Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Parisian Vintage

First of all, I'd like to say that I hope everyone had a very happy holiday season (and if it is not your holiday season, I hope you all had a very pleasant December). I did quite a bit of traveling to visit family around the Midwest, but I'm back now and it's as cold as ever!

I've been SO excited to shoot this coat since last year (yes, last year). I'll start with a small backstory.. when I first moved to Paris last Autumn I had a dream that I was going to find the most beautiful, dreamy, show-stopping vintage piece I had ever seen. One freezing day I was walking through le Marais with some friends, and took a walk through one of my favorite vintage stores and there it lay... a beautiful sherpa coat! I know you all know my obsession with coats.. I tried it on and it fit like a glove (a Cinderella moment). I bought the coat for around 160 euros, which I thought was a steal, because it's all genuine suede and it's just beautiful. Plus, I just love the tag.. how many times do you see a tag that says "Made in France: Paris" (hint: almost never).

Ok, sorry about the narrative but this coat is... my favorite thing in my whole closet ( I say that a lot but this is the real deal). The reason I haven't photographed it before now is because it needed cleaned very badly, and speciality leather cleaning costs a small fortune ( I had to send my baby away to Kentucky)! But it's back now and they did a beautiful job and I can't wait to pass this gem on someday.

I paired the coat with a floral dress, tights, simple jewelry, my staple black boots, and black bowler hat . I just love outfits that have a story.

Coat: Vintage
Dress: BCBG
Boots: Sam Edelman
Hat: H&M
Bag: Gucci

( In other news.. I'm excited to say that I'll be moving to Minneapolis in 2-3 weeks to start a new job, and get on with my life! I have no idea what that job will be yet, but I'm taking a risk... because without risks there are no rewards. I'm REALLY looking forward to showcasing a city that is entirely underrated, in my opinion, on my blog.)



  1. Love the coat! So chic!

  2. What a great coat <3
    What job are you starting? So excited for you. I wish you the best


    1. I don't have a specific job lined up yet- just moving in with some friends and seeing where life takes me! Thank you for your kind words, as always ! XO

  3. Your photos are SO stunning! What a lovely item to come take back from Paris- definitely worth passing down! Good luck with your move!


    1. Thank you Ada- I'm glad you can see the value in it like I can! XO

  4. This coat was an amazing find! The cleaners did a wonderful job with it too. Such a classic and cool piece.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your adventures in Minneapolis too! I hope the move goes smoothly.

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