I’ve been on the hunt for a new winter coat for a while now. I have a few coats, but none of them are suitable to pair with some of my vintage outfits. I used to have a gorgeous soft pink pea-coat that was perfect for pairing with vintage. Sadly, I completely wore it out and it had to be retired a few years ago. Ever since, I’ve been on the look out for something to replace it.
A couple of weekends ago, I was describing what I was looking for in a coat to Ross’s mum. I said that I wanted something that was at least knee-length, with large buttons. I wanted something with a slight flare at the waist, so that I could comfortably wear it with fuller skirts. I also wanted a nice colour. Sure, black goes with everything, but isn’t it so much more fun to wear pink, or red or green when everything outside is grey?
The very next day I stumbled across my dream coat in St Vinnies. For just $8. Perfect!
I love this coat so much! It’s got lovely deep pockets, which is a plus for me. It’s warm without being too heavy or bulky and it’s a great fit. What a win.
I wore it for the first time with some fun tights and pearls (fake, of course!)
I am wearing:
– Red coat (thrifted)
– Black bodysuit from Supre
– Black and red skirt from Seven Angels
– Black herringbone tights from Big W
– Black patent leather heels from Nine West
– Long strand of faux pearls (thrifted)
– Assorted silver rings
– Red snood (handmade by yours truly)
I made this snood last weekend. I went to a toy-customising party, but I had decided ahead of time that I wouldn’t be doing any painting. (You all remember my custom My Little Pony, right?). Instead, I took along a bag of crocheting, and finished quite a few projects while everyone else painted away. I fished this yarn out of the bargain bin at Spotlight. I was instantly drawn to the red colour and the sparkly strands running through it. I’ve still got a couple of balls left, so if anyone wants a snood of their own, just let me know!
It’s been a good week for op-shop finds. I’m ticked pink with my new coat, especially since it seems that I dreamed it into being.