After an impromptu before-school cleaning of my son's closet I ended up with about 10 bags of clothing to donate to the local thrift shop. After unloading all the bags from the car and taking them inside I decided to browse the racks for a few minutes. Here I must interject and disclose that thrift shopping and I have a sordid past: I still remember my Mother boiling the clothing we got from the Salvation Army when I was a kid. Newly arrived to this country we had big dreams and small pockets so money was tight. I swore that once I was an adult and had my own money I would never shop at thrift stores. I kept to my promise but have donated on a regular basis. Not until recently when my son's school suggested a thrift store for putting together a Colonial Day outfit did I step inside a thrift store.
This particular visit I left with a few items including this awesome blazer. It is beautifully lined and made of gorgeous material. Alas, there is no tag, no attached care tag, no nothing. The blazer is in pristine condition, looks absolutely new and seems to have never been worn. If anyone ever sees a blazer like this somewhere else please let me know. I would love to know the story of this great piece. Do you love fashion mysteries or do they just drive you bonkers?
But I digress... The second day after I got this blazer, while perusing a magazine I had just gotten in the mail, I saw the outfit Solange Knowles was wearing with her Robert Cavalli jacket and the rest is blogger history. I love Solange's style. She is so daring and exudes a fashion and style maturity that is way beyond her 25 years.. She is also the new face of Madewell.
Because it is 100 degrees I really didn't feel like messing with my hair. I just washed it, didn't put any product in it to weigh it down, and just let its normal, messy, frizzy-self shine!
Pumps: Kelsi Dagger
Necklace: House of Harlow
Bracelet: (left) H&M necklace worn as bracelet
Bracelet: (right) Fendi bag strap worn as bracelet
Lipstick: YSL #49
If only flowers could grow jewelry....I would be a gardener full time!