I know every time I discuss a thrifted item, I claim that one to be my favorite. Truth is, I have way too many favorites! If I had to list my favorites, this coat probably makes it to the top 10. I purchased this coat at Goodwill for $8.00, practically a steal. I know wearing fur can be controversial but everyone is entitled to their opinions. I respect everyone’s choice as I hope you all respect mine.
If you flip through magazine covers, log onto to your favorite fashion site, scroll through your instagram feed or are shopping at your favorite clothing store, chances are you might come across faux-fur/fur coat. If you happen to pick one up from the hanger, at first glance they may seem intimidating. It might immediately trigger images of cocktail parties or posh parties; you might even try it on or you may immediately shove it back into the rack thinking, “you can’t pull this off”, “I don’t even have anything to wear this with”, “I don’t have anywhere to wear this to” or “I’m never going to wear this” moment but the truth is, these coats can worn just like any regular coat. Instead of pairing this coat with a fancy cocktail dress or skirt, I decided to showcase it with three bottoms. One with a pair of silk pants and two denim outfits. The silk pants outfit was for a cocktail evening, the pearl denim was worn to a Cancer Awareness Event and the last outfit was a “casual” Saturday look. Faux-Fur/Fur coats can be worn pretty much anywhere, however, do expect double takes.
Pearls Jeans, Outfit details here
Fur Coat and Embellished top, outfit details here
Fringe Frill Jeans and Pompom Shoes, details here
This is outfit number three of my mini-series: Holiday Outfits. I am actually excited about this outfit because everything was purchased at Goodwill except the clutch.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love anything sparkly: sequin, embellishments, glitter etc., I am THE person that purchases every single piece of vintage-embellished dresses at the thrift store because why not? I saw this top glittering across store from the corner of my eye and I ran to it before someone else snagged it from me. I knew this was a special piece but I didn’t know HOW special it was until I saw the tag, this is a VINCE top. I had been wanting a pair of silk pants and I immediately knew that I wanted to wear this top with silk pants. The shirt has glass embellishments with gold sequins and I really wanted more of the gold to stand out in this out so I wore a pair of clear chunky heel ankle straps and a loctite clutch to match with the heel. Of course, since it’s cold outside, I finished this look with my fur coat.
Fur Coat: Pairs Blues, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Blouse: Vince, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Pants: Ann Taylor Ankle Silk Pants, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Shoes: Dollhouse, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Clutch: Vince Camuto $40.00 / Total: $64.00
Vince Embellished Top, similar here
Dollhouse. similar here
Ann Taylor Silk Ankle Pants, similar here ( not in black though)
Vince Camuto Clear Clutch, similar here
Paris Blues Fur Coat, similar here