An Hour and Fifteen Minutes

November 15, 2011

I went home to Oakland this past weekend to visit my family. Although it is only an hour and fifteen minutes from Santa Cruz, I rarely make the trip. During our brief visit, we grabbed brunch at the delicious Bacheeso's, had hot pot dinner at my parents', and brought home tons of Chinese pastries! It was a gorgeous day and so we went down to take some photos at Lake Merritt which was only three blocks from my parents'. This lake is full of memories, growing up I would drive by it, bike along it, and walk around it. This is also where Chris took me on a gondola ride (yes, they have authentic gondola imported from Venice) and proposed to me earlier this year. We took photos at the end of the lake where there is this nice pathway full of columns.

I have MANY coats... wool coats, fur coats, leather coats, suede coats, trench coats, etc. You name it, I probably have it. I recently purchased this vintage wool coat with chinchilla fur collar and cuffs. I really don't need another wool coat but I was really drawn to the deep wine burgundy color, and how could I resist the ultra soft chinchilla fur? I paired it with a simple dress, matched it with my Dooney & Bourke purse, and dressed it up with my tapestry litas.
Vintage 60s chinchilla fur wool coat from Thriftwares.
Dress from F21.
Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse from Ebay.
Jeffrey Campbell floral tapestry lita.


  1. Gorgeous Toshiko! I love the coat!

  2. This is such a precious outfit! I love all your outfits though, especially that vintage crochet dress on your profile. You look lovely!

    vintage clothing

  3. Thank you so much Rodellee! I like your etsy shop, lots of pretty things in there!

  4. So lovely ! I adore this coat. What a sweet look. xo


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