Even though certain things don't seem all shiny and sparkly at first, I always think that it's important to see the potential in them. For instance, this awesome vintage double breasted tuxedo jacket that was unearthed from my mother-in-law's closet by my dear husband. (Side note: you know someone knows you well when they go through their mom's wardrobe and pick things out for you.)
Anyway, my man thought that I might, as he did, see something in this piece of clothing that had definitely seen its day but still had so much life in it. The solution lied in how to make it cool and modern. What a good eye he has -- I was thrilled when he brought it home and immediately drummed up potential outfits in my head. A quick fix ensued (the shoulder pads had to go) and it blended in seamlessly with the rest my wardrobe.
You see, clothes don't need to be brand new or have a designer label to be awesome. Sometimes it's as simple as reinventing a piece to make it feel new again. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of vintage shopping, as I wear a lot of vintage in life and therefore on this blog. I adore reworking new styles and sartorially being able to reference past decades makes you feel kind of badass. The moral of this story is to never turn your back on a garment until you've exhausted all potential possibilities to elevate it.
Photographed by Yael Steren
Jacket - Vintage
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Joseph Altuzarra X Target
Turtleneck - Splendid
Clutch - Ann Taylor
Necklace - BaubleBar
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
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