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I got this coat today at a vintage shop for $40.  You heard me.  Four. Tee. Dollars.  I know what you're thinking . . . yeah, that's nice.  Good find.  Way to go, bragger.


But look at it on:

Awww, yeah, baby!  That shit is hot.  It's hard to see in this picture, but it has three-quarter sleeves and is lined in a sumptous gold.

I picked up my sewing machine from the shop this afternoon and the ladies in there said it is in mint condition.  Now I just need somewhere to wear it.  A Facebook friend recommended a PETA party but I think I can find someplace safer.  H got a similar coat in a beautiful teal and we made a plan to go somewhere and have tea in them.  It's more likely we'll sit around my living room.

H also bought me a present while we were there but we forgot to get it out of her bag when I dropped her off at home.  All I will say at this point is that it is totally awesome, already has a motto attached to it, and Whiskeymarie and Scope are going to be jealous.

21 comments:

MelO said...

ooooooh pretty!!! I like!! :)

Whiskeymarie said...

I say you totally rock that coat everywhere- with jeans, skirts, boots, whatever.
You'd be totally jealous of my collection of amazing vintage coats that I never wear. If I'm feeling photogenic this weekend, I'll put them on and take pics for you.

Scope said...

I'd rock that bitch up on the Hill. WIth some big ass Jackie-O sunglass that I know you own. Or O.T. Hodge's by the stadium, tomorrow morning.

words words words said...

I was one comment too late to make the Jackie O reference. Doh!

Still, that is one hot number, you classy bitch :)

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Now that is fucking superb. You need to wear that to afternoon tea with the vicar. You'd be rocking that afternoon tea like a motherfucker. And the vicar would be all like, "Damn, woman! Where'd you get that fine-ass coat?" and you'd be all like, "Your eminence, that's no way to address a lady."

Sass said...

I so love this picture. I love that you are taking yourself VERRRRRY seriously in your amazing new coat.

You rock, Gwennie. You really really rock. ;)

Cora said...

Aww, I was gonna say a PETA party, but I'm too late. Dammit.

That is one fine coat!! You look FABOO in it, and I'm sooo jealous. I can't get away with coats like that, sadly. I have long curly red hair which just gets all puffed up by fur collars, then I start looking obnoxiously ridiculous. Like Yahoo Serious. Or Carrot Top. (shudder)

Cora said...

Aww, I was gonna say a PETA party, but I'm too late. Dammit.

That is one fine coat!! You look FABOO in it, and I'm sooo jealous. I can't get away with coats like that, sadly. I have long curly red hair which just gets all puffed up by fur collars, then I start looking obnoxiously ridiculous. Like Yahoo Serious. Or Carrot Top. (shudder)

Pyzahn said...

I'm thinking the Ritz....either their high tea or the martini bar. And the best accessory would be one of those long cigarette holders, circa 1940.

Cora said...

Oh, will you look at that (^) I produced Siamese-Twin comments. My bad.

Let's see if I can contain myself to just one comment this time, shall we? :-)

mike said...

I agree with Sass... you look VERY serious about taking that picture. It IS a serious coat, so I understand. I have no idea if $40 is a good deal or not, but I will take your word for it.

WendyB said...

Nice find!

Bella@That damn expat said...

That's one bitchin' coat. But I love your pose and attitude in the pic even more!

Philly said...

Very Nice !! I have a vintage faux fur, lined in gold satin. My Mom wore it when she was preggo with me. I love it !!! My family hates it.

#1

Dr Zibbs said...

Classy.

Giggle Pixie said...

What Zibsy said!!! :)

Fancy Schmancy said...

Awesome coat, and as usual, awesome picture of you!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVE it! Next time you go to that Vintage Shop, please call me! Les

Suze said...

Wow - look at you. Great coat.

hello haha narf said...

the coat itself is alright, i guess. the coat on you is stunning. way to rock that fucker!

H said...

OH Gwen - so funny I just found your present last night when I was finally cleaning up my apt from the floor cleaning. I can run it by or have it out for you Sat night.
I can't wait to pick up my coat on Friday!!
XOXO,
H

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