Baby It’s Cold Outside

No, really.  It’s cold outside.  I live in Michigan.  It was 7 degrees last night and I think the high was 19 today (as I write this).  Yay winter!  I guess winter is good for wearing warm sweaters and coats though.  Like fur or faux fur.  My mother-in-law let me borrow her vintage mink cape for my husband’s work Christmas party.  I absolutely adored it and she surprised me by giving it to me for Christmas.  I still cannot even believe it.  Tears were a flowing…  Mine.  Hers.  Even my husband got a bit verklempt.

I get that some of you may not wear fur.  I understand.  There are a lot of great faux fur options out there and they get better looking all the time.  This piece is a family heirloom and it gets a pass.  This cape was given to my mother-in-law upon the birth of my husband by her father-in-law (my husband’s greatly loved grandfather).  And yes, I plan to wear it every chance I can get.  I sported this look to Christmas dinner.

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Wearing:  Vintage Mink Cape (faux option here and another one here), Black turtleneck sweater – H & M (old), Jeans – J. Crew Factory, Pumps – Cole Haan, Necklace – Jane