A parenting & lifestyle blog written by Claire Chircop.

Fashion | The Glittery Hearn Knit from Joules.*

I've mentioned before on xclaireabella that I'm trying to condense my wardrobe & create a capsule wardrobe. Each item I'm wearing here made the cut as I think each piece would work with various different outfits in numerous different ways, however one piece I'm really enjoying at the moment is this Joules Hearn textured sweatshirt.

I'm completely in love with this Joules cream sweater, it only feels quite thin to touch, but it keeps me so ridiculously warm... Hence why the pins are out! The sweater sleeves have a glitter thread running through them, which I think is absolutely perfect for the festive season. You can't go wrong with a bit of added glitter around this time of year & I feel super really Christmassy wearing it. I've decided to pop a skirt on today, which is very unlike me, just because I fancied wearing something a bit different & making the most of my new capsule wardrobe. Woop! By adding the sleeveless jacket over the top, I feel like the whole outfit is brought together in a super cosy, gorgeously festive type of way. I absolutely love this outfit!

What do you think of todays outfit? Even though I've got my legs out, I'm still feeling toasty warm in this ensemble.

Lots of love | Claire.x

Sweater - Joules
Skirt - Oasis
Sleeveless Jacket - New Look
Bag - Primark
Tights - Primark
Flats - Primark
Necklace - Accessorize

Fashion | Missguided Camel Coat.

Okay, so here’s another party I’m late to… The camel coat! Over the last few months I’ve been very strict with myself & have only bought classic pieces and clothes that I know I’ll wear for years to come. Something I felt I was lacking in my wardrobe was a sophisticated long line coat, so when that sneaky black Friday weekend came around, I knew that I had to get one. I’d had a quick browse online and decided that this Missguided number would be absolutely perfect!

I’d opted for this oversized camel number because as soon as I saw it, I could instantly imagine the type of outfits I wanted to wear it with.  I’m wanting to create more of a capsule wardrobe so this idea of a multifunctional coat really appealed to me. It’s a fabulous fit, oversized enough to fit over a few layers (it’s getting cold now, don’t you know) and super snuggly warm to get wrapped up in. I absolutely love it!
I wanted to let my coat do the talking today so Claire being Claire, I’ve opted for an all black everything outfit. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about this colour pairing that just screams sophistication to me. I love the click clack of heeled boots too with an outfit like this…. It’s safe to say I’m feeling like a boss lady!

What do you think of todays outfit? How would you have styled this long line coat?

Thanks for reading. Lots of love | Claire.x

Coat – Missguided
Trousers - Miss Selfridge
Boots – New Look
Necklace - Accessorize