Monday, January 16, 2017

Fur Real: Confessions of a Vintage Fur Lover

 There aren't many days in a year in Hong Kong which are suitable weather for wearing a fur coat. Believe me, I've thought about this fact quite a bit since purchasing my vintage fur coat two summers ago. Could I justify the purchase? I thought about it again last summer when I bought a second fur coat. Was it foolish to own not one, but two fur coats?

 In the end I decided it was not foolish and I haven't regretted my decision for one moment.  Both coats are in amazing condition (you can see my post about the first one here). This new coat is just that -- a coat; my first coat is more of a caplet or shrug. It's the perfect color, and because I found it on a Sunday at my Estate Sale place, it was 50% off. Such a steal!

While these pictures were snapped just before Christmas (hence the festive outfit), I had reason to pull my fur coat out again today. The weather has been blustery and cold for Hong Kong (probably 54 degrees Fahrenheit). I was glad to be rugged up in my warm coat all day. You can click over to my Instagram to see how I styled it up again, today. The hat is on repeat, I will be honest. And the dress comes from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Five Stones Vintage based in Singapore.

Aside from the outfit, I think what I love most about these pictures is the Winter sunlight. There's something about how it streams in through windows and on balconys that feels different from other seasons. I think the sun feels a little more pure in the winter -- bright and warm, but subtle and soft at the same time. It's like it comes through a filter.

Forgive me as I settle back into my routine. Things seem to take a little longer right now. Much of it has to do with my procrastination to avoid marking and distraction of devices, but my family and I didn't have any jetlag. I'm still not sure I'm in the clear, but I've felt great all week!

So I have many posts to write and I want to do some more reflection on resolutions for the New Year, too.  I just have to get through these next two weeks.

Chinese New Year break is next week!

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