18.12.10

Thrift Inspiration, Chloe Style

Chloe produced some gorgeous camel coats for Winter 2010 which if you are fortunate enough to afford, would by a lifetime investment piece:

The midi length is a popular, versatile and stylish option, it keeps the legs warm and you can still show off a on trend trouser leg or a stylish pair of winter boots or evening shoes.

I mentioned in an earlier post this month that I was after a fuller length coat, as my furry options were all thigh length and if I could get a camel coat, then so much the better.

With the Chloe coats as inspiration, I was so pleased to pick up this 100% cashmere vintage camel coat by a brand called Dellbury (no jokes about Delboy and his infamous camel coat please!!)

Its very much a similar style to the 2nd Chloe coat and bearing in mind my coat must be from the 70s or 80s, it goes to show that a classic style never dates and can be reinterpreted for the present day:

I got it from my local boot sale last week and it fits just perfectly too.

So the hunt for a coat is over for this winter and just in time too-the snow here today has settled already and still coming thick and fast, so I'm pleased we've all got a two week break from work and school!!!

27 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Wow, that is am incredible bargain. Will you wear it with a belt like in the first picture? I am really envious, that is a ridiculously good steal x

FairyFiligree said...

Great choice - it's just the thing for the super cold weather you're enjoying! Have a lovely Christmas.

lucysherriff said...

Beautiful! I never think of going to car boots, really need to start though! Enjoy wearing it, I am full of envy right now !x

CameronPoe2409 said...

That is a fab bargain and just in time for the snow! Blackpool is looking quite Christmassy now but I'm worried about completing my Christmas shopping! xx

Couture said...

I'm a new reader to your blog and think you got the best bargain! It's a truly beautiful coat, better than the Chloe one imho. Would you post a photo of you wearing it?
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viviane said...

I love this coat! The price is a real bargain ;) What a snap of quality and style! Sure you will have nice and warm winter days in it :)

janettaylor said...

I love yours! How gorgeous!

Karobaro said...

Love your new header!

Bonnie said...

Hello! This coat is gorgeous and looks so warm and cozy exactly what I need at this very moment. Will enjoy catching up on all your posts.

xoxo, Bonnie

WendyB said...

That's an insane bargain.

MyStyle said...

Hi thanks for all your lovely comments, I will try and do an outfit post featuring the coat soon and depending how it looks, I may channel a skinny belt with it too x

Siljesfashion said...

Great bargain! I am hoping to come in for fashion week in february, hopefully we can meet up then:) Wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

yiqin; said...

i wish we can wear coats here :(

Rebecca said...

You're SO right! Classics are....classic! I'd love to stumble on one like this. (I'm still wearing MY "classic" which I've had for at least 15 years. It is serving me VERY well.

Danz said...

Score! That is a really lovely coat. I'm still obsessed with anything camel. Hope you had a lovely weekend Sharon (despite the snow) and hope you'll have a great week ahead xx

Perdita said...

Brave lady going to the car boots in this chilly weather- but your reward is that coat! Amazing. It goes to show that with classic clothes (like classic cars)vintage can save money AND means you get a unique and classy look too. Epic WIN!

Make Do Style said...

Brilliant bargain Delboy from Rodders xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous coat - I'd love to buy an investment piece just like it but I think I'm a style commitment phobe!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Love the Chloe coats and what a fab bargain you got there!

katieafox said...

Wow what a bargain! We talk about the Chloe coat being a luxury, investment piece, but I think your find is definitely the next best thing! Such great quality and timeless too, hope it gets lots of wear :)

x

northwest is best said...

What a great find! It's such a classic design, and so warm too.

Dahl said...

Sounds like a fabulous bargain! I'm a huge fan of the whole camel coat look, so I really love those Chloe coats too. Great blog, I'm a new follower! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

Savvy Gal said...

very nice! happy holiday.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, that is fabulous! What an amazing bargain... again! I have been keeping my eye out on Ebay for you but haven't seen anything for that sort of price. The last cashmere coat I bought from there is similar to yours but single breasted with a belt instead of buttons which was £32. You have a real knack, plus you actually get up to go to a boot sale, which you know I don't! Hope all's well with you xx

Ms Wanda said...

I really need to start hunting down some car boot sales. I'm obviously missing a (fashion) trick here.

Anusha said...

Girl, you find the best coats! I love the classic styling of this one -- shows how it has stayed beautiful for all these years, and will remain so for many more to come! :o)

Miss N said...

once again I bow to your bargain finding prowess!
that coat is an amaaaazing find!

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