This outfit was sort of bitter sweet for me. My grandmother passed away about 3 years ago and after she died there wasn't anything left for me to keep to think of her. My grandpa is the total opposite of a pack rat so as soon as there wasn't a use for her things anymore he invited all of her friends to come to the house and grab what they wanted. Unfortunatley my family lives in Upstate New York and I had no idea that all of her things would be gone when I came to visit 6 months after her death. I was sort of disappointed. She had a huge and I mean HUGE collection of costume jewelry that I admired my whole life, plus her favorite magnified mirror that I loved and it was all mostly gone. I was left with a small box of broken jewelry to pick through and some other do-dads and that was about it.
That was until I hunted in the attic and found an assortment of winter clothes she apparently stored away back in the 70s, never to see the light of day until 2007. It was then that I unearthed this pretty awesome polyester shirt of hers. It fit perfect and I was so glad I had something that was hers that I could keep. She was quite a fashionable lady.
So this outfit is in memory of her. I wish so badly I would've had a blog like this before she died. She would've gotten a kick out of it because she would know what I was doing on a daily basis. I miss her terribly and I'm glad I have a little something to hold onto to feel closer to her.