Let It Reign

Furry Dilemma


Fall is here and that means it is the season where I get berated constantly for wearing fur.

I’ve gotten used to it by now and it doesn’t really bother me too much. But I have started thinking about the topic on my own lately.

I am of course aware of the cruelties that animals are subjected to obtain their furs. It is awful. I will never buy new fur for that reason. And I’d kind of justified me wearing the furs that I do have by the fact that they are vintage and not new.

It makes sense, right? I mean it’s been around for sixty years! If it wasn’t on me it would be on someone else or thrown away I suppose. I also looked at it as a form of recycling.

As most people who know me know, almost all of my closet is second hand. I take pride in the fact that I can find clothes that I not only love, but are also second hand and not contributing to the mass overflow of new wasteful modern fashion. So I just figured, why would it be different for fur? It’s still vintage clothing that I am recycling.

But even I can’t deny that even with this defense, I’m still promoting the wearing of fur, which includes modern fur. And that is not really something I want to do.

If you know anything about me, you know that I love vintage fashion, especially the 40s and 50s. I grew up looking at vintage Vogues and lusting over the luxury and glamour held in its glossy pages. And part of that glamour and luxury was fur.

I’m not sure if it is because of these early memories that it has been ingrained in my brain to love fur, but I do. Not only is it warm but it is glamorous and makes me feel like I’m right back in that era of elegance and sophistication.

Now this might sound silly to some people, but I feel that when I wear my vintage furs, it’s more of an homage to that era. Since I’m wearing them with my other vintage pieces in a complete vintage style, I feel like I’m more just celebrating that beautiful vintage style and promoting wearing vintage fur.

My logic is, there is plenty of vintage fur left in the world to go around. Yes, the ways of obtaining animal fur isn’t ethical or just. We all pretty much recognize that now. But if there is already old furs still out in circulation, I don’t see the harm in enjoying them and the era that they remind us of, as long as we realize we can no longer be creating new furs.

There really just isn’t the need for it anymore, to be quite honest. Faux furs are becoming increasingly better in quality. So I’m sure there will come a day where people won’t be able to tell the difference between real and fake.

But I think what it really comes down to is that people are free to do whatever the heck they want to do. If someone chooses to wear new fur, fine. I may not agree with that, but it’s their choice. If you are willingly supporting a store or company that exploits foreign labor and has unethical treatment of its workers, that is also your choice.

I will never be offended if someone expresses their feelings to me about wearing fur. I understand completely where people are coming from, but it is my choice. Just like it’s their choice not to wear it.

No matter what you chose to wear, just stay classy my dears 🙂




Fall is here!! And it is so gorgeous!!

Outfit Post: Fur Show

I don’t know why, but the fashion god’s have REALLY been on my side lately! I got this fabulous suede, fur-trimmed coat AND my plaid driving coat from my last outfit post both at the same thrift store! And for $20.00 each! Not bad, if I do say so myself. It just goes to show that so much of thrifting is about the timing. Had I gone a day later, these jewels would have been gone!

(My lovely boyfriend volunteered to take my outfit post pictures this time. It’s so much easier having someone else with a REAL camera do it!)

Ah, I just love this coat so much. It is SO warm. And in mint condition! I love the length too. Not too long and not too short.

My glasses are from Cuffs, my earrings are thrifted and my bag is from Crimson and Clover Vintage.

And my boots that I LOVE (seriously one of my favorite pair of shoes) are from Heart Boutique.

Outfit Post: Dead Women Never Wear Plaid


So this Fall, I’ve kind of gone a bit coat crazy…It’s been quite fun. One of the many coats I’ve scored recently was this gem. I found it at a local thrift store marked at twenty dollars. It had a couple rips in the lining on the armpits, but after going to my tailor, it’s a good as new! I absolutely adore it. It’s a great Fall plaid, nice and long (and warm) and has a nice snug fit.

My boots (which have become a Fall staple of mine) are from Crimson and Clover Vintage. They really are the perfect boot. Just the right height with the perfect heel. They are great for riding my bike.

ImageMy vintage-esque sunnies are from Cuffs. Clutch and earrings are both thrifted.

I slept with pin curls in my hair last night and this is the result. I wish my hair looked like this every day!

Stay classy lovelies! 🙂

Style Inspiration


I absolutely love this look. This jacket is amazing. It’s rugged and yet feminine all at once. I like that she paired it with a kind of rugged boot. It really compliments the look well. The glasses and the hair have a lovely vintage feel to them too. I probably would have done the hair differently, but not bad.

In the navy

This outfit is a little more subtle and understated, but one of my favorites, none the less.

I found this adorable little number at Freestyle Clothing Exchange, and it was a little too big. But I took it down to my friend at Friendship Tailor and he did an AMAZING job. Fits me like a glove!

I think my favorite part about it are the tiny bows on the waist. If you don’t know, I have a massive weakness for bows.

My alligator purse is one of my favorite bargains from the SPCA Thrift Store in town. And the pearls were thrifted from a small store in my home town in Oregon.

I am LOVING my Revlon red nail polish. If you’re looking for a great classic red, this is it!

Stay classy, lovelies!

Outfit Post: Secret Garden

I really love this outfit. I got this wonderful little button-down, collar dress at Crimson and Clover and have been wearing it all Summer long. It’s very light and fits me like a glove.

The print is just adorable and I love the pleats. It gives it a very 40’s silhouette. The purse and belt are both thrifted.

Stay classy, lovelies!

Bad Ass


Outfit Post: What A Spectacle

Today’s outfit is nice and light (it’s getting warm out there!).

My lovely rosey tie-blouse is from Forever. My pencil skirt is thrifted and my shoes are from Cuffs.

But my favorite part of this outfit are my new cat eye glasses! I got them on my recent trip back home to Oregon.

I already have one pair of horn-rimmed glasses, but I wanted ones that were more subtle and delicate. I really love the subtle leafing details on the sides and tops of them.

Do I look smarter? Haha fingers crossed!

Stay classy, lovelies!

Triumph Of The Nerds