One of the unexpected developments for me this Fall/Winter was finding this faux fur coat and falling in love with it. So I'm from Siberia, right? How much do you think I wore fur coats (genuine fur, like sheepskin or nutria coats, and mink and fox hats) in my life? That's right, much. At some point, you just get tired of the whole thing. I did not have any fur coat ever since I left my homeland, which was almost 14 years back. But somehow I loved this coat so much, and even though I was afraid it would be heavy and bulky like those I used to see when I was a kid, I decided to give it a try. The coat did not disappoint, it is everything I wanted it to be - soft, lightweight, cozy, warm, with pockets, a pure joy to wear! I wear it all the time, with everything - dresses, skirts, pants, denim. I'm often complimented and asked where I got it (see the info at the end of the post if you're interested). It sure is a keeper in my closet. And with it, many luxuries of winter returned to my life as well. I found myself enjoying knit hats and scarves, leather gloves, tall boots - all the things I was so eager to discount once I moved to a much milder climate.
Now, it was a cold day, but I wanted to get pictures of this blouse, another love at first sight - so I'm being brave here. Despite the lack of sleeves, the blouse has a surprisingly wintry feel to me, reinforced by the white pants and the fur coat of course. (Guys, I'm not kidding you, taking a break in writing in English, made me forget spelling the easiest words... I just wrote "wight" and then "withe", instead of "white"... and "shipskin" instead of "sheepskin"... oh English! oh English!)
Back to the blouse, It has an early 1980s feel to it, doesn't it? Or maybe I am full of cheese. I know I had an asymmetric hem dress back in the early 2000s, custom made from a Burda Moden pattern, red color, similar silky fabric, sleeveless, and also cowl neck - that's what the blouse reminds me of. I planned that red dress for my wedding, but unfortunately the fabric was way too easy to wrinkle, so I had to urgently make another dress. Yes red, not white or off-white for me... come to think of it, when Justin and I had our little wedding ceremony many years later, I also had a red dress! And Anya, another luxury winter brought to my life, the most wonderful of all, then 5 years old, of course, had to sign our marriage certificate (well, she learned all those letters not for nothing, right?).
What about you? Faux fur coat - "Yes, please" or "Nah, that's okay"? ;)
Coat - 6th&Lane (Lane Bryant, on sale now, sizes 14 to 28)
Top - Lane Bryant
Jeans (old) - Lane Bryant
Boots (old) - Ecco via Nordstrom Rack
Purse (old) - Cole Haan via TJ MAXX
Bracelet - Lane Bryant
Pearl earrings - gift from a friend
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