In Transition

August 31 2014
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Funny how just a couple of days ago I was seriously considering buying a portable air conditioner, as my fan was no longer doing it for me, but now, I’ve found myself in my garage looking through my autumn/winter stash hoping to find my favourite jumpers and sweaters. The weather is cooling down!

The temptation to put away all summer clothes and begin to don all autumn clothes has crept in, and with the stores already geared up for the season ahead, it’s hard not to get excited… and there’s me trying to rationalise the thought of perhaps wearing this gorgeous camel coat I just purchased in anticipation for the cooler months, on one of these last summer days. I think to myself “It’s a mild summer’s day, a bit cool even, I could get away with it. I hardly ever dress appropriately for the weather anyway!”. Ha!

And this goes on for a couple of days in late August and early September until the new season really settles in.

I am looking forward to Autumn though… the fashion, orange leaves and so much more.

Pictures taken by Shen Outar


I recently featured this coat in a Haul on my channel:


  • Reply millennielle August 31 2014 at 2:08 pm

    LOVE that coat! ZARA has some really great ones this year — it’s still a little warm where I live, but I can’t wait for Fall weather!
    xo, coco |

  • Reply Melissafff August 31 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Just stunning !!!!!

  • Reply JustPorsh August 31 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous coat!
    Flawlessly Beautiful!

  • Reply Eve August 31 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I love Autum and can’t wait for it to come by. Love the coat. The whole look is lovely! Xx

  • Reply Shanice August 31 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Love that coat , I’ve Got A Weak Spot For Camel

  • Reply Titilope August 31 2014 at 2:26 pm

    That coat is EVERYTHING…I just love it. Even though I am in Nigeria at the moment, I am already searching for the perfect coat for when I get back to the UK. I honestly love autumn fashion and cant wait to see what is in store.

  • Reply Lima August 31 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Just stunning!!! Can’t stop looking at this post

  • Reply Almeida August 31 2014 at 2:51 pm

    What a chic and simple look! I love it! x

  • Reply Tamia August 31 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Great outfit.

  • Reply Nicky August 31 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I love how your pictures were taken for this post. They remind of Karla Deras. Absolutely stunning.

  • Reply Charley August 31 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Just in love with the whole look, but the coat is the cherry on top. Already have it in my shopping bag… I love Fall just for the sweaters and coats, can’t wait.

  • Reply Motilayo W. August 31 2014 at 4:03 pm

    This is so pretty.
    Especially that coat, my gosh

    Much Love, M

  • Reply Esther August 31 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This coat is stunning, I NEED it – got me excited for autumn/winter now!

    esther xx | EST. SINCE 94

  • Reply LADE August 31 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Love love the coat!!! Inspiration definitely on how I’ll rock these new coats I just got!!

  • Reply Kiara August 31 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I love your lip color! Details, please!?

  • Reply jaime August 31 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Shirley…just classy and stunningly chic as always. You have shown me what a difference “fit and pairings” make in putting together a look . Chic verses sloppy..I am getting there…You are a favorite style inspiration. You do that Zara coat justice. You certainly model it better than on the Zara site. Gorgeous. I wish I lived in cold weather just to pull this look.

  • Reply Tia August 31 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Love this coat!!

  • Reply Veronika August 31 2014 at 6:08 pm

    godess! You look amazing and i LOVE that coat!

  • Reply Miri August 31 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful outfit! You are so stylish and elegant! Love your shoes and how you did your hair!

  • Reply Simone August 31 2014 at 7:09 pm

    On the eyes, the coat makes you look so classic and chic, and the outfit underneath just adds the right amount of edginess. You look stunning as always. Good Job Shirley! x


  • Reply Mara August 31 2014 at 7:54 pm

    So chic, love!

  • Reply shannon August 31 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Love that coat! A/W is my favourite fashion season, love layering and all the rich dark colours 🙂 x

  • Reply Nkechi August 31 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I love this outfit, so classy! I need a camel coat in my wardrobe xo

  • Reply Susan August 31 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Love your jacket Shirley. Can’t wait for your autumn style!
    Susan | classysusie

  • Reply Nakissi Dosso August 31 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Shirley !!, lol I get so excited to see you but this post is absolutely gorg! this coat as everyone said is quite the statement piece, the freshness of your pictures inspire me so much lol day we’ll meet

  • Reply Nate August 31 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I love the photography for this post! My favorite picture is the last one of you walking up the stairs! Its amazing!

  • Reply Ebony Ferguson August 31 2014 at 11:20 pm

    You are such an inspiration in every way!

  • Reply Dorcas August 31 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Very inspiring!!! 😉 I love it..muah.

  • Reply Rachel September 1 2014 at 12:54 am

    You have to love an oversized coat that still manages to fit so well… love the colour on you. .xo

  • Reply Kemo September 1 2014 at 1:14 am

    Wow…just something about this outfit. Simple and somehow badass too. Loves it x

  • Reply Igee Okafor September 1 2014 at 2:48 am

    This is the best I have ever seen you look. Autumn is looking brilliantly well on you.

    Igee Okafor
    Style Enthusiast/Blogger

  • Reply Shenny September 1 2014 at 5:20 am

    Shirley!!! Honestly, this beauty is too excessive <3

  • Reply Shenny September 1 2014 at 5:27 am

    Shirley!!! Honestly, this beauty is too excessive <3

    • Reply Kemi September 4 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Soooooo beautiful!

  • Reply Ellese September 1 2014 at 6:26 am

    Absolutely gorgeous coat (and outfit)! I am a big time jeans and white tee shirt girl. It is always fun to see how others style such a classic look in a brilliant new way. Ps, you are an amazing writer!

    xo, ellese

  • Reply Nandipha September 1 2014 at 7:04 am

    lovely coat Shirley.

  • Reply nenacecilia September 1 2014 at 7:20 am

    Suits you perfectly!

  • Reply Belinda September 1 2014 at 7:43 am

    lovin the way the zara coat matches with the heels…awesome!!

  • Reply Lucia September 1 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love this look! Camel is my favourite, always so timeless and elegant.

  • Reply The Jewelry Lady September 1 2014 at 9:55 am

    Incredibly simple & sophisticated! Love it!

  • Reply Jemimah September 1 2014 at 10:57 am

    love the look, and that coat <3

  • Reply Nkhensani September 1 2014 at 11:05 am

    These photos are absolutely AMAZING. It’s my new favourite post of yours 🙂

  • Reply J September 1 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Fab style loving the coat and LB…. they colours match make your look expensive and Kardashian like fabulousssss

  • Reply Oumi September 1 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Shirley!
    This coat reminds me of Olivia Pope :-). It looks good on you!

  • Reply Leza September 1 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Great photos Shirley!! Summer in NYC has been more on the cool side. Yesterday, I took a load of my summer things and put them away in storage. I have enough pieces on hand to get me through the rest of the summer, but also have a fair amount of Autumn items (just in case the temps begin dropping further).

  • Reply Style Bits & Bobs of M.E. September 1 2014 at 1:59 pm

    The autumn is my absolute favorite season. And I’m so happy September is here because it is my birthday month! That coat is stunning!

  • Reply celyn September 1 2014 at 9:26 pm

    you look so chic! I absolutely love your coat and drooling over the loubs!

  • Reply Asia @ The Cracked Lens September 1 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Love that coat! Looks so warm

  • Reply Velvet Jones September 1 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Wonderful display of sophistication and savviness.

  • Reply Maggie A September 2 2014 at 10:30 am


    Maggie A

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  • Reply Sammi September 2 2014 at 1:37 pm

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  • Reply Sara September 2 2014 at 7:33 pm

    love this look!

    p.s. could you please make a soundcloud playlist of your favourite songs atm? 🙂 lol random, i know, but i’d love to hear 🙂

  • Reply Felicia September 3 2014 at 3:42 am

    Love this outfit! A great look for fall!

  • Reply Georgina September 3 2014 at 7:09 am

    Absolutely love that coat! Such a chic and effortless look for autumn!

    Baby Rebel

  • Reply Evelyn September 3 2014 at 11:46 am

    Loving this look, especially the jeans and shoes! <3 Evelyn

  • Reply Zainab September 3 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Slayed! I just love the coat.

  • Reply Deborah September 4 2014 at 3:29 am

    You look so chic and classy in this casual outfit. I love that coat!!

  • Reply Martha September 4 2014 at 8:09 am

    Such a flawless look. Simple and pulled together. I absolutely love this look Shirley
    Martha xo
    It’s in the Details, Dahhling

  • Reply Leonnie September 4 2014 at 10:57 am

    that coat is everything, I love how it compliments the whole outfit! xx

  • Reply Emmanuella September 4 2014 at 12:30 pm

    lovely coat

  • Reply Bunmi September 4 2014 at 10:54 pm

    that jacket of yours is giving me life! i love it!

  • Reply Shea L. September 5 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Love! Love! Love! That coat with those heels look amazing!

    XoXo Shea L. —————>

  • Reply Monique September 6 2014 at 3:13 am

    I love your style!
    My coat is very nice 🙂

  • Reply Monique September 6 2014 at 3:13 am

    I love your style!
    The coat is very nice 🙂

  • Reply ann usman September 7 2014 at 9:32 am

    love the coat
    you look absolutely stunning

  • Reply Bernarda September 7 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Love the look and coat suits you so perfectly.
    Excited for your upcoming posts in autumn. xoxo

  • Reply ShalandaLeigh September 7 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I understand the excitement for Fall! It’s the only time of the year I really like going to the mall to shop. Other seasons I purchase things on-line. However, since my move to a city that has true seasons, I can’t wait to experience a real Autumn! Where I am originally from it felt like summer year round. Okay…back to your latest YouTube video. I paused after you discussing this coat so I could see it on your blog!

  • Reply Conisha September 8 2014 at 1:05 am

    oh my goodness this coat is giving me life! I might need it….

  • Reply Tishana Friday September 9 2014 at 2:19 am

    you are simply perfection Shirley, amazing role model and style icon.. without a doubt

  • Reply Shalaunda September 9 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Just Lovely.

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  • Reply Didi September 10 2014 at 10:42 am

    Lovely coat indeed!!!

  • Reply Vaida September 10 2014 at 11:47 am

    Love your coat and shoes. Looking lovely!

  • Reply Neha Bains September 11 2014 at 12:19 am

    I just simply love you Shirley!

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  • Reply Martha September 13 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Love this. Take a moment to help me out 🙂

  • Reply Seun September 13 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Shirley! Oh Shirley!!! The trouble you’ll get me into. I’m a housewife with minimal income. I already ran thru my pocket money for the month and then you just had to post this GORG coat. I gotta have it and I’m already planning stealing from ‘soup’ money. Shhhhhh! Tell no one I’m a being bad. Lmao

  • Reply Merve Mahmutoglu September 14 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Love the coat!!!!! The colour suits your skin tone so much!

  • Reply THE HOTJEM Fashion Blog September 14 2014 at 3:46 pm


    Just when I thought I’ve seen all the best oversize coats…yours pops u! Perfect match with your Loubies!!!

  • Reply Darlene September 15 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’m in LOVE with the Coat and shoes!!!


  • Reply GENIE IN THE KITCHEN September 15 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Those shoes are everything! *lovestruck*
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  • Reply Kesha September 16 2014 at 12:10 am

    Love the look !

  • Reply Sade September 16 2014 at 12:44 am

    Hi Shirley!

    How would you say the size on the jacket runs?


  • Reply Like, Whatever September 16 2014 at 12:46 am

    great coat!

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  • Reply Kesha September 20 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I love the neutral color and style of the coat. Its perfect for a DC fall and winter coming up really soon. I want one. It will be a great addition to my Closet.

  • Reply Kristie September 21 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Gorgeous coat! Love the color, fit and it matches your shoes perfectly. Fall…here we come!

  • Reply NRC September 22 2014 at 2:25 pm

    That coat <3
    NRC ♥

  • Reply Ria September 23 2014 at 6:28 am

    Gorgeous photos, love the outfit and the camel coat looks so soft and cozy.

  • Reply PJ September 24 2014 at 1:13 am

    Those heels are perfection!

  • Reply DANIELLE September 25 2014 at 8:04 am

    I love love love!!! this coat can’t wait to purchase it next week.

  • Reply September 25 2014 at 9:39 am

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    techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.

    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any
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  • Reply Negina September 27 2014 at 6:25 pm

    This coat looks amazing! Nice move to tie your tee like that! So I was looking for ways to style my camel coat and found this site Lookastic. They have both products and outfits with camel coats:

  • Reply DRMorse September 28 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I am soo obsessing over this coat, and I absolutely love this look! It is clean, classy, and edgy all rolled into one. Also, the new website is a wonderful move forward. Keep up the hard work.

  • Reply Esse September 30 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Great coat with a elegant style. Shirley you look more beautiful without the weave 🙂

  • Reply Felicia October 1 2014 at 4:56 am

    SHIRLEY! I must know, what size is your Zara Coat? Is it true to size? I bit bigger?

  • Reply TakeALook October 1 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Love, love the outfit! Also love your YT channel! You’re gorgeous!

    Take A Look

  • Reply Krystle October 6 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Loveeee that coat, I have got to HAVE IT!

  • Reply Wadzanai October 7 2014 at 12:43 am

    I honestly love your blog and your style . So simple yet still elegant and sleek n sexy . Please check out my blog if you have time

  • Reply Jasmine October 10 2014 at 4:57 am

    You are such a style inspiration! This outfit is so simple yet so chic. That coat is everything! & I just love watching your videos. You are such a beautiful soul!

    Jasmine | signedwithstyle

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  • Reply Toyin October 23 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I love these pictures and your style, I just started University and I am currently trying to find my own style and your posts help, thankss 🙂 xx

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  • Reply Eea Petrescu November 22 2014 at 12:17 pm

    That Zara coat is so beautiful. The color is amazing and I love how you paired it with those jeans. The hair looks awesome.

    Eea P

  • Reply Lemiza November 23 2014 at 6:55 pm

    omg, such an amazing video and I loooove your make up so much! xx

  • Reply Cee December 12 2014 at 2:37 am

    Hi Shirley,

    Love your blog!

    Was wondering whether you could tell me the size of your Zara Camel Coat?

    You’re pretty much my fashion inspiration at this point.

    Take care xo

  • Reply Abrielle December 29 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Such a flattering coat! I love this look on you.

  • Reply nawras January 3 2015 at 7:15 pm

    i love u <3

  • Reply Miss Hiietamm February 2 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love it!
    And I love loove looove this outfit. Looks amazing!

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