Outfit: keeping cosy

Beyond my beautiful swing coats, a lot of my shorter, more everyday coats are pretty worn in by this point. The problem is that I wear the shorter coats a lot more and they do wear out but I find it so hard to find coats I like and that I fit, being as petite as I am, that I just live with it until they actually disintegrate.
Step in, Hell Bunny. The Olga style I bring to you today is a re-release of a classic one, so I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t try it before because I could have thrown out that navy ASOS coat that has about 2/8 buttons left a long time ago! Navy is possibly my favourite coat colour – it’s dark enough that it doesn’t get too mucky looking, but it’s crucially not black, which just makes this pale face look zombie-esque in winter. Brown I find can sometimes clash with my hair (I don’t understand it either, but some browns with my brown hair look really weird) and I love dark green, but it’s not quite as easy to match with things as good ol’ navy. But if navy isn’t your thing, this coat comes in black and burgundy too.
It’s a really good, classic, staple kind of coat. It’s great for someone my height, because it retains that vintage aesthetic while being really easy to wear in flats as well as heels, hitting just about on the knee as it does. Normally I don’t like coats to be shorter than my skirts, but I tried it here and I think it’s working! I love the double collar design and the waist belt – I always look for waist belts because with the bulk of winter knitwear sometimes it’s the only thing that doesn’t make me look like an overstuffed teddy bear. The pocket flaps are a nice touch too – whenever I do use my coat pockets I’m usually putting something vital like my keys or phone in there and then jogging across the road at traffic lights, so one of these days…
I found the fit typical of Hell Bunny’s usual and took XS as normal in this coat. I did have to have the sleeves shortened – but this is the girl that has to have petite length sleeves shortened so I think I have tiny T-Rex arms or something.

Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy review
Hell Bunny Olga coat in navy reviewBeret: eBay
Scarf: Boohoo (last year)
Coat: c/o Hell Bunny (navy | black | burgundy)
Skirt: c/o SheIn (last year)
Tights: Primark (last year)
Shoes: Lulu Hun (last year)
Bag: c/o Hell Bunny (CICIM20!% for 20% off)


  1. November 16, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I still seem able to comment on blogs, and I use blogger. Haven’t noticed people being unable to comment on mine, but it’s been a while since I posted.

    The coat looks very chic. Great colour on you.

  2. November 16, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I use Blogger and can still comment fine! SO WEIRD THOUGH. I truly DESPISE when weird things happen and you can’t seem to find a solution. “I CAN’T BE THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN, CAN I???” lol

    That aside, I am just going to come to your blog for any coat inspo. You are the coat queen!!! I love it!

  3. November 16, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I love the coat! It’s so pretty! And I love that your shoes match your tights so perfectly. I’ve been having trouble commenting on Blogger, too. I’m so exciting you’re joining WordPress! I think it’s so much better, and I’ve had nearly no trouble with it at all for the whole year and a half I’ve been blogging!
    ~ Megan Joy

  4. ModernVintageStyle
    November 17, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I’m finding it OK to comment on Blogger… This outfit is so adorable! The coat is lovely, but I also love what’s underneath, even though we can only see just a hint of your skirt. The tights-boots combo is such a good match that in the first photo I thought you were wearing longer boots! And as ever, nobody suits a beret as well as you… Kx

  5. November 18, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    Great coat! I love the blue and green combo, and the peek of the plaid skirt underneath is a nice touch. I’m kind of the same way about having my skirt be longer than my coat, but I think when they have the same volume it works.
    Hope you get your commenting issue sorted out! That’s got to be so annoying.

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