Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Things a Girl Will Do for a Mink Coat

I had a fantastic Christmas this year. Surrounded by lots of family and sooo much good food. Two crucial elements for a good Christmas. I also got completely spoiled in the gift department, as I'm sure you can guess by the title of this blog. My big gift from Ty was a completely breathtaking 40's mink coat. And without further ado, here it is:

I'm pretty much in love with the coat. It's in fabulous condition and it's not often I find coats that fit exactly, they are usually much too large. So, good job Ty. You can also reaaaally see my natural hair color, it almost looks gray, but I swear it's just a dirty blond/light brown. Or, maybe it's gone gray while under several years of dye, who knows.

dress trashy diva/gift
shoes remix
stockings what katie did
40's fur coat gift
bakelite earrings gift
bakelite bangles wonders on woodland/gift

I also got a new bangle from one of my lovely sisters and darling Bakelite heart earrings from Ty.

 I'm still on break currently (yaaaaa) and enjoying all the leisure that brings. Though tomorrow I've told myself I must work on organizing and cleaning (and generally behaving like a responsible adult), we'll see how that pans out.

How was your Christmas?


Note: I would like to state that I do not support the modern fur industry, but feel for myself that it is ok to buy and wear vintage furs.


  1. fantastic coat, and the pictures are beautiful too! I love how your nails, lipstick, and earrings all kinda match

  2. That coat is a DREAM! I keep seeing details in the pictures that make me like it even more-- princess sleeves, that gorgeous color, and it's exactly the right cut and length for you-- it's a vintage Christmas miracle! :D Enjoy in good health, lady!

  3. Beautiful!!!

    I'm right there with you on the modern fur industry. My Mom has a silver fox coat from the 80s that she now regrets buying given how it was made, but I don't think I would ever want the coat to leave the family, you know?

  4. Wow, you look like an absolute doll in these pictures. That vintage fur is fabulous! I'm glad Christmas was kind to ya. :)

  5. Absolutely adorable! Looking Great dear!

  6. What a beautiful coat, how lovely that it fits you! I know how hard it is to find one that does - all so big!
    I agree with you in regards to the modern fur industry. I am completely against it.. But I too feel that it is okay to wear and treasure vintage furs. I feel there is a difference in appreciating vintage furs. To me it would seem that if vintage furs were thrown away or destroyed the animals' deaths would be completely in vain after all their suffering. If kept and treasured, at least there is still some aspect of the animal that can be appreciated by someone out there.

  7. Such a stunning coat, and a wonderful gift! Well done, Ty! :) xx

  8. I love the shape of the coat and it does fit you perfectly. I feel the same way about vintage furs - I would never buy a new fur, but I think if a fur has been loved and well-cared for by its previous owner, it's better to give it a second life than consign it to landfill.

  9. You look stunning! Hope you had a lovely Christmas :)

    Maria xxx

  10. I just recently stumbled on your blog and glad that I did! What a lovely coat and how awesome that the fit is right! I think my favorite detail in this whole ensemble though are your earrings, quite a sweet but playful touch. :) Have a great New Year!

  11. Absolutely stunning, love the shoes and coat!
    Happy Holidays :)

    Wild Flower

  12. Good job Tyler! (And those earrings!! Wow, just wow.) The thing that really set this one apart is the shoulders. They don't have the 40s fur football shoulder effect, they are perfect little peaks. What a great present, I'm sure you'll cherish it for years & years to come. Happy New Year pretty lady!

    xo Sara

  13. You look stunning!!! I have never bought a full fur coat, just collar or cuff.... perhaps because I didn't find the one that will fit me perfectly!
    Xmas was a really busy period, my personnal santa claus brought to me some nice bakelite earings and brooch...

  14. Goodness gracious, that is one thoroughly magnificent coat and Christmas gift! Much vintage hat doffing in Tyler's direction on his choice of presents.

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Uber love your Bakelite heart earrings, too.

  15. Wow! Beautiful coat, good job Tyler!


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