Monday, March 27, 2017

Luxe Leopard

When getting ready for a day out, the last thing wanted in the forecast for our hair are wind or rain.  Luckily, my wardrobe for this very breezy day included a vintage pillbox hat from Polished Raven.   With this I could easily tuck my hair into better showing off what I donned below.   So classic! is the inky black wiggle dress by Emerald & Palm.  Named the Nicole dress, this high neck, below the knee number, comes in black or white, and with a sleeve or no sleeve option.  The quality of the cut and fabric allow me to wear this without any corset or shape wear, yet feel pulled in at the right places.  I kept the the accessories simple with black mules and a vintage black circle clutch.

The most special piece of today's look is my vintage fur coat acquired from a long time family friend.  He was an antique collector and dealer, and I was always mesmerized by the museum-like pieces he covered his home with.  As a child, this life lived by my father's best friend, made me think he was royalty, but grew up to know him as an eclectic, generous man, with great taste for Big Band music.  I was given this coat just one day before he unexpectedly passed.  Now it has been over a year, and I have just now slipped it on, as I know his expectations of class and glamour were strict to say the least.


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