I know it seems a bit odd-what on earth is Betty’s closet?? Basically I – along with my fabulous guest blogger A Girl Named Leney - are starting a feature where we showcase our favorite outfits inspired by fashions from the era of the ever so fabulous Betty White! We’re both really into vintage, and Leney is the queen of vintage fashion. She’ll be talking about some of her favorite outfits and where she got her pieces-seriously her outfits are amazing!!! This week we had a Jackie O inspired look, and I’ll leave it to Leney to tell you more!
Or like I should be a spy in a James Bond movie.
Wearing a trench coat does that to you I guess.I got the trench coat when I was in England and it has become one of my favorite pieces. It pretty much matches everything and I always feel classy when I’m wearing it!The shoes I scored from Target for a ridiculous $6. Gotta love that place. The sunglasses are also from there actually!
They’re another favorite piece.The collared shirt is actually from the little boys section at a thrift store… Shhhh….
And the sweater clip (which I’ve put on my shirt collar instead. Yea, I’m a rebel) is something I’ve had for a while, I think it was my grandmothers, but I don’t actually remember. I’m also wearing a skirt that used to be my Aunt’s.My watch is by Michael Kors. I got it for my 20th Birthday and I’ve pretty much worn it every day since!
And before you ask where my socks are from, I have to tell you: I have no idea! I never remember where my socks or tights are from. Probably because I’ve had the same ones for so long…. Is that gross? I mean I wash them…
Anyway, I know girls say this a lot, but it really is true with me: I like to mix thrifted/vintage pieces, with new/modern ones. I especially love when things used to belong to various members of my familt. Like my Mom’s spoon ring or my Great Grandmother’s lace blouse or my Grandfather’s grey wool sweater.
I love the stories the things we own tell.
I love knowing that someone I love, or maybe someone I never even knew but I’ve heard stories about, once wore these things. That they traveled with them through life’s important, and unimportant moments.
These things have witnessed various generations going to prom, graduating from college, a first day of a new job or even the first day coming back from their honey moon and walking into their new home.
I like carrying around these stories with me when I wear these things, as silly as it may seem, it just feels right.
It makes me feel like I’m continuing their history.