Thursday, November 11

I walk with my lantern and my lantern walks with me

I know it 's Remembrance Day but to me today'll always be St. Martin's Day.

In kindergarten the one day of the year I looked forwards to the most was the 11th of November. We would put on a play of the old story: The soldier Martin would ride in (on a rocking horse) and cut his cloak in half to share it with a scantily dressed beggar. Marked by his experience he would later lay down his arms.

As if that wasn't excitement enough once night fell we would walk through town in Martin's honor under the glow of our hand-made paper lanterns.

What better day to show you my new Tulle coat? I have no intention of cutting this lovely in half though ;) My parents gave this to me and I love it to bits. The fake fur collar is detachable too so there is room for remixing :)

I walk with my lantern and my lantern walks with me.
Up there the stars are glowing and down here so are we.
(from a lantern walk song)

Would that war were a thing of the past.

Beret: Accessorize last year
Blouse: Modcloth
Sweater: Superstore
Skirt: H&M some years ago
Shoes: Office some years ago (present)
Coat: Tulle (thanks Mama & Papa :) )


  1. Yeah, here too November is for St Martin's and St Catherine's Day. I always preferred the latter though, prettier dress-up options!
    Great subdued colour scheme in this outfit, I especially like how your skirt matches your socks :)

  2. I'm at work and the pictures are blocked so i can't see this post properly but I just wanted to say that i used to to love saint martin's when i was little! i didn't even realise it was today!

  3. I love this outfit. the collar is so cute and that coat is so beautiful!!!
    Going to post it up in my modest outfit inspiration of the day!

  4. i love this whole outfit.
    that coat is amazing..i have been drooling over it for awhile.

  5. I really adore and envy your layering. You look so amazing and unique with the combination of these different items, really makes them all your own. The coat is very lovely and I like the shade of your tights.. :)

    Love from Toronto, Canada

  6. I would want that fur collar around my face all day. It looks so soft and comforting.

  7. Wow! I think you did an amazing job styling this outfit! Thanks for featuring a ModCloth blouse.

    Your friend,
    Elisa at ModCloth

  8. i love the fur on your coat.xx

  9. lovely photos! your sweater and coat and collar are all spectacular :-)

  10. You and your blog are so lovely. New follower!

  11. Wow it really is getting colder in the UK now. There is one point where London and Melbourne share the same temp for a while but it seems that we have both switched very quickly. Today is a day I wish I was in the cooler weather wearing a wonderful coat like yours, it suits you so well. ^U^

  12. I love the layering here! The shoes with socks and tights, the sweater/blouse combo, the fabulous coat atop it all... I want the whole look.

  13. Beautiful outfit. It's so elegant and understated - the colour work perfectly with your hair and skin tone. Love the shoes! been looking for a similar pair for ages but cant get them in the right colour :)

  14. Your new Tulle coat is beautiful! I also adore how you paired the blouse and sweater!

    Lulu Letty

  15. Oh my GOSH i love your coat. And this entire outfit! I wish I could come up with such a beautiful ensemble. I'm going to have to start reading your blog and taking tips : )

  16. Pretty outfit, pretty setting. Just stumbled upon your blog today. Nice to meet you!

  17. This outfit is unreal..I love the colors and those tights are amazing. I am smitten right now! Everything about this is perfect!

    I used to love the november 11th day too for movies. I love watching the old documentries.

  18. What a beautiful cap and cut of the dress collar is onderful. Thanks for your visit to Rags.

  19. What a great outfit and coat. I adore all the little details like the lace Peter Pan collar, the chunky knit of your jersey, the fur around the collar of your coat and the soft pink colour of your skirt against the khaki colour of your coat.

  20. Your layering in this outfit blows me away. You look so effortlessly elegant :)

    I had never heard of St. Martin's Day before. Thank you for the history lesson!

  21. i love the coat/collar and your amazing shoes/socks/green tights combo!
    Amazing =)