Banana Republic Leather Jacket + Old Navy Striped Skirt

March 27, 2013 § 14 Comments

I inherited my undying love for bread from my maternal grandfather. He was a baker. I’ve never known a bakery I didn’t want to get in. Undying love for bread is a family thing.  We could never go on Atkins.

I never met my paternal grandfather, but I know I inherited his artistic ability and aesthetic sense . He was a self-taught designer and I so wish I could have met him. The mosaic picture on the wall of this photograph was done by him.

 

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Another thing I inherited from him? His “good coat rule”. My dad says he didn’t have a lot of money, but he would always buy the very best coat his money could afford and he would wear the coat forever.

 

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{ Jacket, Vintage Banana Republic (similar)/ sweater, Zara (similar)/ skirt/ tights/shoes, Aerosoles (similar)/ glasses, c/o Firmoo/ dollar store coffee cup }

I bought this jacket off eBay a million years ago and even though it was a bit of a splurge then, I bring it back out of my closet, year after year. And it always makes my very rigorous decluttering cuts. Grandpa was right, a good coat will last you forever.

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 As you may have read yesterday, I am obsessed over leather this Spring. Especially leather jackets with pretty flowy dresses.  So this baby still has lots of wear time this Spring. (check out my Spring Leather board)

 

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Clearly the weather hasn’t turned very warm in my parts of the world yet… Here‘s a more warm weather friendly way  I wore this skirt.

So what is a trait you know you’ve inherited from your grandparents? I’d love to hear it in the comments!

 

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I spent the first twenty years of my life with 20/20 vision. Until I went to the DMV to get my driver’s license (the minimal driving age in Brazil is 18) and found out I needed vision correction. I never felt like contacts or glasses were really part of my identity, you know? So last year I finally got Lasik surgery and even though I didn’t get my 20/20 vision back, I can see just fine with no glasses.

When Firmoo contacted me about getting glasses to review, I jumped at the opportunity of just getting some fun glasses to play  in, you know? You see, after not wearing glasses for almost a year, I kind of missed the cute element of style they give. Plus, I was looking forward to seeing this:

I die.

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The glasses are sturdy and a good fit. The website is fairly easy to navigate and you can even use a little tool where you upload a picture and you can try it the glasses. It got here within a reasonable time frame, about a week after I ordered them. If you are in need of glasses, they have a neat program where you get your first pair for free, you only have to pay for shipping.

*Yes, Firmoo sent me a free pair of glasses, but all the opinions about these glasses are my own. Including the cute kid.

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