Forever 21 Polka Dot Raglan Sweater (similar) :: Gap Utility Jacket (similar, similar) :: Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies :: Gap Leather Bag (similar, similar) :: Boots purchased in Italy (splurge, similar) :: Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy Watch (similar)
Today, I'm linking up over at Blue Paper Lanterns for Kimmie's "Oh, This Old Thing?" post. A day late, but go check it out and link up too!
My old item in my outfit is the Gap leather bag that is a bittersweet reminder of the quality of retailers past. It's probably the oldest item in my closet next to my favorite, ratty, holey pajama pants (husband threatens to chuck them every week, I screech that I can't quit them). My sister originally purchased this around 10(!) years ago, and I remember the sadness I felt when I couldn't find another. Lucky for me, she passed it on to me, and I still use it every once in a while, especially during travel. The leather and craftsmanship is stellar for a mall brand bag, and I definitely don't see similar quality anymore at most mall stores. It's got a lot of road trip/street fest/dive bar night memories, and I'm not sure I could ever sell or give it away. I wish I paired it with a skirt and pretty blouse, but snow and ice necessitated a more practical styling today.
Speaking of sis, she and her fiancé left this morning to head back to Savannah, and I miss them already. I'll be the first to admit that I've given the side eye to more than a few beaus of hers, and it's a fantastic feeling watching your sister so content with a kind, warm partner. Of course, Husband and D spent the whole weekend comparing "sister notes," and they're now bonded for life due to their mutual lives of servitude. Ha! I'm looking forward to a trip home in April to see them both again, and also to help them with a few wedding appointments. She finally found a dress, and I'm still searching fruitlessly for mine.
What is your favorite and/or oldest item in your closet and how often do you reach for it?