The Five Stages Of Buying Mass Produced Clothing

You know the drill.  You walk into Target/H&M/Forever 21/Zara (take your pick of any mass produced big name box store) and you go through the five stages of box store shopping.  1. Guilt: “I should be buying local and not buying mass produced stuff!” 2. Elation: “OH MY GOSH THIS SWEATER IS SO CUUUUUUTE!” 3. Trepidation: “Okay, but doesn’t EVERYONE ELSE have this top??” 4. Mad Rush of Emotions: “BUT DO YOU SEE HOW CHEAP IT IS???”  5. Succombing To The Sweet Scent of Deals: “I’m buying it.  ALL.”

You guys, I started a clothing line, so I have my own feelings about fast fashion.  Now that I know how much time, effort, and money goes into making real clothing, it is frustrating how quickly Zara can pump out zillions of things before I can even get half a piece of clothing done.  That being said though, I go through all the five stages just like everyone else.  And yes, I usually cave in, and buy all the deals.  And nope, I don’t regret it.  So let’s talk about how to sort of…make it all better somehow.

How do you buy something at a box store and NOT look like every other blogger/mom/girl who loves shopping out there?  I’m just gonna throw out some ideas that might help you look at things differently and encourage a healthy mix of small batch AND big box store shopping.  Because let’s face it.  Almost no one can steer completely clear of the biggies.

  1. Choose wisely.  When shopping at one of the mass produced places, you must try and avoid the strong magnetic allure of “It’s 75% off so I HAVE TO BUY IT!”  Just because it’s uber cheap, doesn’t mean you NEED it.  Stop, breathe, and ask yourself if it’s as good as what you already have OR if it meets a need in your wardrobe.  I know the madness is easy to get into.  But do a “final edit” when you get to the register and lose whatever you have doubts about.
  2. Think about how you’ll wear it.  This is when you get to distinguish yourself from the hundreds of other people who are currently buying that exact same piece of clothing (because, you’ve got great taste, so of course other people will want it!).  This is the FUN part.  Plus, it’ll help you decide whether or not you will actually wear what you’re gonna buy.  Think about pairing this top or dress (or whatever it is) with vintage accessories.  Or maybe take a handmade item or unique pair of shoes and put them with it…basically mix in your piece that EVERYONE may have with pieces that NO ONE ELSE has.  No way on earth you’re gonna look like everyone else now, is there? 🙂
  3. Weigh your options.  Let’s be honest.  Sometimes, Target and Zara have great on trend pieces at a fraction of the price, and a fraction of the price is really what is most affordable and practical for that particular thing.  However, there are also times when it really makes more sense to get something REAL instead.  This is really dependent on what it is you’re looking at.  For example, say you’ve been eying a handmade pair of bell bottoms on Instagram or Etsy that are just stunning.  They are custom fit, hand dyed, and exactly what you’ve been looking at.  Plus, you have been following the maker on social media and you know her dog’s name and what kind of coffee she likes and a lot of little endearing details about her life.  Then you walk into Target and you see a somewhat similar pair of bell bottoms.  They don’t fit quite as well, but they’re cute and about one quarter of the cost of the others.  Okay, I can firmly say (within reason, like really without knowing what your budget is, so please don’t get into debt or something because of me!) that this is one of those scenarios where it’s better to spend the dough.  You get what you’ve been drooling over, you support the maker, and also, you get pants that will LAST.  When people buy things from me, I literally almost cry.  That’s how much it means to me.  So when you buy from a maker, you are MAKING THEIR WEEK.
  4. Buy sparingly.  I am consistently drawn to the clothing section at Target.  And Zara?  Get out of town…I would be in TROUBLE if I had one anywhere near me.  But no matter how insanely much I want to just buy buy buy clothes when I get to Target, I force myself to only buy occasionally.  Because to be quite honest, the things I buy from Target often end up being my least favorite things…the things that end up going to the thrift store.  With the exception of the things I have chosen wisely and put more thought into my purchase.  This helps me to curb my appetite when I get there and just want to binge.

That being said, I have made a few Target clothing purchases recently, and those are the first I’ve made in close to a year!

I tried on this jumpsuit and I had to have it.  It’s just so lovely and spring-y and I think it looks way nicer than the average Target pieces.  I decided however to pair it with this vintage denim duster I got from a friend’s second hand store, Revamped The Collection, and some vintage jewelry and boots.  That way, it looks way different from the way I’ve seen it worn on Instagram already!  So you see?  You CAN have your cake and eat it too!!  Unless, however you’re on a low carb diet like me, in which case you cannot either have cake or eat it.

You catch my drift.
Happy Wednesday
Katy

Trending: Grammy’s Style

The Grammy Awards are ALL about the music.  Right?  WRONG.  Sure, the awards of the evening may be going to best song and best new artist and all that, but the next day the only thing that most everyone is talking about is WHAT WAS EVERYONE WEARING?  Who got it right?  Who got it wrong?  Yes, the music is amazing, but it’s the pictures of those clothes that always stay ever so present in our mind’s eye.

So here are my awards for the night.  They are only my OPINIONS, and since I’m the only one voting, my picks win every time.

Best Dressed.  PERIOD.

Holy SMOKES you guys.  Now I’m gonna be real with you.  I’m not what you’d call an “Alicia Keys” fan.  I’m not NOT a fan, but I don’t typically buy her music and while I’ve always found her talented, she’s not like, my number one pick.  But I gotta say, this girl is sure winning me over lately.  She sounded AMAZING and basically chose the outfit I would choose if I was going to a super fancy event.  A SPARKLY JUMPSUIT.  And her hair…don’t get me started on her glorious hair…

Runner Up.  Because, You’ll See.

Another sparkly jumpsuit!  Thanks, Demi Lovato, for cementing this FABULOUS choice in stone for the evening.  Love the “wearable disco ball” look.  Two in a row, and they’re both stunning.

Third Place, and PLEASE SING FOR US, PLEASE.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Singer Faith Hill attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Gosh I miss Faith Hill.  Where has she BEEN all these years?  She looked STUNNING in red and the only thing that could have made this get up better is a little theme music to go with it.  Someone give that woman a microphone please!

Honorable Mention.  VERY Honorable.

Ok isn’t this STUNNING?  I’m not a “purple” person per say (slipped in a little alliteration there for ya), but this whole lace body suit/dress thing is really really regal.  It moved so beautifully when she walked and was the perfect amount of sexy and sweet.  Plus, Maren Morris ain’t bad to listen to either 😉

Hope you enjoyed the show.  I have to say I found the whole night to be a bit on the predictable side to be quite honest and there weren’t many performances (besides the opening number, like they probably shoulda just called it a night after letting Adele open) that I found to be that interesting.  But hey, the clothing sure didn’t disappoint, and that always makes for a fun show!

Katy

Fashion Feelings: Velvet California and New Things

By now you probably know I’m starting a clothing line and all that jazz.  I’ve talked about it before and I will probably be talking about it, well, for a long time.  And here I am, talking about it again, because it’s on my mind most of the time and it’s become a big part of my life!  I’m excited, naturally a little apprehensive, but forget about that, I’m diving in head first.  Because, I gotta.

Speaking of diving, I can’t do that.  I’m not good in water.  I may live near the beach, love going to the beach, but I don’t do water stuff very well at all.  I’m what a shark would refer to as: “the weakest link” or maybe just “bait”.  I think sharks talk about me…they say things like: “ohhhh look guys!  It’s a wounded seal!  Let’s go after that one!”  (don’t tell me that sharks don’t talk because I saw that documentary where the little fish got lost and his dad went all over looking for him)  So unless there’s a fruity drink with an umbrella and a large floatation device to lounge on, water doesn’t agree with me.  It wrecks my hair, gets in my nose, and I am a bad swimmer.  It all started when I was a child.  My dad informed me after asking me repeatedly what was wrong with me and why did I always have to hold my nose under the water (I still do that) that I am an “obligatory nose breather”.  We “obligatory nose breathers” (assuming there are other weirdos out there) cannot wear snorkel masks because, guess what?  They plug your nose, and then, we die.  Just kidding.  I just panic, rip it off my face, and act like someone was trying to suffocate me.  NBD.  Basically this whole “holding the nose” thing meant that diving was a no-go for me.  If you’ve ever tried to dive while holding your nose, you know it makes no sense.  There went my career as an Olympic diver.

I also am really freaked out by heights.  (Yes, I am aware I have a lot of issues).  My dad would always go off the high dive while I stood there and watched him, thinking “hell no, I won’t go”.  Then one day, my best friend convinced me to go with her.  No, I’m sorry, she bothered the living daylights out of me for about two hours in the pool until I was so miserable from her bugging me that I agreed.  Two hours of aggravated assault later, there I was, standing on the high dive, plotting how I could kill her if I lived to try.  I was terrified.  I don’t know if you’ve been on one of those things, but when you’re up there, it feels SO HIGH.  Finally, I jumped.  And you know what?  It was AMAZING.  We ended up spending the remainder of our time at the pool jumping off the high dive.  And good news, I totally lived to kill her.  Just kidding, she is alive and well, I promise!

I often am afraid of new things.  I don’t like not knowing what’s coming down the line, and starting things on my own?  Forget about it.  That’s a new thing for me.  But this time, I’m doing things differently, and I can’t wait to feel that feeling that I felt when I finally went off the high dive.  New things may be scary, but they can also be the most amazing things if you just take a flying leap, and of course, hold your nose.

My amazing friend made me this jumpsuit to celebrate the launch of my new line, Velvet California.  Gosh.  It’s so special to me.  Just the fact that it’s so personalized and meant for such a new time as this makes me so happy.  It makes me feel “outta this world”!  And I’m done with bad puns for the day…

Take a leap and don’t let the sharks bad mouth you…
Katy

Advice in Style: How To Dress Like You Tried

Hi, my name is Katy, and sometimes I don’t feel like putting together a fun and creative outfit.  Sometimes, I just want to throw something on and go.  Maybe I’m just tired, maybe I just have to run out to the store and don’t feel like putting a ton of effort into what I’m wearing, or maybe I’m just not feeling all that creative, but I still want to feel like I look good.  Know what I’m saying?  I’m going to introduce you to your new lazy day BFF, the new MVP of your closet, the thing that will make you look “date night” while you feel “pajamas”.  I’m talking about the black jumpsuit.  This is not a theory, you guys, this is a tried and tested fact. This is the LBD of the daytime, the go-to for park days and target runs.  It’s the thing that may not be all that exciting, but it’ll sure as heck get a whole lotta wear!

Let me tell you a few stories of my first hand experiences with my LBJ (not, Lyndon B. Johnson, Long Black Jumpsuit, to clarify). I went to Target with one of these babies on with some red lipstick.  I got told multiple times that I looked “SO GOOD”  and “SO PUT TOGETHER”.  I wore a different one out running errands and someone asked me “where I was going”.  I looked at her, puzzled, and said…”um, here?”  Then I realized that I looked like I was going to a fancy event because of this amazing article of clothing that requires ZERO effort.  Another time I was at a playground, and one of the moms told me she had been staring at me because she thought I looked so good.  Have I convinced you yet?

If you really want to look good, and I mean, like you REALLY tried, add lipstick and a nice pair of mule slides.  I’m not kidding you guys, this is the magic look for the days you just don’t wanna try.

Here are some options for you.  Strapless, really cute culotte style, and probably the most comfortable and flattering (in the tummy area primarily!) thing you’ll ever wear.

Go get yourselves one of these!  You won’t regret it 🙂
Katy

On Jumpsuits and (My Lack of) Patience

I always hated that age old question: “how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time.”  Because first of all, WHO WOULD EAT AN ELEPHANT???  What a HORRIBLE metaphor!  Second of all, I hated what it meant.  Because I am a “dive in head first get ‘er done quick” kind of person, so when someone would say that to me, it would inevitably mean that I had to do things slowly.  Yuck.  I was such a fast eater, that at work staff meetings people would ask me if I grew up in a large family and had to fight for my food.  Uh…I was an only child…this is awkward…

I’m so guilty of having flashes of inspiration and then immediately getting discouraged when I realize that I cannot accomplish everything all at once.  I will get fired up on something, then I start thinking about all the steps that I need to take to get to the finish line just to actually start whatever it is I want to do, and since I can’t get it done by lunch time…yeah I’d better scratch that one.  It’s always been a difficult thing for me to do things one at a time…when I really just want to do it all at once.  I’m a major multi-tasker, sometimes to a fault.  Like when I’m washing dishes as I go along and my husband gets irritated because I just washed the spoon he was currently eating cereal with.  I mean, if I wash it now, I don’t have to do it later right?  Plus…doesn’t cereal always taste better when you eat it with your hands anyway?

So I’ve been kind of waiting for some fresh vision in the way of style and blogging and all that and trying to figure out what the heck my next step is, what I want to DO with it (besides have fun, obviously), and also how to keep moving forward in my own creative ventures.  As you know with this kind of thing, it takes time and sometimes it just feels like the answer to all those questions is a foggy “I don’t know!!!” for a looooong time.  And then yesterday, I had a vision!  I finally got some direction and creative ideas…and I talked to my husband about it (he’s the business smarts behind anything we do) and he agreed that it was a good idea and not TOO crazy…and that it was doable.  Of course, I immediately began to talk myself out of it.  Because, well, I don’t know HOW to get to the finished product in one day, therefore it’s not a good idea.  He knew this was coming, so he encouraged me to just start with one or two things, and reminded me that this stuff takes time and it’s…oh yeah.  One step at a time.  DANG IT.  Guess I’m eating an elephant guys.  (not literally, please don’t come after me ok?)

Speaking of “one bite at a time”, I ordered this Rolla’s jumpsuit on a whim a few months ago because it was the last one left in my size and I’d been looking at it for a while.  I got it, and it fit, but it most definitely was snug.  I put it on again after months of eating carefully and working out…and VOILA one bite at a time my jumpsuit got looser!!!  That’s a great feeling 🙂

This is the Rolla’s Sailor Flare Jumpsuit and it seems to be mostly sold out everywhere, but HERE there are some other options similar.  The bolo is from Ruby Rose and the fringe booties are Sam Edelman (old, but here are some similar).

Enjoy the rest of your week, and take frustrating things one step at a time!  I may get frustrated just DOING that, but hey, it’s the best way to eat an elephant right 🙂

Katy

Perfectly Imperfect in a Jumpsuit

Have you ever thought something about yourself and then later realized that it was so not true?  Yeah.  That’s happened to me many a time.  I used to think that I wasn’t very judgmental.  That I was pretty full of grace and understanding for people.  Um, yeah, I wasn’t.  Let me back up a little.  I was raised in a house without cussing.  Without drinking, without really much of any real “vices”…if you don’t count excessive worrying and judging people.  (you catch my drift, right?!?)  Anyway, I tried very hard to be perfect as well as not be judgmental.  I found out later that it’s basically impossible to be both of those things simultaneously.

When I was a junior at Cal Poly, we had to take a trip to the local prison.  It was hilarious because it was a class of like 95% girls…going to a men’s prison.  So we all read the dress code, tried to come up with excuses as to why we were exempt from going (“I’m too pretty”, “I have to babysit”, and ad nauseum) Anyway, with the exception of one girl who had a metal buckle in her pants and the other who had “piercings which could not be removed” (I didn’t ask on this one because honestly I didn’t want to know what that meant), we all walked though the metal detectors, past the guard up in the tower aiming a rifle at our heads, and through many, many metal gates being locked behind us.  Once we got inside, I was about ready to cry I was so scared.  The tour was led by a woman who wasn’t even strong enough to open the doors without help from the prisoners and who was clearly violating the dress code by wearing GIANT earrings (I was having these visions of giant strong prisoners hurling open doors and ripping off her earrings to use as weapons), and we were all wide eyed and ready to fake injuries or panic attacks to get outta there.

All this to say, when we finally got in there, I discovered something totally bizarre.  The guys who were in there actually seemed like normal people.  Clearly they had made some horrible decisions mostly in their teen years, but they looked like the guy you’d see working at the grocery store or your neighbor down the street.  They spoke with us about what had led up to their mistakes and about what their lives were like.  I realized that one of the main reasons I don’t want to go was because I felt like it wasn’t even worth it seeing who these people were and hearing their stories.  Boy did I feel humbled.  Apparently I am not some special breed of human who is better than those who make mistakes.  I’ve learned this even more clearly since that trip.  No matter how weird that was, I’m always thankful that I had that experience because it really leveled me and taught me how human I am…and how I was actually pretty darn judgmental when I thought I wasn’t that kind of person.

I often feel weird posting photos of myself because, well, I guess I feel like I don’t want to project some kind of image of myself like I’m trying to seem perfect.  I know I don’t look perfect in photos, let me get that off my chest…but I guess I just want to be real.  Of course I want to look good in the pictures…no one wants to look bad.  But I just want to be myself and encourage other girls to do the same and NEVER ever inspire someone to feel badly about themselves from a photo I posted.  Got it?

So what inspired me to write this post about this outfit is that the best photo I got, I looked at it and realized there was chalk all over my butt.  Yep.  See the lovely artwork my children have left for me?  Just keeping it real peeps.  Because this is reality!  I have one corner of the yard that is not littered in chalk, toys, and cars…and now it is covered in chalk.  Am I sorry?  Not really.  Because I think we all know how unreal all those perfect photos are!!

The jumpsuit is one of my favorites…from Nidodileda.  Necklace is pure magic from Child of Wild.  Chalk art is from my soon to be famous artist toddlers.

Love you guys

Katy

Why I’m Hard on Myself. But Not in This Novella Royale Jumpsuit!

Compliments confuse me.  I don’t know why this is, but I’m so hard on myself that often when people give me compliments, I feel overwhelmed and kind of confused by them.  I don’t think it’s super uncommon for women to be hard on themselves.  I think it’s like maybe a modesty thing where when someone says something nice to you, your response is to balance it out by kind of debunking that nice thing by clarifying that you’re not really all that awesome.  Where the heck did that idea come from???  It’s been brought to my attention by a few close friends that I need to stop doing this.  And it’s hard.  Receiving compliments and just saying “thank you” is quite hard for me.  I guess I’ve also gotten to the point where I have difficulty believing the nice things about myself.  I think I’ve struggled with feeling like so much of a failure in so many ways that I don’t know how to really feel those good things about myself.

I betcha there are a lot of mom’s out there who feel like failures.  Especially those moms who used to have jobs, quit them, and are now raising kids.  This is the camp I fall into.  I poured my life into my job.  I loved it so much…it was more than my job, it was my calling and my passion.  I knew it was the right time to leave it for more reasons that the fact that I had an infant and was pregnant again.  But even still, leaving it made me feel like I’d failed.  Then on top of that, it’s had to feel like a success when you have little kids!  The house is always littered with toys no matter HOW hard I try.  The laundry is incessant.  The kids sometimes have days when all I can get them to eat is chocolate milk and crackers.  And there you have it…all those magical days at work where I finished spreadsheets, completed projects, and wrapped everything up and tied it with a nice big bow of fabulous completion…those days are gone.

Life is so much more about the big picture than I thought it was before having kids.  It’s so much more about having fun and living…and less about completing projects and a job well done.  Parenting has made me realize that life is about your long game…about investing in things and making little changes that all add up equaling success.  It’s not about those immediate rewards that you can see and taste.  It’s those days when you can get your kids to play well together and try a healthy new food…those days you just feel fulfilled by simply being and not by completing something.  Ahhhhh…for those doers out there like me this is a difficult one to learn.  I like things all neat and tidy and wrapped up in a bow.

And so, in the spirit of Monday Mojo and this post, I give you one of my magical Monday mojo outfits that makes me feel like I look all wrapped up and tied up with a bow, so to speak.  It’s one of those, I put it on and feel instantly fabulous outfits.  You know those outfits that you put on and you just walk taller?  I feel all amazing and put together…no matter how much of a struggle that is in other areas!  I so love those outfits.

What is it about off the shoulder things that just feel glamorous and sexy??  Plus the pattern on this jumpsuit…and the legs are CRAZY long.  It’s rare for me to find things that are actually too long for me!  This jumpsuit is an older Novella Royale piece…but I literally could order every single thing from their site and love them all.  Their patterns are just stunning.  I’ve got my Free To Wander handmade squash blossom necklace on with it and I added a vintage soft leather belt instead of the tie belt that came with the outfit because I like how it kind of breaks up the pattern (and sucks in my gut…hahaha!).  I have wedges on under it, but the pants are too long for you to see them!

I hope your Monday is full of mojo and magic…and that when I say that you’re awesome you can truly receive that and know that it’s completely true! 🙂

Happy start of the week and almost September!!!
Katy

 

 

That Time I Found a $7 Jumpsuit

I love vintage finds and super unique stuff and all that jazz.  But every once in a while you just gotta go to H&M, know what I’m saying?  Because then you find a $7 jumpsuit…and you literally feel like you are at the thrift store getting a screaming great deal.  I am all about shopping from local stores.  Buying from artisans.  Finding one of a kind items.  But occasionally, I just gotta check out what’s going on at the big ol box stores.

I was in Santa Barbara (the closest H&M until spring 2016!) and I ran in for a few minutes to check out what was new and maybe get a few tanks or staples to go under all that crazy vintage fluff I love to wear so much.  I saw this jumpsuit…on the sale rack…for $7.  Oh freaking em gee.  I am telling you, this is the perfect grocery shopping, weekend comfy casual jumpsuit…but with the right accessories, it can TOTALLY be an amazing dressed up outfit too.  SCORE.

 

There are just so many ways to wear this, but no matter what, it’s lightweight, flowy, got a super cute pattern, and it was SEVEN DOLLARS.  Yep.  Occasionally I gotta go with the masses at the box stores.  Later, I’ll tell you about my $10 dress I scored too 🙂

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
Katy

The Moral of The Story: Buy The Jumpsuit.

So I love jumpsuits.  Obviously.  I went into H&G Boutique a couple of weeks ago and one of the girls in there showed me this peach jumpsuit from Somedays Lovin.  Now I am a good shopper…and rarely do people show me things that make it to the top of my list.  Usually, I think the things that get recommended to me are fine, cute, and even kind of great. But rarely do I get things shown to me that are like…wait…are you reading my MIND??  She showed me the jumpsuit but I was already buying a bunch of stuff, so I somehow rationalized my decision to walk away from it.  Big mistake.

Just about EVERY SINGLE DAY after that, I’d wake up, think to myself: “what do I want to wear today?” and the answer: “that peach jumpsuit.”  So naturally, after realizing the store was now sold out of my size, I had to hunt it down.  I found it and ordered it, and now…the peach jumpsuit is in my closet.  I just shoulda bought it when I first saw it.  This is one of those magical jumpsuits that’s lightweight, flowy, kind of vintage inspired, and just SO comfy.  And it’s perfect for layering.  I know it seems like there might not be a ton of ways to wear a jumpsuit, but this one goes with so many things and really can go in so many directions.  And it’s perfect for the hot weather I’ve been sweating through lately.

 

I got this denim vest from Curio and I love the combo of peach and light denim.  It’s so summery and fun.  The earrings from Southbound and cowboy booties give it a western flair.

 

This vintage lace vest is a little too romantic for my style, but I love it, so I added the huaraches and the orange beaded jewelry mixed with turquoise to give it a southwest edge.

 

This Chaser Brand lace tank is perfect over the jumpsuit.  I kept a few of the orange accents but added my amazing gold coin Child of Wild collar.  Jumpsuits and maxi dresses are prime pieces for crochet or lace tops to be layered over them.

Hopefully I’ve learned my lesson and I won’t be back here talking about how I’m on the hunt for something I should have bought in the first place.  Next time I’m just gonna buy the jumpsuit.

Happy Wednesday!
Katy

Vintage Jumpsuit. I Don’t Think It Gets Any Better.

I love finding unique stuff.  Clothing kind of moves me…you know, the way art moves some people.  Not to say I don’t love art!  Of course I love art.  But there’s something about clothing, especially vintage or unique items, that really speaks to me the way some people must feel when they stare at the Mona Lisa.  A few years ago I got to go to the Balenciaga exhibit at a San Francisco museum, and it was just breathtaking.  To see the original pieces he created for runway shows and royals and celebrities so long ago…it was stunning.

I think what moves me about clothing is that it’s art…but it’s art that becomes part of your life.  It has to go with you everywhere you go.  It has to function along with you throughout your day.  It’s making a statement, just like a painting, but instead of being displayed on your wall, it’s being displayed on your body.  And then take vintage clothing, and realize that those very pieces were part of history in some way or another.  Whether they were part of a history that was written about and worn by someone famous…or whether they were part of some unknown but equally important person’s history…that clothing was there during life events big or small.  It just kind of blows my mind.  So I guess when I find vintage clothing, I feel this sense of amazement that these clothes existed and were part of something long before I was even born.  These pieces were part of someone’s life, and now they get to be part of mine.  That is just amazing.

When I went on my shopping adventure in Venice (CA not Italy!), I found this INCREDIBLE piece at Gotta Have It…the place you simply gotta go.  It’s like straight out of the 70’s and it’s lived a whole life before me.  But now it’s part of my life and I love that.  It’s special and I feel so thankful to get to give it whole new life.

 

It’s so flowy and fun and vibrant and…has pockets.  It was made for me.

Happy weekend!!
Katy