Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Falling Into Fur

Fall fashion is in full force and I've been having so much fun checking out your wish lists and swooning over the fabulous items you've been thinking about.  The other day Alicia at Cheetah is the New Black caused my eyes to well up when she wore her fabulous fur vest.  I haven't compiled an entire wish list for fall because, well, I don't really have to.  Fur is basically it.  All of it.  Yes, the entire list.  Faux fur is the way I go and not just because of budget...it all stems back to the time I rescued a rabbit from a daycare and it became my pet for reals (but that's another story for another time).  Last year I picked up an adorable fur vest and jacket from Juicy Couture, and then it rained so much in Southern California I couldn't even wear them (suffice it to say soggy faux fur is not the new black).  In hindsight I'm kind of grateful because I feel like I've got a bit of a headstart in the fur department for this season.  There's so much out there to choose from I thought I'd pick some of my latest favorites and share them with you.  One thing is for certain - fur is a major part of this fall's top picks.  I found it on handbags, boots, collars, entire coats, gloves, hats, and the list goes on.  I even found this Cat in the Hood Hat over at Modcloth - um, kinda want it.  Badly.

How are you feeling about the fur/faux fur trend?  Are you planning on incorporating it, or simply admiring it from afar? Perhaps you even dislike it *say it isn't so!*

Fall Fur


Starting in upper left corner and moving clockwiseHalston Heritage - Faux Fur Vest, Guess - Bountiful Ankle Boot, Rebecca Taylor - Faux Fur Cheetah Coat, Alexander Wang - Polina Fur Ankle Boot, Anna Sui - Faux Fur Cropped Jacket, BB Dakota - Janika Faux Fur Vest, Topshop - Leopard Vintage Faux Fur Coat, Jeffrey Campbell - Dana 2, (center) Loeffler Randall - Faux Fur Military Jacket

81 comments:

Katie said...

Love it! Want it. Have a faux fur vest, but I need more.

Monique said...

Found your blog over at "There she is". I saw that you blogged about fur and immediately, I knew I'd love your little corner of the blogoshere!! I'm your newest follow ;)

Jessica said...

I'm loving fur this year (and last year ... and the year before that...) Have you seen this piece: http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&categoryId=209870&parent_category_rn=208640&productId=1944204&langId=-1&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-8gZdpSBqQBtTRSvyecE06A&cmpid=usls_deeplink&_$ja=tsid:19905 - Need. Seriously.

Last year I committed a major fashion sin and purchased a rabbit fur scarf (terrible because I also had a pet bunny growing up). But I will say that it's the warmest scarf I've ever owned and in a Wisconsin winter, it does become practical.

(Oh, to answer your question re: the under $20 finds, I have a few go-to stores to search quick, otherwise, I use those fashion search engines like ShopStyle. They take so long to compile that I couldn't bear going to each store one at a time!)

Jammer said...

My mom has a fur vest that is the most amazing thing ever, so plan on me being one of those daughters who ends up dressing just like her mom.

PS - sorry to hear about your jewelry, I can lend to my car for destruction of her sunglasses if need be :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I am so in a need of amazing fur vest...I love the brown one!!! Would look so cute with jeans..dont you think,sweetie?

Kisses and happy midweek:)

Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Debby said...

Yes, yes & yes!! I have a thing for fur... furry dogs, furry clothes... (furry men... not so much)! I have been wearing a Michael Kors coat I got at TJ Maxx w/ a faux fur collar that is not falling off, I had to pin it on because I don't want to part with it. Perhaps, I will get a new coat for my bday! xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh looking good for fall! I wasn't a fan at first but love the look in a short jacket or print!

Emilie said...

Oh this is THE trend I love this fall :) I already have a (faux) fur gilet and earwarmers haha :p
great post!!

xx

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Fashion Meets Food said...

I have been dreaming of that cheetah coat. However I really want a Burberry one for winter and with it being 1,200 I will prob get neither lol. Hope you are doing fab!!!

xo

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the fur trend, don't have any yet though XD Love all your choices :D
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Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i will def give it a try - i dunno how the faux vest will look on me - i'm scared it'll put extra lbs on, ya know - with the bulk .. but i'll try it!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Cara said...

I can't wait to wear the vintage short fur coat m friend gave me-I have never worn fur!

Daisy said...

I am kinda liking it! I actually have a faux cheetah vest that I rocked (ahem, wore shyly because I was intimidated by it) out to the bars a couple of years ago. Can you say way ahead of the trends?! (I should post pictures!!)

Annie said...

I definitely like it, but I can't think of anything I own right now with any fur/faux fur!

merciblahblah said...

I am DYING for a fur vest a la Rachel Zoe. Love love love it. I also have to say I have a vintage white rabbit fur coat that is amazing (no disrespect to your former pet)...

That faux fur military jacket is the shiz. Loves ya!

Merci,
Shan

Rissy said...

1. I am so jealous you live in socal.. someday girl I shall be there soon

2. Of course my fav on that list is Halston and therefor way outta this little server's budget.

3. Oh and about Racehl Zoe... does that lady have a line out yet or what?!

20 York Street said...

Me looove the faux fur vest! I don't think I can quite wear full on animal!

Daniela said...

love the hat at mod cloth!! I don't think I could pull it off though. I definitely want a faux fur bag and vest this season...

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

I love my faux fur vest. I got it at American Eagle this past winter. I wrote about it here on my blog..

http://pearlsandgreentea.blogspot.com/2009/12/oh-weather-outside-is-frightful.html

Lisa Griffin said...

I have an insane faux fur vest that I layered over EVERYTHING last fall and I can't wait to do it again!

Nikki said...

Fur is definitely everywhere!!!
I love how a lot of places are using faux though, so theres lots of options (Zara, H&M, Juicy, Urban outfitters..) there are some amaaaaazing pieces out there!!!!! I'm excited :)


xx
Nikki

Marie Z. said...

Faux fur is definitely a fall and winter staple. I have a coat I bought at H & M last year that I hope to wear again in the next few months since I think I only wore it once or twice last year! Great post!

nadia said...

I am currently on the hunt for my perfect faux fur vest. LOVE the look.

xo, Nadia

the red bungalow said...

I am all about the faux fur trend! I just crave that touch of luxury. I went to the garment district in LA a couple weekends ago and spent a good deal of time hunting down the perfect faux fur fabric so I can make my own vest. We shall see how it turns out, maybe I'll post it on my blog when I'm done, lol.

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Emilie said...

Wow!
Great items!

Taylor said...

I am SOOO on the fence with this one...though I almost bought a faux vest this past weekend!

I won the JC clogs in brown in a giveaway and I am DYING to get them and wear them!!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love faux fur too! I have a few items...vests, short coats & collars but I'm definitely going to add some boots this season. Also I've been dying for that Rebecca Taylor coat. I have to have it!

Ms. Givens said...

I like it and have spotted a coat that I am gonna keep my eye on.

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I am a faux fur addict, Carrie! I almost bought a leopard frint faux fur jacket at Target last year. Every single time I tried it on I felt like Edie Sedgwick. Sadly, I never purchased...this year, I most definitely will! Love, need, want...faux fur!! :)

Couture Carrie said...

OMG LOOOOOVE this trend, darling!
Fab collage, especially the cheetah coat!

xoxox,
CC

Josie said...

I think that faux fur can look so terribly chic when done well. It looks so ridiculous on me, but I can say with the utmost confidence that you will be ROCKING it this fall, love!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

LOVE! I am loving the Loeffler Randall cropped jacket!! Amazing!!
You're in Belmont Shore as in Long Beach?? I know that area well, I actually used to love down there myself. Wow you are close! Perhaps you should join Bren (Chasing Beauty), Val (Red Vines for Breakfast and I for a blogger meet up in October! We are having Nutella Martini's in Culver City the 1st weekend of the month :)
Let me know if you are free!

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Taj Acosta said...

Girrrl I am all over it! so glamorous and lux for fall/winter. I have this capelet that I got at H&M last winter that I can't wait to rock!
p.s. so I went to Target and mine had lots of tucker, but I tried on 2 dresses and I just wasn't in love with the material. I'm still debating on the butterfly dress. It's cute...hugs

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Love it! But I am with you on the Faux fur ~ every time I watch the Rachel Zoe project on Bravo I end up searching the internet for the perfect faux fur vest ~ she really rocks them! But I haven't found 'the one' yet!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I love the look, not so sure of it on me, though.

Marissa said...

I love this trend, but I'm looking for something a bit more subtle that I can wear more often - some kind of vest with short fur, I think.

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

Vic said...

Sadly I don't own any of that stuff...i need to:)

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I will definitely be incorporating some faux fur pieces into my wardrobe. It's just too glamorous not to own a couple of fur pieces!

I found a darling faux fur leopard print cropped jacket last year, and I LOVE it! Everyone should own at least one fur piece, in my humble opinion :)

Happy Wednesday, sweet friend! xoxo

VenusInVirgo said...

Those items are great! I have my eyes set on this beautiful gray fur vest. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
now following you,care to follow back ? XOXO
http://venuslovesvirgo.blogspot.com

Romance Is Boring said...

I'd love a faux fur vest! Love everything you've picked out here :)

romance-is-boring.blogspot.com

xx

OneCraftyFox said...

You had a pet bunny??!!!... I had a pet bunny!!!... Let's be best friends ;)

My bunny's name was Spots, he used to ride in the basket on my bike. Bunny liked bike rides!! lol.

I have a love/hate relationship with faux fur, and a hate/absolute hate relationship with real fur :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I think I will have to admire it from afar. Not because I don't like it, but because I don't think I can pull it off that well. I like the cheetah print coat you have picked out here. Pure fab!

DolceDreams said...

I'm a big fur fan....love it all, and yes it must be faux :)
Nathalie

Jessica said...

A fur vest is definitely on must must have list for fall! Faux fur, of course.

Stay Beautiful! said...

Love it!!!
http://jjbeautysecrets.blogspot.com/ :)

yours truly dear said...

lovin the fur vibe :]

Mimi said...

i think i want to buy a faux fur vest. i love how it looks when worn. :D

p.s. i also want to have someone draw my portrait when i go to paris (whenever that is, haha!). and that ice cream shop you told me about sounds wonderful. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Charleston Girl said...

Wow, you certainly are very popular misses! I had to scroll for what seemed like forever before I could post this comment. ;) Hope you realize how amazing your blog is and its because you are amazing! :)

I'm loving the fur - I really want to try a fur vest this year, but I'm not sure I could pull it off. I need to find a cheap one so I can wear it once and try it out - and if I get odd looks and stifled giggles behind hands, at least I can donate it to Goodwill and not be upset about it. :)

bananas. said...

i love love LOVE fur!!!

but i can't get on the fur vest train. it's too snuffaluffagus for me.

i am craving a fur leapard coat. want one bad!

Claire Kiefer said...

I keep seeing fur everywhere, it's true! But I gotta say, I'm so not into it. ;) Totally with you on the go-faux-if-you're-gonna-go-fur, but it's definitely not my style either way. I do like seeing your picks, though!

Wild and Precious said...

man i had an awesome (faux) fur vest... have no idea where it is... super sad! great post!

p.s. have a little surprise on my blog today for all the blogs i have ever "wiggled"-- of course that includes you! xo

Phuong said...

great stuff, want it!

Marcie said...

Now I want to hear that rabbit story, Carrie. :)

I love fur too. It is funny though because I don't have a single piece in my wardrobe. Your list is a great start to developing my own wishlist.

xo M

Valerie said...

I am so with you on wanting to wear lots of fur this winter/fall! I love every single item you posted. I'm trying so hard to do the same thing as you this season though. Buy a few small things to get me through and avoid a new Fall wardrobe splurge. But it's so rough, Carrie. I was just at Target and thought of you because all the Tucker stuff there is AMAZING! Definitely the best collaboration I've seen at Target so far. I broke down and bought a dress! But mark my words, that's the end of it for me (I found my brown booties and mustard tights last night). We can do this if we stick together through the rough patches. My first rough patch came when I just saw your fur montage.

xo
Valerie

Alicia said...

Aww thanks for mentioning me!!! :) I am seriously DYING over that Rebecca Taylor Cheetah jacket! And Juicy makes super cute fur vests!

this free bird said...

Oh Valerie. Misery loves company. I am glad you got the Tucker dress though lady!! Can't wait to see it!

Isabel said...

i LOVE the vest!

cpfashionista said...

I love the fur trend. I have been lusting after the Juicy fur vests, they are super cute. I must say that Rebecca Taylor jacket is pretty much perfection.

xx cpfashionista

the chirpy bird said...

I'm batty for fur! Love a hint of a good animal accent.. and p.s. you and I have a lot more in common than I realized wowzers! I hear you sister I hear you!
xo tash

this free bird said...

Yes!! Juicy makes the best fur!! I can't wait to pull my jacket out - perfect fit and so pretty. Go girls!

Ashleigh said...

I'm going for the vest, I love that look with skinny jeans and boots!
Fur side note - I have a fabulous black rabbit fur (sorry!) crop jacket that my dad gave my mom their first Christmas together. (over 30 years ago) Not only is it sentimental, it's also the most amazing piece in my closet but I'm terrified to wear for fear of someone throwing red paint on me!!

sssdawna said...

faux fur is amazing : ) i'll try the trend!

Anna Walker said...

I love the trenchcoat! :)

She Wore It Well said...

Fur and leather! But hopefully it's going to be too hot to wear either of those where I am for the next 6 months.. HOPEFULLY!

Check out http://www.andrewmarc.com/campaigns --> 2010 --> image number 2.. the stunning model in the leather pants and fur jacket... *swoon*

xo

Punctuation Mark said...

i don't mind the faux as long as it doesn't look too plastichy...

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

But I wanna hear your bunny story! And, you just make me laugh! You are so right: soggy faux fur is definitely not the new black! Ha!
xox

sophiasa said...

oo good picks!in my opinion, a fuzzy furry anything can get never go out of style. I'm searching for a vest and a short n chubby to get me thru the winter=)

Marissa said...

Thank you so much for the tip! That vest is perfect! And under $100 is pretty reasonable as these things go. :)

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

Ashley said...

I love fur so much right now. I've been wearing my new fur vest quite a lot but still haven't posted it on my blog (thanks for reminding me, in a sense!). I LOVE Topshop's fur coats!!

Stylelover said...

Great post!!! love it...
xoxo
Vicky

Jess said...

OH girl - that vest is fabulous!! And I can't believe you rescued a rabbit - hahah. That reminds me of this girl who picked up a baby squirrel on the trail I was running on last week.... hmmmm :-/

Diane said...

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Anna Jane said...

i'd like to hear the rescue rabbit story :)

anyway, i wish i would have warmed up to the faux fur trend last year...the warmer the better here in chicago! ann taylor loft has a really cute fur vest (faux) too.

xx anna jane
PS glad you like my new header! i am a total dumdum in tech stuff, but do a lot of googling.

Style Attic said...

Animal is instinct and it's right on for looking great! I knew you would have it all put together for me as I do the late night post visits :)

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

i absolutely adore faux fur and animal prints!! love this post :)

STACY said...

Faux fur is great!! Too bad I'm in Spring atm :)

xStace

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LyddieGal said...

I will definitely be wearing lots of faux fur this fall, in addition to the ummm 3 furry articles already in my closet, I'd love to add either of those vests.

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

In lust right now. ARGH If only I found the fur vest last weekend. The Halston is gorgeous!

Café Bellini said...

Faux fur for me, too. I saw that Topshop coat in the shops but didn't get it... now I'm having second thoughts!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

<3 that you're faux fur. :)

that modcloth hat is hilarious! i'd totally wear it. :P

i think i like my fur as an accent. i have a lavender velvet coat with this giant faux fur collar (and around the wrists too). it ties with this big silky ribbon. it's like "uber princess" but i love it! :)

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