The Reddest Coat Of Them All

Ladies and gents, I hereby introduce you to the prettiest piece that is set to revolutionise my winter wardrobe.

I wasn’t planning to get my coats out yet – I wanted to be in denial a little longer. But this week was a chilly one, so chilly in fact that my denial got me a cold. So out she came, the newest addition to my family of coats.

Coat, Mango. Jumper, Miss Selfridge. Skirt, H&M. Bag, Coster Copenhagen (from SS’18). Boots, Pull & Bear. Hoop earrings, ASOS. Necklace, Desigual (from SS’18). Ring, hand-me-down. Diamond bracelet, gift. Nail bracelet, The Peach Box. Other bracelet, Aiko.

I bought this beauty a few months ago, after having had her on my radar for about a year. Yes, you read that right – I first set eyes on ‘her’ at the end of 2016 in Mango’s Oxford Circus store. I loved her so much that I did something I don’t normally do – I tried her on and had to do a selfie with her. But at over £100, I couldn’t justify it. I kept her in mind for months, months and months, until I eventually sort of forgot about it.

But about two months ago I was casually having a look in the Spanish brand’s Westfield branch and found it in the right size reduced to less than £50 – what can I say people, it was clearly meant to be.

I may already have three red coats, but this one feels like my favourite – its bathrobe cut feels classy, grown-up and so va va voom. I wore it yesterday and it definitely got a few looks, but I’m not going to let that stop me from going for a full on red look.

In case you didn’t notice, I’m very much into the total red look at the moment. I threw in this little bag by Danish brand Coster Copenhagen in the mix because it’s a) a recent gift from work colleagues that’s cute AF and b) it’s super red but also has a floralesque pattern that breaks the redness without taking away any drama to the overall look.

There’s a part of me that totally wants to buy a pair of red ankle boots this season – but I love how these silver boots by Pull & Bear serve as a shiny neutral. I bought them at either the end of spring or start of summer, and have only started using them this month. I was after a pair of silver boots last winter because statement ankle boots have become a signature look of mine and you can pretty much wear them with anything.

 As to what I was wearing underneath, I would so love to have a red polo neck in my life but for now my good old black turtlenecks will have to suffice, which go perfectly with red if I may say so myself. I wore my H&M pleated skirt again (sorry guys, it really is one of my fave things/go to separates) with one of my most trusted ribbed jumpers. But credit due where credit is due – I copied this look from one of my favourite Instagram girls, Ellie from @ellenextdoor. It’s such a simple yet effective look, and will probably be one of my failsafe outfits for the next few months.


I went for a late brunch yesterday with my friends at the stunning Dalloway Terrace and took a few quick pictures beforehand around Covent Garden – hence the scared looks on my face in the first few pics, I always get uncomfortable when pictures are being taken in front of tons of crowds.

I have to apologise because there will be more red coming up on the blog, I’m a little obsessed to say the least. But I’m also really enjoying putting up outfit posts on a semi-regular basis for a change, hopefully I can keep it up…

Pictures taken on October 21, 2017 in Covent Garden, London.



  1. 9th November 2017 / 7:59 am

    Yess! I am loving this coat! It so good on you! Always loving your colourful wardrobe.
    Currently I am trying to find new coat for myself, I am looking at every colour except black for coat right now. Maybe you have some more suggestion to look at than H&M or ASOS.

    • vanessazaree
      10th November 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Oh thank you so much Anita! Well even if this coat is from Mango’s aw’16 collection they do seem to have a few colourful coats this winter too, and Topshop has done a few lovely coloured coats! I hope you find one soon ☺️ xxx

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