what I wore : the rose bowlMonday, January 14, 2013
hat - thrifted
coat - vintage
dress - Dear Creatures (via Modcloth)
shirt - thrifted
cardigan - Modcloth
sweater clips - handmade
ring - c/o Sea of Bees
brooch - vintage
tights - Target
camera bag - Jo Totes
How lovely is this vintage coat? I got it back in August on my annual birthday antiquing roadtrip. Last stop of the day about ten minutes before we were about to walk out of the antique mall I spotted it. Love at first sight!! It's the softest velvety material.
Despite how soft it is and how perfect the color is my favorite part might just be what I found in the pocket. There was a ticket to the 1973 Pasadena Rose Bowl. It's not the fact that it's the Rose Bowl that is significant to me (I literally couldn't care less about college football) but I'm just so in love with the fact that 40 years ago someone was wearing this coat. I know, obviously, that nearly all the vintage I own has had a previous owner but to put a real date and event on it makes it feel so special. I wonder who wore it, and what she wore with it. I wonder if she's still alive and I wonder what she'd think of someone discovering the coat 40 years from the time she wore it and absolutely loving it.
I don't know about you but thinking about who owned something before I did is one of my very favorite things about buying vintage. Needless to say, I'm keeping the ticket in the pocket and maybe I'll leave a movie stub from one I see while wearing the coat in it for the next person who owns it to find and hopefully enjoy.