Coat: Gifted from Mimi; Jeans: c/o Rich & Skinny (and on sale for $60!); Beanie: c/o Threadsence, old; Shoes: Zara, old (Similar flat version by Dolce Vita); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Mint Blazer: H&M (Similar by Threadsence); Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michael Kors; Spike Pave Bracelet: Bauble Bar; Pave Chain Link Bracelet: c/o Bauble Bar; Bow Ring: Juicy Couture; XO Cuff: c/o Gorjana
Imagine wanting something your entire life. Stalking it. Trying it on. Dreaming about it.
Now imagine waiting 30 years for it.
My entire life, I have grown up in the shadow of my fashionable Mimi. You might remember outfit posts of the vintage sequin jacket she passed down and the fur vest she gifted me…but this outfit post MEANS SO MUCH MORE.
I remember being a young, budding fashion lover around the age of 5 and stomping around her house in high heels and this coat. Naturally, she would roll her eyes at me and say, “Maybe one day you’ll own a coat just as luxurious as mine.”
This past fall, Mimi did the unimaginable: She had my name monogrammed into the silk lining and gifted her prized possession to me. Stunned and shocked, I asked her how she could dare part with this treasure of 30+ years….she insisted that I would get much more use out of in than she ever could…and that the best place for me to get my mileage out such an extravagant piece would be this upcoming winter during Fashion Week.
And boy did I ever.
Saturday morning, while attempting to brave Snowstorm Nemo and its blistering temperatures, a street style photographer snapped a of me and gal pal, Shannon Yoachum heading into shows at Lincoln Center (and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw that this picture made it into Harper’s Bazaar street style looks….OMG OMG OMG). And then Sunday, while seeing a few last shows before heading back to Dallas, I threw the coat back on…and although I hated wearing it back to back days, it was just too darn cold to do without it.
Thank you, Mimi, for trusting me with such a special piece…your spirit was with me in NYC!