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.


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

  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!

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

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

  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!!!

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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 :-)

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

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

  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

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

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