Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Ultimate Hand Me Down

[Fur jacket: My grandmother's; Silver jacket; H&M; White Blouse: Gap; Jeans; Citizens of Humanity; Boots; vintage Ferragamo; Necklace: J.Crew factory; Watch: Nixon; Ring: Aloha Sunday]

This jacket comes from my grandmother, who passed away four years ago. It's been in my closet in Connecticut since then, because I was a waitress and a college student and there was no place for fur in my life at the time. When I started seeing more fur and faux fur pieces on bloggers and in my Pinterest feed, I knew it was time to dust this off. Maybe it's cheesy that I needed to see others wearing similar things in order to get the confidence to pull this out, but, hey, that's what happened. I'm just thankful that I can remember my grandmother by physically wearing something of hers, and dreaming up what events she must have worn this to back in the day.


All photos by Mikhail Glabets

56 comments:

  1. great photos
    great blog

    do u want follow each other?

    xoxo


    www.celyneglam.blogspot.com

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  2. How special that it belonged to your grandmother! I have a few pieces of jewelry from my late grandma and every time I wear them I get a smile thinking of her :)

    You look so beautiful (as always) and I love that last photo!

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    1. Thanks! So awesome that you got your grandma's jewelry.

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  3. I wish I had such a fashionable hand-me-down source; sorry that you lost your grandma, but at least she left you with her (very chic) memory!

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    1. Thanks! It's funny, she looked more like a typical grandma when I had her around, but it's fun to think of her chic younger days when I wear it :)

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  4. Seriously great blog, keep it up!

    www.COSMICaroline.com
    Nashville-Based Fashion Blog

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  5. Love that jacket! It's so classic!! You look great!

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  6. Great coat!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. that's so special that the coat is from her, something to remember her by :)

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  8. The fur coat is just gorgeous, and even more so since it has sentimental value in it! (: Great outfit.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Theresa! And yeah, it's nice when an outfit can have a deeper meaning

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  9. wow that is awesome that is your grandmother's jacket! i love that sort of stuff, great look!

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    http://www.counttofour.etsy.com

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  10. OMG this is an amazing fur jacket from your late grandmother!
    You should be wearing it as often as possible.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. No problem, you have a great blog!

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  11. I LOVE that fur coat - it looks so gorgeous on you!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  12. That coat is lovely, and it looks oh so toasty warm! xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  13. Man, that woman had style! Must admit, I'm massively jealous of that coat. Sorry but not sorry :)... it's GORGEOUS!

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    1. No need to be sorry! It was a very lucky hand-me-down :)

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  14. Love that fur! So gorgeous!

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  15. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up with the great work!

    XO

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  16. I love your blog! That really is the best hand-me-down!
    Thanks for stopping by Infinite Style!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  17. hi girl, thank you for your sweet comment earlier! first of all, these photos are amazing. Your hubby has quite a talent! and you look absolutely beautiful in that outfit. love the blog!
    xo C
    gracebyc.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem! I loved discovering your blog! And thank you for stopping by here!

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  18. That's such a beautiful coat! You look great!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  19. What an amazing piece to have from your grandmother – so gorgeous!

    Sea and Swank

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  20. I LOVE this! Both b/c it is beautiful, but especially b/c it's a family fur. Those are the BEST.

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  21. This jacket is just gorgeous, and goes perfectly with your boots!

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  22. It's so special to have pieces past down from family members isn't it? It gives them much more love and history! This is such a fabulous piece and I'm glad you got some confidence to pull it out! It looks fab!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  23. Great look, love the coat!


    http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

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  24. What a gorgeous jacket, it definitely is the ultimate hand me down! You look so beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. It's always wonderful to be able to cherish something from relatives, especially when it is also a gorgeous relic of the past. You look awesome in these photos--the whole outfit, top to bottom, is great.

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  26. Cute outfit! That jacket is perfect for this weather, warm and cozy.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  27. These photos have to be some of your most gorgeous yet!! I also have some fur from my late grandmother, and it is so special to have that piece of them. Yours must have been such a stylish lady :)

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  28. Gorgeous photos, you look so beautiful! That coat is an amazing piece, it really makes the outfit and it's so pretty@!

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  29. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  30. I love your fur!!! So classy and so New York.

    :)

    Gray Cat

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  31. Nice coat!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  32. SO fabulous! I adore the fur and the vintage boots! Your blog is great-- I love it! Following now!

    xoxo

    ~Meghan

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  33. That fur coat is gorgeous! And what a great way to remember your grandma. That really is the ultimate hand me down!

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

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  34. I LOVEEE your winter look :)
    so gorgeous ;)

    xx,

    http://www.outoftheblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Winter can be so dull, so it's nice to have chic pieces like this :)

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  35. That coat is fantastic! I love how luxe is look!

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  36. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
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  37. love your fur coat! :*

    http://landing-in-fashion.blogspot.com

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  38. I've never been too into fur coats but it looks AMAZING on you! They match your boots perfectly :)
    www.exploringmystyleblog.blogspot.com

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