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Updated on Feb 09, 2010
blue vintage coat - red City streets top - black MIA 2 shoes - black xhilaration
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HeatherYarnell 's Thoughts:

song of the day:
Eisley – “Memories”

If I had to describe the Vaile Mansion in one word it would be imposing. It’s the star of the neighborhood and I swear it knows it. I guess it’s used to the reactions of people driving down the street and suddenly shocked to have its looming presence dominating their view. This is one of the perks of living in Independence. History’s survivors, both big and small, are everywhere. And as dramatic as the Vaile’s exterior is, the interior probably comes pretty close to matching it: 31 rooms, 9 marble fireplaces, painted ceilings… Not too shabby, eh?

As far as thrifting finds go, this vintage coat is by far my favorite to date. And the absurd thing is, I actually walked out of the store without buying it. It was marked $20, but with a 75% off sale only a couple days away, how could I possibly not wait for the chance to get it for $5? I’m tellin’ ya, bargain hunting breeds insanity. Lucky for crazy me, it was still there when I went back. In the left pocket, I found a small envelope with an extra button, an order slip with handwritten details (sapphire in color, Spanish lamb fur) and a $285 (!) price tag. It’s definitely the warmest coat I’ve ever worn too. Notice how there isn’t a single photo with my hands out of my pockets? That’s not a pose. That’s how I was 100% of the time there. Never have I walked around in 30 degree weather and been so comfortable. If only my shoes had kept my tootsies as warm!

More photos, including better shots of the Vaile Mansion, here

Comments (34)

EJ999
EJ999 on June 08
gorgeous coat
ms_chelle
ms_chelle on May 26
L.O.V.E I . T !! :D;D +1
heartpalpitations
heartpalpitations on October 28
lovely coat :)
kingsibulo
kingsibulo on September 02
love the coat!
chelseypaige
chelseypaige on August 12
cute coat :)
coldlight
coldlight on March 07
oh my gosh, what an absolute bargain for that coat! it looks so comfy and warm!! :D
maryjones
maryjones on February 17
fabulous coat!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on February 15
Cutest coat thusfar!
nikiadams
nikiadams on February 14
That coat is to die for! I love it!
cheekycharlie
cheekycharlie on February 12
Fabulous coat!!!!
patriss
patriss on February 12
your coat is awesome i love it...chic vote
loveamore
loveamore on February 12
hai love the coat and nice pic,btw im just have dropping comment on your blog and already follow you :)
mdgriz
mdgriz on February 11
love the coat!
KristaniA
KristaniA on February 11
GUUHHREEAAATTT coat! it's fur overload but im loving it! :D
mitzicocoa
mitzicocoa on February 10
I love this. You look so classic and chic.
love_vintage
love_vintage on February 10
I really love that coat! :)
rebelchic
rebelchic on February 10
cute jacket!! and where is this by the way? This mansion is really cool.
HeatherYarnell
HeatherYarnell on February 10
Thanks! It's in Independence, Missouri. :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on February 10
cute coat!
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on February 10
i loove your coat and shoes
FashCloud
FashCloud on February 10
ohh waouw I just feel in love with your coat it's simply gorgeous!! xx
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 10
Nice coat!
thefieldsofelysium
thefieldsofelysium on February 10
what a stunning coat -- i am in total awe~
wakeupthecity
wakeupthecity on February 10
great, great photos!!!!! love the coat
FairyColors
FairyColors on February 09
omg, such a BEAUTIFUL blue coat and l loooove those fur details and the shoes are super cute too ;)) love love love the whole mix! so chic! my vote <3
PurpleDuckling
PurpleDuckling on February 09
oh, great coat!
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on February 09
chic!
TheParachuteEffect
TheParachuteEffect on February 09
i love this!!
BukuDoll
BukuDoll on February 09
You look so elegant playing in the snow. Such a lovely creature in a a stunning ensemble! Absolutely mesmerizing.
Laura86
Laura86 on February 09
Love your coat!
folle_femme
folle_femme on February 09
This is such a beautiful coat!
ashtree
ashtree on February 09
i love this coat! $5 is such a steal.
Isabellasfashion
Isabellasfashion on February 09
Great coat! Love it!
magpie13
magpie13 on February 09
cute.
Anastasia_Azuline
Anastasia_Azuline on February 09
lovely shoes! ^^
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