December 12, 2013

Cobalt Blue Romance






This gorgeous coat has been in my family for over 30 years.  It belongs to my mom, which she purchased and wore in Chicago as the secretary for the editor of the Chicago Tribune.  When my My Mom and Dad relocated to Florida, the coat was retired in my closet. Yes, my closet. I loved it so much, almost as much as my mom did. The fact that it was my moms and the history behind it made it too nostalgic to give away.  So, it sat in my Florida closet for about 20 years until now.  I brought it with me when we relocated to Atlanta and I get the pleasure of introducing it back into the world! Thanks Mom, you can wear it anytime when you're in Atlanta. I love you!

What I'm wearing: Coat: vintage // Sweater: J.Crew, old // Jeans: Loft, summer // Shoes: the pumps are Enzo, Nordstrom Rack and ballerina flats are Sam Edelman  // Bag: vintage

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28 comments:

  1. Another stunning look - vibrant blue coat & all the accessories...I'd like to meet your Mom and see what else she had in that closet in Chicago!!! AND, I'd like to have access to that Vintage thrift store you frequent - you buy the most amazing pieces and wear them like a true model....Ms. Colette

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  2. Hi Ms. Colette, I love reading your comments, you are so cute! My mom is a stunning woman and has taught me everything I know. Thanks so much for stopping by!
    xo,
    Monica

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  3. Glenda @ So What to Twenty!Thu Dec 12, 08:53:00 PM EST

    Monica, thank you for your kind words on my blog. You're very kind. Your beautifully colored outfit cheered me up. You have great style and I love it!

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  4. Anytime, girl! It's so nice to meet to real life bloggers that are not so perfect all the time! Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)
    xo

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  5. That is one beautiful cobalt blue jacket! I love how you wore the striped shirt underneath. Super chic.


    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  6. What a gorgeous coat! I love it with the nude pumps.

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  7. That coat is so stunning! How cool that it was passed down to you!

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  8. Love the whole outfit combination!

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  9. Gorgeous and timeless! You look fab


    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm impressed the color is still so vibrant after all these years! Cobalt blue has been in my rotation this season, too. It looks really attractive on you. :)

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  11. Thanks Anna! You have amazing ideas on your blog, thanks for stopping by!!!
    xo

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  12. That coat is so perfect and the cobalt blue looks amazing on you. Love that you're rocking white in fall!

    xo,
    Cha Cha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  13. Awww I would have never guessed that its a vintage. The color is so vivid, vibrant and it looks as good as new. Very elegant. I love the whole outfit!

    Dee

    Ms Dee Kay

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  14. What an awesome coat! How classic is it that it can withstand season after season for 20 years! It's beautiful on you and love the history around it!
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks Charnele, happy you stopped by! xo

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  16. Thanks Dee! It was preserved nicely in my closet all those years. Thanks for stopping by :)
    xo

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  17. Hi Carylee! It was a shame it sat around for so many years in Florida, but how lucky am I the color is on trend this season! Thanks for stopping by! :) xo

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  18. That coat is fab!!! Found you via IFB, wanna follow each other? I also host a Sunday and Tuesday linkup! I'd love if you stopped by!

    Carolyn

    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com

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  19. Thanks Carolyn! I would love it if we follow and support each others and follow each other blog on Bloglovin?!' :) So happy you stopped by!!
    xo

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  20. HappinessatmidlifeMon Dec 16, 12:18:00 AM EST

    What a stunning coat and I love the story behind it!! I have been on a hunt of a cobalt blue coat.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  21. Lovely coat. You look so cosmopolitan with the nude pumps and striped top. There is nothing like having a vintage piece from your mother. My mom handed down a floral dress from the 70s that she used to wear and a garnet and opal ring that I absolutely loved when I was a girl. It amazes me that the dress is so on trend 40 years later. I enjoyed reading your post. I plan to follow you to read more.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  22. Lovely coat. You look so cosmopolitan with the nude pumps and striped top. There is nothing like having a vintage piece from your mother. My mom handed down a floral dress from the 70s that she used to wear and a garnet and opal ring that I absolutely loved when I was a girl. It amazes me that the dress is so on trend 40 years later. I enjoyed reading your post. I plan to follow you to read more.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  23. Thank you for your lovely comment, Sharon, it means the world to me!
    xo,
    Monica

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  24. Such a stunning coat! You look fab! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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