#OOTD: Playing Dress Up In Grandmother's Closet

DISCLAIMER: Before I go into my post, I know this can be a touchy and controversial subject. Though I would never purchase a real fur coat for myself, I'm not going to not wear one that was left to me.

Well, how did you get the fur then?

When my grandmother passed away in 2013 she left me two of her absolutely gorgeous silver fox fur coats, one long and one 3/4 length (pictured in this post). 

Honestly up until this year I have been nervous to wear this lovely piece because it seemed a bit outdated to wear fur, and some even view it as offensive. However due to New York Fashion Week bringing it back this year I figured why not break out my beaut and rock it! After all it did keep me warm while I was frolicking around Old Economy Village for my shoot in the snow and 3 degree weather!

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The reason I love this piece is because just like my grandmother it is elegant and classic. Not to mention it's a show stopper, and being an Aries I naturally love being able to captivate an audience just by walking into the room! Also another thing I find admirable about this coat is when the sun hits the lush silver fur it is absolutely exquisite the way it glimmers.

The last reason I love my grandmother's former coat is because I feel that it seriously glams up a very simple outfit. For example other than that coat I'm just wearing some of my very simple but favorite pieces such as: My Banana Republic cowl neck sweater, Ann Taylor jeans, along with Ariat english short riding boots, and of course my beloved Banana Republic shades just for the finishing touch! Who said casual couldn't be glamorous?