Thursday: Mementoes

alison gary
vintage ascot
nine west lottie bootie
ascot photo 1
Tee: Ann Taylor | Skirt: Halogen (similar) | Tights: DKNY | Shoes: Nine West | Ascot: Belonged to my Dad | Pin: Belonged to my cousin | Gold bracelet with tassel: J. Crew (similar) | Gold and blue bracelet: c/o Kristin Biggs, Stella and Dot

Today I didn't feel like wearing anything complicated, but because it was a simple palette, I felt I could carry off a lot of accessories. Another of my dad's ascots, today I held in place with a pin that belonged to my cousin, Amy. When she passed, her sister gave me her “A” jewelry and it's so nice to be able to wear them and think of/honor her. The blue and gold bracelet is called the “Emerson,” of course I loved the name and love the look of it!

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  1. February 26, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    This skirt is super cute! Trendy yet age appropriate. I like it alot!

  2. February 25, 2013 / 12:32 pm

    I love this look! I’d been afraid of leather clothing and recently jumped in with some leather leggings, but I love the look of this pleated skirt! And the personalized accessories are so in right now, I wish I had kept my name plate from the 90’s because it would be awesome right about now. You look terrific!

  3. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    February 21, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    How wonderful to wear your late cousin’s “A” jewelry and remember her. Your whole look today is super-cool!

  4. February 21, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I love love love this. It’s just so sassy.

  5. February 21, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    I love the “good girl gone bad” vibe of the ascot mixed with leather! So cute!

    • February 21, 2013 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks, I did feel a bit like rocker schoolgirl, I almost used one of his ties but felt it would be too cliche 🙂

  6. Une femme
    February 21, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    I love how you’ve found ways to incorporate your father’s ascot!

  7. HeatherBlanarik
    February 21, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    Loving the ascot! Your dad must have been quite the stylish gentleman. I feel the need to add an ascot to my wardrobe. Such a beautiful and sentimental outfit to keep the memories of your loved ones alive!

    • February 21, 2013 / 1:14 pm

      My dad was pretty cool, rocked the leisure suits and had this fabulous polyester shirt with castles all over it that I used to wear in high school (wish I knew where it was now!). I know before he met my mom, he had a white VW Beetle convertible with red leather seats and matching red leather driving gloves!

      • Kelli Calleri
        February 21, 2013 / 2:33 pm

        Indeed. Your dad was a really cool guy. #thatisall

  8. February 21, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    I love that pin! It looks fabulous the way you styled it! I may have to start looking for pins to add to my collection!

  9. nancy @ adore to adorn
    February 21, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    love this, especially the “A” pin. It’s such a great piece!


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