Wool sweater vest - 2011 - hand-me-down from mom (similar) / Gap Favorite V-neck T - 2011 - $7 on sale (available) / Black Orchid gray jeans from Renew Denim - 2010 - $25 on sale (similar) / Gap sandals - 2010 - $20 (similar) / Old Navy belt - old - cheap and on sale (similar) / Cuff c/o Jada's Jewels (referral link) / Forever 21 leaf necklace - 2010 - $5 (similar) / random rings on a ball chain
[Worn: 09.29.11 | To: Post office, writing at Starbucks, lunch, car dealership, impromptu date night w/ K]
If you were visiting Miami from nearly anywhere else in the U.S., you'd think it was still summer here. But it is fall and the change from summer is evident the second you step outside your air conditioned building and the air is not chokingly hot and humid.
Earlier this year, on one of my trips home to Southern California, my mom brought out some things from her closet that she had purchased on deep clearance but hadn't really figured out how to work into her wardrobe yet. And that's how this wool sweater vest became mine. I love how it gives a whole new look to a basic jeans and tee, something like a cross between bohemian and grandma chic. I can't wait to work it into some fall and winter outfits. I didn't realize it until now, but just saw that I actually wishlisted a knit vest last October. Maybe my mom is reading (hi, Mom! I could use new shoes for my birthday, hint hint).
I'm also in a bit of a hair rut. It's at that awkward stage where my layers are being pushed around by my shoulders and getting all wonky as they air dry. I'm trying to be patient because I'd like to grow my hair out, but it's hard (more evidence on my Facebook page). It's been a while since I grew my hair out as long as I'd like...it got a bit longer last fall but I got impatient and chopped it all off. This year I'm not giving up.
What is your favorite hand-me-down item? Who is your main source for hand-me-downs?