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.



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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