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Can I rock this coat?

(65 Posts)
JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 31-Oct-17 11:27:48

Have wanted a long wool coat for forever but am very short, very skint and very cool toned so most that I see are too long/too ££ and/or camel/brown colours which just don't suit me.

Found this in a charity shop this morning and think I love it. It's a very pale silvery grey which works really well with my colouring.

My style is quite eccentric retro/80's so the relaxed fit and lack of fastenings really appeal to that.

Would wear with jeans/jumpers or dresses and tights with either Dr martens or brogues. Was thinking some colourful scarves could add interest?

Hit or miss?

JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 31-Oct-17 11:28:23

Another pic.

SilentlyScreamingAgain Tue 31-Oct-17 11:30:04

That's lovely. How much, I love to hear about bargains?

Loyly Tue 31-Oct-17 11:32:30

It's great.

strongandlong Tue 31-Oct-17 11:32:38

I think it looks great!

Gettingbackinthesaddle Tue 31-Oct-17 11:34:05

Definite hit. Love it and want one envy

JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 31-Oct-17 11:34:15

Silently it was £13 which is a lot more than I would usually spend in a charity shop but it really spoke to me grin.

And even though it's a brand I've never heard of and can't find online, it appears to be really good quality.

squoosh Tue 31-Oct-17 11:34:35

It looks great on you and from what you say will suit your style perfectly. I don't think you need scarves to 'add interest'.

And yes, how much did you pay for it? I love a bit of charity shop porn too.

RubbishMantra Tue 31-Oct-17 11:35:04

That's a fab coat! And it suits you. Buy it at once!

squoosh Tue 31-Oct-17 11:35:14

Oooh £13. Good work lady.

FlappyRose Tue 31-Oct-17 11:36:20

It’s lovely. Looks great!

JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 31-Oct-17 11:39:30

Yeah squoosh I'm not even a scarf kinda gal tbh. Bold lipstick instead!

Thanks everyone. Feeling very happy with my purchase now smile.

falaciousreasoning Tue 31-Oct-17 11:46:47

Love it and it looks fab on you. I love your lip colour too, I wish I could wear such a bold colour.

RoseWhiteTips Tue 31-Oct-17 12:14:02

It really suits you. Nice!

CJCreggsGoldfish Tue 31-Oct-17 12:15:24

That looks fab! I like your style OP.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Tue 31-Oct-17 12:29:54

That's gorgeous, you look fab! Love your style (and your shoes) thlgrin

Paintbox Tue 31-Oct-17 12:33:59

Absolute hit op!

retainertrainer Tue 31-Oct-17 12:36:35

That's a definite hit! I do think it'd look better shorter-I don't think a seamstress would charge much to hem it but if you're happy with the length then it's great!

lasttimeround Tue 31-Oct-17 12:40:25

Lovely - plus excellent shoes.

JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 31-Oct-17 12:41:06

Thanks again everyone.

The length is a huge part of why I love it retainer. I have lots of shorter coats but they never feel like 'me' unless they're a) leopard print faux fur or b) leather bikers. I was actively looking for a long one smile.

There was a beautiful dark brown 1970's one as well but it was literally ankle length on me and I looked like a child playing dress up 😂.

tinydancer88 Tue 31-Oct-17 12:41:38

I'm jealous - that's exactly the kind of coat I'm after. You look great.

sadcaptains Tue 31-Oct-17 12:44:45

I love that coat, OP! Looks great smile

Mustang27 Tue 31-Oct-17 12:47:08

Very jealous and you are definitely rocking it.

cessie322 Tue 31-Oct-17 12:50:55

It's gorgeous, great find.

GymBunnieWannabe Tue 31-Oct-17 12:52:29

You look amazing! I love it

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