Fringe Benefits

Fringe is one of the best ways to vamp up a jacket. …or any piece of clothing really. Fringe makes walking, dancing, twirling, anything more exciting.

I found this jacket in my grandma’s closet a few years ago. She apparently wore it when my mom was younger, I didn’t really get the whole story, and grandma was off at a casino thus unavailable for comment on this one (#justbettythings). Anyway, the jacket is very lightly worn, and aside from the slightly musty smell is in great condition. It came into my life during a particularly moody summer, when I would watch the first season of Girls over and over and listened to Harper Simon on repeat (there are more wishes than stars was my go-to). Perhaps my capricious teenage angst was caused by the fact that I was working at the world’s crappiest amusement park, but I digress.

All kidding aside, spending time with my grandma, living a mostly disconnected lifestyle, and this jacket were the best things to come out of that summer.

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Suede in general always has a sort of western feel to it, so it only felt acceptable to pair my suede fringe jacket with my knee high boots.

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I’m generally wary of mixing brown and black, but black and cognac is a different story. Cognac has a much more rich look than just plain ol’ brown.

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I wore a Zara dress that I’ve had in my closet for about a year and a half underneath. In general this coat need to be the center of attention. I chose the simple black swing dress to go underneath to really let the jacket have the spotlight.

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Thanks for reading! Check back on Wednesday for a feature on Laduree, the prettiest cafe on the Champs Elysees.

 

On me:

Jacket: vintage, similar here

Dress: Zara, similar here

Boots: Madewell, similar here

4 thoughts on “Fringe Benefits

  1. “Capricious”: Nice. “Fringe Benefits”: Fun, quippy. Be careful with “weary” and “wary.” Should be the latter in this instance. Sorry to edit publicly. Terrible dad!

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