Saturday, December 11, 2010

Furry Friend


I'm not normally one to get excited about clothes for myself, and actually don't enjoy going out shopping for them, but every now and then, a little treasure comes along to make me feel good.

I popped into the 'age UK' charity shop in Shepton Mallet yesterday and was looking through the coat rail...
When this little beauty spoke to me. She's a faux fur knee length coat, probably from the early 1970's. She appeared unworn and was my size!

After purchasing her, I couldn't wait to take her back to my shop and try her on again in my shop's fitting room. I love her - such a lovely warm coat too.
I know that she wouldn't be to everyone's taste...
My girls think I should go and live in Lapland!!...

But hey, my bargain coat makes me happy!
Have a great weekend,
Niki x
PS: thank you for all of your kind comments to my post below - I love it that you 'get it' and P was very touched by your sentiments too. :)

12 comments:

  1. Its something that I would have bought for myself too, it really suits you
    xx fee

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  2. So much better being an individual Niki!
    You just need a Laplander type hat to finish the look!
    T X

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  3. It's to my taste. Lovely. Congrats on a great find. xx

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  4. That's fantastic! I think you look great in it, and so warm, too...

    I got in a bit of trouble from my son for wearing a man's vintage waistcoat to a Christmas Do last night - but Ben told me I looked great, so I ignored the traumatised adolescent!

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  5. Love it!
    I had a lovely purple midi coat with cord'frog' fasters, it had a hood too, I wore it until it was shiny with wear! It then had a 'second life' as a boot liner for my then boyfriends' Mini car!

    Sandie xx

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  6. Beautiful coat, Niki, and it really suits you.
    Well spotted!
    Hope you are having a great weekend too.
    Carol xx

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  7. It was fate! You were meant to have that coat! LOL Enjoy it all this cold winter and many more besides!

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  8. I love it on you! It's always so much fun to find something that makes us feel special. It's a very nice looking coat. Enjoy wearing it because it suits you perfectly.
    hugs,
    Tammy

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  9. Hi Niki ...
    nice and warm your new (old) coat furry friend!
    You wear it very well ....;o))
    Good weekend to you too, Maria.
    (With translator)

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  10. What a bargain! And what a lucky girl to receive such a wonderful bumper package from 'P'. Only just getting round to catching up with your posts. Speak soon xx

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  11. Ooooh Niki! You look WONDERFUL!!
    Hugs,
    Monicax.

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  12. love the coat and just what you need for the cold weather.x

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx