Back in the early 70’s, my mother had a couple of these magazine clutches. (If you’re not familiar with the style, they are designed to look like a rolled up fashion magazine when carried.) I hadn’t given them a thought until a few years back when (yes, I’ll admit it) watching an episode of Sex And The City, I spotted one carried by Sarah Jessica Parker/Carrie Bradshaw. This prompted a flashback to my mother’s, and curiosity led me to ebay where I found several available. I selected this one as it looked most like the versions I remembered.
It’s not exactly the most durable piece, being plastic covered in paper, so I only haul it out occasionally. But it adds a really fun and unique touch to a simple outfit for a casual evening out.
These sandals utterly seduced me with comfort. They feel SO GOOD on my feet and this tan color looks great with everything in my closet. And the nubuck is washable, really!
From the top:
Earrings: Stella and Dot, similar // Scarf: Ann Taylor, several years old, similar // Sweater: Eileen Fisher from last year, this year’s version // Tank: Eileen Fisher, similar // Vintage Magazine Clutch: ebay, more options // Jeans: NYDJ “Alisha” // Sandals: Arche
Have you ever been inspired to seek out an item you remember from your youth or teens?
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