This past weekend, James and I returned to our old stomping grounds in Granville, Ohio where we both went to Denison. It gave me a wonderful sense of nostalgia. It’s great to have happy memories of place.
We got to do some thrift store shopping while were there and I found a beautiful black and white striped silk blouse. While talking to the owner of the store, she told to me that the blouse had belonged to her mother and that her mother had loved the combination of black and white. There wasn’t anything else to the story, but I just loved that I knew something about the person behind the blouse. In my mind, the mother of the store owner only wore black and white and owned the most exquisite pieces in these colors. Part of the beauty and romanticism of vintage/thrift store pieces is knowing that they belonged to someone else before you.
And I love a woman who has a signature style.
Me, modeling the blouse. I’m also wearing Joe’s Jeans.
When James took this picture, I called my pose “the pregnant woman stance.” It was strangely comforting. And, no, I’m not pregnant.
Then I saw this image in an Anthropologie e-mail. I think the former owner of my black and white blouse would have liked this…
As a tribute to our mystery woman, here are a few other black and white items that she might have liked.
1. Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Intarsia Knit Shorts.
2. Three Dots Kangaroo Pocket Hoodie.
3. Clover Canyon Colorblock Tank.
4. KAIN Label Classic Pocket Tee.
5. K. Jacques Buffon Haircalf T Strap Sandals.
p.s. things got a little weird at one point when my neighbor, who is moving out, came outside. Naturally, I ran for it.
…but I came back.
Hope you guys have a great day!