Winter certainly did sneak up on us this year.

It was a mere two weeks ago that I was prancing around the secret garden in a printed silk summer dress with not even a cardigan, now I’m ripping my stockings as quick as I can purchase more and trying to find my favourite pair of woolen gloves.

Though, I must admit I am thoroughly thrilled to be pulling out my favourite winter coat.

I can’t think of anything cosier and more practical than my fur lined hood and the diamante studded buttons on my duffle coat.

There is nothing more fabulous than a well fitted wool and cashmere black coat to help a girl through the cold of a Melbourne Winter.