You may recognize this jacket if you read my blogger blog. It is seen in the close up photo of my blog header. I LOVE this jacket so much but for some reason could never figure out how to wear it properly until just now. It was given to me by the most beautiful (spiritually and physically) woman. She runs an artisan shop in Big Pine, CA called Art From The Heart . Spending even just 30 minutes with this woman is enough to completely realign your priorities to love and selfless giving. She makes you want to become a better person. She has just GIVEN me so many beautiful things, with out any conditions. While I was shopping at Beacon’s Closet last week, Mel and I found a full length version of this jacket and both gasped at how beautiful it was. For more than $200 it was actually very appropriately priced, but I have to say, this jacket is worth SO much more to me. And one day, I know I will GIVE it away, not anytime soon, but when the time is right. The woman who gave it to me always says we should give things away freely while we still love them, that way they carry our love to the next owner. Thank you Victorina for your lesson.
I am not sure what it was that turned the lightbulb on for figuring out this outfit. I think I have always tried to mix the color of the things under the jacket and ended up feeling overwhelmed by the bulk and pattern of it. It seems so obvious to me now that a slim silhouette in monochrome, and a matching scarf make it work. The boots felt like just the right touch to keep things casual in all that black. And now that I think of it, I am sure that skinny black jeans would work too. Hmm. So happy to have learned the key.