I've Always Dreamt Of....

Hello everyone. How are you all? Did you have a good Christmas? It's my first day back at work after Christmas so I'm dreading it will be very difficult as I haven't slept at all last night. That is insomnia for you. Sometimes I sleep and sleep and sleep, other times I can't sleep.

Over to what my title is about? What have I always dreamt of? This one.

A red duffel coat. When I was a little girl I always wanted a red duffel coat, but I've never had one, until now. Australian brand Taking Shape got in touch with me and asked me if I wanted to chose a couple of pieces from their winter collection. My first choice was this Westminster Duffle Coat*. Isn't it beautiful? The stunning scarlett red colour makes you stand out from the ocean of black you can see around you. It's timeless, warm and pretty.

Coat Taking Shape (HERE)*
Cardigan from Taking Shape (HERE)*
Dress from New Look (HERE)
Tights from Evans (Old)
Boots from Evans (Old)

The coat has the traditional Paddington bear style toggles and loops as they so lovely say it on Taking Shape's website. It has also got snap buttons closure to make sure you are extra snuggly and warm. It has got lovely deep pockets and have got a nice hood in case you need a bit more shelter from the elements.  

As you can see it was a bit colder this day I took the photos so I decided to layer it with my lovely cardigan from Taking Shape that I reviewed HERE*. I chose size 24 and it's roomy and comfortable. Gives me enough room to layer it without feeling constraint. Sleeves are perfect length on me as well. The quality of this coat is really nice. It's made of 80% polyester and 20% wool. It makes it a nice and warm coat, and the only negative thing I can find about this coat is that it is a little bit heavy. But when you think about how warm it keeps you, it's worth the extra weight.
The coat is currently on sale for a steal price of £49 and it sells quickly so if you want this coat, get it now.

Do you like duffle coats?

*Items are gifted, but views are all mine. 


  1. Red suits you so well! I love duffel coats but I find them too heavy, especially in the rain. :) xx

    1. Thank you my dearest. :) I know.. they are heavy, but this one is acceptable. :) xx