Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Violets for my (faux) Fur



Funny to think that, not so very long ago, parts of the UK were covered in snow. It seems that within 2 weeks Spring has decided to surge forth and has told the cold weather to jog on. 

And rightly so. 

Although being a vocal and avid fan of Winter -  I am ready for new life and greenery.

However, during the recent cold snap, I did manage to bag myself a new coat thus:


Thanks to out of town charideeee shops and a sale they were having, this wondrous wool and angora coat with removable faux fur collar cost me a whopping...

Wait for it.....


£2.99. Yep. 299 pence.

It was so cold that day, it made my face actually hurt.

I tried it on, ripped the price tag off and wore it straight out of the shop.


With so much money saved, I treated myself to a lovely hand made felt brooch to brighten it up a bit. I found a great stall at the Market Harborough Vintage fair  and nabbed this loveliness from a company called Small Beans.



I have neither the skill nor patience to make such things. I like to *think* I have - but -  I ain't.


I adore the fact that the collar of this coat is removable, so that when it is not all that cold, I still have a nice long coat to wear.

 As you can see from the amount of chins I am displaying, I tried to nestle into the faux furryness.

And it was goooooooooooood.



22 comments:

  1. What a glamourpuss you are indeedy. I love the little felt brooch too.
    nattie x

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  2. flippin jealous of that bargain, I was peeping in the charity shops during the cold snap but nothing suitable, I just came away with flimsy summer dresses. oops!

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  3. You look fab, great coat and brooch
    Hen x

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  4. Lovely, thanks for the plug Charly! That is indeed an excellent coat for £2.99 and tripled in value with my vintage inspired brooch :)
    x

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  5. Cor blimey what a bargain!Looks oh so glam.

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  6. Holy moly, that coat is amazing, and what a great bargain. You look like a proper film star xx

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  7. That coat was a score! And it suits you really well. Blimey, if you are a fan of the UK winter, i think you'd loathe the Australian summer!

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  8. You have a wonderful blog!!! My daughter and I just finished watching season 1 of Land Girls on Netflix and we loved it. We both screamed with excitement when we found your blog. Fun, fun, FUN!!!

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  9. You look great in that coat, and such a sweet brooch. Thank you for shairng your snow too - I miss it here in North Queensland!

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  10. how cute it is! it is match your coat.thank you for sharing article! I will continue noticing your blog!

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  11. What a gorgeous coat and you look stunning in it! I agree it's so freaking that it was freezing only a couple of weeks ago and yesterday I went out without a coat!

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  12. Such a lovely coat, what a bargain and where I am we are back to the grey 'gloom' of the inbetween weather! X

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  13. You're right, that was a coincidence wasn't it? And it is definitely your thing.

    We didn't get snow this year, just endless months of dreary pouring rain.....harrumph.

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  14. What a bargain..... lucky you!! :) x

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  15. Nothing like a fabulous bargain that you can put straight on! I was quite pleased we had some snow because I finally got to wear the huge fake fur coat I bought in the summer :-)

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  16. like the girls say...what an amazing glamorous bargain! Ruddy marvellous, that is, and you look just peachy in it.

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  17. Market Harborough? You're none too far from me in Coventry then.

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  18. Ooh, doesn't that look smashing on you! It's just getting down to the right temp here that I can wear my vintage coat with a fur collar without freezing my noobies off... isn't it sad that it's so cold here that's step down in the winter coat department instead of up. LOL

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  19. What a gorgeous coat!
    you look sweet in the snow.

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