I’ve expressed my love for vintage many times on this blog, there is just something so special about being able to wear pieces that were a part of someone else’s life before… in a different time. I have been fortunate enough to acquire some pieces from my grandmother, and have also loved searching for vintage pieces online and while thrifting. Vintage pieces are so well made, it makes it worth the purchase even if sometimes the price is a little more steep than I want to pay. I discovered this faux fur jacket and polka dot green maxi at American Gothic Antiques in Stillwater, MN. So far, my favorite area nearby to shop for vintage pieces! There are a few other antique stores in walking distance.
I added some emerald statement earrings and a bit of red lipstick to really set this holiday look. I also brushed out my curls like I did here to achieve a more glam vintage style. Even though sometimes the vintage I buy is a bit more pricey, I was lucky to walk out with both of these pieces for under $40. The dress is a stunning green and will be something I can wear in the spring and summer. As far as the faux fur coat, this is the second one I’ve found and it is just different enough to justify having two). Some people might think that’s crazy, but I love the different shades in the coat and it is so warm. It also makes me feel instantly glamorous!
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Coat, Thrifted Vintage – American Gothic Antiques (Similar) // Dress, Thrifted Vintage – American Gothic Antiques (Similar) // Earrings, Fantasy Jewelry Box (Similar) // Heels, DSW (Similar here and here) // Lipstick, Mirabella
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Ellesees.blogspot.comDecember 17, 2014 at 6:53 AM
so glamorous!!! love!!!
RachelDecember 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Thank you Elle!
Amy Fashion BlogDecember 17, 2014 at 8:04 AM
your are rocking this dress. I really like the back cut outs.
RachelDecember 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Thank you Amy! 🙂 I really like this part of the dress too!
Amy AnnDecember 17, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Hello gorgeous! I love this vintage inspired look. How cool to have had some pieces of your grandmothers. The photos/weather seem to match this outfit perfectly.
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RachelDecember 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Thanks Amy! Yes, somehow the weather did, we were not excited to shoot photos in the mist, but it created a great background actually 🙂
tara belleDecember 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM
that vintage jacket is perfection!!
SaraDecember 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM
This outfit is so glam…you look beautiful! I also love vintage. I have some costume jewelry from my grandma & a ring my dad had back in the day. They are my favorite things to wear! 🙂
AdaDecember 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM
You are rocking that retro-inspired dress. I am in love with the lush, rich coat and sparkly silver shoes.
KimberleyDecember 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM
That vintage coat is amazing! What a find, you look so chic!
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ShannonDecember 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM
So gorgeous!!! I am dying over that coat! What a great find!
two birdsDecember 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM
What a beautiful coat!
Ashley LopezDecember 17, 2014 at 6:44 PM
Fab dress!! Love the coat Coming by from the Random Wednesday Link up!
Lady parisienneDecember 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Wow this dress is awesome I love the midi size and the colour, you look beautifull!
MartaDecember 17, 2014 at 2:13 PM
I love this vintage glam look, you look gorgeous and chic!!
LeighDecember 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM
I love this look on you! So glam! I love vintage items as well. I haven’t found many vintage clothing items before, but I collect vintage cameras, photos and home decor for the same reason.
Head to Toe ChicDecember 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM
You look gorgeous, Rachel! I love this dress so much!
MonicDecember 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM
love this outfit on ya so glam !
maluDecember 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM
You look fabulous! 🙂
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JacquelineDecember 17, 2014 at 6:08 PM
What a great look! I love this dress!
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EricaDecember 17, 2014 at 7:46 PM
That coat is everything!
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Happiness at Mid-LifeDecember 18, 2014 at 2:03 AM
Wow – you look stunning!! Love those shoes paired with this gorgeous green dress
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RachelleDecember 17, 2014 at 8:06 PM
you look gorgeous Rach, please wear this on NYE.
Cate @ Wild RuffleDecember 17, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Love this from head to toe. The back of your dress is just gorgeous! I don’t wear a ton of vintage, but I have a few favorite pieces that were my mom’s, my grandmother’s, and my great aunt’s.
AshleyDecember 18, 2014 at 9:14 AM
Such a babe! I love this dress on you and the fur is a stunner! 🙂
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Always MayleeDecember 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Love this dress on you and those shoes are fab! You look beautiful.
GinnyDecember 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM
It’s so exciting to find unique pieces like this. Very glam here : )
JennySue MakeupDecember 19, 2014 at 2:25 AM
the red lining of that coat and the red lips just make the outfit!! gorgeous vintage look all around!
MichaelaDecember 18, 2014 at 8:49 PM
I love the dress and coat! You look so amazing!
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LauraDecember 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM
You look so amazing! I love that dress on you!
AshleyDecember 19, 2014 at 9:25 AM
Love this outfit! And your expression in the first photo is just perfect for it: “I know I look damn hot in this”!
RachelDecember 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM
Thanks Ashley – and HAHA! I did feel very glamorous… my boyfriend really loved the look so I suppose he must have made me feel good about what I was wearing!
Sabrina TanDecember 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM
You look amazing!
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Kacie's KlosetDecember 19, 2014 at 4:41 PM
You look so glam! I’ve never gone vintage shopping. I think I’d need to go with someone like you to help me 🙂
SiennaDecember 19, 2014 at 8:58 PM
You have amazing hair and i love that fur!
JessicaDecember 20, 2014 at 11:06 AM
I love the fur coat! What a great find! I wish I had your luck!
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Kim of A Very Sweet BlogDecember 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM
What a fabulous coat and dress! I love vintage pieces and the fact that it’s a family piece is even more so.
Berty MoralesDecember 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Gorgeous. Adoring this vintage coat, and also beautiful dress.
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SharonDecember 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM
This dress is so stunning on you! The back cut outs are gorgeous!
JacyDecember 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Absolutely stunning and so glamorous Rachel! I love that you wear vintage so well and you remind me of my best friend who absolutely loves thrift/vintage shopping!
Red Tag Chic Los AngelesDecember 22, 2014 at 9:32 AM
Love the sophisticated vibe of this long dress – Wishing you a Merry Christmas too!!!
Biana @BlovedbostonDecember 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM
That polka dot dress is gorgeous and I love the old glamour that coat brings to the outfit!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston
ZelleDecember 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM
That dress is fab! Love love love!
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CharneleDecember 22, 2014 at 3:54 PM
lovely dress for the holidays! Hope you have a great holiday!
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