Ok, FINE. It's winter. We get it. I was wondering when it was going to start getting ridiculously cold.
Let me put it you straight: I am a born and raised, dyed-in-the-wool, biscuit eatin', moonshine drinkin' Southern girl. Transplanted to Northeast (and sometimes central!) Ohio does not agree with me during this time of year, which is why I was so pleased when our Indian summer became a later and later fall (hello tailgating in flip flops...what could be better than that?) I guess it just goes without saying that I'm one of those girls who is constantly freezing. I have never understood how people could wear the skimpiest fall jackets, capes that bare your arms, and short peacoats (excuse me girlfriend, are your legs not freezing?!).
I'm here to tell you ladies, that wool is the answer. And not just any wool. It's the "they just don't make 'em like they used to" wool from your favorite vintage consigner! Wool, if taken care of appropriately, can last a VERY long time, and the mecca of vintage, eBay, has just released a fashion app that makes shopping for your mod favorites even easier!
With scrolling functions that allow you to search by decade, I was enchanted by wedding dresses from the 1920's, floaty florals from the 60's and 70's, and AMAZEBALLS vintage jewelry and bags from Hermes to Halston. And the coats!!!
My new winter coat is from the 1960's: dark, heavy, navy wool with an asymmetrical closure. This is the warmest coat I have EVER owned (I'm looking at you, JCrew) by far, and it's so unique and stylish in a throwback way. I love the fact that it's super long and super comfy, but I also cannot get enough of the fact that it looks slightly Russian in a way. Now all I need is a fur hat and I'm set for a Cleveland winter!
How do you stay warm and cute during the long dark winter?