Fur & Feathers & a touch of Fringe

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Dress: I made this dress when I worked at Dimples a hundred years ago {I think it was early 2000’s} I am still in love with it. I’ve only gotten to wear it that one time.
***CLICK HERE for an easy DIY w/ instructions on how to make your own feather dress or skirt
Fur: Vintage
Necklace: Vintage ~ Grandma’s + my own fringe necklace
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Stockings: {lace topped thigh highs from Victoria’s Secret}
Earrings/Bracelets: Vintage ~ Grandma’s
Clutch: Silver sequins ~ gave these out for X-mas a couple years ago to all my girlies and had to get one for myself too 🙂

I shot these photos after making my waved hair video tutorial yesterday. I have been excited about it all week.

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Yes, it’s real fur. But it’s vintage… I found it at Goodwill in Oregon for $25 about 8 years ago. Really, how can you pass that up? So, I will say this; I only buy vintage furs. Please don’t throw red paint on me 🙂

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I’ve had these Christian Louboutin’s for about two weeks now. I’ve been wearing them around the house with thick socks on to break them in. I’m used to wearing heels and usually feel more comfy in them but these are ridiculous to walk in. I’m still shocked I can even get my feet in them. They may be the only style in which I can.


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Miss Karen

    December 7, 2008 |

    You look just stunning! The dress is so gorgeous and you can’t pass up a chic coat like that for only $25!

    PS. The fringe necklace and your grandma’s necklace are a match made in heaven!

  • NewlywedCentral

    December 7, 2008 |

    You are too much — Not only are you beautiful, but you love to dress yourself up like a Barbie Doll and it works!

    I love how you wear your grandmother’s vintage jewelry… absolutely fantastic —

    If I tried doing any of this, I’d be laughed back to 2nd grade — I’ll stick to writing 🙂

  • ~alison

    December 7, 2008 |

    I LOVE this Christmas photo! LeRoy is soooo freaking cute!

  • BakerGirl

    December 7, 2008 |

    Awesome vintage coat find! Looove the shoes! One day, when I have money (never) I will buy nice shoes.

    The dress is awesome too! You’re too talented!

  • Yaya

    December 7, 2008 |

    I LOVE it! You are so pretty!

  • Meghan

    December 7, 2008 |

    You’re so creative and fun with your fashion and it shows. Have you ever considered professional modelling?

  • Sara

    December 7, 2008 |

    I just LOVE your dress! I’ve been looking for something like that for my birthday! I don’t have your skill to make one that’s for sure!

  • Kristy

    December 8, 2008 |

    a fur for $25???? wow! i love playing dress up…looks like you really had fun with it!

  • AndreaLeigh

    December 8, 2008 |

    You look gorgeous. You have such an innate ability to put things together. And seriously, your grandmother’s wardrobe? Fabulous.

  • Bambola

    December 8, 2008 |

    The whole ensemble looks absolutely fantastic! Love the feathered dress, it fits perfectly with the season. & lucky you for finding such a great fur 🙂 x

  • Tiffany

    December 8, 2008 |

    pretty pictures!! Love this, I may have to steal your idea of doing dress up posts 🙂

    The dress is amazing. I love it. If you pair it with a black blazer it will look much like the coveted Elizabeth and James blazer.

    Adore the shoes! can you handle the sales? I bought two pairs of Loubies already and am eyeing a 3rd pair at Barneys.

  • Wep

    December 8, 2008 |

    YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!! That dress is amazing 🙂 I love the pics too, very artistic!

  • La Belette Rouge

    December 8, 2008 |

    OMG!! This is like a magazine photo shoot. I love the dress, shoes, and your dog looks very chic. And, you are so smart to break shoes in. I didn’t do that and I paid the price with my Pradas.

  • michelle

    December 8, 2008 |

    That black dress is incredible!

  • Georgia (AKA g-bug)

    December 8, 2008 |

    it’s a beautiful dress.

    you’re a beautiful woman.

    finding deals like that
    is a beautiful thing!

    i thing that last picture of you should be your Christmas card! so adorable!

  • Holly

    December 8, 2008 |

    so dang pretty. love the loubs and the obligatory sole photo!

  • bianca

    December 8, 2008 |

    You look gorgeous!!! I can’t believe you made that dress! And the shoes are amazing. I decided that I would treat myself to some Loubous when I graduate from law school. I figured I deserve to enter the “real world” in fabulous shoes.

  • mermaid

    December 8, 2008 |

    aww this is darling! i love your poochy in all these pictures!! he is posing right along with you! you look great in fur

  • Miss Anne

    December 8, 2008 |

    you’re amazing. gorgeous. amazing.

    p.s. come back to oregon and let’s go goodwill shopping..mmmkay?


  • Voodoo Child

    December 8, 2008 |

    That dress is stunning! Especially the feathers at the bottom.

    Where in Oregon were you? Because I rarely find things that good.

  • dayna

    December 8, 2008 |

    you look so wonderful! I love these pictures and I love where you took the pictures as well. your vintage fur coat and black feathered skirt or dress is absolutely fantastic- I want them terribly!!
    your french bulldog is so cute. is it a french bulldog? I want to see your pug! I’ll show you mine too. I get so excited when others have pugs 🙂

    xx Dayna

  • Miss_Red

    December 8, 2008 |

    amazing dress! It’s made to be danced in 🙂
    The fur coat is beautiful too, what a find! You look so glamorous

  • Carla

    December 8, 2008 |

    Maegan you look fantastic! I love the pics so glam and sexy and you little dog is adorable. Have a great Christmas Carla

  • Megan

    December 8, 2008 |

    I am speechless…

  • Rachel

    December 8, 2008 |

    I wonder what you did after the shoot ;0)

    Love the shoes!! And I want that dress…can you make me one????

  • Oh...dear me

    December 8, 2008 |

    OMG wonderful dress you look pretty

  • Lump

    December 8, 2008 |

    oh my goodness these are great photos! the dress is amazing. you look amazing. and the shot where your cute little dog sitting on the red rug is the best!! LOVE IT.

  • Kellie

    December 8, 2008 |

    Absolutely love that last picture! The pose and the dog are perfect! Love the dress and shoes too. I wish I could get some Louboutin’s! I’ll keep dreaming… 🙂

  • faith

    December 8, 2008 |

    I cannot believe you made that dress. you’re adorable! love the shoes.

  • stacy

    December 8, 2008 |

    so fun!

    i love the whole outfit.

    i wear vintage fur too – i kind of think throwing it out at this point would be even more disrespectful to the animal.

  • Couture Carrie

    December 8, 2008 |

    You are such a beauty! I adore these pics, and your new profile photo of course!

    Fab dress!


  • SassyTwoSocks

    December 8, 2008 |

    LOVE the dancing scene in the snow!

  • The Rest is Still Unwritten

    December 8, 2008 |


  • merc3069

    December 8, 2008 |

    Who takes these pics? OMG–if I didn’t like you so much…..such a beautiful woman, outfit, shoes, etc. AND THE DOG is the cutest thing!

  • Baking With Plath

    December 8, 2008 |

    I don’t even know where to begin. That dress? You made it? REALLY? It’s fucking gorgeous. It looks like something off a Chanel runway. And speaking of gorgeous: YOU! Ugh, some girls have all the luck. Your dog is precious and I’m so jealous of your shoes. Basically, let’s trade lives (including physical appearances), okay? Great. I knew you would understand.

  • Bella

    December 8, 2008 |

    Gorgeous! And the last image… too cute.

  • With Love from New Orleans

    December 8, 2008 |

    LOVE. L.O.V.E this. You are so gorgeous!! Ps. thanks for the hair to’s…

  • geri

    December 8, 2008 |

    i cant believe you made that dress! its stunning!

  • Bruce

    December 8, 2008 |

    I want my wife to wear this outfit to our next cocktail party……

  • Ashley

    December 8, 2008 |

    Geez, you’re pretty.

  • essenceanddesire

    December 8, 2008 |

    Wow! your blog is fantastic! and you have much style, I love the last photo. Thank you for going through the mine, you add to my list.

  • Diabolina 3.1

    December 9, 2008 |

    love love love. nothing like black and white with flashes of red – not paint, CL soles 😉

    rachel zoe wore a smilar jacket last night at an event last night. will post pictures soon.


  • Maki

    December 9, 2008 |


  • A Print A Day

    December 9, 2008 |

    so pretty! 🙂

  • Nicole Marie

    December 9, 2008 |

    ahhh i LOVE everything!!! the dress the shoes the coat!!!
    and especially the doggie

  • Chessa

    December 9, 2008 |

    this was fabulous! you look amazing and like you are having so much fun. I love, love, love that jacket and the dress. just stick a foot pad in there and you should be fine. 😉

  • Fashion Is Poison

    December 9, 2008 |

    woooow. i LOVE this.

  • Nina (femme rationale)

    December 9, 2008 |

    wow, you look beautiful…and your hair…i can never get perfect waves like yours. my hair has a mind of its own always.

  • WendyB

    December 9, 2008 |

    You MADE that dress? It’s awesome. Now throw a party so you have a reason to wear it.

  • *smuz*

    December 9, 2008 |

    Love the dog!!

    the dress is great too

  • Miss Urbanita

    December 9, 2008 |

    Absolutely AMAZING! I need that dress

  • Songy

    December 9, 2008 |

    How one could make a dress like that and working as a web designer?

    Why aren’t you acting/fashion designing/ modeling? Maybe you’re happier doing what your’e doing?

    That’s just too good.

  • shill

    December 9, 2008 |


  • issa

    December 9, 2008 |

    you made that dress???!! i absolutely LOVE it!!! it’s almost as gorgeous as you!

  • Kelli

    December 10, 2008 |

    How fun and you my dear are STUNNNING! Looks like a very fun day and I love your Louboutins. I bought my 1st pair about 2 weeks ago as well! 🙂

  • coco+kelley

    December 10, 2008 |

    I WANT A FEATHER DRESS SOOOO BAD!!! and the louboutins too, of course 😉 you look fab!

  • adictazapatos

    December 10, 2008 |

    I love your dress! It is amazing! You made it yourself? It is gorgeous!!!

  • adictazapatos

    December 10, 2008 |

    I forgot! I love your louboutin shoes!!!


    December 11, 2008 |

    The whole ensemble is incredible. How did you create the last photo. It’s fab!
    Lisa & Alfie

  • Anonymous

    December 11, 2008 |

    Your face and bady are from heven!!!!!

  • Missy P

    December 13, 2008 |


  • Mrs.D

    December 14, 2008 |

    That dress is awesome!! I love the bottom.

    And don’t feel bad, I am 5″5 and have size 10-11 feet.

  • tanya

    January 22, 2009 |

    wow, this is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I can’t get over it–you look so gorgeous! Styled perfectly, the whole look is flawless. I’m so glad I found your blog…totally addicted!

  • Maddie Marie

    June 3, 2009 |

    i couldn’t believe my eyes when i saw the necklace in this post. i have the same one. vintage….from my grandmother. too funny. i have never seen anyone with the same vintage accessory as me!

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