|Here I am getting all 1950s Grace Kelly on you.|
For this month’s “How I Wear My” post, Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought it would be good for our wallets (and the environment) to focus on secondhand pieces. While we are not on a spending freeze it’s nice to resist all those tempting end-of-summer sales and focus on thrifted or even hand-me-down items. Secondhand can be even more wonderful than new!
These sunglasses and scarf are the perfect case-in-point for me. Two of my secondhand treasures come from my husband’s family, given to me by my mother-in-law. The mid-1950s sunglasses were hers, and the silk scarf belonged to her mother and features ladies in different little hats, which I love.
|This is actually how I would wear these two accessories out of the house.|
|In case you were wondering what else I was wearing.|
One of the things I love most about receiving a secondhand garment or accessory from a family member is that there are usually photographs showing the way the original owner wore them. So here’s how my mother-in-law styled herself with these sunglasses in 1957!
|My mother-in-law as a very foxy 17-year-old in Wildwood, NJ in 1957. Love!|
What secondhand treasures do you own?
To mark the 1st anniversary of the “How I Wear My” series, won’t you join us in a toast to two beautiful autumn colors, Burgundy and Bordeaux? Whether you go for purple-tinged Burgundy or chocolatey-red Bordeaux we’d love to see how you are wearing two of fall’s most bewitching shades. So send Adrienne or me a picture of yourself for “How I Wear My: Burgundy and Bordeaux” by October 1.
And please do head over to Adrienne to see everyone’s Secondhand Treasures!