Little Blue Riding Hood

The next few days are bringing some of my favorite weather…cold and clear. We get rain all year round here in Oregon, and while I don’t mind the cold, I do mind getting wet.  The constant rain here often diverts me away from some purchases, mostly velvet and velveteen garments.  You’ll find very little of the plush fabric in my closet. But the rain couldn’t keep me from this stunning 1940s blue velvet coat. And since the weather has decided to play nice, I’m betting it’ll be my go-to coat for the upcoming days.

Seriously, I’m a sucker for a good hood. I blame L.A. Confidential for that. Gosh, what I wouldn’t do for the coat Lynn Bracken is wearing when she is introduced. Guh.

Outfit
Coat: Antique Alley, Portland
Blouse: Red Light, Portland
Skirt: I have like three grey wool skirts and I can’t keep ’em straight…
Tights: Target
Shoes: Re-Mix by way of Hollywood Babylon
Gloves: Antique Alley Flea Market (Every second Sunday at Antique Alley)

12 thoughts on “Little Blue Riding Hood

  1. This coat is to die for! The colour, the fabric and the cut. I just love the look and feel of old velvet and velveteen…modern fabric doesn’t look or feel the same. I have a few modern velvet jackets that are made of silk velevt and they do feel and look nice, but not the same as old velevt. What a great find “little blue riding hood”. xx Shauna

  2. I continually adore discovering how much we have in common. I’m a big fan of vintage hooded garments, too, and also absolutely love chilly winter days.

    You look ravishing in this sublime velvet coat!

    ♥ Jessica

  3. I think that coat is one of the most gorgeous things I’ve seen! That colour is just spectacular and it looks so great with your hair, and the drape is just perfect. What a lovely, lovely find.

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