A Faux Fur Jacket by the Bay

A Furry Jacket: The Style ConfessionsThis Christmas found me once again in the city by the bay. The sheer beauty of San Francisco never ceases to amaze me, but no matter how many times I visit I’m never, ever, prepared for the weather. My collection of Los Angeles-style cold weather clothing just doesn’t cut it. I reach for that sporty, warm, down-stuffed and quilted windbreaker that all the natives seem to be wearing and realize, oh, I don’t have one. Instead I have a collection of glamorous faux fur coats. Well, they’ll have to do!

The faux fur jacket I’m wearing in these photos is one of my favorites. I bought it last year when the style was super-trendy and even though the trend has waned I still love it. It’s so warm!

A furry coat: The Style Confessions

Faux fur coat and denim pencil skirt: The Style Confessions

Coach bag and the bay: The Style Confessions

Do you see those little dots in the water behind me in the photo above? Those are surfers! I can’t imagine how cold it must have been in the water. They must have been having fun though, because none of them were giving up and leaving.


  • Faux fur coat from Nordstrom (Mine has long since sold out, but I found a similar looking jacket here.)
  • Cashmere scarf a gift from my mother
  • Coach purse belonged to my grandmother (Here is a similar shape by the same company.)
  • Gloves borrowed from my mother
  • Denim pencil skirt from J Crew (It must have been popular, because J Crew still sells the same one.)
  • Boots from Loehmanns by Lou (I bought these two years ago, but these Rag and Bone boots look very similar.)

Do you have a faux fur jacket?


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43 Responses to A Faux Fur Jacket by the Bay

  1. Marla January 16, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    You look so glamorous in this pics and they are taken in my favorite city. I love these.

  2. Suzanne January 16, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    You look fabulous and warm! The colours are great.

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    • Heather Fonseca January 16, 2013 at 11:57 am #

      Thanks Suzanne! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment too.

  3. Pam
    January 16, 2013 at 5:00 am #

    Love the faux fur with denim…and of course the pictures are wonderful!
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  4. amanda January 16, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    faux fur, yes! sf, yes! The outfit looks great! SF has amazing colors in any picture really, but the water is so so end of the spectrum blue here. Great shoot!

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    • Heather Fonseca January 16, 2013 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks Amanda! San Francisco really is one of those cities that doesn’t have a bad angle. (:

  5. Bella Q, The Citizen Rosebud
    January 16, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    I do but don’t look nearly as stylish as you do in yours! I LOVE these pics! Tell Hugo he is on Photographic fire!
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  6. nofearoffashion January 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Aren’t you cold around your bum? The jacket is every so lovely, but you are freezing below the jacket. Aren’t you? I would.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      It’s cold in San Francisco, but it’s not THAT cold. OK, I was a little cold in the bum area, but not that bad. (:

  7. Ariane January 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Fabulous, as always, Heather. I think faux fur has become a staple, kind of like leopard print has. The photos are great. Hugo really does have talent.

  8. Shanti January 16, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    The sky is amazing in these photos! I love San Fran and it’s always cold! beautiful classy look! I have a faux fur stole.

    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

      Thanks Shanti. Glad you like the photos. I know it’s cold where you live. Do you not wear any faux fur there? Maybe it’s not warm enough?

  9. Jeannie
    January 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Heather, such beautiful photos!
    You look gorgeous and glam, too!
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  10. Adiel
    January 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    Beautiful photos! It’s super cold there and I’m always amazed at the people who brave the water!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      It’s one thing to be on land, but that water is COLD. They were catching waves though.

  11. anne the SpyGirl
    January 17, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    Wow! Look how clear SF is in those photos – brrrrrrr.

    Who cares if faux fur is trendy or not, it’s perennial! When the trend wanes, that’s the perfect time to pounce on the objects of desire at resale shops, department store sales, the outlet stores and places like Loehmann’s, TJ Maxx, etc.

    I’m guilty of owning MANY faux fur coats (way too many for soCal)! Most of them were obtained at thrift stores.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      Yeah, I don’t think I could hold back if I found one of these cuties at a thrift store.

  12. Shybiker January 17, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    Gorgeous photos. Great backdrop. I visited SF a decade ago and was stunned by its beauty.

    Love your outfit. The jacket is adorbs. I have a white faux-fur coat that I often wear indoors just to run my hands up and down it. It’s so soft and fluffy.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      Be careful wearing the faux fur jacket inside if you spend any time in the kitchen. The fur fibers can melt. I know this from personal experience. Sigh. But I’m glad you have one you like. They are so silky!

    January 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I don’t have a faux fur jacket, but I’ve always wanted one. I just haven’t found one yet that’s really ‘me’ you know? I love the vibrant colors in these photos!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Just keep looking Steph! I promise you the right one is out there somewhere, and they really do keep you warm. For some reason they’re perfect for L.A. in the winter. It took me a while and a lot of looking to find my perfect one. So keep looking!

  14. A Brit Greek
    January 18, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    You sure know how to blow us away with these shots don’t you? I love the 1st & last shot and loving the vividness of the pieces you’re wearing – looking gorgeous and perfect wrapped up for a chilly winter’s day!
    I also own a faux fur jacket – it’s an old Miss sixty one I picked up in the sale but it has lasted me a decade +!
    Have a happy weekend!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      Thank you so much for the nice compliment on the images! I agree. I love my husband’s photos! I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves a faux fur jacket too.

  15. SACRAMENTO January 19, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    That jacket will alway be trendy, and you beautiful, dear Heather.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Thank you Sacramento. You’re too sweet.

  16. Kat Smith January 19, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I love the photography in your blog. You look amazing and chic. I look forward to seeing more.

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    • Heather Fonseca January 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

      Thanks so much Kat! Lots more to come. (:

  17. Stacey - Total City Girl
    January 21, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    I don’t have a faux fur jacket. I haven’t been to San Francisco in so long! I think if I had to live in CA, that would be the place for me!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Thanks Stacey! Yeah, San Fran is gorgeous.

  18. Jacque
    January 24, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    I don’t have one – but def support faux over the real thing

  19. Jamillah January 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    omg! soooo a little aside, i noticed your hub’s photography site on your blog roll and i visited and it’s beautiful like super beautiful i love that mermaid picture. it is no friggin wonder you always look like a movie star in your pics! especially this one with your faux fur. beautiful. and props to those surfers that would never every in a million years be me i hate cold water!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 28, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      Thanks Jamillah! I don’t know why I didn’t have his portfolio site on my blogroll sooner. Oh well. Glad you like the photos. He’s been posting something every day to Facebook and I’m encouraging him to post more frequently on his portfolio site too.

    February 4, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    I’m glad that faux furs look more and more close to the real thing – thumbs up.
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    • Heather Fonseca February 5, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you my dear! I do love that coat. (:

  21. erica kendall February 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    I just bought one of these Faux Fur Coats myself. I got a great deal at Burlington Coat Factory, so it was well within my budget (even if it doesn’t look like something I could afford). It’s so comfy and warm. I just love it.


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