I'm so happy I could cry. Seriously. Yesterday, I paid my Mimi (grandmother) a visit since I haven't seen her in a while. I love going over her house. It's always filled with amazing home cooked food, laughter and vintage fashion. As she greeted me with fresh squeezed orange juice (AMAZE)..she told me she had some boots she wanted to give me. So we went up to her closet and she took out a pair of amazing whiskey colored Frye boots from 1975! They have gorgeous stitching going up the entire boot. I can't wait to wear these!
We then went through all of her amazing clothes she used to wear from the 70's through the 90's. She had 3 gorgeous beaded dresses left (she gave the rest away), some harem pants, and some oversized blazers. Of course I was drawn to the blazers. Before I knew it, she was telling me to take them because she never wore them anymore. After getting mad at her for not wearing these beautiful blazers anymore, I finally gave in and took them. They're Ralph Lauren (left) and Lands End (right).
Next, she pulled out her handbag collection. Every time my Popsi (grandfather) would go away for work, he would always bring her back a beautiful evening bag. She has about 20 of them. I was immediately taken back by the beautiful beaded handbag shown above. The beading in it is so exquisite and intricate. It was hand made in India.
My Mimi is truly a beautiful, stylish and inspiring woman, whom I truly look up to as a role model. She is incredibly strong and one