Merry Christmas everyone! :) As I’m sitting here watching A Christmas Story, I thought I’d share this recent holiday picture of the old Higbees window in downtown CLE where part of the movie was filmed! Even though the building is now a casino, it’s nice to see that they still keep the windows decorated, especially during the holidays-it brings back some great Cleveland nostalgia.
“Snow, snow, snow, snow…SNOW“! A couple days ago, Cleveland got pretty slammed with snow. It was non stop snow all day that accumulated several inches. I will say, winter isn’t the greatest season-especially in Cleveland- but I don’t mind when we get the great snowfalls that add some incredible beauty to everything. I love driving around and seeing everything tipped in snow…the trees, especially. Here are some snapshots I took of a bunch of snow covered things.
Hope you enjoy! :)
FYI: This Fur Frenzy will likely continue through the winter months. Because I came across a bunch of vintage furs last year hiding in the attic, I find it only appropriate to get a little use out of them this year. They’re too pretty not to wear in a way that would make Carrie Bradshaw proud. ;D
The one I’m wearing in this post was my mom’s curly lamb coat that had been my Grandma’s. It didn’t fit my Grandma quite right, so they took it to a furrier in Cleveland and altered it a in a way that would instead fit my mom. Well, now it fits me instead…I guess it’s turned into a bit of a family heirloom! ;)
A funny thing happened when I put on this coat…I reached in the pockets and found these leather gloves! Assuming they were some my mom has forgot about for years, (or at least since she last wore this coat… ) I thought I’d put them on and include them in the post…I like the brown contrast to the black and gold, the gloves help make the color combo pop, along with the white blouse.
Vintage curly lamb fur coat; white blouse by Vince Camuto; handmade skirt by me; gold sparkle tights from American Apparel; wedge booties from DSW about 2 or 3 years ago; wool beret from Target; vintage pearl necklace from Hooti Couture in Brooklyn, NY-a favorite vintage store to visit in NYC.
Let the Fur Frenzy continue! :)
Time to pull out your furs ladies! It’s that time of year again for those fur coats, capes, and collars! Its time for a full force fur frenzy!! Now, real or faux is your preference, but either way there are some great ones out there. With furs, I’d opt for vintage…chances are the quality is a smidge better.
This mink coat I found at one of my favorite CLE vintage stores in Lakewood-Chelsea’s Vintage Clothing and Costume. Last year, I was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw to find a fur coat of my own…so off to Chelsea’s I went and found this lovely number for about $70!! Major score for a real mink coat!! :) I promised myself last year that I’d try my hardest to get more wear out of it this year, since I bought it a little late in winter last year and wasn’t able to enjoy it much before the weather broke. So here is my first outfit of this winter featuring the fur coat ;) (with many more to come, Fingers crossed!).
When I put this outfit together, I thought…’Wow, I’m really vibing a few different time periods here’. A little bit of the 20’s, a touch of 70’s hippie, and a splash of modern day. But hey, I’m all for eclectic fashion, and that’s the GREAT thing about fashion of the 2000’s…we’ve essentially reached a point in our modern day fashion where ‘anything goes’. Not as in, anything matches…but more as in there are no more rules. So, GO for the eclectic! Afterall, it’s a little more interesting that way! ;)
I love these bright cobalt blue pumps. A great dash of color, right?! I can’t remember why I got them in the first place, but I do remember that I had something specific in mind. Regardless, I found them at a Dillard’s shoe sale for $20 or something like that. Those shoe sales are surely what justify women’s shoe obsessions ;)
Lace top from the Lookbook Store; fur coat from Chelsea’s Vintage Clothing and Costume in Lakewood, OH; side zip cords from Anthropologie; blue suede pumps by Gianni Bini from Dillard’s shoe sale a couple years ago. Sparkly headband is actually a sparkly belt from Anthropologie- buckled, twisted and pinned…. Nothing wrong with being innovative, right? ;)
What to wear for the holidays? Make a b-line for the brocade!
I love a good brocade anything, but definitely a brocade jacket or coat. I found this Jones New York coat at Macy’s in NYC earlier this year. Brocade pairs well with many different fabrics. Dress it up with a dress, or down with jeans. It’s also a great fabric for this time of year. Its shiny quality suits the holiday season perfectly.
I thought this little get up would be great for a holiday party. Shine and sparkle paired with differing textures.
Black polka dot mesh top from H&M about 2 years ago. Mauve pleated skirt from Target last year. T-straps from DSW for about 15 bucks! a few months ago. Recent sparkle belt from Anthropologie. (They really have the BEST sparkly belts).
I like the combination of the brocade, polka dot mesh, and pleats. The three textures really complement each other nicely.
I think next I’ll try it with a chambray shirt, or a dark pair of jeans!