Photos by Molly of A Piece of Toast
Jacket: Vintage gift from grandmother (Similar option by ASOS, Similar option by Ella Moss, and Similar option by Dorothy Perkins); T-Shirt: Thrift find (Similar FUN option by Alloy); Leather Pants: Zara (Similar steal price and Similar splurge price); Booties: Zara, old; Clutch: ASOS, old (Similar); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Navy Cuff: Bauble Bar; Twitter Handle Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: c/o Gorjana
Sometimes, I can’t take all the credit for the outfits you see pictured here on my blog.
I know, I know….And in this
rare odd surprising moment, I am okay with passing the torch and giving credit where credit is due.
For this particular look, I would like to pass the torch to my mother’s mother, my Mimi, a woman with great style…and if you laid your eyes on her closet, you might understand where my love of clothing stems from….and you might stop calling it “materialistic,” but better yet, begin referring to it as “genetic.”
This sequin jacket is one of many vintage “hand me downs” that Mimi has gifted me over the years. Back in the day (read: 15 years ago), I used to think it was ridiculous that she would wear sequins during the middle of the day to the grocery store and act like it was totally normal. Then as I got older and developed my own personal style, I became one of those women who began to behave the exact same way….and suddenly her closet became my playground of fashion lust.
I have had my eye on this sequin blazer for quite sometime and Mimi has continued to brush it off and giggle at my coy, subtle mentions of it. I had just finally come to the assumption that a) she was just being selfish and wanted to keep it for herself, b) she was flat out ignoring me while I continued to annoy her about the darn blazer yet again or c) she just really couldn’t hear me tell her how much I wanted it (she is 82 for crying out loud…bless her heart, ahem, ears).
But during a recent visit to her house she did the unthinkable…she passed it down to me and tossed it in a to-go bag for me without any hesitation. (And quite frankly her act of kindness has me hoping that her traits are genetic too because I don’t really know if I will ever have it in me to be that unselfish with my coveted closet.)
Oh, and as for that cool t-shirt?! Yeah, its “my boyfriends.” And no you technical fact-checkers, I don’t have one a boyfriend. (Look, I’ve already swallowed my pride in this blog post and surrendered to my way cool, 82-year old grandmother and her kickass vintage blazer….just lemme slide without explaining the t-shirt too, okay?!)
Any sentimental” hand-me-downs” you could never imagining life without?