When I don’t know what outer wear to use the fail safe coat for me to grab is the trench. Not only it is easy to take off when the day heats up but it can transform a plain outfit from drab to fab. It can also be worn in different ways, opened or buttoned up but my go-to […]

The Classic Trench

When I don’t know what outer wear to use the fail safe coat for me to grab is the trench. Not only it is easy to take off when the day heats up but it can transform a plain outfit from drab to fab. It can also be worn in different ways, opened or buttoned up but my go-to form is to tie the belt up. Sydney harbour blog Sydney harbour bridge blog

The trench coat is perfect for moderately cool weather and depending what kind of shoes I wear and added stockings, it can help me get through Sydney’s winter day even if I’m in the harbour area. My sis and I went to Luna Park one arvo with this classic red trench I got from years ago. I never let this coat go because I love the fuzz free fabric, the printed lining and of course it’s my favourite red colour.

Red trench coat blog

Givenchy Antigona blog

As you noticed I have a new blog platform, I have changed from Blogger to WordPress. Coincidentally, this week also marks my 2nd anniversary for this blog. I decided to go with this layout because of its minimalist design. I can add and streamline categories in the top menu which is the easiest way to navigate. But the sad part is, there is no automatic migration of the published posts from my old platform, hence, I will manually add the old posts again. Another issue is that I lost all the previous comments but don’t fret my fellow bloggers, I know you by heart by now and will always remember your websites. Please give me some time to adjust to this layout and I will pop and visit soon. In the meantime, you can leave comments and let me know how you like my new layout. Thank you my readers and blogger friends for all the support. I appreciate it heaps 🙂

Luna Park blog

Thank you for reading, ’til next post. You can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.


Outfit Details:

Classic trench coat similar
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Bag from Givenchy

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  • Kara Aragon

    Such great photos. Love the color of that trench!

    Kara Aragon

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  • Anna Marcus

    You are right about the coat, Mercy, it does make an impact and looks great! Love your shoes too

  • Love your coat so sassy and this colour goes so well with your grey tights !! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, http://www.dominicas.uk xXx

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    What a gorgeous red trench coat doll. Your photos are always stunning!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Have a fabulous week!

    Much love, Len



  • Having a staple trench coat or two in your wardrobe is such a good idea, especially when the weather is being unpredictable. This bold red colour really suits you!! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Estella Bartlett Jewellery Giveaway (Open Worldwide!) x

  • Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

  • Such a pretty location! Love the pink coat!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Dominique

    I’m loving all the pops of colour in this outfit doll! Also, the new blog is look fab! xx


  • Nina

    I love trench coats. This one looks fantastic on you, love the color.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • That trench is awesome – classic yet fun!

    District of Chic

  • I love the new layout, it’s very fresh and clean and like you’ve said, easy to navigate! When I revamped my blog two years ago, I had to transfer all of my old posts manually, too, so I know first hand out time consuming that can be! As for your outfit, I love the red trench, such a bold piece. I recently said good-bye to some trenches I had in my wardrobe for years that I no longer loved, so I’m on the hunt for replacements, wish me luck! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  • Violette

    This trench is perfect! I love the layout and happy anniversary to your blog!


  • Anamika Chattopadhyaya

    Loving this new layout Mercy 🙂 Even I am planning to change my blog theme, but haven’t yet selected any!! Trench coats are perfect for cold days and this red one looks great on you <3 Happy Blog anniversary dear 🙂


  • I’m loving the new blog layout!! It’s so clean and stylish! Congratulations on your second blog anniversary!!!

    Also, love that trench color!!! It looks great on you!

    Have a great weekend!


    Seize your Style

  • This is soo cute!! I love the color of it

    Enclothed Cognition

  • I love trench coats! They can add so much to an outfit. I love finding new ways to style them. This one is definitely a unique colour that’s fun and stands out! So cute lady. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  • Happy second anniversary! Love the blog change too. Trench coats are my ultimate I live in them!

    Chanel | Je M’appelle Chanel

  • Nikki Living-Life

    Happy Blogiversary and congrats on the new Blog look. It looks great. I adore the color of your coat. You look fabulous and your pictures are awesome.


  • As usual great post! Thanks for sharing)

  • Great outfit and photos! I love your trench so much!

  • I love that hot pink trench! What a nice twist to the classic!


  • Out on Catwalk

    I love this hot pink trench! It is gorgeous!! And you look lovely as usual Mercy! 🙂

  • Loving the trench bright trench coat and your new blog theme is pretty too.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  • It’s a great trench and I love the colour! It looks fab with your beautiful Antigona.

    Gemma x

  • Hard to beat a good trench coat!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • eleonora mezzo

    I’ve always wanted to visit Sydney in my life!
    xx Ele | http://elewithlove.it

  • Susie Ray

    This suits you so well! Such lovely photos too <3 Hope you are having a great week!


  • Atsuna Matsui

    love the trench, it looks great on you and that amazing red pops!


  • Neha 14wow

    U look so beautiful in that trench babe…. Red is your color huni…!! Also, loving the all new and fresh blog layout of yours….!! Keep up the good work hun…Kisses, Neha

    The Instyle Journal

  • Kim

    I love trench coats! And that’s too bad that you lost all your past comments from the switch. Perhaps someone in their customer service could help you?!
    Simply Lovebirds