Ralph Lauren coat
red wool coat

Long wool coat
Maxi wool coat
Maxi wool coat
Chanel red wallet on chain

Coat: Ralph Lauren (thrift/second hand).  Wide leg trousers: H&M. Polo neck: Gap.  Boots: Dr. Martens. Bag: Chanel (same site where I got mine). Hat: Trash & Vaudeville. Shades: Ray-Ban foldable wayfarers
This was yesterday right before shooting in the city for a few hours.  I wanted something simple since this coat is so… red (if that makes any sense).  The fedora was purchased weeks later and a pure fluke that it matched.

True story:

I was sitting inside Hale and Hearty on Monday and Garance Dore who also cut her hair short, sat next to me.  About an hour earlier I had asked her about her coat as she walked into the Phillip Lim show.   The urge to get into a dialogue with her about going short was overwhelming but I stayed silent.

I’ll post her photo on the street style section soon.


  1. Diana Cloudlet says:

    I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts, beautiful photos & design! It’s really amazing!
    Great job! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

    • Karen says:

      Welcome and thank you!!

    • Karen says:

      woah ok I’m going to remember that line about the cardinal. I know what you mean because we have them in our back garden!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks yes it’s a teeny detail I didn’t catch till I got home!

  2. PinkCheetahVintage says:

    Great coat! How cool to bump into Garance Dore. Hard to resist discussing the hair!

    • Karen says:

      Yes it was. I almost said something but didn’t want to scare her off. She looked like she was going through her emails. One day our paths may cross again…You never know.

  3. Abby Drennen says:

    I almost bought a very similar red coat at the Goodwill a few weeks ago. I’m obviously kicking myself now! Great outfit (as always)!


    • Karen says:

      ugh. Next time. There will be others. There usually is when it comes to coats

  4. Mindy says:

    Seriously love your outfits! I can’t believe that hat is from trash & vaudeville! Love love love!
    Mindy | Blonde Nouveau

    • Karen says:

      Thanks they actually do some pretty decent hats in different colors!

  5. Sinead says:

    I can’t decide which I love more: the outfit or the photos. Both are absolutely fabulous. Well done you and Michael!
    As for Garance Dore, she cut a lot of — how shall I put it?? — “dead weight” from her life in the past year, did she not? Perhaps the hair cut was part of that process. (Cue Mary Martin in the soundtrack from “South Pacific” if you know that song…)

    • Karen says:

      You always crack me up. I’ll show Michael this comment : )

      No I haven’t heard this song but I’ll look it up now that you’ve mentioned it.

      I didn’t think about that re GD. It’s possible…

    • Karen says:

      Thanks this was definitely the year/tail end of 2014 for me finding coats from thrift and vintage shops.

  6. Rosalie says:

    You’re such a stylish woman, you’re one of my biggest inspirations! Keep rockin’!

    • Karen says:

      Wow thank you Rosalie. That means a lot.

    • Karen says:

      Hello you : ) Thanks and agreed – it’s a great colour to find!

  7. Ruth says:

    ughhhh gorgeous! that red on you is fantastic

    • Karen says:

      ah thank you. It’s a very pillar box red in real life which I actually love. Most red coats aren’t so bright.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I really like it! Stunning color!

  9. Anonymous says:

    This look is outstanding! The red, black, white story…brilliant! I adore, am in awe of your fabulous sense of styling! Love it!

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