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I’ve never limited myself to trends—I’m not going to stop wearing a certain style of jeans just because they’re suddenly “out.” However, I do sometimes pay attention to the latest thing: Puffy sleeves gave me great joy (still do) as did clogs (again, still do). Generally, though, I find myself most satisfied by pieces that’ll stand the test of time.
This week, I’m sharing my longtime loves—variations of items I personally own that have given me serious joy. These include but are not limited to: a vintage double-breasted navy blazer, a pair of glass cocktail cups, and a pretty cardigan. Sneak a peek below for eight items I love and think you may, too.
1. The Ingredients for the Perfect Cocktail
My boyfriend Mikey and I occasionally use these glasses for our Friday Happy Hour series on Repeller’s Instagram. They make me feel extremely fancy. When not actually delivering the fruits of Happy Hour to my mouth, they’re out on display, and still providing me with great, Kondo-approved joy. With a serving of Haus’ Peach Passionfruit, let’s sip with one pinky up.
Uranium Glass Girl
Weston Louie Watermelon Cocktail Glass Set
2. Double-Breasted Blazer
One of my favorite possessions is this wool double-breasted blazer I took from my mom. It makes every outfit look more put together. I’ve worn it with sweatsuits, jeans, dresses, leggings… you name it. It’s also great for this time of year, when it’s chilly but not full-on jacket weather. And, hey, guess what? I found some for you, too.
Lauren Ralph Lauren
Double-Breasted Wool Blazer
3. Oh, These Sunglasses? They’re Vintage.
I have a pair of sunglasses a lot like these, and they are a reliable compliment-getter. I love the tinted lenses and the square frames—plus, the lack of a logo or branding give them a je ne sais quoi timelessness.
The Quality Mending Co
Military Issue Frames with UV Protection
4. A Collarless Jacket
A collarless jacket is another great way to make an otherwise effortless outfit look more put-together. Collarless jackets are fun to style, too, with either a collared shirt or, these days, a hoodie. This one, from Armani Collezioni via Thrilling, is quite a gem.
5. Clogs Keep “Coming Back”
While clogs are pretty hot right now (see the recent Hermès spring/summer 2021 collection), they’re also eternal. My vintage ones are my favorites (and are the most comfortable). Here, I present a variety of styles, from slingbacks to mules, all of which are pretty amazing. I did include this not-vintage J. Crew suede and a a pair of Sixty-Nine cow print ones because I cannot stop thinking about either of them, sorry.
70s Italian Suede & Cork Platform Clogs
60s Vegan Slingback Clogs
Box Clog Cow
Leather Clog Mules
White Varnish Leather Clogs
6. Vintage Laura Ashley Cardigan
I’m sad to report that my vintage Laura Ashley sweater is no longer with me (I lost it)—it was one of my favorite vintage possessions. There are a bunch of similar styles on Etsy and eBay for you to peruse, and for me to do some replacement shopping.
Laura Ashley Embroidered Cardigan
80s Laura Ashley Cardigan
Going Around Again
Laura Ashley Embroidered Cardigan
7. Oxblood Leather Jacket
This oxblood leather jacket is the one that got away. I don’t actually own one, but I have been regretting not purchasing the one I fell in love with back when I was in college. I love that it’s not black, yet still has the fierceness of a leather jacket. I like it medium-length—to the hips or just past them—and blazer style.
70s Oxblood Leather Jacket
Of Corsets Vintage
Tony Lama 80s Oxblood Leather Blazer
70s Wilson Leather Belted Leather Jacket
Blackbird Antiques NC
90s Gap Oxblood Leather Jacket
8. And a Sleek Red Trench!
My trench coat has been a fall and spring staple for many, many years now. I own a navy one, but I really, really love the idea of these leather or coated red ones. I guess I inspired myself with the thought of that oxblood jacket?
70s Oxblood Leather Trench Coat
Walk of Shame
Red Trench Coat
Vintage Runs Deep
Red Leather Trench Coat
Beth Jennifer Vintage
70s Leather Trench Coat
Paul Monet 70s Leather Trench Coat
Patent Leather Trench Coat
Anything you own and love that you’d like to recommend? Anything you’re looking for? Lay it on me!