Is That Your Grandma’s Coat?

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Grandma 10

Why yes, yes it is. Seriously.

My mother went through her mother’s clothing last September after she passed away to see if she could find anything to give to us to remember her and thank goodness because I have gotten some really amazing pieces from her (other outfits with her clothes seen here and here).  I miss her each and every day, but this coat reminds me of her and it makes me smile! I love vintage clothing and to have pieces from her to remember her by… honestly I couldn’t ask for anything better. Have you had clothing passed down to you? I plan to pass this on to some important women in my life someday.

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Coat, Vintage (My Grandma’s, Similar here) :: Sweater Dress, Calvin Klein (Similar here) :: Socks, Target (Similar here) :: Boots, JustFab (Similar here) :: Lipstick, Revlon Super, Fire and Ice

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    March 4, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Super cute! What a fun pattern – love finding hidden jems like that. My roommate got all of her great aunt’s costume jewelry and it was full of fabulous pieces 😀

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    Rachelle
    March 4, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    great coat, Love the color.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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    Ashleigh
    March 4, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    i love that the rest of your outfit is neutral and really lets the coat pop. Your Grandma had excellent taste!

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    Rachel
    March 4, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    That coat is so fun! I have a bracelet from my grandmother (maternal one) and I love wearing it since it reminds me of her :)

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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    March 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Ah I love that coat. Looks fabulous on you! xo, Julie

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    citrusrefreshingfashion
    March 4, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    the jacket looks so beautiful on u rach! and btw IM OBSESSED with that song! lol!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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      Rachel
      March 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      HAHA YES! I was waiting for someone to get it or love it as much as me 😉 I was listening to him while working on editing photos so it just worked :)

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    Monica
    March 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Great job Rachel! That color looks so pretty on you & Gma Ruth would be so proud of you!

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      Rachel
      March 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Thanks Monie! :) I’m obsessed with this coat and got SO many compliments on it!

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    Sharon
    March 4, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    That coat looks so cute on you and what a sweet way to remember your grandma!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    Bethie the Boo
    March 4, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    What a wonderful coat! It’s a great way to remember your grandmother too! I have a piece of my grandmother’s jewelry, it is a nice thing to have.

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    Jackie l FoodWineFashion.com
    March 4, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    How great is this? I have a few pieces of jewelry from my Grandmother and I love to wear them. It’s so comforting to have a family hand-me-down like that.

    xo Jackie
    http://www.FoodWineFashion.com

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    annie
    March 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    That coat is so cute – what a fun color for Spring!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    Alyssa
    March 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I definitely started singing a line from “Trift Shop” when I saw the title of this post haha. I wish I had clothing from either of my grandmothers…I do have a lot of gorgeous jewelry though!

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      Rachel
      March 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      Haha YES! I’m so glad :) I love that song so much!

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    Berty Morales
    March 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    You look stunning, and that coat is amazing. I love the rest of your outfit as well.

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    Closet Fashionista
    March 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Ooh that coat is gorgeous!!!
    I don’t have any clothes that belonged to my grandparents but I have some that one grandmother made. And I have some clothes my mom made too :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    Amy
    March 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    I love the coat and the story that goes along with it. You look beautiful in these pictures!

    xo Amy

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    Ginny
    March 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    So fun Rachel! My grandma had a fur still I’m kicking myself for not nabbing.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    Anngelik
    March 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Super cute outfit! I love how you styled this look for this cold weather. Your boots are also super cute.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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    Olivia
    March 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Wow, your grandma had AMAZING style! So awesome that you have such a wonderful way to remember her :)

    Olivia | go for the glam

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    Audrey Allure
    March 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Love the print & color of that coat!

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    dawn
    March 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    wow beautiful – love this look, great blog too

    Dawn
    http://www.dressmeperfect.com

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    Jen
    March 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    What a stunning coat! I love that it has such meaning behind it! My grandmother loved jewellery so I have a couple of her favorite pieces that I like to wear on special occasions.
    Ps. Love the title of this post, it made me think the song :)

    xo jen

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    Meredith
    March 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    That is so amazing that you can wear your grandmother’s clothes. That coat is amazing Rachel, and it’s a beautiful way to preserve her memory.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    Amy Shaughnessy
    March 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    That is such a fun coat! My grandmother gave me one of her coats and it is my favorite.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    Rena
    March 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    I believer your Grandma would be really happy if she could see you wearing this great coat and how beautfiful it looks on you <3

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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    Kacie's Kloset
    March 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Your grandma has great style! Love this coat!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

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    Victoria | Haute
    March 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    What a nice coat – your grandmother has style!!!

    Some of my favourite clothes are passed down through family. They hold the test of time, and I think of the person every time I wear it – what could be better!!??

    It looks wonderful on you – I’m sure your grandmother would be so happy!

    xo
    V.

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    the clothing menu
    March 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    That coat is super-cute! I have jewelry from my grandmother and great aunt. I love having something from them with a story behind them.

    Kristen

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    Diana Marks
    March 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    This coat is very pretty!

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    Brynn
    March 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Haha, I’m also singing “Thrift Shop” after reading this post :) What an awesome coat!!! My grandma died almost 3 years ago, and I’m slowly inheriting some of her things (coats, purses, jewelry, etc.). It’s so fun to have pieces of her with me!!!

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    Sue
    March 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    That’s a lovely coat! Your grandmother clearly had impeccable taste in clothing. I’ve had a couple of articles of clothing passed on to me. Unfortunately, I can’t wear most of either of my grandmother’s clothes – I’m too tall for one (amusingly, since I’m pretty short…she just managed to be shorter) and too curvy for the other – but maybe I’ll be able to pass some of the lovely pieces both have/had onto someone who will. The ones I do fit are definitely a treasure.

    xo
    Sue

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    Chelsea
    March 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    I would have never guessed. How cool is it that you can wear something that has been passed down from generations! Love the color and pattern, pairing it with taupe was a perfect choice!

    XO Chelsea
    http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/?m=0

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    The Marcy Stop
    March 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Can’t believe that was your grandmother’s coat! It looks so mod. So nice that you have something to remember her with.
    xL

    Check out our NiftyThrifty coat giveaway!

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    Sofia
    March 4, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Love! The sweater dress is so nice and your grandma’s coat looks beautiful.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    Maya
    March 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Hahaha I LOVE this! And seriously, what a gorgeous coat – your grandma has some seriously impeccable taste!

    xx,
    Maya

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    Kirsty
    March 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Love your grandma’s coat. Something that can be passed on forever and never outdate! Stunning!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.wordpress.com

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    Amy
    March 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    It always nice to have things from are grandparents.

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    Megan
    March 4, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    That coat is so unique! Love these colors together :)

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    Fierce & Fashionable
    March 4, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    I love your coat. Your Grandma was one styling lady :) I have some jewelry from mine and I love wearing it because it reminds me of her :)

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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    navy & orange
    March 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    great coat!

    xoxo navy & orange

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    Rita
    March 4, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Lolll I love that song:)! You’ll wear your grandma’s coat, you’ll incredible haha. This is definitely not my grandma’s coat! Too hip and trendy! Great look Rachel! That color looks gorgeous on you!

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    Andrea
    March 5, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Ah I love that coat! It doesn’t look worn out at all. Looks perfect actually
    ~Andrea
    http://www.wearitbetter.com

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    Jessica
    March 5, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    What a great coat! Your grandma has some great pieces. I’m sure she would be happy that you get to wear them!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    V
    March 5, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    love your title =) and that is a lovely coat. It’s wonderful that you kept something that could remind you of your grandmother, very sweet.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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    Peet
    March 5, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    Your grandma had to be a pretty cool lady to have coat like that.:) And I think wearing it is a beautiful way of remembering her…
    Have a great day, honey!

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    Heather
    March 5, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Well you already know how much I adore this coat… and it was even MORE gorgeous in person :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    Minted Glam
    March 5, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Such a pretty pattern! Vintage clothes from your own family is the best!

    Katherine

    mintedglam.blogspot.com

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    Amy
    March 5, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    this is so awesome. i love wearing my grammy’s things too and this coat you have is amazing! :)
    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com

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    Valentina
    March 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    love that coat!

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    two birds
    March 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    what a great coat, and great memories to come with it. i have been saving a few of my favorites for eva to have if an when she wants them!!

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    Emily
    March 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    What a great coat! I have a couple of my grandmother’s things too, and I love the memories that I have when I wear them.

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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    Emily
    March 5, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    haha I love your title! So funny! I love the coat. How special that must be to you. You look great! Love the blog darling :)

    Come see me sometime. Follow if you like :)

    xo
    Emily

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    AJ
    March 6, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    That coat is beautiful, and its even better because it was your grandmother’s! Love how you made it the center of attention in your outfit.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    Style without style
    March 6, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Haha so cool! Looks great on you :)

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    Always Maylee
    March 6, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Your grandma must have been one hot mama, because this coat is amazing. You look gorgeous in it and I bet your grandma would be SO happy that you love it! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Meggan
    March 6, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Love the color of that coat! Your grandma had great taste!

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    Ira
    March 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Awesome outfit! I love the color combo:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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    Denisa
    March 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I really like your coat. That print is so nice. Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin? Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    Denisa
    March 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I am following you too via bloglovin. I am num 181. Nice day.

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    Arnold Teja
    March 7, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Love the coat! xx

    Win Daniel Wellington on my blog

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    love jenny xoxo
    March 7, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    that’s so awesome that’s your grandma’s coat! I’ll have to go shopping when I visit my grandma next :)

    XOXO

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    love jenny xoxo
    March 7, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Shopping in her closet!***

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    Charnele Michel
    March 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    That coat is bright fun and chic! Love it :)

    xoxo
    chachathefashiongenius.blogspot.com

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    Bedknobs & Baubles
    March 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    She had awesome style! What a lovely piece to remember her by. I have a lot of vintage jewelry that was given to me after my grandma passed away. I hope she'd be glad to know that it's still loved.

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    Mathilde
    March 9, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Wow love this coat! :) amazing to know it’s your grandma’s haha :) love this outfit.
    xoxo
    parisian-fairytale.blogspot.fr

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    Troy
    April 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Whoa. That was a good read. I will stumbleupon this blog for later.
    I like your style.

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