The turtleneck jumper I am wearing in the pictures belongs to my mum. Its quite old – atleast about 40 or so years old now. There is always so much excitement in buying new clothes. But we never think of old clothes as exciting. So lets talk!
If you have a sibling you probably know a lot about old clothes and hand me downs. I am the older one so I had new clothes I passed onto Bidisha – for sometime. Till Bidisha became taller than me. Thats when I started getting the hand me ups – not as much fun. :-/
Outfit details: Jeans from Stradivarius, white turtleneck (similar) from mum, bag is Boy Chanel (similar) in size new medium, shoes are Zara and lipstick is Mac Ruby Woo (we did a few posts on Ruby Woo in case you missed it).
I later started getting some hand me downs from my mum and this turtleneck was one of them. I couldn’t really wear it while I was in Bombay but made sure to get it when I moved to London. Its super comfy, still a lovely shape and very easy to wear. I wear it to work with a skirt and on the weekends with jeans. Its just a lovely feeling wearing something I know my mum enjoyed too. I have the same one in pink and its the only pink item in my closet (I don’t really wear pink).
I also wore my grandmums choker on my wedding day – she wasnt physically there herself. There really is something about wearing old clothes and old jewellery – new stuff just doesn’t cut it.
(Guys, I am not grumpy but the sun was really in my face and I couldn’t look up without squinting.)
For the longest time I did not understand the fascination with vintage clothes. To be honest, even now I am not particularly fond of certain vintage dress designs and patterns but I do like the general concept. Vintage clothes are, in most cases, of better quality, more carefully constructed with better quality raw materials – whats not to like? I like hearing the stories behind vintage clothes and browsing vintage shops is quite an experience. And of course, I like the unexpected finds.
Basically what I am getting at is there is something to be said for longevity. There seem to be too many trends I hate. I wonder if I am just getting old? 🙂
Also wanted to mention my coat post for which I have now updated the links to currently available items – hope this was helpful!
Did you manage to check out Satarupa’s newest Five Things post which gives you a behind the scene details of our first collection of saris – ZARI by Fashion and Frappes. These are now available in our Shop section. Take a look – you can buy them online straight from our website.
Many thanks to DJ for the pictures.