Jacket - USAF, vintage, second-hand (Mom via Gandma) | Cardigan - Axcess, second-hand (Grandma) | Top - XXI, second-hand (Grandma) | Jeans - Old Navy | Boots - Restricted (Burlington Coat Factory)
I wore this jacket to work one night and met a man who called himself a "reader." He asked when I was going to heal my relationship with my mother, and I laughed. I enjoyed our conversation and enjoyed trying to figure out if he really did have a gift or if he was just really good at bullshitting, or some combination of the two (who's to say bullshitting is not a gift itself?). This is my mother's Air Force jacket, with all the pins, medallions, patches she placed herself when I was no older than Mads is now. I'm the same height and build as my mother, mostly. The jacket fits me nicely.
Sweater - Christopher & Banks | Tunic - Christopher & Banks | Leggings - Steve Madden, second-hand (Grandma) | Boots - 1883 by Lucchese, resale (Butterfly Exchange)I have a friend, Selena, whose signature color is red. She wears other colors, of course, but red is her color--her purse is red, her shoes are often red, she will choose the red dress on the rack before all others. I love her and her color and the idea of having a signature--color or style, whatever. My closet looks like a rainbow threw up in it, and that's just the way I like it. No signature color for me. I went through a hoop earring phase, followed by a chandelier earring phase. I do have a nice burgeoning collection of Western-style boots. These I bought for $30 at my shop, but they're easily worth upwards of $200 (and that's a conservative guess). Why does anybody buy anything new, like, ever?
Jacket - Silk Dragon, thrifted (GCF) | Top - H&M, resale (Butterfly Exchange) | Jeans - Rock & Republic, resale (Butterfly Exchange) | Shoes - second-hand (Grandma)