dressed up like a lady: The Brrrrrrrr Blog: Fine as wine in the winter time!

Dec 19, 2008

The Brrrrrrrr Blog: Fine as wine in the winter time!

Here in Michigan where I live, it gets chilly around October, stays cold 'til May, and becomes downright frigid in between. Consequently, I have a LOT of coats -- one for every temperature, every outing, every outfit. I thought it would be fun to put together a post featuring a number of my favorites, but then of course, after snapping some shots of the first one on my list, I kind of forgot about the idea. So I've had these pictures of my vintage wine colored dress coat sitting around for like a month.

Vintage coat: Young & Young via now defunct Ebay seller
Purse: vintage via the Getup
Umbrella: vintage Givenchy via the Getup
Shoes: Steve Madden

We got 10 inches of snow last night, so this thin little 60's number will be in the closet for a while. In fact, it's been so cold lately that even the idea of shedding my woolen outer shell for a few minutes to get a well lit outfit pic has been sounding increasingly less appealing. I'm nothing if not wimpy about shivering, but then again, Mother Nature is fickle. So we'll see!

54 comments :

  1. Dear, you really look lovely as always. And you're wearing such a beautiful coat.

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  2. That coat is indeed amazing! I have one huge black ski jacket I wear all the time because I am a super-wimp when it comes to the cold. Haha, I didn't know Givenchy made umbrellas.

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  3. That coat is almost as gorgeous as you!!

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  4. Wow! The coat is smashing! I want to own it, haha!

    I wish it would snow here in Holland, I'm definitely hoping for a white christmas.

    xx Rebecca

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  5. i love that coat ... i am contemplating picking up a new coat after christmas. ... hmmmm

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  6. such a great coat. you pull the look off really well. :-)

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  7. what a cheerful coat, looks great on you - love it!
    x

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  8. You are so gorgeous! And your coat is absolutely lovely.And as far as the weather goes, its been unusually warm for this time of year. But here's to hoping for a white Christmas :-)

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  9. beautiful coat, i lvoe how you have matching gloves and scarf!

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  10. that is a lovely outfit. so cute on you.

    i always wanted to wear a coat, but sorry am here in the Philippines. summer all year. grrrrrrr

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  11. ooh how very 1940s..very pretty..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  12. I love your shoes!!! and the colour of your tight is amazing!

    xoxo grom Madrid

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  13. you are so gorgeous! i love the colour hue, the print on your bag, your haircut..

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  14. how do you maintain your beautiful hair? <3

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  15. Oh i love that coat! And I love how women used to dress up a bit more when they put on outerwear- just as you do here!
    Cath and I are weenies here in the ATL. It dips below 32º and I don't want to leave the house. (Christmas we'll be in the 60s).
    Can't wait to see the rest of your coat collection!

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  16. I love the coat, and especially the combination of wine with bluish purple. Awesome

    - http://labelleetlaitgirl.wordpress.com

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  17. love the coat & your haircut! &... great blog!

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  18. What an amazing, lovely coat. & love the dark, autumnal colors with it.

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  19. You look marvelous! Happy holidays :)

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  20. adorable as always! and your hair is still super sick! :D! moved blog btw, check it out please! http://babybarbarella.blogspot.com/
    love, Ina

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  21. I do that all the time with posts and pictures! Gorgeous coat. And I'm jealous of all the snow, although I'm sure you're sick of it. I just want to go cross country skiing once this year!

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  22. woah. love the coat. i desperately want it. sadly its not really cold here, and we dont get snow. :(

    xx.

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  23. so my computer isn't loading the photos (as usual) but i'm sure you look like a jet setter like usual!

    happy new year!

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  24. lovely!
    love the colours

    www.balmainbazaar.blogspot.com

    link?

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  25. checked back in and the coat is gorgeous.

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  26. I'm a little late with saying this, but: I wish you all the best for 2009. I hope you'll have a great and ofcourse healthy year!

    xxx Rebecca

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  27. no bloggy updates?
    no excellent fashions?
    ack!

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  28. Hey there! You look positively divine in this outfit darling! That coat is lovely.

    10 inches of snow?! I can't even imagine what that must be like :S

    Take care and have a great day!

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  29. what a nice smile! and i love this coat!!
    rock on
    katjacintja

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  30. Hi hun!
    It's Daily Dayna.
    I made a new blog & I wanted to let you know.
    xo!!

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  31. A beautiful coat ant the color palette of the outfit is amazing!

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  32. Love the look. That coat is awesome. Check out my new post on the Penniless Fashionista when you get a chance:)

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  33. I know I'm late but, HAPPY NEW YEAR! You look absolutely FOINE as WOINE in that outfit! Love, love, love the tights and the shoes are marvelous!

    It is soooooo cooooold! It's difficult to keep up your "cute factor," but you seem to have succeeded tremendously.

    Hope you have a wonderful year to come my little Mod Magnifique!

    Ciao!

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  34. Amazing coat. You look ever so darling!

    P.S. Would you like to exchange links??

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  35. i heart it, your coat and shoes are just lovely

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  36. Are you lost in snow? Please come back. I miss your posts a lot.

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  37. Adorable as per usual. I ADORE that handbag.

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  38. great great great great great coat! i'm so anti-outerwear, but that is lovely.

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  39. I just discovered your blog and I must tell you ...I adore it! I like your style! Ps: The coat is beautiful!Cheers!

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  40. Adorable! As a fellow great-lakeser I feel you on the need to for excessive coats. But at least we get to layer a lot and rock leg warmers for, oh, 7 months of the year!

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  41. Ooo that's such a lovely vintage coat and omgg it actually matches the pink tones in your hair! =) You're amazing. You look so spunky in your photos.

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  42. very nice blog!!
    i tried the getup site, but didn`t work...
    :<

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  43. you look like a doll =) so pretty!!

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  44. so far, the rhyme.
    looking great, love the coat!

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