This might just be the most Christmassy outfit I've brought to this blog. Is the only person I'm going to inspire with this look Mrs Claus herself? We shall see... It's borderline too much, perhaps, but when you've got a coat this glorious shade of festive green and every red accessory it's possible to own... and then you get your hands on a candy-cane brooch that contains both of these favourite things... I'm only human.
Anyway, back to this coat. This coat is something I had severe guilt over buying because since I got engaged I'm really not supposed to be making big purchases. But I saw it at London Edge and couldn't forget it since - I just had a hunch that this would be the first swing style coat that wouldn't be ridiculously long on me. Like everyone else, I swoon over Collectif's coats, but then I see people a lot taller than me wearing them and I already know how that one's going to end - skimming the floor. This coat is by Hearts & Roses - a brand I've largely ignored for years because their stuff is quite standard retro repro and not really my cup of tea for that reason - I don't even really like wearing polka dots, truth be told. So I was surprised to see them branching out into outerwear, but heck I am glad that they did!
Finally, a swing-style coat that will go over my big skirts and is actually the right length for me! It's also not so big in the shoulders I can't get away with it. The sleeves do need altering - I've tucked them up inside for these photos but I will take the coat to a tailor at some point. It's also much warmer than I was expecting and the buckle belt actually stays tightly in place. When does that ever happen? I love the cute little puff shoulders detail too, it really gives the coat an edge. Add to that it comes in an absolute tonne of colours and it's the reasonable price of £74.99...
I'm basically trying really hard to stop myself buying two more. If they ever go in the sale let's just say there'll be no stopping me, wedding or no wedding.
Beret: Joy (old)
Gloves: Ugg (last year's)
Bag: Collectif (old)
Shoes: Red or Dead (old)
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