Just A Little Fur!
The temperature has dropped and it's time to break out your winter accessories, including some fur! When I was a little girl, my grandmom would rock her full length mink to church and I thought she was the prettiest woman. After church, I would love to brush against her and even try to wear the coat, which was too heavy on my small body. I thought that fur was the most expensive and elegant fashion ever and couldn't wait until I was a grown up and wear some fur.
Last year while attending BZB bazaar, I discovered a designer who incorporated fur with my favorite fabric, denim! The vendor upcycled used denim to create dope pieces of jewelry, purses and jackets. As I was browsing, she showed me a cool vest that also included vintage men's neckties. I tried on the vest and it fit perfectly. I knew I had to have it. I've rocked it over a sweater dress with suede booties as well as a denim shirt and khaki chinos. Even though I don't wear the vest often, it is one of my favorite statement pieces.
Over the Thanksgiving break, my mom, Chewee and I went to the First State Flea Market in Wilimington. We didn't know exactly what we would find, but came across one of my mom's favorite consignment vendors. Sue Ellen ran a dope consignment shop called Sak's Thrift Avenue (get it? LOL) She had a variety of vintage goods including hats and coats. I found the cutest camel color sweater with a fur collar. The great thing is that the collar was detachable. I tried on the sweater, which was too small but had visions for the collar. I am not a seamstress, and feel I would be dangerous if I ever learned how to sew. I don't think I would ever leave the space because I would create new pieces everyday. Anyway, one of my fashion influences, Angel, rocked a camo jacket with a fur collar. It was so chic and cute! It mixed the ruggedness of camo with the feminine touch of fur. I topped one of my jackets with the fur and was so happy with the result. I received many compliments from both men and women that day.
My thrifted fur collection is growing little by little and I love it. I don't know if I will ever buy my own full length fur, but I am enjoying my unique pieces!