The Ivy Retreat

wool jacket

1960's Mint wool coat

VintageRachel ChurchComment

I know I'm posting two coats in one week, but this one is just so beautiful that I couldn't resist.  It's a 1960's mint blue wool coat that was handmade.  It has no labels and no "union made" tags, but by the style and look I'm assuming that it's from the 50's or 60's.  It has large covered buttons and 3/4 length sleeves.  The mandarin collar is great and the soft silk lining is so pretty.  Because it's not super thick or bulky, but still has some weight and substance to it, I think it would be the perfect fall coat (or...winter coat in states that don't get too cold).  This coat has amazing lines and fun button loop details that really make it stand out.  The color is .. well ... amazing.  Is it "mint to be" for you and this coat? Yeah, I just went there, but you always have to leave room for corny.  Check it out in the Etsy shop today!

1950's Ivory swing coat

VintageRachel ChurchComment

I know it's summer, but I had to post this coat today!  Sometimes you just have to prepare for upcoming seasons way in advance, right!?!  This beauty was too pretty to let sit for a couple more months. It is such a nice wool coat from the 1950's.  It's handmade and has great texture from the weaving of the material as well as a really soft satin ivory lining.  There is a large ivory button at the top as well.  I was told that it came from an estate sale in Michigan and was preserved beautifully.  It has that retro, "Mad Men" feel to it , but also looks modern with its classic shape and winter white color.  Another plus is that it will fit many sizes because the only fitted area is at the top button closure!  It may be 90 degrees where you live, but check it out in the Etsy shop today and have a great weekend!