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.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.