My Coat Makes a Statement | Thriftanista in the City


My Coat Makes a Statement

This orange vintage coat makes a statement. The color is very bright and it's such a bold color choice for a coat. It feels very modern even though it's from the 60s. I totally did not need another coat but this one spoke to me. It's pretty expensive for a thrift store coat but it's so dang beautiful. The color is amazing. The buttons are amazing. The way it fits me is amazing! It was meant to be.

I was casually walking down the aisle of coats after visiting with the dresses. I noticed the vibrant color amongst a sea of neutral tones, glanced at it slightly, and kept walking. I walked back because I just had to see more. I picked it up and started having visions of me frolicking through a field singing while wearing the coat ala Julie Andrews in Sound of Music. I looked at the price tag. I looked up to see what color tags were on sale and deep sighed about this not being 50% off.

I carried it around the store and pranced around in the thrift store mirror several times. After a conference with my Instagram and Facebook peeps, I went forth and splurged. Thanks you, Enablers! It was $15 (regular price $20 but it was 25% off).

Underneath my ah-mazing coat is my favorite go to denim shirt paired with my thrift store jeans which were brand new when I found them. My accessories are old news too. I feel brand new though in my vintage coat!  

What are your statement pieces?

THRIFT vintage wool orange coat - J. Crew denim shirt - CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans - Michael Michael Kors belt - Furla leopard print purse RETAIL Betsey Johnson booties

***in other news***

One of my favorite style and beauty bloggers, Yanira Garza, wrote a post for Babble on 7 Smart Ways to Save on Clothing. You know thrift shopping is on the list but are you aware of the other 6?

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Stephanie said...

This whole outfit is amazing. The coat is beautiful but I love it with all the different blues. Good score! I have a hard time spending "a lot" on something at the thrift store, too, isn't that funny?? :) Imagine how much it was new...even in the 60s! Great find. I hesitated on spending $6.99 on a new pair of Nikes for my daughter yesterday. So glad I got them! I love your blog and must subscribe because I forgot about you for a bit during the holidays.

FabEllis said...

So glad you got the jacket! Fierce!

Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

Wow, I love that coat! The color is absolutely fabulous and it looks great on you. Love the ensemble Lady! :)

Unknown said...

This coat is the bizness! I have thrifted in a few months. Gotta start shopping again!

14th Street Vintage said...

You would have been nuts to pass that up. It's one of the best thrift items I've ever seen. I love it, and your pics are great!

Daenel T. said...

That coat is all kinds of fierce! Love it.

ChickPool said...

Very pretty! Oh and I tried your "original pants hem" tutorial and my jeans came out perfect. I took pictures so once I'm back blogging I will give you a shout out.

Unknown said...

I LOVE that coat! Such a gorgeous color! FIRE girl!

xo, Kenya

Dina's Days said...

I like how you paired it with a chambray shirt, the contrast really brings out the red in the coat. Great find!

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