I must admit I have a fondest for outerwear. This 1960s crushed red velvet peacoat may be my favorite due to its brass buttons, dainty pockets, and statement collar. I purchased the coat at Held Over in the Haight/Ashbury district last Fall before an impromptu trip to New York City. The coat definitely kept me warm in the brisk NYC Autumn weather, and it is just the right amount of coverage for a mild San Francisco winter. The coat is the perfect match to this dreamy 1970s number. Originally a maxi dress, I found it buried deep within a pile of clothes at a thrift store. As much as I love a longer hem line, I have been loving shorter lengths for the Fall. I am a little lady at barely 5'3 so a raised hemline is a much needed break from some of the longer styles of the season.