First, the coat... Its a heavy wool coat with a fitted waist and full skirt. It weighs a ton! But it sure keeps me warm. :)
It originally came with the fur collar, but, I'm not a fan of wearing fur, so I removed it. I think it looks better without it, too. The small stand-up collar makes it easy to add whatever scarf I want.It was purchased over 2 decades ago at a rummage sale sponsored by the Art Museum's Ladies Auxillary. It used to be a big event held very other year in downtown Cincy. (Sadly, the event was discontinued).
The skirt is a gorgeous wool plaid number with covered buttons and sewn down pleats. I think I've mentioned before how I wear a lot of skirts, and this one has certainly been a staple in my wardrobe over the years.
My mom actually bought this at the Goodwill when I was still in high school. (remember when you could still find cool stuff like this?) Thankfully, it was a little big for me then, and she had moved the buttons over...So as I gained weight over the years, I was able to move them back and have it still fit.
This is the back. My manni doesn't really have a butt, but the pleats hang very pretty on a real person.
I have also bought a number of vintage sweaters, dresses, and purses. Although I don't wear head-to-toe vintage, I think adding one piece to an outfit makes a fun statement.
Why not checkout some of the vintage clothing items offered on Etsy.