Fall Fur.

7 Sep

Ever since I first tried on my mother’s fur lined khaki trench I have been absolutely in love with fur fashion. Fur came back in a strong way last fall and despite scouring high and low I could not find an acceptable and affordable option anywhere. I was not going to settle for a furry piece of fabric, I needed a statement! Running around New York I thought about looking vintage but after an all too close encounter with purchasing real fur, I squeamed and decided to hold off. I will not throw red paint or judge, but personally, it’s all about faux. The difference in feel is worlds away, but if Uncle K can rock an entire iceberg-filled Chanel show featuring the faux, I can accept it as well!

As soon as fall fashion hit shops I dashed out in search of faux fur 2010. Coats that made me look like a polar bear, vests that felt like a matted wet dog, ombre-ick jackets, I was left to believe that I would not get my hands on this trend ever. That is until an after-work excursion to Zara in SoHo. I went in expecting to roam aimlessly, per usual, and leave empty handed. Until I saw the most perfect shade of deep brown intermixed with black paneling, I literally whisper-prayed to the fashion gods the texture would feel just as smooth. And bam! There it was!  The smoothest, softest, most delicious (yes, delicious) faux fur coat I had seen yet. After admiring my furry self for a good ten minutes, I purchased the absolutely affordable $89 vest and skipped off into the 95 degree humidity with a glimmer of excitement for that dreaded winter season.

While I personally would not style this coat in the way above, I must say you can even see the silkiness in the photo! It hasn’t been cool enough to don my new vest yet and believe me, I am hoping this warm weather stays as long as possible. But I am giddy thinking about that first chilly winter day pairing a thin scoop neck long sleeve tee with this chic topper and keeping cozy in my faux fur all day long.

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What do you think? Will you be rocking faux fur this winter?!

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Photo from Style.com & Zara.

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