Thursday, 22 October 2009

Two new coats - but I can only keep one! Help!


The other day I was browsing the New Look website when I came across a coat that matched all of my 'criteria' - long sleeved, mid thigh length, rounded collar and with an A line shape. I have been on a search for the perfect coat since last year, and I seem to keep buying ones that aren't quite perfect - meaning that I have about 7 coats, but none that I am 100% happy with. (Don't worry - most of them cost under £5!).

With the winter approaching I could justify spending a little bit more, so I decided to order the coat from the website. But I couldn't choose between black and red so I got them both! But now it's decision time - which one should I keep, and which one should I return?

I really love the red one but practicality is telling me to keep the black! What does everyone think?

Top - Vintage
Skirt - American Apparel
Belt - M&S
Cardigan - H&M
Coats - New Look

(You can find the coats here)

On Saturday I'm going on a little trip to France to stay with my french friend. I'm going to start planning my outfits now :D

Hopefully I'll be able to show you some photos from my trip when I return - and I've also got a DIY jewellery post planned, so keep checking back!

Sadie xxx

51 comments:

Ingvild said...

Keep the red one, the black fades away to boredom beside it!

Suzanne said...

lovely top :)

briannelee said...

I think you should keep the red. I bought a red jacket from H&M three years ago and I still wear it all the time. Its also nice to wear something bright in the dreary winter months.

Corinna said...

i'd keep the red one (like the commenters above me said^^), everyone(including me:() has a black coat and who cares if red doesn't go with every colour, how many times are you going to wear your coat unbuttoned, so everyone can see what you're wearin underneath?

cait harri said...

Go with the Red, it'll cheer you up when the wind in howling and the rain is coming in sideways.

fröken lila said...

well. if you don't own a single black coat i'd go for the black. but if you do own one, then i'd take the red one. one black coat is definitely enough.

Youna said...

take the red one, with the black you will always have hair or dust in it, and it's soooo annoying !

ONiC said...

i think you look good in both. but somehow the red one is more you (the one i know by reading the blog post of course)
have fun in france! i will miss reading your blog, so make sure you gonna post about the trip!

Jana said...

you look better in the red, and it brightens your cheerful face! a lot of ppl wears black, and that's just too common -____-

Lemondrop Marie said...

I guess so far I am in the minority, I like both too- but I just love that style in black!

Susan said...

Red, definitely. I have a thing for red coats, especially if they're A-line. ;)

Love your top/belt, by the way!

♥Music Fashion Clutter ♥ said...

Oh red for defo! looks more expensive than the black.Red stands out more too. Be nice round xmas time xx

shahrzad said...

RED!

Chloe Xx said...

I really like the red one I want to steal it lol I have a lot of red and black coats together lol. But I'm stuck between the two too but go with the one that u think suits u best and goes with ur personality ask everyone u knowXx :D btw I think ur awesome

Kirsty said...

The red one looks the best on you!
x

My Passport to Style said...

Hi as you know, Im a Style Consultant and extreemly bossy, tee hee, so you must go for the ladybird red!P.S If you get chance pop into my Style Dispensary session and check out out some Stylish coats that I suggested for one of my followers!Sharon xxoo

raquelll said...

for you, the red!!!

Jamie said...

Red! Classy but not stiff. And I think it looks better on you then the blackone. Plus that 50% of all the girls own a black coat.
And nowadays lots of girls don't look at their outfit colours and their jacket colour anymore. If you got more coats you can always switch when red is really not suitable :P

Spider monkey blunderguff. said...

I agree with most, red is the better choice.

Kitty said...

Keep the red one! Red coats are so cute, especially that one which I nearly bought myself but couldn't afford.

Im so jealous of you going to France, hope you have an awesome time :)

Kitty xx

Fern said...

Black, it's classic and won't get dirty and probably won't go out of fashion for a while, and can be worn to any occasion, like if you're going out in the evening or to a funeral or somewhere smart or something :]

x

Faux Naif said...

red! the colour looks fabulous on you, and red is actually quite versatile. black is a bit drab - besides, don't you want something vivid to brighten up the dreary winter? :)

Isabella said...

Red is just as timeless as black, and much funnier and less common :)

Anonymous said...

If you already own loads of coats you don't quite love you should keep the red one that you really love rather than the black one which will just be another coat you *almost* love

Tuyen said...

Your top is gorgeous as.
Go with the red one!

Christina said...

If you really love the red, I think you should keep that and return the black!
I see red as a pseudo-neutral (not technically classified as neutral, but it goes with so many things!), and if you love it, you'll be happy every time you wear it.

R. said...

I like the black one, but the red one is probably more exciting. Nice shape!

Zhcsyra hp said...

i love the red one :))

queen atika said...

red!

Lost at 11 said...

I would say, keep the black! (But I'm really into black atm!)

Hannah said...

Keep the red one. Black may be practical but the red will give you a nice pick me up on a dull wintery day.
I've got a lavendar coloured trench coat and I love that it's a classic shape but with an inject of colour.

Hannah said...

P.s. You may end up hating the black one too. I get a bit like that with dark clothes. I'll open my wardrobe and think "Ohhh everything looks so drab and boring." Colour is the way to go.

P.P.S. Put some different buttons on it. Those metallic ones look a little cheap. If you could find some cute ones in a charity shop or ebay, then it'd make it look more like a vintage treasure than a high street bargain.

Anonymous said...

red! it looks gorgeous on you!

I am a secret said...

red red red yes!

Penny said...

I simply adore the red- I also have a red coat and I find it actually quite simple to match.

Alice said...

What a cute coat! I definitely think you should keep it in red- it really, really suits you in that colour x

Hannah said...

I vote red! Looks like it came out of a fairytale!

Eva said...

the red one, it suits you better than the black one!

suzie said...

you should totally go for the red one!

Looby said...

RED! RED! RED!

:D

looby xx

Georgie said...

Keep the red!
xx

Anonymous said...

oh dear. arent there more important things to be worrying about.

Kate said...

red(:

Amelia said...

I vote red. The lighter buttons look kind of weird on the black one, plus red is awesome anyway. The little trip to France sounds fun!

Little Bo Peeep said...

red ftw!

Lil said...

I'd keep the red, it looks fabulous on you.

Anonymous said...

if you're in deep need of a black coat, then definitely black...it's a necessity! But if you have one (or more) that suit you just fine then go for the red for sure. I love the red one, personally. :)

les métamorphoses d'Alice said...

le rouuuuuuuuge!!!il a un petit coté...chaperon rouge

Talisa said...

Both coats are soooo cute:http://littlevintageprincess.blogspot.com/

Helen said...

the red! i really love it. i want a red coat but always end up with black, i may have to treat myself to this.

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i love your little red jacket! your blog is simply adorable!

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