Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's a Gift-a 49'er!

First, I would like to say that last week was quite a somber one due to the horrible shooting in Connecticut. Even though I knew my family was ok (my sister and her kids live 20 minutes away) I was saddened for those kids and their families. I won't get into it too much on here but I wanted to say something about it. Hopefully something like that never happens again.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Even though it doesn't get nearly as cold here as it did in Denver we do have winter. It's just more in line with what I was used to living in New Mexico. I'm thankful that I don't have to experience snow and below zero temperatures anymore!! So even though I no longer need the heavier stuff, I still bundle up. I am a notoriously cold person (in temp, not heart) so I feel like I am always dressed in sweaters. In an effort to broaden my winter wardrobe I have developed a mild obsession with 49er jackets.

It's a gift...a 49'er


Pendleton starting making these jackets in 1949 (hence the name) and actually still make them. They have such a fabulously casual yet stylish look about them that they have become quite the collectors item. Finding them in my size, however, is a bit of a challenge. Usually I have a problem with the sleeves being too long. I would own an adorable pink one if my arms had been longer. Instead my friend Kat owns it. Oh well.

Here are the 49ers I do own:


I wore this to work yesterday. My coworker is always saying how I remind me of old photos of her mom in the 50s. This one is blue with cream and orange. It fits me quite nicely so I wear it often. I love the buttons on it!



This was my first 49'er. It is red and green and just a bit too big. I don't care though. I love the shell buttons and red and green are my favorite colors!



I always style my 49'ers with dungarees and a head scarf. I'm not very creative I guess as all the old adds feature them with pencil skirts.



This is my most recent acquisition that I haven't even received in the mail yet. I am completely in love with the lilac color!!

It is newer I believe. The add says 60s but I am not sure. I may see about changing out the buttons if I can find ones similar to those on my blue one. I just love those!


It is a Young Pendleton so hopefully it fits well. It looks soft and comfy and I can't wait to wear it!!

So ladies...how many 49'ers do you own? In what colors???





15 comments:

  1. I have exactly one...it's red and dark green. I usually have the exact opposite problem as you...the arms are too short! I have big long monkey arms :-)

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    1. Man I must have really short arms!! Coats are always too long on me too. I've just succumbed to it by now.

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  2. I used to have a few but now just own a standard red and gray one. I have the same issue as the previous comment mentioned where the arms are usually too short. In fact I tried on an adorable one over the weekend and again had the same issue :-( Love that lavender one you just purchased!

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  3. I love them, too! I bought a purple and gray one a few months ago. They always look so cute. Yours are fabulous! :)

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  4. Why must you be so adorable??? you look perfect in all of these pics. I am totally in love with the purple Pendleton coat. I think we should become bff's so I can raid your closet woman!!!

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    1. Aw thanks!! Sorry to say though that I have 2 other girls already in line for my wardrobe if I were to die. We've all claimed dibs on each others closets!!

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  5. I have two - one is a pinky/purple-ish colour (which I LOVE) and the other is red and grey. I love pendletons, however my only complaint is that I am so sensitive to itchy materials, and I find them to be SO scratchy! I only wear them if I have long sleeves on underneath. I'm thinking that one of these days I will have to get them lined so that I can wear them more comfortably!

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  6. I own 4.

    beige and pink
    black and dark green
    red and grey
    turquoise

    oh and a red and black suit.

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    1. I really want a pink one and a green one. Then maybe I'll be done :-)

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  7. I have a green one! Lovely post and I really enjoyed going through your blog! I am a new follower from Italy, ciao! I hope you will follow me too :))

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  8. Cool 49´ers. Love your make-up and hair!

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  9. Greetings from Brazil!
    I LOVED YOUR BLOG... GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! Congratulations!!
    Joanatan Richard

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  10. Love 49er's...I have about 4 or 5. My favorite is a black and grey plaid one. It fits perfectly and I wear it with high-waisted jeans usually.

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  11. I recently squired my very first 49er and I'm completely in love! they look so cute and are so cosy! it was an absolute steal too! I'm quite envious of your little collection! xx

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