Monday, January 24, 2011

My Favorite Things: Vintage Coat Love ...and Giveaway Fun!

I'm embarking on a new blog adventure: My Favorite Things. I am going to feature my fave items every Monday, to brighten my day, and hopefully yours. By "stuff", I mean anything: fashion, food, places, people, and so on. I would like this to be an interactive feature, with fellow bloggers/readers sending in their submissions to be featured as well. If you are interested, shoot me an email at

I am an avid collector of dresses and coats. The coat part of it never made much sense, since I spent most of my life in balmy North Florida. But now that we have settled in TN, I am finding use for some of this fab outerwear.

This is my vintage camel coat that I picked up in Jacksonville, FL about 10 years ago. It is a swing design, with a rhinestone buckle on the shoulder. The coat is in amazing condition (I think it is from the early 60s), and was made at a local store called Mark's. This coat dresses up any outfit, is flattering, and keeps me toasty warm. It can be tough to find great vintage pieces in my size, but when I do, it is magic!

I gained a fabulous new follower on Google Friend Connect yesterday, but see that I also lost one by morning. I started to question my blog: Was it my "About Me" section that I just posted? Am I too frivolous with my fashion postings?

But I realize that all I can do it write what I know, write about my life, and go from there. Not everyone is going to relate to my blog, or even like it, and that is OK.

That said, I am going to be doing a giveaway late this week/early next week. I am going to start hunting around for some fab items over the next few days. I was going to wait until my followers number hit 100, but I've decided to let that go and just have fun with it. To participate in the giveaway, you will have to follow the blog via GFC, just for fairness sake.

I hope your Monday is going well, I am off to work!


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  2. You are AWESOME, A! Don't worry about the one person... like Cristal said 10 more will show up! I absolutely love this coat! It looks wonderful on you!

  3. I like the rhinestone detail on the shoulder bit. Also you can belt it up for a different look!

  4. Just keep going with it and have fun.

    Love the coat.

  5. I love the coat! And don't worry about losing a happens, for whatever reason, but it has nothing to do with YOU. That's what I always tell myself :)

  6. Your coat is so swingy and lovely! I like that almost peachy-beige look it has and the details are wonderful.
    Don't worry about losing a follower. People sometimes switch to another following format (bookmarks, blog lovin, etc) or sometimes they just disconnect from the internet entirely! Just be you!

  7. Hello Adrienne! Thanks so much for you sweet, sweet comment on my blog.

    As for loosing a follower. Yup, it happens, it has certainly happened to me. And I agree with Vanessa people do sometimes switch to bloglovin; personally I love using bloglovin to track my fave blogs.

    Ok. Back to fashion! I love your vintage camel coat ...and it would also look lovely with a cocktail dress and stiletto's too. xx veronika

  8. Thanks for the sweet comment Vanessa and Veronika!


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