A mild Canadian winter is an understatement at the moment. It’s absolutely tropical out there, well that may be a slight exaggeration, but I’m taking the mild temps in while I can. It’s only a matter of time before it is so cold that even the cat is refusing to go out. When it’s this cold, I reach for my fur scarves.
The vintage fur inspo
Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and some serious Hollywood glamour!
The style set inspo
Clockwise from top: The mighty Olivia Palermo, Millie Mackintosh, one of the Olsen babes and Kate (the great) Moss
All of the above images were found on Pinterest where I spent a good hour swiping at images rather than working out on my Elliptical trainer. Oh well!
This seasons shopping list faux fur
Aritzia has some wish-list-lust worthy faux-furs this season.
Good old Toppers always hits the the spot. Love this Topshop gem.
Absolutely love this J.Crew striped beauty!
My thoughts on vintage fur
I completely understand and accept that we all have different opinions on this subject. The fur fury has been a heated debate for decades now. I personally feel, like many people today, that buying new fur just doesn’t feel right. There are so many good faux furs out on the market now that why would you need to consider buying a new real fur? But I believe a Vintage fur should be enjoyed as opposed to ending up in a landfill.
I’m lucky that my husband’s late Grandmother was a serious Glam goddess. She had such class and taste and a penchant for the finer things in life. Cue another post, another time. My mother-in-law tells me of the things she would buy just ‘so the tax man won’t get his hands on her money’. A moto I’m more than happy to adopt!! Many of those beautiful things are now living on in the hands and homes of her Grandchildren. I have been lucky enough to be gifted amongst beautiful treasures, some vintage fur. This stole we think may have come from around the 1940’s.
Aunty Bonnie gifted this to me when she discovered my ridiculous passion for leopard print as she left a party at my house one day. She had kept this beauty in pristine condition for many years since her Mother-in-law had passed away. Too nice to wear over my shoulders as I pop out to buy milk! But it would look amazing teamed up with a little black dress at a fab party or special occasion.
How I wear my faux fur scarves
I adore a good fun fur as the ultimate outfit transformer. I admit that I am a complete coat addict. But probably now need to follow that up with I have an addiction for scarves too. At least I live in Canada now and can justify having a wardrobe of scarves. There is something about the glamour and luxe that a good fur scarf can add. The past couple of years there have been some really fun and frivolous fur designs out on the market that cover a full range of price points. This is how I wear mine at the moment.
Dont stand too close to the festive candles
The New Look (cheap and cheerful) scarf has gained a lot of brownie points this season amongst the British blogging scene. Check out how the fabulous Joanna of Poppy’s Style blogwears hers!
Dressed up wearing: Gap grey overcoat, Zara black skinny jeans, Madewell black Billie ankle boots, New Look faux fur scarf, Lissa Bowie ring
Dressed down wearing: All Saints grey leather jacket, Zara black skinny jeans, New Look faux fur scarf, New Balance grey and rose gold trainers, Lissa Bowie ring
I’m easy to spot on the street
I love this crazy multi coloured patchwork Tif & Tiffy faux fur gem that I found in the clearance section of Winners. It pairs perfectly with my blue Gap meanswear inspired coat. This is one of those items that as soon as I picked it up and clutched it to my chest, as I gave a little squeal at the stack of red clearance stickers on it. It maybe one of those items that my Dad would say “sometimes there is a reason that’s in the sale Flickers’!!! But this crazy fur sums me up!
Wearing: Gap overcoat in blue, J.brand black tee, Zara black skinny jeans, black leather biker boots, Tif & Tiffy faux fur colour patch scarf, Lissa Bowie ring
I found this vintage collar at a vintage store in Ottawa. It adds just a little subtle touch of luxe to any outfit. It’s small enough to not only frame a coat but transform a knit to luxe territory too!
Wearing: All Saints Hendrick camel coat, J.brand black tee, Zara black skinny jeans, Black leather biker boots, black Mulberry Roxanne bag, Vintage fur collar, Lissa Bowie ring
The fur scarf fits so nicely into the capsule wardrobe. It gets maximum points for being available at all price points. It dresses up and dresses down like a dream. It can frame an everyday coat, catapulting it into a fab evening coat. It can be thrown over your shoulder casually and team up with jeans and sneakers. Done and dusted!
Running in the family
My husbands late Grandmother would be proud to hear that a penchant for fur continues to run in the family. My six-year-old recently asked me to help him google something on the iPad. I asked what he wanted to spell in the search bar and he replied “ladies who wear fluffy clothes“! Wtf?! He then went on to explain he was drawing some pictures and wanted to draw his imaginary girlfriend a fur coat. Thank god he didn’t ask his older brother to help him spell it out. You can only imagine the treats they would have discovered!