Getting my LUXFIX

As the blog turns five next month (eeeeeeek) I like to say I'm fairly on top of things when it comes to shopping. I'm nearly there with my capsule wardrobe, oh so nearly. However, there is one piece that I've just never been able to track down - a parka jacket. So when LUXFIX asked me to have a look around their site and this popped up, I may have done a little dance.

LUX FIX, in case you haven't heard it, is a treasure trove of independent designers including favourites like Parka London, The Fold and Wyse London. It's great for finding something with that certain "je ne sais quoi" - everything has a something unique about it (be it the fit, the assured high quality, etc). I've wanted a parka jacket for so, so long, ever since I was a teenager (anyone in my age group will remember when All Saints wore them - along with the baggy cargo pants) and have never found the right one.

This one is like wearing a cuddle. It's so cosy it reminds me a bit of the coat Jon Snow wears when he goes beyond the wall... The lining comes out if you want it to, which I'm tempted to do so I can use it as a bed sheet as it's the softest, thing, ever. The coat itself is a great fit as even though it's oversize it has little pulls at the waist so you can make it fit your shape. I was lucky enough to grab one in the sale, find the whole collection here

I've been living in mine, in fact Anneli (who took these photos) is now also hankering after one having tried mine on during our trip to Bicester this week (more on that to come). In this post I've paired it with a new Tibi jumper (but any stripes will do, also about to purchase this from Boden) and my trusty Paige denims - yet another example of a worthy investment. Lastly, I stole Anneli's bag for the photos as I'm currently in the process of hunting one down on Vestiaire - and wanted to test what it looked like!

All in all, I'm very happy that I finally (after a fifteen year wait) have my parka coat of dreams. Check out LUX FIX here to see what you can uncover!

1 comment

Unknown said...

Love that parka! Now I want to track one down...can I ask what size you are wearing?

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