Those of you that have been with me awhile know my marriage came with a personal shopper. And, just in time for Easter, my man came home with two vintage finds: an adorable gingham blouse that looks like it’s been in hiding for the last 5+ decades and green, Kate Collins cardigan that he thought might accompany the former well.
I did what I knew not to do and washed the damn thing in a machine. One of the crystals popped out of the top button (see above photo) and wasn’t to be found anywhere. Not to fear though, friends! I went to my vintage button box and snagged a spare. I also gave the sweater seams on each shoulder a few stitches and I was ready with a $6 thrift store find for Good Friday.
(Tangent: Those vintage green specs ended up as an unintentional (albeit badass) accessory to my ensemble. They are Cool-ray Supper Club glasses and I have absolutely no idea what that means. They were purchased at an estate sale several years back and I wear them around the house when I feel the need to be especially creative. As a kid I wore glasses, but my far-sightedness has only improved with age and now I don’t need them. This doesn’t stop me from wearing these lens-less gals all-the-time. Incidentally, my near-sighted hubs has to wear specs 100% of the time if he knows what’s good for him. He also has his own pair of visionary vintage specs that he wears on several occasions at home. He simply puts his on, hands me mine and says * “for better hallway vision”. And then we know it’s time to get to work. It’s good we get each other.)
* “For better hallway vision” is a quote from John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club” 🙂