Sunday, November 24, 2013

GREEN 40's WINTER coat

And winter is here again....

We had first snow this week!

Even if it's already melted, it's now quite cold....

and you cannot go out without a warm coat!
Matching B&W shoes for husband and wife!!!

Remix shoes for Sylvain...


These shoes are really comfy but if you want to use them outside, you will have to change their soles. 
So let speak about vintage winter coats.
As a lot of vintage lovers, my favorite ones are princess coats.
I usually prefer 40's coats instead of 50's coats because a lot of 50's ones have 3/4 sleeves.
But they are so hard to find at affordable prices and in a larger size!
I often look at vintage coats on Etsy or Ebay, but it's rare that I find one that fit my style, my size and my budget....
But when I saw the details of this coat on Ebay, I fell in love!
Not a princess style, but look at this back!!!
Gorgeous rare forest green color...

and I won it for only $60!!!

I try to buy at least one coat every year...
because with our cold winter time, almost nobody will see what you wear under!
Late 40's black jacket and black, white and green gabardine dress, just for you!

Another cute ERSTWILDER brooch.

Those pictures were taken in the old city of METZ. 

Sylvain also chose a warm jacket.
Look at the back pleats of this vintage treasure!

As I mention every year, winter is not an easy season for vintage lovers! 

Winter vintage clothes are much more harder to find. 

Wool items are often so damaged by mothes that you cannot wear them anymore. 

I love tie that Sylvain was wearing, seem like  several "L"... like my name!!!

That was also a flea market day, so here is what I bought:
a cute 50's basket and some 40's-50's costume jewels!!!

Do you think that it's difficult to wear vintage in winter ?
What kind of vintage coats do you like the most ?


  1. I always find it more difficult to wear vintage in winter, I'm so short of warm enough clothes! I'm actively trying to expand my winter vintage wardrobe but it's a work in progress.

  2. I'm always trying to improve my winter wardrobe! Right now I have two vintage coats (brown and tan) and one modern coat (black) and it's great to have some options in the winter. I really want a coat in a bolder color like red.

  3. Matching shoes, how awesome! Wish mine would be a little more fashionable!


  4. Yeah, winter is the hardest season for vintage lovers. Last year I found my perfect vintage winter coat, but this year I've lost my second coat because of moths, so I need to buy a new one. And I always have problem with vintage appropriate winter shoes. It's hard to find vintage ones in good condition, and the modern ones are simply ugly - or have very high heel (or both).


  5. That coat is super super amazing!!! The bead details - OOMMMPPPH!! The annoying thing about living in Australia is it doesn't actually get cold enough for me to wear such coats!!

  6. Love your coat! The colour and the details on the collar are superb! I'm trying to expand my vintage winter wardrobe and now have two 1940s coats and two 1950s coats which should be enough to see me through the British winter. I prefer coats which are either belted or have a fit and flare/ princess style to them. Sylvain's jacket is really great too!

    The next conundrum for me is what to wear on my feet/ legs come winter time as I don't know how much longer I can wear my 15 denier stockings!

  7. Your green coat is very lovely, what a treasure. :)

  8. Seriously magnificent coat - and oh, what a great price to boot! You both look fantastic!

    I love fall and winter, and it's a good thing I do, because the cold weather here always last for half a year or more in Canada. Though I do miss the ease of being able to just reach for a sundress, cute straw 40s or 50s hat and maybe a light cardigan, I don't dislike dressing (in vintage) for the winter at all. I always find that my separates come out in greater force during the cold months and love getting to spend more time with them again.

    ♥ Jessica

  9. This coat is absolutely stunning - such a beautiful colour, and the details are gorgeous! It looks like it is in perfect condition too. I can't believe you got it for only $60!!!! That is such a bargain!! I have been searching for coats online, and by the time you add shipping, and the inevitable customs charges, most of them end up being well over £250-£300! :(

  10. I can see why you loved the coat!! That color and the detail are just beautiful! And $60?!! What?! You are quite a lucky gal!

  11. What a wonderful coat and a very lovely color indeed. What a great deal too! I'm with you on the 3/4 sleeves. I can't get used to it. I had a Lilli Ann coat that I had to sell because I just didn't like the 3/4 sleeves. I just love looking at the photographs you take. What a marvelous backdrop:)

  12. sylvain's jacket is to die for ... what a wonderful print! ... and your coat is so beautiful with it beaded details ... aaaah!

    finding good vintage winter fashion is a challenge. especially tops and cardis are hard to find. you can find short sleeve blouses from the 50s but warmer stuff is probably eaten up by the moths ...

    i love my early 50s coat with the lamb fur collar. i got it just back from the tailor ... to save the lining. the 30s to 40s woolen coat i bought this late summer is so precious to me that i barely wear it, even if it's super warm.

  13. This coat is AMAZING! I've never seen one quite like it!

    And all suck wonderful photos too!


  14. Gorgeous photos and WoW what a coat!!!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  15. Laurence, your coat is stunning as is the rest of your outfit. You and Sylvain are fabulous. I'm enjoying spending time looking at your older posts since I'm new to your blog.