Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Not Your Average Denim Jacket

Photography by: Drew McLoon
Custom-made Lucky Brand jacket | Madewell t-shirt | Madewell jeans | Steve Madden booties

Last week (before it decided to snow this morning), the weather was warm and sunny--perfect for a light, denim jacket. This jacket is very special to me because my grandmother actually added the fabric details herself. The patterned parts are made from my now passed grandfather's ties (amazing, right?!). My grandfather was a radio show host before television was big and a realtor with a vibrant personality. He loved dressing up and hosting social gatherings, so as you can imagine, he had more than a plethora of ties in every color and pattern. I like to think about where my grampy may have worn these ties and what conversations he had in them. But more importantly, I love how now I have a special piece of him with me. This was the first time I wore my new jacket, and I will continue to wear it proudly and treasure it forever. I received lots of compliments, and I told every person that my amazingly creative grandmother made it just for me. I can't think of a more special gift.

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  1. That's amazing!! I can definitely see how it would mean a lot to you, and you look great in it!

    ~ Sarah, Shades of Sarah


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