photo via Touch of Retro
I'm finding it very hard to keep warm here, let alone try to look vintage while doing it. When it's a high of 18 degrees F with the Real Feel of 8-wearing a vintage dress is OUT of the question! Even with tights or leggings I am FREEZING!!!! And lets not talk about lack of cute but warm winter boots LOL
I lived in California for almost 20 yrs, all of my wardrobe is for temperate weather. Even the winter vintage coats I have are warm enough for this weather. My leopard coat is the one coat that is warm but I've gained too much weight living here to wear it-GRRRR LOL.
I really like this coat in the photo. I imagine while it would make anyone who isn't supermodel thin to look super thick, it would be warm with that faux fur lining. If I am still living in Ohio next winter, I am going to line my fuchsia wool boucle coat with thinsulate or maybe a nice thin faux fur. That coat has enough room in it and I'll be warm and stylish. However, I am hoping that one or both of use will get a great work opportunity and move back to the warm West Coast.
I am also lusting after these vintage sweaters. I wish I could find some modern retro ones with the same styling. Everything l I seem to find are baggy or cabled. It's times like this I wish I were a knitter, I'd be busy year round making cute vintage sweaters.
I'm so in love with the first sweater with the white stripes on the top and bow detail. If I could find a nice quality cardigan that was long enough for my Amazon torso, I could modify it to look like the bottom right sweater. Finding sweaters long enough for my Amazon torso is also a challenge, so I don't have many.
I'm not really a "jeans" type person, but am wearing some because they are slightly warmer than leggings and more attractive than sweatpants! I have found that a number of companies are still makng vintage style flannel lined jeans. My goal now is to find some that come in TALL because a regular inseam of 30 or 32 isn't going to work.
I'm looking forward to Spring and warmer weather!