What I'm Wearing | Bright Blue Coat + Fur Scarf

7:15 PM

Today I decided to embrace the fur scarf trend.  My fur "scarf" is real blue fox.  It's vintage.  It was originally owned by my grandmother and it was the collar on a mink stole.  I didn't like the stole so I removed the collar.  
I've had it for years and I've been keeping it with the intention of adding it to a coat.  I just haven't found a pattern that I wanted to use.  So in the interim, I'm wearing it as a scarf.
I'm wearing it with my Vogue 8548 bright blue coat.  There is just something about this coat that makes me feel cheerful when I wear it.
I've had this coat for over 3 years.  One of the biggest "I-could-kick-myself" qualms I have with it is -- NO POCKETS!  There are no pockets drafted in the pattern and I didn't add them.  What was I thinking?!  How can you have a coat without pockets?  I love the style of this coat and I've been thinking about making another one in white.  And if I do, I can assure you that I will find a way to add some pockets.  
Another thing that's "vintage" are these boots.  They're Enzo Angiolini's that I've had for around 15 or 16 years.  As you can see I take really GOOD care of my footwear... shoes are investments.  I don't think I've ever worn out a pair of shoes or boots.  They get regular visits to the "shoe doctor" for minor repairs as needed.  
I'm also wearing my McCall's 6404 leggings, a black sweater and a Nine West crossbody faux snakeskin bag.

You Might Also Like

29 comments

  1. I love that coat - such a happy colour.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous outfit. I am loving that hair.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love how you added the fur scarf to the coat. It is a bright,cheery and warm outfit for fall/winter.

    ReplyDelete
  4. AWESOME blue color! The shoes are in GREAT condition for 15 or 16 yrs!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the style of this coat, its gorgeous! The fur piece added looks great also. I have a coat with no pockets and it drives me crazy, NEVER AGAIN!

    ReplyDelete
  6. These fur scarfs are super popular here in London. Yours is more lux than most! How wonderful to be able to wear something that was your grandmother's.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very nice and love the fur scarf with it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very chic! Thanks for adding "What I'm Wearing" to your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I Love with a capital L a bright color coat, especially after the holiday season when everyone and everything seems to go a bit dreary.

    It really is much less expensive to have a new heel tap put on, or have a shoe resoled, than to get brand new shoes, isn't it?

    I really enjoy these "what I'm wearing" posts, it definitely gets the creativity flowing! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Erica, I just love your "What I am Wearing" posts. I now think twice about what I am wearing before I go out the door. I am also remembering to wear more of the items I have made. Thank for becoming my Stylish! (LOL)

    ReplyDelete
  11. beautiful color
    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am really enjoying all your "What I'm Wearing" posts. You inspire me so much. I LOVE your style!!! Not that you asked for my advice, but I would not add that fur stole as a collar to a coat. It already looks like one on that coat you are wearing. And, if you keep it as a scarf, you can wear it with so many coats. Can I just say...ROLL TIDE!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Rachel, I totally agree! I'm going to keep it as a scarf and drape it over any coat I want! Thanks!

    ROLL TIDE, ROLL!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a fun way to change up a coat--I also love all your styling posts. And I could just kick myself right now for giving away that vintage fur-collared coat a couple years ago!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Amy, I'm learning to become more diligent about holding onto things instead of getting into one of my purging tizzies. I always end up having regrets! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  16. You look AMAZING!!!!! That color is beautiful and beautiful on YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  17. So classic. That coat is to die for!

    ReplyDelete
  18. yes, that coat IS something fierce-- i LOVE that color, loved when you first made it! i'm sure you must've answer this question before, but who takes the photos?? not only are they always so great, but it seems y'all have a blast!:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. My husband or my daughters. Whomever is available at the time. We do! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  20. oh, niiice! do they get a kick out of your site and "fan base"? you're really a bit of a celebrity, you know:)

    ReplyDelete
  21. The jacket is divine - this shade of blue is great against your skin.

    ReplyDelete

Popular Posts