In lieu of the insanely frigid cold weather we're having, I thought I'd share some of my coats with you. Most vintage, some not~
First is my favorite "everyday" coat. It is ultra-thin. It's probably 10+ years old but I don't care, it's warm and easy to handle while shopping, ect. The lining zips out, but I always leave it in.
This is Kevin and I on our honeymoon out west. We drove everywhere~ on this day we were at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. It was my second time there. If you haven't been, it's an absolutely MUST see!
Here is my next fave... a vintage sage green coat from the late 50's. SO warm! A client of mine once gave me all of her vintage garments, and this was one of them. This was taken a few years ago, we were going out for a romantic dinner. The hat had been my Aunt Maudie's. This is one of my favorite pics of me because it shows how red my hair acutually is! (In most photos it looks brown!)
It has a real fur collar that I can stand up and hook in front. The gloves are new, chenille with faux fur cuffs. I have a fur scarf that matches beautifully, and I use it around my head instead of my neck... I'll have to snap a pic of that later!
I LOVE the great woven buttons!
Oh~ found one more. This was from last Christmas~
You may have seen this one before. What can I say, I adore this vintage leaopard set. It was my Grandma's.
It is too big for me, but there's no way I'm altering this vintage gem. I've got it cinched in back~
I'm wearing this with a 60's knit outfit from the same person, (Mary), who gave me the sage coat above. Modern vintage inspired shoes...
A closeup of print,
This next coat was givin to me by someone who just "knew I loved vintage"! I'm uncertain of it's age. It's wool and has a vintage Famous Barr tag inside, which was a grand department store here in MO until Macy's took it over in recent years. I like this one because it has an Edwardian look to it, I can wear it with my Titanic or Victorian looking garb. You can't really tell in the photos, but it has a great gimp/braided trim. It's too big for me too, but looks easy to take in... one of these days!
I also like to call this my Mary Poppins coat~
I'll try to get a better pic later!
Light leather jacket~ Kevin says he doesn't like this coat. I think my mom said that too? I don't know why.... but I LIKE it!
Kevin looks nice in his leather jacket too.... I SO wish this wasn't blurry. It's rare to get Kevin to smile for the camera. It's also rare to get a family shot of us!
BTW, Nova only had his jacket off while I was trying to get photos for our Christmas card that year! See~
OK... this is getting LOOOOONG, so I'm only going to share one more. But believe me, I have others!!!
A beautiful white faux fur coat that was also my Grandma's...(Dad's side), as well as the beaded handbag. These photos were taken for a special occasion, but I'll save that for a another post. (It was an internet thang!)
Anyhoo, these were taken at the Arch in St. Louis, which my Grandpa Nova, (Mom's side), helped build. He did concrete work.
Ok, I lied. I'm going to throw in a few more because they were taken on the same day... and since we're already here.... LOL!
Mom got me this vintage faux mink stole for Christmas last year. Snazzy eh?
I just love going to the FOX.
I bought this vintage 50's shelf bust taffeta dress at an antique store for only $15! It's WAY too big, I've got it cinched in about 8 inches. Needless to say I do NOT fill out the shelf bust area.
(BTW, I only mention that things are too big for me because I am proud that I have lost a ton of weight; success story in side bar. AND because I do not like to alter vintage clothing if I can help it.)
This photo was taken inside Union Station in St. Louis.
Once home, I did not want to take off this gorgeous dress but I was chilly... what to do? Put on a vintage angora sweater of course! It has the most gorgeous motif on the top. I'll try to get a closeup another time.