c(o)at lady


Wearing: ASOS stripe top, vintage skirt, ASOS camel textured coat, vintage bag, vintage parrot badge, PinkLouLou daisy ring,ย Topshop boots (similar here) and Oscar Wylee ‘Brooke’ sapphire tortoise sunglasses

I’ve got a massive thing for Winter right now and it’s such a silly phase to go through as we are heading into warmer weather in Australia. The thing is, I’ve been browsing online a little too much on my breaks and as so many of my favourite online stores are based in the Northern hemisphere, I keep getting exposed to the beautiful knits and coats that have just arrived online. I feel like Australian labels generally do not do Winter so seriously. There are never many coats or knits in Winter collections in Australia and shops are constantly stocked with tees and very thin knits throughout the cooler months. And for good reason too! I used to think that I had an abnormal sensitivity to the cold. And then I went to Sydney. And I realised, despite only being an hour north from the city I live in (Melbourne), it was so, so much warmer. And then I started checking weather reports for other cities in Australia on a regular basis. And then it hit me. It’s just Melbourne (and Hobart). The fact is, the majority of Australia is indeed quite warm in Winter which is probably why no one bothers to make more than a couple of coats each season, which is so justified. If there’s not much of a market for a wool coat over here, why make it?

My outerwear deprivation hit its peak a fortnight ago, when my longing for a textured coat was finally fulfilled when I finally caved in and filled my cart with this oversized (for comfort at uni) camel coloured coat and a furry leopard print one in a similar cut. This morning, I woke up to discover the most BEAUTIFUL array of coloured coats (literally a dream come true) that just hit Topshop and instantly surrendered my credit card over for a lime green coat (so happy to have finally found one after so so long searching) and a beautiful medium pastel blue furry coat as well. I’m also keeping tabs on this pale pink one, hoping it will come back in stock in my size soon. I know it’s basically Summer in Australia but when I see a coat I like, I’m not letting it go because I know my chances of finding a similar one come Winter in Australia is slim! Now, to ship myself off to London so I can get some wear out of them right away..

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    • kisforkani

      Thank you! x

  • Niki

    Ooh sunny days! It’s already autumn -not to mention winter- here in Greece! Once again, I love your outfit! xxo


    • kisforkani

      Thank you!

  • Ahh, I feel the same way about the winter! Reading so many international blogs makes me want it back again, haha. That’s a lovely coat though, it seems like it’ll last right through to next season! :)

    • kisforkani

      Here’s hoping it will, along with the other ones I bought as I don’t think I’ll be getting much of a chance to wear them in spring! X

  • I thought Sydney was sweltering compared to WA also! When I went there I had just left the rain & storms of Perth a few hours ago & then arrived to bikini weather in Sydney! & you must be the most stylish cat woman.

    The Fashann Monster

    • kisforkani

      Haha How does Sydney have such beautiful weather? I want to know

  • Aw, yeah sometimes I forget winter in Australia overall is never that cold, but since its like 10degrees different from summer, we make a huge fuss about it. I’ve always wanted a nice trench coat but I find myself, even during winter, carrying a jacket around instead of wearing it because its not THAT cold yet.

    You could go travelling the world again to wear out your new textured coat!

    • kisforkani

      And that would be a very good idea! I think US will be next on my list!

  • Kai-Li Shao

    Love your style. Saw you on a feature in forever 21.


    • kisforkani

      Oh I am not aware of it! Are you able to link me? X

  • Phuong

    I know I can’t help noticing the sales happening for all the jackets and think that maybe I should purchase a few for next winter :P


    • kisforkani

      I personally think that is a very good idea! x

  • Iwona

    My favorite your post! Wow! He is cool :) I love coats, I like styling … I greet and I invite you to my blog;) http://fabricandcolor.com/

    • kisforkani

      thank you X

  • Andrea Ryan

    have always loved floral and stripes together!


    • kisforkani

      mhmm! couldn’t think of two other prints i love more

  • OMG I saw the Topshop coats as well, I died! Worst, we will never have fall/winter here in Singapore (I wish)…


    • kisforkani

      oh no! i have family in singapore and went when i was younger. all i remember was how hot and sticky it was!

  • Sherry Chan

    love how you pair the striped shirt and floral skirt together! Nice coat too! :)


    • kisforkani

      thank you!

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    • kisforkani

      Thank you ! x

  • Catherine

    Adelaide is freezing in winder too! We pretty much have the same weather as Melbourne…a day in advance…

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  • ollyvia laura


    love reading your blog, It’s very refreshing and genuine and I really appreciate that :)


  • kisforkani

    thank youXX

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