This blouse was originally part of my mom’s “going away suit” for my parents’ wedding. I had no idea what a “going away suit” was until I was planning my own wedding and my mother inquired if I had one.“Going away suit?” “For when you leave the reception to go on your honeymoon. And wave goodbye to everyone. You need a traveling suit.” “What is this, the 1920’s? Do I need a steamer trunk, too? I planned this party for months. You better believe I’m not leaving early.” Mother, clearly appalled, takes a deep breath. “Well if that’s what you want…” Scene.
This would be a point of heated debate well up until the wedding. Anyway, not too long ago, when rooting through my mom’s closet, I found said suit (a beautiful light beige blazer and wide-pleated skirt go with this blouse). Of course I had to have it. Oh the irony.