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Friday, March 22, 2019

Emotional Purchasing

Do you have emotional attachments 
to your clothing? I do! 

I know exactly where it comes from too! My Mom and I use to have so much fun planning my wardrobe and she would stay up until the wee hours of the morning sewing cute dresses for me to wear and then we would go shopping for the cutest shoes and purses to go with the outfits.

There are so many memories of outfits I  remember by what I wore to different occasions in my life.

I'm not sure if this is a healthy state of mind or not, but it sure does make me smile when I think of certain outfits or certain shopping days with my Mom. 

We still so wardrobe planning but now I  plan her wardrobe and I do the shopping for her. We play dress ups and have special girl time. We laugh, giggle and have the best time together.

 My beautiful blue eyed boy!

My Moms suit was pink Shantung with matching shoes of course! I still have my white satin wedding shoes.

I recently made a purchase because it reminded of something very pleasant in my life   I actually saw This piece quite awhile ago but was waiting for it to launch.

It's from the new Spring collection by Chriselle Lim. which launched two days ago.

I found her on Instagram and I love her style and her IG stories are some of the best. Her coverage on Paris fashion Week was outstanding. I felt like I
was there.

One of her pieces immediately made me think of one of my honeymoon pieces.

Here we are leaving for our honeymoon. I wish I had pictures of it in color. And yes that is an avocado green Samsonite luggage, after all this was 1970!

I'm not sure if today's brides have a wedding trouseau or not. but my Mom sewed all of my pieces. 

It was all pink and white and it all coordinated. I had solid pink and white pieces and some pink with thin white stripes. There was a slip dress with a pink linen skirt that I had a striped top or a white top I could wear with it.( I'm wearing it in the picture of us leaving the church on our honeymoon.) I had a pink coat and a striped jacket and pants. Of course I had the matching pink shoes too!

I'm a PINK gal from way back. I wore a lot of pink in my years and it is still one of the colors I get the most compliments on when I wear it.

I've even added it to my home decor for Spring.

Here is the piece that made me think of my outfit even though the stripes are much wider than mine, just the over all look and feel of the jacket reminded me of a very sweet memory in my life....

Found Here!

The Cherie Cinch blazer found on Shop Bop HERE

Be sure to check out her other pieces. I know many of them have already sold out on the very first day so don't wait if you love it buy it!!

 Her price points are very affordable and her style is feminine and classic. She has amazing style and also has two of the cutest little girls that she shares on instagram all the time. I always look forward to her stories.

Now my fingers are crossed
 that it will fit.


La Vie Quotidienne said...

I am so happy to see your post as I have been thinking so frequently of you and your husband.

I too had a trousseau that was hand sewn, I did it all myself and I still, like you fondly remember all of the pieces. We went to Palm Springs, which we considered very sophisticated. While we we there a truant officer tried to arrest us for skipping school...so much for our endeavors to be adult. LOL

Sending my thoughts and prayers to you both.

Merlin said...

Omg...we ARE so similar in SO many ways. I just Love to shop...not just buy, but to...shop. My mom did too...it was the best of times. Our weddings, too, so same and a troussau, most hand sewn by my mom. Aren't...weren't fortunate. franki

Karen said...

I thought the image of your sweet husband was a picture of Leonardo di Caprio. Your post touched me, how lovely and what a great stash of wonderful memories.
Best to you,

cindy hattersley design said...

Oh my we all make emotional purchased yes! You need that jacket Kathy Sue. It has your name written all over it!

michele said...

You're so beautiful and have such great style - this post was just the reminder I needed to send over those questions for the possible Over 50 Style post! Watch your email! xox

Judy B said...

I agree that clothes can give us an emotional attachment. I have a few pieces that I just cannot part with. We were at a doctor appointment a few days ago and the elderly male physician had on a powder blue wool pullover sweater just like one I had in the seventies! So funny and I'm sure it looked better on me! How wonderful that your mother made your clothes. Very nice memories. I hope that pink jacket works out for you!

Mary said...

Hi Kathysue,
I hope that you’re posting about clothes & pink means things are improving with your husband’s health. But I’m still praying for you & your family.
I can’t say that I have much of an attachment to clothes. But I do enjoy seeing some of the current items that are available that remind me of clothes I used to wear when I was young. Everything old is new again.
I love pink. I love wearing it. And I’m in the market for a new sofa & have even thought about buying a pink one! But I know I’ll come to my senses & get something sensible. LOL.
Over the winter I updated my laundry room. And I painted the ceiling pink. It makes me happy every time I do a load.
I love seeing your old pictures. Your mom’s hair was close to Jesus! And the look on your face in your honeymoon picture, so sweet!
Hopefully your new jacket fits.