Here I am back at my parent’s house modeling a few of my favorite things. This is my favorite, actually my only, maxi dress. I purchased it a few years ago to wear to a party. Not only was it a hit at the event, it’s still one of the most exciting dresses in my closet, and gets taken out whenever I want something a little splashy.
There’s this street in the nearby city of Artesia full of fabulous Indian restaurants, stores selling beautiful Sari, and jewelry boutiques. The area is called Little India and the most wonderful things can be found there. I went there years ago with some friends and found this necklace. It was on display amid a number of beautiful gold necklace and earring sets, but I fell in love with the interlocking rings and tiny flower shapes in this silver one. It’s very heavy. For a long time I didn’t wear it often because it felt like “too much”, but now that big “statement” necklaces are all the rage this feels remarkably delicate.
This dress felt very long when I purchased it back in 2007, but now it looks a bit too short. Maxi dresses are really maxi now! I’ve seen them trailing on the ground behind their wearers. As for the jacket, it’s new and so has “the correct” shape of the moment. I still have a denim jacket from the late 90’s in my closet and it looks too wide and and falls at “the wrong” spot.
I found the purse at a local thrift store. I can’t imagine why anyone would part with it. It’s so much fun! But someone decided they didn’t want it anymore. I wonder why.
Isn’t if interesting how changes in fashion can change your perception of things you’ve worn and loved for years?
- Glasses – Fendi
- Earrings – made by yours truly!
- Denim Jacket – Tommy Hilfiger
- Dress – Kale Bol
- Necklace – unknown make, purchased in “Little India” years ago
- Purse – unknown make, thrifted
- Sandals – Cole Hann
Do you have anything in your closet that you’ve owned for years and still looks current? How about a piece that looked “wrong” for years but now looks “right”? Have you fallen out of love of anything when it stopped being fashionable, or are you loyal to your favorite pieces? What are your favorite things?