My Mother's Closet, Part One: Spring Linens

My Mother's Closet, Part One: Spring Linens
Linen sitting profile
 Photo credit: Naomi Andrews

Photo credit: Naomi Andrews

I’ve paired the skirt with an old Urban Outfitters blouse and my favorite bralette from Lively (which I highly recommend if you’re tired of all those colored lace halters you bought two years ago when bralette exposure suddenly became cool).  To complete this off-duty, weekend look, I threw on my Rachel Comey mules–which are quickly becoming a wardrobe staple–and my Linda Farrow x The Row sunglasses (don’t ask me how I got those!)

PSA: your mom’s closet is probably a goldmine.  

Growing up, every once in awhile my mom would clean out a corner of her wardrobe.  Finding something she had no more use for, she would walk right over to my room and ask if I had any use for it.  I hated it.  No mom, I don’t want your 1980s pink linen suit, do you want me to look like a librarian?

My how things have changed.  It was only when I happened across this streamlined homage to 70s double-breasted glory that I realized that I had a vintage goldmine at my fingertips and that their moment is now.  So naturally, having inherited my mother’s love of power-dressing--and penchant for Sunday brunch--I finally decided to put this particular two-piece to the test.

Linen granola and sunnies
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I’d say it’s been a success.  As linen trends this spring, I find myself able to contextualize this light pastel with clay neutrals and sand tones permeating so much of this season’s collections.  I may not be marching off to a promotion in it, but I am enjoying embracing this softer, feminine silhouette as I brunch my way through spring like Santa Barbara’s seeing 72˚ weather for the first time.

Thanks to Naomi Andrews for being my brunch buddy!

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