People put prized possessions on the mantle…don’t they??

When Jill and Adrienne announced a blogger event to post our most cherished item, I almost said NO! After all, I do not really own anything that I absolutely cannot live without. I only own one original Louis Vuitton purse that my daughter and I found in a little, obscure resale shop years ago. My daughter carried it for a while and now it is in my closet.

I own no Chanel or Alexander McQueen or anything of great, great value. But, I happen to remember a quote from Coco Chanel, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

First time to use the tripod…almost cut off my head!

That made me think of this tunic….because it is really different. I have told the story of this garment a couple of times over the last 18 months, but for the sake of the theme, I will tell it once again. My husband went on a business trip to Las Vegas( perhaps 15 years ago), and returned with a shirt dress for me. The dress was a great print (he knew I loved big and bold) and was quite voluminous. After many attempts, there was really no way I could make it flattering. I was large and the dress made me look really, really large! But I loved the print and his heart to bring it to me. One day when I was cleaning my closet and pondering if I should just donate it, something came over me and I grabbed a pair of scissors and began to cut! I loved the pockets on the each side, so I made sure to cut just under them which actually left a point on the sides. Then I took it to the dry cleaners and got a small hem stitched in. I loved it….as a tunic and funky jacket. I would wear it more often, but it is so distinctive that people around me would think I owned nothing else.

The end of the story is…that I cherish this garment because it was originally a gift from my husband; it was my first attempt at my own fashion design; and because I really love the print!! It is not a Chanel or McQueen…but it is an original Pamela Lutrell(e) (you have to say this with a French accent, and an implied e on the end, to get the full affect!!)

Guess Flats: Marshalls

Now, I am so pleased to announce the winner of the Marvelous March 1 Foxcroft Collection Blouse Giveaway is the beautiful PJ!!! Congratulations PJ…enjoy your new blouse…cannot wait to see which color you select. Also, thanks to Foxcroft for making this possible!!

 A final thought from Coco:

I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.

Coco Chanel

Now, go see other cherished possessions, and also check out Katie’s Thursday Blog Hop!
What’s the most cherished possession in your closet??

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