Jeans? J Brand, Holt Renfrew Last Call
Blazer? Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Sweater? Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Shoes? Aldo, thrifted
Bag? Vintage Roots, thrifted
Bracelets? Crazy lady at The Ex and Winners
I nearly left this blazer at the thrift store because I was having hoarding guilt. I usually have inner dialogues as I try to justify yet another article of clothing but this time I got to test a friendship with my outer dialogue, as I explained to my friend why I needed this jacket. I don't remember the exact words but I'm sure it went something like this ... 'It's plaid, it's wool, it's in perfect condition, it's $7, it has suede elbow patches and it has horsey face buttons.' I should have started with the horsey face buttons because that's all it took...
We went to The Ex this weekend and it was a little shock to have to wear pants again. After two dismal summers, we finally had a pretty hot (just right, not too hot) summer and I have taken full advantage, busting out skirts and dresses at every opportunity. You may have noticed...
Then we had a mini cold snap and I put pants on and I get reminded that I have... thighs. Don't judge... you never forget a body part? I like my legs and my waist and I may have shown them off plenty this summer in dresses and putting on pants was an anatomy lesson. I have a waist, legs AND thighs. I may have spent all summer ignoring their existence but it's hard to ignore them now. This isn't a body bashing post... I am generally quite happy with what I have but we all have tripping areas, don't we? I kind of wish it was always warm and I could wear dresses all year and frolic in flowery meadows but then I'd have no use for wool, plaid blazers with horsey face buttons. And that would be a great pity.