Monday, December 13, 2010

My Royal Grandma Coat








Top & Belt: Vintage, Thrifted- New Zealand
Shorts & Jazz Flats:Vintage, Thrifted -Oklahoma
Coat- Vintage, Thrifted, New Zealand 
Headband: Random scrap of fabric

In some sort of cruel twist of fate I have been coming across my dream coats one after the other as we in New Zealand are heading into hot summer heat. I am such a big fan of fitting coats that look like the queen or a lovely old lady would wear. This is my blush coloured princess coat. It is my favourite so far.
I have not only thrifted this lovely masterpiece but also three perfect camel pea coats (one is a 60s juniors coat and has short arms, the sort that Alexa Chung wears), a perfect 60's look leopard fur number,  a 70's plaid burnt orange and brown coat with a huge hood and Orla Kiely/ Dear Creatures style shoulders, a tan and cream cape and about a billion more!
I am dreaming about fall weather as the outerwear I'm finding stacks up. I can't wait to be able to wear a new coat each day and be able to layer. I have had to put half of them in storage as my coat closet is overflowing. I know as soon as I get colder weather though I will dream about lazy summer days and those beautiful warm breezes. I'm fickle like that.
I love hazy under lit photos this is my attempt. I want the type that blur when you move. I know I haven't mastered it, but I think the colours always look so lovely like this. This lace slip top has been my everyday piece the last week it is so light and floaty. I am so drawn to romantic looks lately I kind of like how messy my hair is in these too, makes me think I should lay off the straightener for awhile and just let it go wild.

47 comments:

  1. oh gosh. that coat is absolutely perfect, such a wonderful thing to find in a second hand store. you lucky girl.
    x

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  2. That coat is so, so gorgeous, and I wish my hair looked like this naturally. I have to put half a can of mousse in it to actually make it do something x

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  3. It's a great colour on you, and you'll look absolutely resplendent in the winter! But don't wish it on!

    I'm going to start thinking positively when my indoor photos blur. That's how I mean it to turn out... ; )

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  4. Isn't that always the way :/
    I have some lovely pastel cardigans just sitting there begging to be worn. At least I can use them in classrooms during summer.
    I absolutely love the coat. Perfect weight, buttons, collar, and colour.
    I personally like more natural hair. Straight hair is too boring since the invention of the GHD 5 years ago.

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  5. That coat is just gorgeous! I can never find coats that are small enough in thrift stores.. it's like everyone that throws their coats away are size 20.

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  6. Wow, how gorgeous! Such a pretty colour on you - and anything with a fur trim gets my vote :) I look forward to seeing the rest of the lovely sounding jackets in the coming months too, no doubt they'll make me even more envious of your amazing thrifting skills! Sally x

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  7. Your blog is adorable! Almost as adorable as that coat! Beauty. x

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  8. Oh my gosh, that coat is just perfect! The colour is lovely, and along with that collar it's amazing :)

    xxxx

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  9. wow that is seriously a great vintage find! it is so beautiful and will barely ever go out of style!! when you have the spare time i would love it if you stopped by.

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

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  10. So excited to discover your new blog, Ayesha! How was your US trip? I'm living in Texas now.

    Andrea xx

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  11. That coat is amazing! Love the big buttons

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  12. that coat is nothing short of incredible! i love that the covered buttons are the same color as the rest of the fabric. soooo good!

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  13. perfect coat! love the color of it ^,^

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  14. Love love love it all. Your blog is fast becoming one of my absolute favourites! That coat is perfection.

    xx

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  15. the colour of that coat is beautiful!

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  16. The coat is very nice! I like a lot the mix. And I'm a follower!

    Kiss ya!

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  17. Gorgeous coat! Whereabouts in NZ do you thrift/op-shop?

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  18. that coat has such a great collar... i can see why you wish you had the weather to match it! it doesn't actually really get properly cold here in the bay area, but i must say that today's cloudy gloom left me longing for summer. in summer, of course, I'm eagerly awaiting fall weather. So it goes. You know how it is.

    These photos do look very romantic and lovely! I think you did a nice job :)

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  19. beautiful photos! I love the color of the coat- my favorite shade of pink :) Your shorts are great too! I've been looking for a pair of highwaisted shorts with just the right shape, but they always elude me...yours are perfect though!

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  20. that coat is rather perfect. i wish we could wear adorable wool coats in the dead of canadian winter but instead i am stuck in a super long and super shapeless massive parka thing that keeps my whole body protected/frumpy. and big ugly winter boots no less! sigh.

    xo

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  21. Lovely coat! I too have found some nice coats recently, but the good thing (which is really a bad thing) is that you know NZ has bad enough summer days that you will be able to wear it a few times during the season!

    Charlotte
    ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  22. That coat is a stunner! Maybe just plan to spend your entire summer in freezing cold air conditioning so you can wear it? Ok, maybe that's not the most practical of suggestions. Love the cream singlet and shorts - a very streamlined look.

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  23. your natural hair is gorgeous! and i love your shorts and camisole :) x

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  24. That coat of yours is unbelievable! What a treasure!

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  25. head over heels in love with this coat! you look stunning :)

    thanks for your sweet comment, sorry it took me so long to reply, i've been busy and full of cold :( new outfit post on my blog also :)

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

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  26. Haha thank you ;)

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  27. your coat is so beautiful! xx

    www.youlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  28. that coat is perfection. plus i love your "almost summer" look, its cute :)

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  29. Amazing coat ! I just found your blog, and I just love it :)

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  30. That is a beautiful coat. The boy scouts here have a saying: Always be prepared! And now you will be prepared for next winter.

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  31. I am so jealous of your coat! It looks darling! And your hair is so pretty! You should definitely leave it loose and natural sometimes!

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  32. Love this loook! Specially the coat

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  33. Your coat is so fabulous!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  34. your thrifting luck is just beyond believe! i want to see photos of all these coats soon. :)

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  35. hello, i've just stumbled upon your blog. nice outfits! are you sure you're not zooey deschanel?! :D

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  36. I would gladly trade places with you. My snow for your sunshine? And if you ever need a place to offload your overflowing coat closet, I'll gladly take those too. hehe
    I love the princess coat lots. The cut, collar and colour are perfect. Gorgeous find. Would love to see the other pieces you snagged up

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  37. love this outfit!

    <3 mvv

    Expedition of a Modern Viking Vixen

    p.s. i invite you to enter my giveaway :)

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  38. these photos are absolutely stunning, im obsessed <3

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  39. oh this outfit is fantastic. love the neutrals.
    I'm Following! would love if you followed me too ;)

    CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com

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  40. these photos are perfect, love the coat!
    xoxo

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  41. Wonderful post!
    HI!my name's martina and I come from Italy...I love your blog and I'd like you visit my blog...if you want, follow me! I wait you and your tips! kiss kiss

    martina
    glamour marmalade

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  42. Can I please just have that coat....please? x

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  43. Love this peachy coat!! Beautiful!

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