red coat

A red coat is a must have statement piece to complete your winter wardrobe. The H&M coat featured in this post is easy to dress up with heels and accessories, and also dress down by wearing it over jeans, t-shirt and a pair of trainers. The oversized collar coupled with the boucle texture gives off an effortless yet sophisticated vibe. I’m also loving my accessories here: The chain bag is from Zara and the gold rings with pearl detailing are from Aldo.

I have a love-hate relationship with the striped paper-bag pants. It is a great piece to wear to work or an event. However, my only bone of contention is how flat they make my behind look (lol). The cut does give you curves on the sides by cinching the waist; however, it does nothing for girls like me with a modest behind.

These heels are my current favourite footwear to dress up any outfit in the winter. I love to describe the heels as a refined representation of the sock boot trend; it instantly upgrades any outfit. My only advice would be to avoid walking in the snow with these if you don’t like to fall. Final verdict on this outfit is a YAY! The red coat is a current favorite and the most likely place I’d wear this to is a work event.

how to style red coat

     Now let’s talk about this girl in the red coat. Here’s 25 questions answered to give you a little insight about your girl!

about me tag


 1.  What does your name mean? My full name is Olaoluwa which means “wealth of God”

2. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their aura, energy or disposition; whatever you’d like to call it. I love people that give off positive energy and that are easy to talk to.

3. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Japan! Ah that was an amazing trip. A week in Asia with my best friends attending the most beautiful wedding. Read more about this trip here.

4. Do you have any special talents? I like to think I’m pretty multitalented. I’m relatively smart, can sing (although my voice needs some work at the moment). Other things I do pretty well: creative writing, speaking, cooking, and event planning/hosting! Oh I just noticed the question said “special” talents. Lol I think I just listed hobbies… oh well.

5. What are your hobbies?  See question 4 lol

6. Do you have any siblings? An older sister and younger brother <3

7. What do you want to be when you grow up? A neurosurgeon (no I’m not kidding)

8. What is your favorite cocktail? I’m a  Cosmo girl

9. How would you describe your style? I’d say chic, put together, modern feminine- still exploring my style tbh.

10. iPhone v Android? iPhone no question (lowkey Apple to step-up with the iPhone features)

how to wear a red coatrandom questions about me

11. Coke vs Pepsi? I’d rather have Fanta or Sprite

12. Where were you born? Lagos, Nigeria

13. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy Endings!

14. Do you have kids? Nope

15. Extrovert or Introvert? Introvert. I love my company and I can be really quiet in a group setting.  On the other hand,I do love going out with my friends and meeting new people. I guess that makes me a combination of both.

16. Typical night out? Dinner dates or going out for drinks and dessert with friends (food is always involved lol)

17. When is your Birthday? July 31st (shout out to July babies!)

18. Name 3 Fears? Honestly, I stopped having fears. I believe I am the beloved of God so I have nothing to fear fam. If God is for you, who can be against you right?

19. 3 things I love? I LOVE God, my family/friends and cake

20. Last song I listened to? “Yahweh by Elevation Worship”

21. Favourite music genre? R&B, Alternative R&B and Gospel. I love some Afrobeat for working out or when I feel like dancing.

22. Someone I miss? My parents

23. TV Shows or Movies? TV Shows ofcourse. My faves are Grey’s Anatomy, This is Us and How to get away with Murder, to name a few

24. Favorite places to shop? Zara, H&M and Mango

25. Favorite color? Pink!red coat[BONUS]

Words I live by: I have so many from scripture. One I’ll say I try to live by is from Matthew 22: 37-39

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

That wraps up 30 questions about me! Please leave a comment with any further questions you may have.


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  1. Stephanie
    February 12, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Love the photos and Q&A about “the girl in the red coat”

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:29 pm

      Thanks Stephanie!

  2. Lamide
    February 12, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Looking great hun! This website is boss <3

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:29 pm

      Lamide! Thanks a lot 🙂

  3. Nkem
    February 12, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Great job Ola!!! Keep it coming

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks Nkem!

  4. hollings izah
    February 12, 2018 / 10:03 am

    omg i love,love,love this, so proud of you babe, keep doing it big

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks a lot ^_^

  5. Ade Sobodu
    February 12, 2018 / 11:36 am

    Q22 is missing something, can’t put my finger on it 🧐

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:31 pm

      Haha, it’s missing you ofcourse

  6. chimdi chime
    February 12, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I really love the pictures. You did that!!.

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:31 pm

      Yasss! Thanks Chimdi!

  7. Mahima
    February 13, 2018 / 12:11 am

    Love your blog!! So creative, and vibrant! Got to know you a little bit better too 💝

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      Aww thanks Mahima <3

  8. Kemunto Ogoti
    February 13, 2018 / 1:45 am

    Love the blog! Literally went through everything and loved it all! Wishing you huge success on this venture! Lots of love <3 <3 <3

    • explorewithola
      February 13, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      Amen! Thanks Kem <3 <3

  9. Samantha
    February 15, 2018 / 11:02 am

    Wonderful blog! Full of positivity and a great sense of style! Wish you the best of luck and hope all your dreams come true!

    • explorewithola
      February 15, 2018 / 11:21 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. xx

    • explorewithola
      February 24, 2018 / 12:18 am

      Hi Katya! Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by! xx

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