We got another dusting of snow last week, and what perfect timing to show off my last Merry-Birthday-To-Me present!  I've wanted skirted coat in a fun color for ages, and as my short red coat is finally starting to show its age (considering it was a $20 fashion coat purchased at least 6 years ago!) it seemed like a good time to add a coat to my collection.  After loving the fit of every Hell Bunny dress I tried on at Modern Millie, I was doing a little online window-shopping when I spotted the Vivien coat in red and quite on sale.  It looked pretty dumpy on the teeny tiny model, but a quick google reassured that in real life the fit was more flattering, so into my shopping cart it went.

Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red with American Duchess Victoria boots make a retro 1950s outfit

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of what arrived!  It's not the warmest coat I own by a long shot, but it's a perfect finishing layer on a cold day.  I particularly like the full skirt, perfect for wearing over petticoats and swirling around in.  The cut velvet collar and cuffs are a nice detail too, and they look impressively like the Persian lamb they're meant to imitate.

American Duchess Victoria carriage boots from Royal Vintage Shoes, styled for the 1950s on a snowy step

I wasn't sure how well cleared the snow would be, so I opted for my Victoria boots from Royal Vintage Shoes.  I've blogged about these before here, and they've been my go-to boots to slip on when I need to run to the shops and I don't trust myself wearing proper heels.  I have added a textured rubber sole to these, though, as a leather sole would be ruined pretty quickly around here with all the salt and cobblestones.  I think the next step in thoroughly winterizing these will be getting some sheepskin insoles...



We shot these pictures with one of the new lenses I got for Christmas, and as I mentioned above, it's really hard not to twirl when wearing a lot of full skirts, so we took a lot of pictures and it was hard to narrow them down for a blog post!

A 1950s look with a feathered hat and Hell Bunny Vivien coat on a snowy day

Also, I am way overdue for a haircut.  50s styles are pretty hard to pull off!  Time to get that booked...

Back view of the Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red, with black hat and Royal Vintage Shoes Victoria carriage boots

Twirling to show off the full skirt of the Hell Bunny Vivien coat.  Styled with a black feathered hat and Royal Vintage Victoria carriage boots


Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red paired with a vintage feathered hat, full harlequin print Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny skirt, black jacket and Royal Vintage Victoria boots


Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red paired with a vintage feathered hat, full harlequin print Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny skirt, black jacket and Royal Vintage Victoria boots

Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red styled with a vintage 1950s hat for winter

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Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red with American Duchess Victoria boots make a retro 1950s outfit




Hell Bunny Vivien coat in red paired with a vintage feathered hat, full harlequin print Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny skirt, black jacket and Royal Vintage Victoria boots

Really silly black feathered hat: Modern Millie
Red glass earrings & brooch: Gifts from Allison
Red Hell Bunny Vivien coat: Hot Topic (yeah, I know)
Red sweater: Forever21
Black 1950s suit jacket with lamb accents: Etsy
Red, pink, black, and brown harlequin print skirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing "Jenny" style
Red petticoat: Tatyana Boutique
Cotton seamed stockings: Modern Millie
"Victoria" carriage boots: American Duchess / Royal Vintage Shoes
I purchased these shoes at a discount as a Brand Ambassador for Royal Vintage Shoes