After dolling things up with biker jackets and ball gowns, it’s back to weekend casual in a dry, but overcast Seattle. This outfit is not remotely glamorous, but it’s practical, comfy and ever so nostalgic.

On Sunday afternoon Greg and I had a casual lunch at one of our local Seattle restaurants before some grocery shopping. I’d been catching up on chores, admin and work that morning and was wearing a pair of old Seven for all Mankind bootcut jeans, new black pleated front turtle neck from Express and my house slippers.

For our walk to lunch I changed into my cowboy boots, added a red animal printed scarf (a recent ASOS purchase), an old brown and black tweed coat and Duran Duran cross body bag.

The bag is among my favourites  because I’m passionate about music band Duran Duran. I had a huge crush on lead singer Simon Le Bon when I was 16 years old (1986) and he’s still one of the five celebrities I’d love to meet one day. Over the past 20 years we’ve seen Duran Duran play live several times and the bag was a gift from Greg at one of their concerts. Rekindling those heart throbbing teenage moments with your significant other later on in life is priceless. So since this very special bag is irreplaceable, it only comes out to play a few times a year. That way I can keep it looking nice forever.

This coat was once my dressy coat. But after six years of wear it’s not as crisp as it used to be. I still love the fit, length, weight, style and fabric, so I simply demoted it to casual wear. The coat will have to be threadbare before I pass it on – that’s how much I love wearing it.