Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Wear: Vintage Coats




Outfit Details:
vintage coat
ASOS floral smock dress (majorly on sale)
vintage bow
American Apparel beanie
Folli Follie bag
Bonlook Fancypants glasses
Melt Cosmetics "Stupid Love" lipstick

I've been collecting and wearing vintage most of my life, and I often end up making minor alterations. It's something that a lot of vintage purists are against - admittedly, I can understand it - but for me, it's all about enjoying them. I've never treated my antique furniture or vintage clothing as museum objects. I live in them and give them new life. I bought this coat last year, and given the shape, the length was a little overwhelming on me. I brought up the hem quite a bit, and now it's one of my most well-loved and frequently worn coats. And isn't that better than just letting it hang in the closet?



p.s. These photos were taken at the farmhouse we rented through Airbnb, so unfortunately I don't know where the prints are from!

34 comments:

  1. Fabulous look. Looove the coat and dress.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  2. Such a pretty dress! You look lovely!

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  3. i love everything about this look!!!




    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  4. Beautiful! I just love that dress!
    -Christine
    http://thehitchcockiancockatoo.blogspot.com/

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  5. amazing look! that jacket is awesome!

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  6. Love the coat and dress!! beautiful as always :)
    xo,
    yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'm a vintage lover and I'm all up for alterations, in fact I think that's what makes the piece unique :)

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  8. I've always been of the opinion that things should be used - especially when they're as unique as this coat! <3

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  9. Still love this pink lipstick! Also love the color of your beanie.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  10. such a cute floral ress! looks goo on you :)

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  11. If you're going to be the one to wear it, you should make it work for you. It's not like you're defacing vintage couture!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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  12. You're just a perfect lady vintage ;)

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  13. so cute! i love your vintage coat!
    xo,
    maddie

    http://feelingmagenta.blogspot.com/

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  14. You look so cute, Love that coat! :)

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  15. What a fantastic coat! I definitely have a soft spot for vintage coats as well. I bought a plaid vintage jacket from What Comes Around Goes Around in NYC years ago and I treasure it! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  16. love the colorful coat and dress!

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  17. That coat is so cute and I love the colors. I usually freak out with altering something vintage (afraid I'm messing with history even wrote a "vintage" fiction novel), but this totally works and looks great on you. And so warm and snuggly. Thanks for sharing!

    Tam Francis
    www.girlinthejitterbugdress.com

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  18. You look gorgeous. I love that your coats are always vintage and that you aren't afraid to do a little altering to make it fit the way you need it to fit, dope :)

    The Indie Byline

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  19. Great clothing combination. I love it.

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  20. That coat is amazing! SO cute xo


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  21. Great winter style.

    Thanks for the post

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  22. Nothing better than a good vintage piece!

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    1. The colours on that coat are crazy! I love it! I haven't bought a new coat since High School! Vintage coats all the way, baby!

      Cx from Mixed Mediums Theatre

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  24. That wall gallery is gorgeous!

    xo Taylor
    www.lightscameracatwalk.com

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