Pining for Burberry & (almost) getting it

Hello m'lovelies! I don't know about you, but ever since spying the Burberry Silk Satin Trench coat on BeautyCrush's channel...

Hello m'lovelies!

I don't know about you, but ever since spying the Burberry Silk Satin Trench coat on BeautyCrush's channel, I've been pining for it! It has to be one of the classiest coats I've ever seen! The silk material just oozes femininity and the nude-mocha colour is so flattering on Asian skin-tones.

I love everything about it, except that is, the price. At a smidgeon over £1,000 it's waaay out of my price-range. If I had that sort of cash burning holes in my pockets I'd snap it up in a flash. But alas, my arch-nemesis 'Lack of Funds' emerges victorious in their quest to obstruct my pursuit of materialistic happiness.

The only thing to do then was to hunt down dupes. I've scoured the highest e-mountains and the deepest e-rivers in search of the perfect dupe. I found many along the way that fell short in one way or another, usually the wrong colour, but finally as my energy was beginning to sap I came across a promising find by RARE in their sale.

Now it wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, it had ruched sleeves that had me holding back the vomit (they disgust me!). Nevertheless, I went out on a limb and bought it. Luckily, one of my besties is the best tailor in the entire world and made a few adjustments for me. And hey presto, I've ended up with a right beaut of a trench!


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This is one's for Nazneen, Tass, Sriya & Amina... The 'Halima' pose ;)


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Hopefully this winter stays mild, otherwise I'll need to wait until the spring to make full use of the coat. Either way, I definitely owe my girl a lifetime supply of haircuts!

For those of you interested in the featured coat, they've still got some left in their sale for £20!

Bargainlicious.


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24 comments

  1. AMAZING!!! This is delicious!!!! And i thought it was only me who HATED ruched sleeves!!! xxx

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    1. Thank god I ain't the only one! Phew ;) xo

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  2. Wow, your friend really did a good job on that - the sleeves look awful on the site, but your photos of the coat are great! A useful person to know :)

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    1. She is indeed talented! It took her a while too, all that unpicking and cutting and sewing back on! xo

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  3. I love it, it's gorgeous and really suits you :) Always good to know friends in certain places haha :)
    xx

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  4. OMG that coat is soooo lovely!!

    if i only knew how to remove rouched sleeves! they do disgust me too! lol xx

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    1. Believe me, it is a pain in the arse, you need to unpick it all then cut it out carefully. Felt sorry for the poor girl! xo

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  5. Your hair looks beyond gorgeous. Really shiny right now.

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  6. the coats fit well and you look great :) :)

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  7. Gorgeous trench! definite good job on the sleeves x

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  8. I love your eyebrows and that coat is lovely!! xx

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    1. Totally agree, great brows girl! x

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  9. You look so chic! The coat looks like it's worth 10 times that! It's definitely better without the ruffles, you're lucky to have a bestie who can sew, the amount I have to spend on tailoring lol! x

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  10. Two words....LOVES. IT!!! Knew it would look utterly fabulous on ya gorguz & of course the Halima pose just makes it all complete! ;) *gaaaasp!* how could you leave the link!!! They have it in my size...I repeat they have it in MY SIZE!!! :-/

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  11. Haha! The pose!!! The coat looks amazing - and I agree, the sleeves are impeccably sewn. Lucky you to have a mate like that, very handy indeed! The rest of us have to settle for tailors in Tooting. x

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  12. ohhh halima you are so pretty!! the coat is beautiful, i was so jealous of sammi when i saw she had been sent a burberry coat- just insane! but this is definitely a good substitute, at least until you win the lottery of course ;) xxx

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  13. You are so beautiful!!! I love your style :)))

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  14. Wow, I love it, so sophisticated! Gorgeous colour! x

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  15. haha LOVE it! It looks sooo much better without the ruched sleeves xx

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  16. Hey,

    very cool blog. And I hear you - my pursuit for materialistic happiness is often squashed by my financial status! haha! But I like what you did here - and you look great! without spending a fortune!

    x

    Gabi

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  17. The coat is gorgeous! Love it. I'm pining for a Burberry trench as as well....sigh....

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  18. That coat is gorgeous and you look lovely in it too. Your friend's done an amazing job with the sleeves too, you wouldn't think they were ever ruched unless you said anything. xxx

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  19. i absolutely LOVE that fabulous coat

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