KILLING THE WINTER BLUES IN A STATEMENT COAT…

Statement coats are a game changer in the winter. They’re the backbone in our winter closet. I remember the day I found this coat in TK Maxx, my heart skipped a beat. Ha!! I had been on the hunt for a classic coat like this for ages so there was no two ways about it. -And it was below fifty pounds. Talk of bargain! I’m not a winter person but, having a statement coat like this makes winter worthwhile. If you’re a friend to this blog, then you know my thoughts about wearing colours in the cold season. Colours have a way of kicking your mood from zero percent to a hundred. It lights a happy sensation and gives you a pep in everything you do.

Having  a couple of good quality and statement coats goes a long way. It is a good investment because you can get good wears out of them. Please don’t get confused by the word investment here. You can get good coats for few bucks. No need breaking your bank. As a single mother, believe me when I say there’re more important things to invest my money in than spending it on expensive coats. Nope!

About the ootd…

This Knit V-neck sweater is c/o  an online apparel stone called TwinkleDeals (2017 collaboration). It’s light weight but, the quality is wonderful. Aside the arms being a tad short (maybe my arms are too long) on me, I love everything about it. Shipping was super fast and they cater for curvy figured ladies. Bookmark or check them out for affordable things. Teaming the top and coat with this black suede skirt takes the outfit to the classic lane. Above all it is comfortable. The lovely earrings is c/o Zaful.

When styling a vibrant statement coat like this, it is all about keeping everything else neutral or simple. The coat is doing the talking without you even trying with the rest of the outfit. That is my take on it.

What about you?

Having said all the above, won’t this coat or outfit be a perfect Valentine’s Day outing look?

Your visits and contributions are really appreciated.

*Disclaimer: I’m not being paid for none of the links shared. Anything c/o is given to me on collaboration basis in 2017. All opinions are mine.*

 

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Much Love!

DANKE…

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    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Good to hear that Dominique. Thank you! 🙂

  1. January 19, 2018 / 4:38 am

    This is definitely the perfect coat for a Valentine’s day date. I love the color and how you styled it. I also love the light makeup and the red lips. You look gorgeous!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Good to hear that sis. Thanks much!! I’m trying with the makeup. Ha!!

  2. January 19, 2018 / 6:14 am

    I love this coat on You and the color is right up my alley. Enjoy everyday my Dear.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      Good to hear that Mz Neti! Thanks much dear!

  3. January 19, 2018 / 9:29 am

    The coat is really nice. I love red! But you are so right, making an investment doesn’t mean breaking the bank. It is simply making a wise purchase for something that will last a long time. Have a good weekend Missy May!

    Madeline

    http://www.madelinewilsonojo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:36 pm

      Exactly my point Madeline. Thanks much and have a lovely weekend too.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:34 pm

      I agree with you Daria. Thanks much! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks much Mariya and love it too. 🙂

  4. January 19, 2018 / 10:25 am

    wow such a nice look- so chic and eklegant despite the fact that it’s winter xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks much Karolina!

  5. January 19, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Wow Missy, this is so perfect combo and suits to you perfectly!
    Have a lovely day xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      Thanks much Ivana.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend! 🙂

  6. January 19, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Wow I love the mood of this shoot! Red hot!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks so much Gallech. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 19, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Carolina. Thank you 🙂

  7. Jodie
    January 20, 2018 / 1:40 am

    A fabulous red coat is nothing more than spectacular and you wear it so well, Missy!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Indeed Jodie and thanks much. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you much Lizzie!
      Indeed!

  8. January 20, 2018 / 9:33 am

    love your vibrant coat against the white pale winter, great choice of color! Gorgeous.

    Capturing Life Memoirs | aimeebustillo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Good to hear that Aimee and thanks much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks much Laura. 🙂

  9. Emily
    January 20, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    What a coat! What a woman! You’re definitely onto something with battling winter with bright, beautiful colours. This is definitely something I could do with being braver about – although I have progressed to a pale pink coat…

    Musings & More

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much Emily. You’re already there Emily. Good to hear that.

  10. January 20, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    This red coat is so pretty! I’ve been wanting to add a red coat to my collection! Or is it more of an orange/red? Hard to tell by the photos! I really love that skirt, too, the texture is nice and it looks soft!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Indeed Carrie! It is a red please and the skirt is soft indeed. Thanks so much.

  11. January 20, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Yes statements coats are so on trend as is red. I so want to get wool coat in a bright or alternative color. In NY everyone wears black so it would be nice to stand out. And love the sweater too!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Indeed Alicia! Its always a good idea to stand out. Thanks much beauty!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks so much Lyosha and good to hear that. 🙂

  12. January 20, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    love the coat. it has such a great contrast against the snow!
    sundaysaresunny.com

  13. January 20, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    You look amazing , I`ve been always a fan of your simplicity and love the way you styled this outfit ❤️️

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Good to hear that Abi. Thanks so much.

  14. January 21, 2018 / 2:41 am

    You look stunning! I love the bold red color of the coat!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks much Sheryl and couldn’t agree more.

  15. January 21, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    What a fortunate find! I must say, TK Maxx is the place to buy exclusive pieces. In my opinion, I feel the snow isn’t off-putting but somewhat delightful as the UK hasn’t experienced snowing like this for years.

    #sweetreats xxx http://www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with you on everything. I love TK Maxx but, it can be a headache shopping there sometimes as you’ve to look and look and look. Lol!!
      Thanks so much.

  16. January 21, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    As usual very interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Good to hear that Daiana. You got a great style. Thank you! 🙂

  17. January 21, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Dear Missy May, I agree, the statement coat is wonderful and I also count on statement coats against winter blues 🙂 You look again very beautiful <3
    Alles Liebe!
    With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      Vielen Dank Rena and alles Liebe. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Oh wow Gingi, thank you and really good to hear that. I’ll take that! Guess I’m doing something right. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks much Camila and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you Laura and yes the cold is meannnnnn!! Ha!!

  18. January 22, 2018 / 7:09 am

    That is such a beautiful coat! l’d love a statement red coat like this. I used to have a little red jacket but donated it as I felt I didn’t wear it a lot, and I frequently miss it!

    Hope that you are having a nice start to your week and you had a good weekend! We had a quiet one here.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:56 pm

      I couldn’t agree more dear. Brands like asos, forever 21, tk maxx etc. do have some great classy coats. Do check em out and hope you can find
      one. Good of you to donate your coat. I do that sometimes.
      My week has started off good and hope yours too. The weekend was fun. Quiet is good sometimes. 🙂
      Thanks much and wishing you a blessed week.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Good to hear that Layla. Thanks so much. 🙂

  19. January 22, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I agree its perfect for Valentines Day, love the color of the coat…
    xoxo

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Good to hear that Marisa. Thank you! 🙂

  20. January 22, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Your outfit is so great. I really love your red coat .It just works so well and I have a similar bag:-)
    sophieatieno.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Good to hear that Sophie. Thank you! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you Gemma! 🙂

  21. Nina
    January 22, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    You look gorgeous in this coat , love how you styled it with black and white outfit.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you much Nina and good to hear that.

  22. January 22, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Happy New Year, my beautiful Mavis! I’ve been away because I was dealing with the unexpected death of a dear friend. She was killed in a tour bus crash while on vacation in December. Things are slowly getting back to normal and I will be blogging again soon. Just catching up on my favorite blogger friends and I am with you, girl! I love pops of color in the wintertime! It makes winter tolerable. Red is such a fierce and sexy color on you! You know how to wear it and I love this coat. Very classy with the black piping and the buttons for contrast. Your sweater is so on trend too … I love white in Winter! 🙂 Gorgeous as always … looks line a winter wonderland in your neck of the woods! 🙂

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Happy new year dearest Lizzy! Oh no sorry to hear that. Its always hard to lose a loved one. Good to hear that things are slowly getting back to normal.
      Will be waiting patiently for your posts Lizzy. On the topic on colour in winter, I know right!! Tolerable indeed!! I guess red is my favourite colour for a reason. Ha!!
      Thanks so much my friend. You’re much appreciated here. :-)))))

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you Didier! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Yaramel. Thanks much!

  23. January 22, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I love statement coats. They definitely brighten up the mood when it’s dull outside. I adore the colour of your coat.

    Her Style Hive

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      So true Izabela! Thank you… 🙂

  24. January 22, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    I absolutely adore that coat, such a statement in colour and I love what a classic it is! The great thing about TK Maxx is next time you go in there they probably won’t have it so you won’t have swarms of people copying your style! I love it! May have to hunt this bad boy down myself!
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Good to hear that Jaz. You’re so right about TK Maxx. Ain’t that cool!!? Ha! Thanks so much for the visit.

  25. January 22, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Love the color of this coat. It definitely chases the winter blues away. Your accessories are on point Sis. Agree, this look is perfect for a Valentine’s Day outing.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Sure willlll!! Thanks so much sis. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Haha!! You got it girllll! Thanks beauty! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks much Len dear.
      Much love always!

  26. January 23, 2018 / 4:18 am

    You look beautiful. Gotta love statement pieces. Especially in the winter, when what you tend to see the most is the coat. This color is beautiful, bold and suits you perfectly! It would be a nice Valentine’s Day piece, as you say. 🙂

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      I know right Miki! Good to hear that and thanks so much. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Good to hear Ana and thanks much.

  27. meronnjambigmailcom
    January 23, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I am all fr a bargain when it comes to such outfits!!! Winter coat coats are amazing, even though we don’t have winter in Kenya, I do wear them during the cold season in July. I am all about color as well because it somehow brightens the mod and environment especially during cold days. You look fashionably warm dear!
    ww.fashionstylemogul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Good to hear that and you’re so right Meron. Thanks much for visiting dear.

  28. January 23, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Un look precioso! El abrigo es increiblee 🙂
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  29. Gabrielle
    January 23, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    This is such a brilliant coat and like you say – 100% killing the January blues! You really suit the colour red and I love how the white jumper looks layered underneath it 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you Gabrielle! 🙂

  30. January 23, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Oooh, YES. this bright red coat is so pretty- and definitely pops against the snow!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  31. districtofchic1
    January 23, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    That elegant red coat definitely brightens up a gray winter day!

    District of Chic

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks much Bea and good to hear that. I would love to. Following right away and looking forward to a follow back. 🙂

  32. January 24, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I loved your look, lend me? I loved the boots with the skirt, it became very pretty

    Lots of kisses and hugs ❤
    Come watch my new video, I’ll wait for you there
    https://youtu.be/c6Tbdew_8TI

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Will gladly lend you Camila. Ha!! Thanks so much.
      Hugs and much love!
      Heading straight away.

  33. January 25, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I’m all for the statement colours you’re going to pull off this year on the blog. What i loved is the juxtaposition of the red with the snow white background. Nostalgic.we hardly have snow in my part of the world. It’s just freezing. Beautiful styling

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Good to hear that Juliett dear. We hardly have snow too but, I guess the climate has changed. Ha!!
      Thanks so much.

  34. January 26, 2018 / 7:48 am

    I’m a big fan of statement coats. I have to say that you’ve styled this one perfectly. Such a feminine and pretty outfit!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 27, 2018 / 11:04 am

      Good to hear that Ivana. Thanks much!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Thanks much Anna! 🙂

  35. February 8, 2018 / 1:02 am

    Cool outfit for cool days!<3

    Would you like to following each other?
    Let me know

    xoxo
    ayu

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 8, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks much Ayu and yes to following each other. 🙂

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