When they say "they don't make 'em like they used to," those "theys" just may have been talking about this jacket. It is, quite simply, a quiet beauty.
Simple neckline, a single snap closure, fully lined in a black silk. The velvet itself seems to be made of silk, and the floral embroidery on it, turn this midnight gem into a stellar work of art. The coat was donned on impulse- I needed something to keep me warm in the shade but not to overheat me in the mild Pac-Nor-West sun. So when I trotted off to check out the grand opening of the Chrome store in downtown Seattle, (more about them later this week) I realized it was the perfect garment to give me a little oomph to my somewhat blend-in jean shorts and white cotton blouse. It must have been "oomph" enough, because when I stepped inside the cool San Fran based store, I was greeted by the party's host saying, "Hello. You must be a fashion blogger."
Fashion-wise, what I love to wear and write about, are garments just like this velvet coat- clothing that is made with an attention to detail and quality. Unfortunately, the coat doesn't get to preside in my personal wardrobe, but is instead, in line to getting listed on Etsy. It's in primo condition, and will be a stand-out piece to someone to own.
|#SECONDHANDFIRST: A Standout 100% First Rate Secondhand Outfit|
- vintage mink hat with bow
- Kala eyewear (made in USA)
- vintage silk velvet coat, please inquire for sale details
- Lands End white cotton shirt, thrifted
- vintage "mom" jeans shorts, freebies
- vintage Dingo western booties, thrifted
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