We are so excited about today’s post – we’ve partnered up with six friendly, fashionable and fabulous other bloggers to combine and share the item in our closets which makes us feel the most glamorous.
So what is the article that makes me feel the most glamorous? My navy tweed Chanel jacket. One day, I was searching for a cocktail dress when I discovered the jacket in its plastic wrapped, back-of-closet, very safe corner. It’s a gorgeous jacket: navy tweed with silver monogrammed buttons, an open tail back, chain details – overall, a really amazing Chanel jacket. But I never wore it. Until today…
This is easily the most glamorous item in my closet, but I never wore it. I used to say “if I owned a Chanel jacket, I would wear it everywhere” but that was not the case. In fact, I wore it no where. When I found it the other night, I was inspired to show it off – and encourage other ladies to show off the most glamorous thing in their closets. How often do we buy something gorgeous and never see it again? It stays in the dry cleaning plastic, shoved in the back corner of the closet.
So, where do I wear my Chanel jacket? I wore it for a day of work – hence the desk – including tweeting, writing, researching, and taking these lovely photographs. Then, I wore it on a brief walk around the lake, which was less practical than I had thought. Topping it with a scarf, I popped out to the grocery store in my Chanel jacket to pick up a few bits for dinner. My Chanel jacket did very normal things, but I wore it and felt extremely glamorous.
I paired the dressier jacket with Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans, a James Perse tee, LK Bennett ballet flats, and a costume jewelry necklace. The look was very comfortable and – except for my excited Chanel glow – I didn’t feel out of place at Wegman’s. The Chanel jacket experiment was a great success. Even on the muddy sidewalks around the lake…
Glamour shouldn’t wait for cocktail parties. Chanel jackets should not sit, lonely and unloved, in the back of your closet. Your most refined self should be on display at the grocery store, on a walk, and even at your home office.
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