2014-03-08

Closet treasures - the spring coat edition



Going over my wardrobe for spring and for my 'Year of no clothes shopping'
I have come to realize that shopping is not my main problem - hoarding is.
Alot of my stuff is so old I don't remember where or when I bought something,
and some of the stuff I actually remember my mom buying for me...




Wool cardigan, 20 years                                   Wine velvet, 10 years               


For instance, this long felted wool cardigan. It's pretty but it's also pretty useless,
since it has no collar or buttons. I was pondering how to revamp it to get more mileage
out of it when I suddenly remembered: It is actually one of the first pieces of outer wear
that I ever bought for myself. Which means it's probably close to 20 years old.
So maybe I don't need to worry so much about not using all my clothes...



 

   Paisley velvet, 20 years old                           Moss velvet, 3 years old        


Another one of my forgotten coats is this great hippie style paisley coat
with a sheepskin collar, also almost two decades old (but it looks like something
from the early seventies, don't you think?). My mom bought it for me, but fur didn't
sit right with me then. Though, rediscovering it now I think I might have to reconsider!




              Military look, 10 years old                    Crushed velvet, inherited 6 years ago


None of this means that I'm giving up on my 'no shopping', but I do feel a bit
better about my wardrobe and about my shopping. There are some really neat
old pieces in my closet that still suit me perfectly - I just needed a reminder!
So now I will be wearing my own vintage style - in the double sense :)

Looking through this post I also just realized how much velvet I have...





 





17 kommentarer:

  1. Love the paisley velvet especially!

    SvaraRadera
  2. You have so many coats, which is understandable, of course, with your climate, but I was laughing to myself thinking I only have one coat, and I barely wore it last winter. I love coats, but we just don't have the climate for a closet full of them. The paisley coat is my favourite! So cool! :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Haha yeah, we can only go coat-less for about 3 months of the year, and only during day for about half that time. These are my spring/autumn coats - for winter I have two really warm ones, and I have to wear those about 5 months of the year.

      Radera
  3. Those coats are so neat! The paisley is very bohemian as well as the crushed velvet. There is a store in the states called Anthropologie and for lots of money they sell a similar fashion sense. xoxo

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh, I never spend alot of money on anything. Most of my clothes are sale finds. But I will have to check out this 'Anthropologie' :)

      Radera
  4. I absolutely love all the velvet ones; your closet must be a treasure trove! You have so many wonderful pieces.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I've actually been thinking of having a blog sale of some of the pieces, but shipping internationally would just be too steep I think.

      Radera
  5. Oh my gosh! I would love to raid your wardrobe!!!

    I adore all the velvet ones :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! Like I answered Mme Mortem above; I have thought about having a blog sale for my blog friends, but shipping would be a killer.

      Radera
  6. Velvet anything is good in my books, Ms. Misantropia! My personal favourite is the moss velvet one.

    I ran across an old velvet chair from the 1920's in that exact colour in a shop yesterday. I didn't walk out with it, but I'm sorely tempted to go back today. It just needs a little TLC and it's really cheap! Clothes are not my shopping downfall as much as furniture seems to be. ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. The moss one is my latest catch and the one I use the most :)
      I love velvet furniture too! The chair sounds like it would make a great addition to the fairytale house.

      Radera
    2. I caved after only one day ... it's out in the sea can now, waiting to be moved into my sewing room some day. ;)

      Radera
  7. I am in loooove with velvet, of the hippie, funky sorcerer variety! The wine and blue coats, may I have them!? HAHA Just joking ;) They're stunning though!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I might have to consider having that blog sale anyway... :)

      Radera
  8. Massor med sammet!! Kapporna är jättesnygga, inte behöver du handla något heller ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Hade det gått att ha sammet året runt så hade jag haft det :)

      Radera

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