When I was around 6 years old, my aunt took me to see The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. As we took our seats, I noticed another little girl around my age with a Cabbage Patch doll wearing a fur coat. I kind of forgot about the ballet for a minute; I was in awe that a doll had a fur coat. I had to tell my mom all about that! And sure enough for Christmas that year, my very talented and amazing mother made “fur” coats, berets and muffs for my Cabbage Patch dolls, and had them sitting waiting for me on Christmas Day.
Back in the 80s, fur was an absolute must: I had my own fur muff worn on Sundays to church and holidays, and my mom had a her mink. When I got a little older, my sister and I both got REAL fur earmuffs. Those were special. Fast forward 30 years, and fur is a big trend again in fashion for both women and girls. While it might be real fur on the runway, it’s faux fur for Fancy Girl (well, maybe not for earmuffs!). With our recent cold snap on the East Coast (and snow planned for Thanksgiving Day), I pulled out my box of hats, gloves and scarves for my girls. I have plenty of “stuff” to keep them warm, but I don’t really have are fancy winter accessories for special occasions. They are seriously lacking in the fur department and it’s time to remedy that. Below are some fancy, furry winter accessories and coats to add a little glamour to your Fancy Girl’s winter outerwear. Check out even more in the Pinterest board.
1. Faux Fur Coat, ,Target | 2. Calvin Klein Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, $34.99 ,Macy’s | 3. Hooded Faux Fur Coat, $103.60, Saks Fifth Avenue | 4. Sofia The First Reversible Faux Fur Coat, $59.95, DisneyStore | 5. Polka Dot Peacoat with Faux Fur Trim, $26.99, Target | 6. Helena Fleece and Faux-Fur Coat, $315, Neiman Marcus
1. Pink Earmuffs, $17.50, AlexandAlexa | 2. Splurge: Ralph Lauren Cashmere & Faux-Fur Hat, $80.50, Saks Fifth Avenue; Steal: Cable Knit Hat, $9.95, H&M | 3. For her Doll: Corolle Les Cheries 13 in. Chic Coat & Bag Doll Ensemble, $27.99, Hayneedle.com | 4. Plum Ombre Faux Fur Pom Pom Leg Warmers, $29, FabulousFurs.com | 5. Toby & Me Faux Fur Scarf, $9.99, JCPenney