27.12.13

Thrift Inspiration.....My Version of The Maxmara Carrara Coat, aka The Teddy Bear Coat

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and Boxing Day, ours was very relaxing with a lot of good food and drink, films and Christmas TV thrown in! Thank you all for your lovely Christmas wishes-they were so much appreciated and I hope your holidays have been all you wanted them to be and if Santa didn't bring you that elusive pressie you've been after then hopefully you may be able to track it down in the sales that are all on at the moment!

I thought I would share a find from the summer holidays with you that is my inspirational version of the gorgeous and most covetable coat of the moment, the MaxMara Carrara coat, which I know is Carine Roitfeld and Kim Kardashian's winter coat of choice:

MaxMara Carrara Coat


It's just like a blanket coat, enveloping you like a big fluffy dressing gown and making you feel like a teddy bear-thus giving the coat it's nickname of the 'teddy bear coat'


I have a feeling the coat is sold out now, but it certainly is such an inspiring look and style- I love the casual wraparound vibe, the gorgeous caramel colour and of course the thought of the feeling you would get wearing a coat like this, I don't think you'd want to take it off!! 


So here is my inspired version- it's a vintage faux fur coat by Tissavel of France, a very renowned but now sadly defunct, faux fur manafacturer established in 1953. I have owned a couple of Tissavel coats in the past which were such fabulous quality, but this one is defintely my favourite. My favourite features of the coat are it's wide collar, the 'no buttons' style so you have to wear it in a wraparound style and of course, the length-this coat is definitely keeping all chills at bay!!


The true life colour is more as shown in the second picture, a 'caramel camel' colour and it was the perfect coat of choice to wear at the weekend for a brisk walk around St Katherines Dock- which was a very brisk and short one as we decided to go for a drive and enjoy a forthcoming coffee out at Cafe Nero.


I'm wearing a lurex pom pom beanie from Primark last winter, River Island faux leather panel leggings, ankle boots from PrettyLittleThing.com, a Marks and Spencer thrifted black merino wool polo sweater and a Chanel inspired black leather quilted chain bag:


Because of the wraparound style I just felt like hugging myself and of course you have to with this sort of coat as it comes apart otherwise!!


I bought this in the heart of summer from a local towns Sense charity shop which sells everything for a £1- so this is definitely my cheapest coat bargain of the year! 

Have you found your perfect winter coat yet? Do you love vintage or will you be seeking a bargain in the sales? I'd love to see how you're all styling up your chosen winter coat this season!! I am linking this post to the lovely Claire Justine for her weekend blog hop, I hope you get a chance to check out her fabulous blog! Wishing you all a very happy weekend and happy sales shopping too!

20 comments:

Anne said...

Your coat looks so cosy....what a fabulous find Sharon:)
~Anne

Kezzie said...

It certainly looks cosy Sharon!!! What a great find! I am wishing I had bought the full length blue coat I saw in Barnados, as I forgot how nice it is to have a full length coat!!x

CousCousandCorkWedges said...

Love it!!! What an amazing coat & I can't believe it cost £1!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family?! Ax

Janet Taylor said...

Love love love!


List Addict said...

A 1559 pound saving - that is nothing short of awesome!!!! Well done you. It looks amazing, and fabulously warm. I am loving all the fake fur at the moment. It is so much fun.

Fur Earwig

Michelle Lee said...

Your coat is awesome Sharon....another fantastic find!! Such a gorgeous colour....so sumptuous!! Hope you and yours have had a fabulous Christmas! xx

Style At Every Age said...

It looks really lovely on you Sharon I must say, what a great buy and wouldn't it be heaven on earth to own the Maxmara! xx

Clairejustine oxox said...

Whoo looks lovely and warm :) thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop :)

Vix said...

You look gloriously snug and cosy and the bobble hat is ace! xxx

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Corinne said...

I can't believe that only cost you a quid! Bargain!!

Corinne x
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Style Eyes said...

An amazing coat! It looks so cosy and warm and the colour is great. My daughter calls my fake fur coat the teddy bear coat.

CameronPoe2409 said...

Wow, what an amazing bargain and very chic too, I love your outfit, perfect for a winter's stroll. I have struggled to find a winters coat that I like this year. My husband is concerned that I have a lot of shoes but no coat! LOL xx

teawithonesugarplease said...

Fantastic find and such a good colour, wish I never gave up my faux fur coat in a moment of down sizing! Have a happy new year xxx

Mrs C said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous coat! Looks so warm and so so soft! Happy New year, Sharon!

emily said...

I love your coat, I prefer the style to the MaxMara one actually! It's simpler and the colour of the faux fur is prettier :)

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone! Your comments are just lovely, thank you all so very much!! xxx

Kelly Jackson said...

Gorgeous! I love it, snugly and warm yet oh so chic.

Anusha said...

OMG I LOOOOOVE it! That is just a beyond fab coat -- sooo glamorous yet unpretentious too! Perfect. ^_^

highlandfashionista.com said...

That is a GORGEOUS coat. I like your version way better than the Max Mara....no offence Max....

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