I rock a pair of Nike Air Max, people tell me it's good I'm going to the gym. I wear a quilted skirt, people ask why I'm wearing half a sleeping bag. I buy a vintage jacket and people sing 'Climb Every Mountain' because apparently I look like I'm wearing the Sound of Music curtain outfit (the most offensive thing there being the weak song choice, of course).
As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.
I won't bore you with too many of the trend details here - let's face it, most of you will just want to look at the pictures - suffice to say that faux fur is where it's at for responsible winter chic with labels from the hautest designers to the ends of the High Street producing versions that range from the 'It looks real, I'm sure it's real, that can't be a fake' to cuddly teddy bear fun.