Black Vintage

December 26, 2014
Missing my mom this Christmas, I found myself really wanting to incorporate her vintage coat into an outfit this season.  I love this fabulous wool coat and the cool silver buttons. It’s a bit large on me, but I figured with the oversize coat trend, I could get away with it!  

I started with my favorite basic LBD from New York & Company.

I added classic pumps and a vintage snakeskin clutch.

And I did the messy up-do (thank goodness messy is in, since I can’t seem to make a neat one to save my life) with vintage-inspired marcasite earrings.

Mom would’ve loved the classic simplicity.  Sometimes less really is more, right?

Hope all my dolls had a very wonderful holiday celebration!  In my next post, I’ll be sure to feature some of my Christmas gifts.  Can’t wait to see what Santa brought all my fav fashionistas this year!
Dawn Lucy
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  • Reply Tina Bradley December 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Beautiful, Dawn! This look is so classic and elegant. Loving that you are donning your mother's lovely vintage coat! No doubt, she would be honored that you are wearing this treasured heirloom. Hugs, T.

    • Reply dawnlucy December 27, 2014 at 1:17 am

      Aww, thanks so much, Tina! OXOX

  • Reply The Real Arnolds December 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Sometimes for all the joy, holidays are really hard. I totally get that. I am sorry you are missing your mom. I think she would have loved your token to her. You rocked this dress and coat! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas my friend!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Reply dawnlucy December 27, 2014 at 1:17 am

      Mom loved clothes and yeah, she would've loved that I was wearing her coat. Thanks so much, Amy! OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga December 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Lovely!! I have a jacket that is similar to the one you are wearing, unique larger silver buttons. So pretty and love the LBD and pumps, looks beautiful.
    Best for the New Year!
    jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy December 27, 2014 at 1:16 am

      Thanks so much, Jess! I'll look for that similar jacket on your blog! OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life December 27, 2014 at 6:01 am

    A great coat and a great way to remember your mom. Can't wait to see your new goodies.


    • Reply dawnlucy December 28, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Hee … thanks, Alice. My husband likes to pick things out for himself for me and it's always a fun surprise to see what I get! OXOX

  • Reply Andrea Whitt December 27, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Love that coat on you! You look gorgeous! xo Andrea

    • Reply dawnlucy December 27, 2014 at 1:18 am

      Thanks Dear!

  • Reply Andrea Whitt December 27, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Love that coat on you! You look stunning! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

    • Reply dawnlucy December 27, 2014 at 1:18 am

      Love your blog, Andrea! OXOX

  • Reply Garaytreasures December 27, 2014 at 4:14 am

    You look great- you can't go wrong with a LBD and black coat. Your mother would be proud, I bet she looked lovely in it. Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy December 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Rachel. Mom loved fashion! OXOX

  • Reply Alexandra B. December 27, 2014 at 5:53 am

    That's a beautiful coat Dawn! And I love the understated chic of the outfit.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply dawnlucy December 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Aww thanks so much, Alex, and hope your holiday was fabulous just like you!

  • Reply Mica T December 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    That is a beautiful coat, what a wonderful piece to have and to wear to feel close to your mum!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy December 28, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Aww thanks, Mica. Yeah, I miss her a lot. She was my fav shopping buddy (along with being a great mom).

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. December 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Love your mom's coat on you! Looks so pretty with the dress and pumps. I think it's a nice way to be thinking of your mama this holiday. She would have loved it on you. Hope you had a nice Christmas Dawn. It was so mice to see your home and get together. Hugs. xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy December 28, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Aww thanks Kimi! Can't wait to get together again soon! Maybe we can try to take a decent picture together next time! 😉

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf December 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Stunning in it's simplicity my friend! And how completely fabulous that the coat was your mom's.

    • Reply dawnlucy December 28, 2014 at 12:03 am

      Thanks, Debbie. I like a lot of bells and whistles sometimes, but maybe after all the bling of Xmas I was ready for something simple!

  • Reply bashashhazbaz December 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    you look simply gorgeous in your awesome LBD! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy December 30, 2014 at 1:03 am

      Aww thanks so much!

    • Reply bashashhazbaz December 30, 2014 at 1:12 am

      much obliged! glad you appreciated the comment! 🙂

  • Reply Kat Harris December 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    So cute!! you are so adorable! I am doing a FREE BURBERRY fragrance giveaway if you want to enter!!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 31, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen December 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, yeah … gorgeous coat on you. Your mother, like her daughter, had excellent taste. Military jackets are back, I hear (were they ever out?) Just the right length this year, and if it's the sleeve lengths that need the alteration, that's the easiest thing. I'd do it, 'cause it makes all the difference. Does your dry cleaner have one … or have you been in the area long enough to find services? Regardless … you'll wear this forever and it's cool as anything. Have you worn it with boots and jeans yet?
    You remind me that I have a bright red cocoon coat of my mom's put away. This might be the year to try to bring it out and back!

    • Reply dawnlucy December 31, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Oooo I'd love to see your red cocoon coat! Yes, I totally need to get the coat altered! I'll have to ask around to find a good alterations place in my new hood. Wishing you the very best of everything in 2015, Jan!

    • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen December 31, 2014 at 4:02 am

      You know … I went right in and put it on. Then took it right back off. Eww. HUGE style, not for moi. Nice thought though. Ha!
      Happy New Year to you too, kid.

  • Reply Lynn Tran January 3, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I am loving that coat dear. You look totally hot.

  • Reply GnomeLover January 4, 2015 at 2:24 am

    I am so sorry about your mom. I am sending you a virtual hug through the internet. I think she would have enjoyed seeing you wearing her things. The coat looks great on you. I love the little black dress and I want my hair to be as fabulous as yours looks up like that! You are beautiful!


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