Ouch!! This one hurt a little...
Remember Krista's post about coats here? (Calling you out again Krista!!! lolzzz) Well, she happened to stumble upon what I would consider MY dream coat in that post from Hellhound Vintage.
Ok-- background established.
So, when I went thrifting yesterday and saw this
Long story long... I got it anyway, but I knew I was going to have to give something up.
There goes my other suede, embroidered, faux fur, (short length that I actually love), coat
STEAL OF THE WEEK on Facebook.
BIRD PONCHO!!! It's like a sweet little 90s drug rug, but better, 'cause it's a poncho. With birds.
All this coat talk made me think about my mom's old leather coat.
I love it because I remember her wearing it all the time and it was fabulous.
This is me wearing it because she gave it to me:
This was about 2 years ago. My mom decided to take X-man and Me to Bern's for dinner in celebration of me finally graduating from college!! (If ever in Tampa, Bern's is very much worth popping into-- delicious locally sourced food, known nationally for steak, decorated in red velvet like a bordello, and a super cool dessert room.) Anyway, college; it took me dropping out 3 times over a course of 15 years to finally graduate. I used to have reoccurring nightmares about being in class and not having my work or still being stuck in high school. When I finally graduated college they stopped :) Honestly, having my first daughter, Girl London, is what prompted my final return to school and graduation in my 30s.
Now no more school nightmares... Just nightmare student debt :(
Want to know what's under the coat?
Here's one more coat... A FLASHBACK coat tribute to the 70s, baby!!! (Because I was a 70s baby :)