

And a shopping trip in the borough.

It’s home to the BEST vintage shops in the UK in my opinion!

Here is another street style shots from the day-

Pump it baby! (Erm…)

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The coat is oversized and oh-so warm and those brown 70’s style boots c/o Jones Bootmaker, reflecting a different era from the coat, granted, make for a vintage style mash up that works, I reckon.

What do you think?

I also made a vlog of my time in London during my stay too, so check it out:

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