Thrifty Thursday: Vintage Coat Dress
It’s been said that great clothes are less about how they look and more about they make you feel. Exhibit A:
For that reason, this dress holds the title of Favorite Thrift Purchase, which, as you can imagine, is a prettttttty high honor in my house. It had some steep competition, but the design, color, and comfort factors really set it apart.
This dress makes me feel fashionable. It makes me feel professional. But most of all, it makes me feel like a blonde Meghan Markle and for that, I will love it forever.
Is anyone else all heart eyes for her? She rocks a coat dress (and also everything else she wears and says and does) like nobody’s business. I know intellectually that she’s human (99% sure), but she’s an absolute angel and I refuse to accept that she may possess a single flaw.
Anyway. Here’s MM in a few super chic coat dresses:
And here’s me on Megan Markle dress day:
Please note that the key to wearing jewel tones is to wear all of them at once. #sapphireblue #emeraldgreen #rubyred
Brand: Liz Claiborne
Time: Oh, the ironing. *shakes fists at sky* I wish I could have those 15 minutes of my life back, but for this dress it was totally worth it.
Also: this was a bit big on me, but the absolute beauty of a wrap dress is that it is very easily tailored because you just wrap it more or less as needed. In this case, all I had to do was move the internal clasps over a few inches to make the dress wrap more. Easy, right? Except even that was going to take too long so I just slapped a few safety pins in the spots I needed the clasps to hook and went about my day. At some point I’ll take the 10 minutes to do this the right way, but that day is not today. The pins worked just fine and added the extra thrill of wondering when one was going to pop open and stab me all day.
Coat: vintage blue Forecaster of Boston trench from Goodwill
Bag: vintage navy Ingber handbag from antique store
Shoes: nude ankle-tie Nine West ‘Mahmud’ pumps from Ross
Ear Warmer: one of my DIY bow ear warmers in light taupe
Earrings: the only earrings I apparently wear anymore, Kendra Scott Diane Rose Gold Statement Earrings in Maroon
What item or outfit makes you feel irrationally glamorous? Please tell me I’m not alone here.