As some of you may know, I've been searching high and low for the perfect leopard print faux fur coat for the past few months. I thrifted a very elegant capelet back in October, but have been yearning to find a longer faux fur as well. Yesterday I hadn't even thought about visiting some of my usual haunts when I set out for the day, but I'm so glad that I did catch the bus home that goes past my favorite thrift store.
Whenever I visit this particular store, I usually make a pass by the coats first thing, then head towards the dress aisle before perusing separates and shoes, and finally repeating the entire circuit (they're always putting out new stuff). I was on my last lap through the coats and purses when I happened to spot the fabric and decided not to get too excited until after seeing the price, shape, size and condition of the outer material and the lining. All I can say is that I got lucky and fell in love as soon as I put it on.
The only words that I can use to describe this beauty are decadent and delicious. Its so soft and was obviously barely worn by the previous owner.
I could go on and on about the coat, but I won't bore you:) It felt like a good day for wearing black, what with the new outerwear and all, so I paired it with one of my favorite and oldest vintage dresses. Its a wool 6o's number (I'm pretty sure) with felt details around the neckline and sleeves. One of our roommates told me that I looked ripe to lead a cult...hence the following photo (the pose displays the sleeve shape well too). I'm all blissed out, so to speak.
I thrifted the purse on the same day and really, really like that too. I'm always on the lookout for lady-like structured handbags and little purses that strap across the body. This one sort of fits into both categories...its a bit slouchy, but also has a nice shape, great texture and I'm kind of enamored with the little hardware detail on the clasp.
I'm not working this weekend, so maybe between the guitar practice sessions (yay!) I'll do a finds post. I've had some great luck lately and am now really excited for spring and summer. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!