Finding the Perfect Pink Coat + Style With a Smile Link Up

April 11, 2017

Finding the perfect pink coat

A couple of years ago I had my heart set on finding the perfect pink coat. When I say perfect, I mean that it had to be pale pink, a simple design and not expensive. Despite searching online and trawling eBay to the point of obsessiveness I could not fine “the one”. Eventually I got sidetracked and ended up buying a couple of fuschia pink coats – both very nice and fantastic bargains, but not precisely what I wanted. I broke one of my cardinal rules: I settled for a “nearly but not quite”. Well, two to be precise.

It just shows what amazing bargains you can stumble upon in charity shops. Finding the perfect pink coat took a while but it was definitely worth the wait!

Fast forward a couple of years and pale pink is suddenly the colour of the moment again – and I still wanted that coat I’d seen on Pinterest/magazines/fashion blogs. As fate would have it, I’d taken my watch to the jewellers to have the battery replaced and had some time to kill. On a whim I popped in to a nearby charity shop…and…ta-daa! To my delight, there was the exact coat I’d been looking for all this time. I tried it on and quickly snapped it up for the bargain price of £9.99. I took it straight to the dry cleaner’s and a couple of days later it was as good as new. It’s from Great Plains so it’s a good quality coat, and probably hardly worn. It just shows what amazing bargains you can stumble upon in charity shops. Finding the perfect pink coat took a while but it was definitely worth the wait!

Olive and khaki are also very popular shades this season and they happen to pair well with pale pink.

For its first appearance on the blog (and I’m sure there’ll be many others) I’m keeping it casual with boyfriend jeans and a silk top from All Saints. Olive and khaki are also very popular shades this season and they happen to pair well with pale pink. To create a contrast to the relaxed fit of the jeans and top I chose these pretty pink block heel shoes with bead embellishment and a bird print chain handle bag that I bought in Abu Dhabi. To finish the look I’m wearing my fab Autumn Tale Winkwood sunglasses and beaded jewellery that I made myself.

Have you ever waited a long time to find the perfect coat, or any other item of clothing? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to link up what you’re wearing this week!

Finding the Perfect Pink Coat










Great Plains coat (charity shop, similar here and here) | All Saints top (similar) | Gap jeans | Asos shoes (similar) | Winkwood sunglasses c/o | Iconic bag | handmade jewellery






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46 responses to “Finding the Perfect Pink Coat + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Jill says:

    That coat is gorgeous and such a great find! I love this pretty color combo!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Suzy Turner says:

    What a stroke of luck that you found THE ONE! It is gorgeous so I can understand why you wanted it so much, and I can imagine that it’ll go perfectly with so many other items in your wardrobe. I shall look forward to seeing how else you style it.
    LOVE the handbag and shoes too – utterly gorgeous!
    Suzy xx

  3. It really is the perfect pink coat, Emma! I love pale pink with olive, too. Such a pretty color combination. And then those shoes are so fabulous! And all the little bird motifs in your bag and jewelry. What a wonderful spring look! I love the amazing things you can find in a second hand store!


  4. Gail says:

    You remember “the” pink coat at M&S a couple of years ago? The one that had all the hype? I was ruthless in tracking it down the moment it landed, but I didn’t like the cocoon shape on me, or the colour as it turned out — a deeper fuchsia or rose pink is better on me. I am still trying to find that elusive coat in a fitted style….Your coat looks lovely, and how exciting it must have been to find it at last.

    • Emma Peach says:

      I do remember it Gail! In fact that may well have been what started me off looking for a pink coat in the first place. I seem to remember pink being a huge trend when I was about 30 too – I bought pink bags and shoes – only to go right off the colour for years. Everything comes back again though – that’s why I’m a terrible hoarder!

  5. Roxanne says:

    First of all, I NEED these sunglasses! They are too gorgeous. I’m so happy you waited to find the perfect coat! I LOVE it on you!

  6. Love the story! That would be something I might do if I kept trying to find the one! So glad you found it on a whim! Perfect soft pink shade and love it with your pretty pink shoes and floral bag. I looked for a pink coat myself a couple of years ago, then I saw my Boden one on another blogger and went, Yes! I wish it was the price you found yours 🙂 It looks great on you.
    jess xx

  7. It was meant to be! That coat had your name on it, Emma. That’s the beauty of charity shops. You can find some real gems and how lovely this time it was a gem you had wanted before! And that bag is gorgeous with it.

  8. Elise says:

    Such a great coat!! Love your bag and shoes too!

    xx, Elise

  9. Trina Morgan says:

    I’m in love with your shoes! Thanks for sharing and hosting 🙂

  10. Nancy Baten says:

    Talking about an bargain! Wow! And it s a very stylish one too! The color is perfect with the top!

  11. Jennie says:

    This is a beautiful and classic pale pink coat. So glad you found what you were looking for at a second hand shop! I am swooning over your adorable shoes.

  12. Laurie says:

    OOO! That Blush Pink! One of my favourite colours! I love the shoes and the coat! A really stunning look on you Emma xx

  13. jacqui says:

    Oh gorgeous coat, super colour for Spring. You’ve styled the whole look perfectly – well done Emma. Cute bag on point! Jacqui

  14. Such an adorable blush coat and I’m also in love with that darling floral bag!


  15. SUZI GRANT says:

    Loving the pink on you! x

  16. Joi @INMYJOI says:

    I’m in <3 with the details here- your purse, your shoes- so perfect!

  17. mahryska says:

    great look hun and love the coat!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

  18. Carrie says:

    Such a pretty look for Spring. Love the bag!

  19. You look amazing in this pink coat. Great luck to find it fot this price in a charity shop. 🙂

  20. Liz says:

    This looks so pretty on you! Pink coats go with everything 🙂

  21. Jessica says:

    What a fun coat. Such a chic and feminine color!

    Jessica |

  22. Melanie Freeman says:

    Lovely Coat! I’m a sucker for great coats and had a pink one in my wean out pile….may have to rethink that one

  23. Sara Buckner says:

    Love your whole look! Pink and gray always go together so well! That’s crazy that you found what you was looking for in a charity shop of all places, but you never know what you’ll find in those! Thanks for linking up in our Wearable Wednesdays!

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