what i wore: my mom's blazer

 blazer: vintage  // tank: Nordstrom (similar)  //  jeans: Gap (similar) //  shoes: Wanted 

In the late 1970s, Debbie wore a black velvet blazer to a New Years party. Underneath, she styled a white blouse with a pink bow tie. The blazer was one of her favorites, so much so that even when she no longer wore it, she couldn't bear to get rid of it.

Fast forward twenty-something years when I discovered the black blazer, among a few other gems, hanging in a garment bag and Debbie, my mom, let me keep the blazer.

I wear this blazer all the time and what I love more than the fit and the style is that it has history. It's more than an article of clothing, but a piece that connects me with my mom when she was my age.

Do you have any pieces of clothing that have a story behind them?

xo, erika

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  1. I wore a dress of my grandmother's to a gala event a few years back and got tons of compliments on it! I'll never get rid of it :)

  2. such a cute blazer! my mom actually gave me a hot pink one this week! can't wait to wear it!!

  3. You are SO cute. You and your dog make me laugh. xo.

  4. That is such a neat story! Love the fact that these pieces come back in style like every 30 years so we can wear a piece of the past :) This blazer particularly is a fun piece, it's got a great shape and texture. Who doesn't love velvet?!

    <3 Cambria

  5. that is a great blazer! love the story behind it!

  6. GREAT outfit! I love that blazer... it is absolutely perfect in every way, and it should never leave the family!! :) I have a pair of my mom's black heels from the 60's! :)

  7. how cool is that! I love it <3

  8. (eee a lot of your photos on your sidebar and the top of your blog aren't working! Maybe it's just my computer but just giving you a heads up!)

    LOVE this outfit. The blazer looks amazing with your jeans! And I love the story behind it! :)

  9. i once wore one of my mom's bridesmaid dresses from my aunt's wedding...and i loved how it had come back into style!

  10. I used to wear my mom's clothes ALL the time... till I gained some weight and she lost some. Now she's way too small for me =-(

  11. Such a classic piece! I have a bright paisley vintage scarf of my mother's and I love wearing it. Also, I am so distracted by your adorable dog!

  12. Such a chic look. And I love the history behind the blazer.


  13. Beautiful! And clothes with a story are always so much more interesting. I recently finished reading 'The Secret Lives of Dresses' - a fictional book about the stories behind vintage dresses - and LOVED it. I highly recommend it :).

  14. I love when pieces have meaning! I don't have any clothing with history like that, but I have a love for jewelry with special meaning like that!



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