I love this outfit. It feels perfectly seasonal and totally sleek. I especially love the coat, which is heavy and luxurious and falls beautifully. I basically love the whole Hayley Hasselhoff for Elvi range and would easily wear all of it. The only problem is, it’s not at all easy to wear. I’m 5ft9 and this coat would hit the floor if I wore it with flat shoes, aka the kind of shoes I wear 90% of the time. It’s much too long, and if it’s too long for me as a relatively tall person, I struggle to see how anyone of average height or below could wear it at all. One of the biggest problems is if you wear it unbelted, the belt is so long that at least 6 inches of it trails on the floor, so I’m counteracting that by pulling it down at the back so that it hangs loose at the back and shorter at the front. I know all these things (adjust the belt, wear platform/heeled shoes) seem minor, but I want clothes that work for me, that I can wear without thinking about. This coat is totally worth the effort it takes to wear it, though, and I love the dramatic effect and amazing quality. This weekend I wore it over my brilliant Zara velvet sweater. Zara is not a shop I can buy from 90% of the time, but I recently picked up this top and a beautiful embroidered shirt in the biggest size and miraculously they fit. Most stuff there is not made for someone of my size, but every so often it’s worth trying stuff on just to see!
Coat: Hayley Hasselhoff for Elvi
And a closeup on the glitter! It’s multicoloured! (My name necklace is from Namefully, by the way)
Lipstick is my beloved Stila liquid lipstick in Bacca, eye makeup is Maybelline On And On Bronze cream eyeshadow on the lid with one of the shades from Nars Kalahari smoked around the eye.