Monday, 9 October 2017

Outfit: the perfect coat, part ii

If you've been following along since last winter, you might remember I raved about this beautiful green swing coat from Hearts & Roses London, while looking like Mrs Claus... That coat was probably the best thing I bought all last year, being the very first swing coat I'd found that wasn't laughably long on my short self, but still long enough to cover up most of my midi skirts. It seems quite easy to find above-knee length vintage inspired coats, or calf length (ankle length on me) but something that's closer to just below the knee is a bit trickier.

That was, until Hearts & Roses launched their new design last year that I'm so pleased is back again this one! I was a bit annoyed with myself that I didn't manage to grab another colour last year, but at the time I was trying to be 'sensible' and reasoned with myself that buying two of the same coat at the same time was mad, even for me. Then as soon as it had gone out of stock in my size I kicked myself... until now, when this gorgeous coat is back for the new autumn/winter season. Hurrah!

This time I've opted for the neutral camel colour, because between this and my green one I've pretty much got an option for most colours I'm likely to wear. I never like to buy black coats because they feel so severe and, well, boring, but beige is a pretty good option for everyday wear. As is navy, but I already had that box ticked with another coat I'll show you very soon. There's something very glamorous and a little dramatic about this coat in this colour... It does look like a dress in itself, I think.

But let's see what you think!

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

BAIT Haku black boot

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review

Hearts & Roses London beige camel 50s style swing coat review
Beret: John Lewis (old)
Coat: c/o Hearts and Roses London (available here and here)
Bag: c/o Sourpuss Clothing (last year)
Gloves: Ugg (last year's)


When I reviewed the green version of this coat, I had a few queries about sizing. First up, I'm 5'1" and I'm wearing the smallest size available (XS/8). I'm usually a size 8-10 and this size is a close fit on me over the chest - I wouldn't get chunky layers underneath it. If you want to be able to do that and are blessed in this area you will probably need to size up. The waist I found a touch roomier.



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5 comments:

  1. I don't blame you for snapping up another colour way of this coat, and this lovely camel shade looks great on you. Excellent coordination with the beret and bag! The boots are almost a bit Victorian/Edwardian, and with that big sweeping skirt of the coat you could be off to the ice-rink or something. I am imagining snow in the background instead of trees! The fabric of the coat looks sumptuously soft too, I bet it feels nice to the touch.

    Your hair looks pretty, have you had it cut?
    xx

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    1. The boots are quite versatile - they could be used for a number of looks I think! And yes the coat is pretty soft :)

      Ah you've totally rumbled me - so these photos were taken in summer (yes, I was roasting) just before the honeymoon and about two days after I'd had my hair cut for the first time in forever... I then used my hot rollers (also rare!) - and if I really try I can get a hot roller set to look a bit more 'vintage style' curls than my tongs can manage and they do give more uplift to the length.

      Can't get anything past you!! xxx

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  2. Coats are so incredibly personal that it's a fantastic idea to get two colours of the same one. And this one will work with everything. It really, really suits you and your style. Just lovely! Kx

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  3. That camel colour can be so tricky to wear, but you look ace in it. The coat's a lovely shape too.

    My winter coat was a fiver from a chazza!

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  4. Awwww this coat is the sweetest!! Those cute little shoulders! AH just so cute - and it looks like a good petite coat that won't swallow you whole, a nice plus!

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