Dressed for: Graduation Day

Already Pretty outfit featuring white blazer, polka dot tank, green skirt, cognac belt, BCBGeneration Doris boots, stretch bracelets, chunky chain necklace

Blazer – clothing swap – more white blazers
Tank – Boden
Belt – Gap (had it since high school) – similar
Skirt – Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar
Boots – BCBGeneration Doris (no longer available) – similar
Bracelets – Bibelot – similar look
Necklace – Sashsimilar
Earrings – thrifted – similar

I wore this to the final workshop and graduation celebration for the women’s leadership program I’ve been working on all year. I’ll be sharing more about the program with you in coming weeks, and am so excited to be continuing my work on this important project. We were trapped in a basement conference room for nearly 8 hours wrapping up our last workshop, but hardly noticed. It’s such inspiring and invigorating work.

This belt/boot combo have been getting a lot of wear recently. Funny, since this belt is a high school holdover that I’ve nearly donated about a dozen times. But it’s still in fantastic shape, so I haven’t felt the need to replace it!

What’s the oldest item in YOUR closet that still gets regular wear?


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8 Responses to “Dressed for: Graduation Day”

  1. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Congratulations on finishing up your leadership program, Sal. Great look here, and way to keep your belt looking good for years! Besides my wedding rings and watch (old), I guess my scarf collection would qualify for oldest item(s).

  2. jamie

    for me, definitely the same Gap belt you’re wearing in the picture. i estimate mine to be at least 15 years old, and i’ve worn it almost every day (i’ve dressed pretty casually for school/college/work over the past 15 years). i wear it solely as a functional piece rather than fashionable so it’s pretty beat up, but i will never part with it until it falls apart. which i doubt will happen, it’s so well made.

  3. T.

    I regularly wear necklaces that were given to me when I was a teenager, 30 some years ago.

  4. Miss T

    I have a rose-colored silk charmeuse “poet’s” blouse from the mid-80s that I wear a couple times a year.

    I have a couple of printed jersey tops from JC Penney that I bought around 1998 — I wear those all the time.

    I also have several pairs of earrings and some necklaces that I wear frequently that are from 30-40 years ago, when I was in my teens and in college.

  5. Anna

    My oldest garment (hard to tell, though, because I wear all my clothes until they die) is a crinkle poly/rayon skirt in a shadowy denim blue print, that I’ve had for at least 15 years. The elastic waist is now stretched out beyond repair, and safety pins no longer serve. I am a veteran sewist and could replace the waistband, except that the center back seam has worn through a few times, and each time I’ve stitched it up a little more, to make a wider seam but less skirt. Now I have the difficult choice between taking it apart altogether and remaking it into a better skirt (for another 15 years?) or cutting it up into a scarf, which will work because the fabric is so lightweight. I am paralyzed with indecision, and meanwhile the skirt languishes at the back of my closet, unworn. Am I being silly, or what?