Pom Pom Frittes


What are pomme frittes? French fries?

This coat is so cute but I don’t think I ever wore it. I bought it 12 years ago. I love how retro it looks. The fabric, buttons, and colors are all throwbacks, held together by the adorable Pom Pom detailing. I recall thinking that Carrie Bradshaw would purchase this piece and know just what to do with it. I never quite figured that out, but it had too much character to not buy. I usually don’t shop like that, especially now. My style vision is lightening speed, if I do say so myself. I see a piece I like and instantly know how I’d wear it   It’s really fun to challenge myself by incorporating the same item in totally different looks. That being said, this particular piece is meant to serve its purpose as cute, statement outerwear. The pom poms carry the mood, so there’s not much for me to do except just put it on.

As far as the fur, it’s obviously faux. I do have a bunch of fur coats I’ve had for a long time, mostly vintage pieces from my grandmother and mother. I love them for their history, sentimentality, and super vintage feel. I would not buy fur anymore. I don’t think it’s right for something to literally have to give their life so I can make a fashion statement I could easily make in a kinder way. I’m not weighing in on what anyone else does; I’m sharing my own thoughts with you about an issue that’s become very important to me. It’s why I no longer eat meat, chicken, or fish anymore either. Bottom line, faux fur all the way just to clarify. Fashion shouldn’t hurt anyone or anything. Just a thought.

Much love, LB