I feel like a lucky duck today. I’ve got a gorgeous (and expensive) new blouse and I didn’t have to spend a cent.
My Nana bought this blouse for herself a while ago. It sat in her closet for over a year, until she finally caved and realised that it wasn’t actually her style. When I went over to visit her last week, she produced the blouse and handed it to me with a flourish. I was astonished to see that the tags were still attached. I was more astonished by the price. $129! I’ve never spent that much on a blouse in my life.
I was actually a bit nervous about wearing something that cost so much. I was sure that I’d spill something on it, or it would get snagged on my jewellery. But so far, so good.
– Grey ruffled blouse from Cue
– Swarovski crystal heart pendant (gift from my parents)
– Black pinstripe skirt from Target
– Black ballet flats from Rubi
– Amethyst ring (belonged to my grandmother)
I really love the ruffled detail on the blouse. It’s so pretty and floaty. I was a little bit hesitant about the colour. Pearl grey is a lot softer than the colours I usually like to wear, and I was a bit worried that it would make me look washed out. I was pleasantly surprised that the colour actually quite suits me.
I chose this ring to pair with the blouse because it also used to belong to my grandmother. She gave it to me when I was a little girl, and I took a fancy to it while I was playing in her jewel box one day. I felt that it was just the thing to add a touch of sparkle to an otherwise tame outfit.
Have you ever worn anything that used to belong to your grandmother?