MISS SCARLET. IN THE LIBRARY. WITH A CANDLE STICK.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Not really. Although I do really love Cluedo. And Scrabble. And Monopoly. And The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game*. 

No, no, this is a post about a coat. 

I've been umming and aahing about a new coat for a while. Because baby, it's cold outside. The three main contenders? This little beauty from ASOS, a Paddington Bear-esque number from Topshop, or a Granny-Chic staple from Urban Outfitters.  

Then, at the Weekend, I was browsing through Beyond Retro with my Ma (we were looking for offensively kitsch Christmas jumpers - we have the same terrible sense of humour, and have decided to do one of those All-American-90s-Christmas-Family-Photos this year - I will be sure to show you the results). And the perfect coat caught my eye. 

If Little Red Riding Hood was Cruella DeVille's daughter, then this would have been her coat.

Bow - Vintage from Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair; Coat - Vintage from Beyond Retro; Jeans - 7 for All Mankind; Boots - Urban Outfitters
It was love at first sight. It is bordering on Offensively Loud. But I'm okay with that. As my Ma put it;

"Well, at least there's no danger of losing you, I suppose."

Every girl needs a coat that makes them this happy. I am now EMBRACING going outside into the chill and gloom of London ("No, don't be silly, I'll nip down to the shop for some milk!"), and I wear it around the house quite a lot as well. Because I'm weird.

What do you think? Nice? Or have I finally lost the plot, taste-wise?

Hope you're all keeping warm, Cool Cats.

Mona.

*If this isn't in your board game cupboard (WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE A BOARD GAME CUPBOARD?!) then put it on your Christmas list, kids. It's the best. I promise.

22 comments:

  1. I really like that coat, I love the faux fur collar/cuffs too!

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    1. Thank you Jules! They're actually real fur -controversial, I know - but as it's a vintage piece and not in any way contributing to the demand for new fur, I think it's okay.

      Mona x

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  2. Your coat is beautiful! And I'm a bit of a scrabble-lover myself :D Would love to see those ugly jumpers appear on here :)

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    1. Thank you Eline! Scrabble is ace! And I will definitely put up a picture of the family in out ugly jumpers!

      Mona x

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  3. You can sooo pull that coat off, it looks amazing. If I wore it I would look like a rodeo clown, but such is my life!

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    1. Hahaha! I'm sure that's not a fair statement at all, but then I suppose this red'a not for everyone!

      Mona x

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  4. Your coat is really gorgeous - I love the cuffs!

    All the coolest kids have a board game cupboard... really... xx

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    1. Thank you Gemma! I completely agree, I love board games (and I'm definitely still a kid!)

      Mona x

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  5. Gorgeous coat! Don't worry, I have an obsession with my winter coat at the moment. When I first got it it wasn't even that cold but I was still like, "No, I'll wear it, I mean, you never know, it might rain!" Going to need to put the game on my list, and I'm sorry, I don't have a cupboard, we use the space behind the sofa! Still friends? ;)

    Pip x

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    1. Thank you Pip! As long as you have some kind of dedicated board game area, I guess we can still be pals...

      Mona x

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  6. This is one amazing coat lady! Good find :) Also, i'm totally with you for the horrible-but-amazing-festive jumpers, in fact, our next lookbook is just that, maybe I can sneak you and your ma in it too?!xx

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  7. Thanks my love! It means a lot coming from you, seeing as how you are the Queen of Vintage and all! And yes please, I think my Ma and I would love love love that!

    Mona x

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  8. I don't like the faux fur cuffs, but nevertheless this coat looks perfect on you. Perfect enough for a date with Prince William or Harry, maybe? ;)

    The idea of a 90s trash Christmas picture is so good that I can't wait for your Christmas post (weird, am I?) :D lots of love! // Isa

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    1. Hahaha, thanks sweetie but I think fancy coat or no, I'm still a bit too rough around the edges to date a royal!

      I can't wait to show you the Christmas photo! But prepare yourself for three very disgruntled brothers!

      Mona x

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  9. oh my, that coat is beeeeautiful! i wish i had found it first! looking forward to seeing the cheesy christmas jumper photos :)

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

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  10. I could not pull this fabulous coat off - but you do, and so well! Looking gawjus Mona : ) xx

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    1. Thank you! I have a weird feeling that this coat would be PERFECT in Paris, I'll have to come over for a visit.

      Mona x

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  11. This coat is WONDERFUL you so suit it! I've never heard of that game before but in my house Frustration is the one...gets my very mild-mannered Irish nanny angry and sweary, so funny! xxx

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  12. Thanks Josie! Monopoly's the one to watch out for in my family, it always ends with my Ma going "How did I raise such cut-throat children?!" And threatening to disinherit us.

    Mona x

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  13. LOVEEEE The coat!!!

    Now following, check out my blog when you have time?

    Coco Marci

    xx

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    1. Thank you Coco! I'll pop over and take a look now!

      Mona x

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Mona x

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