Hello, friends, Happy Thrift Style Thursday!! As soon as Zhenya (from Being Zhenya) mentioned styling coats/jackets for this week’s Thrift Style Thursday, I immediately thought of this beautiful French plaid vintage coat I found at a thrift store a few years ago. I am so excited to be sharing it with you today!
I even dressed up for the occasion and put on some high heel boots, look out! Haha but seriously, I absolutely love this coat, and finding it tucked away in a thrift store for only $12 or $13 (I can’t remember) was like discovering a special surprise just for me!
The coat is a vintage “Veltex” brand coat – according to the label it is “France Fashion Best Quality” – and is in pretty good shape. I had to replace all of the buttons when I bought it because it was missing a couple, but other than that a couple teeny tiny moth holes, it’s just gorgeous! A great length, a beautiful gray/black/red plaid pattern and super warm wool with flannel and faux fur lining!
The rest of the outfit: gray and white stripe tee (H&M) // black skinny jeans (Old Navy) // black high heel booties (Target) // matte gold heart stud earrings (American Eagle) // mixed metal heart necklace (American Eagle) // vintage gold watch (thrifted) // vintage faux opal cocktail ring (Etsy)
As you can see, I decided to mix in some of my favorite vintage accessories as well to add to the styling of the coat. I didn’t realize until later that I wore these same black jeans in last week’s Thrift Style Thursday post (here), so I am definitely going to have to mix it up next week! ;)
Also, don’t forget to check out the other fabulous bloggers participating in this week’s edition of Thrift Style Thursday!
“Love-Coat Relationship” // Being Zhenya
“Outerwear …and maybe a fanny pack.” // Spoolish
“Outerwear” // Buttons and Birdcages
“Baby it’s COLD outside!” // Sandpaper Kisses
“Leather and Wool” // The Two Cent Chick
“Faux Leather, Leather and Winter Weather, Oh My!” // Sincerely Miss J
“New Yorker Wanna-be” // Snippets with Alex
“The Coat” // the fair trade fashionistas
Have a great weekend and, as always, thanks for reading! Kristi :)