I did my final book signing in Dubray Books, Galway, this weekend, and I just want to say a huge big thank you to all who turned up and patiently queued, and of course to the bookshop for all your support – and the gorgeous flowers šŸ™‚


For the event, I decided to wear this black and white high-neck patterned dress from H&M (bought last week in Dublin), as it’s a cosy and comfy choice for daytime. The dress doesn’t appear on the store’s site at the moment, but this version is similar. 


I really like grey coats for autumn and winter as an alternative to black as they look smart and chic, and go with pretty much everything. I stuck to a monochrome outfit, but a pop of pink, red or orange would look great with grey.

My suede-look boots are a recent purchase from ASOS (ā‚¬88.24), and I was on the lookout for that kind of style for ages…


They’re slim-fitting on the leg, with an almond-shape toe and high heels. I can’t wait to wear them with skinny jeans and skirts over the winter months šŸ™‚


I picked up this cosy NYC coat from Starla last week (ā‚¬135), and have been wearing it ever since!


But if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, there are loads of styles available in stores and online. 

Here are five of my fave grey coats under ā‚¬100:

1. Pimkie Double-Breasted Pea Coat (ā‚¬70.57)

This stylish fully-lined grey pea coat, is made from a woven wool-mix fabric and features black cuffs. I really like its relaxed shape, black buttons and it’s long enough to cover your hips and bum, but show off your jeans šŸ™‚


It reminds me of a boyfriend-style blazer, but in a cosier fabric for winter.


2. Kate Belted Shawl Collar Coat (ā‚¬41)

I absolutely love the length of this coat… ideal for chilly weather! The waterfall collar sits beautifully, and the belt gives it a cinched-in waist and flattering shape. 


3. Grey Jersey Long Belted Trench Coat (ā‚¬100)

Trench coats are classic, sophisticated and versatile, and I love the soft grey colour of this one in a cosy jersey material. 



4. New Look Premium Sleeveless Coat (ā‚¬58.81)

Sleeveless coats are a great way to glam up a simple pair of skinny jeans and boots, and I really like this slick grey version with contrasting black buttons and a double-breasted design.

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5. Sleeveless Drape Coat in Grey (ā‚¬33.81)

Staying with the sleeveless design, I really like the flowing shape of this sleeveless drape coat in soft grey and a thick fabric to keep you snug. So easy to wear and a great price… you can’t go wrong!