Fashion on Friday: Return of the Mac

I couldn’t resist this title almost as much as I couldn’t resist this mac.

For many years I have wanted to own a classic rain mac in that classic beige – probably influenced by a childhood watching Michelle and the ladies of the French Resistance in Allo Allo!


The issue for me was always the beige. You can call it whatever you like to try and sex it up but, to me, beige is beige is beige and though it comes in myriad tones, very few of them work on me. Being as pale as I am, the wrong shade of beige washes me out and makes me look sickly.

I have long been on the lookout for the perfect shade that would work against my pallor. Then I found it. Thank you Collectif for the Vintage Korrina Swing Trench!

It was a windy Sunday and perhaps (if I am completely honest) a little too cold for my beautiful new coat but I was not going to pass up the chance to give it an airing. On a blustery walk around the gardens of Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire, I debuted my mac.

Yes, I’ve cut my hair off! It’s a choppy long bob with a side fringe but, again, it was a windy old day!

The coat is a gorgeous length with lots of material in the ‘skirt’, making it perfect for covering up pretty dresses in April showers. I always wear my macs with the collar up. That’s a personal choice!

So I’ll be wearing this one to death as the milder weather rolls in. Until then, I’ll continue rocking my Pearl coat – if you take anything away from this post, let it be that Collectif is your one stop shop for fabulous vintage style outerwear!

We had a wonderful Sunday wander, admiring the snowdrops and taking pictures. Chris couldn’t resist getting in on the action in his vintage Burberry trench (picked up for a song on EBay!).

And special thanks to my wonderful Mum and Brother who put up with the picture stops along the way!

So now, I shall return to the hunt for a pair of ‘nude’ court shoes that are actually nude on me.

Stay gorgeous!