So I'm pretty much in love with this crazy velvet, embroidered, hand stitched, oversized, vintage coat jacket thing. LOL The story behind it takes place in San Francisco where I used to live where I purchased it this time last year from a street market vendor. I remember it so clearly, I was accompanied by my close friend Emillie (who I have mentioned in my previous posts) at the Hayes Valley Urban Air Market on a sunny afternoon. I met her after work in the Hayes Valley neighborhood where we strolled through the booths and oohed and awed at all the pretty goods being sold when I stumbled upon this coat and fell hard. I don't know what it is about prints and unique details about a piece that just makes me feel all tingly inside. I have great appreciation for things that are made with love and are a work of art like this coat. Its definitely a collection piece in my eclectic wardrobe which is always growing...
I find it fascinating how an item like a signature perfume scent can take you back to the time and place and make one reminisce and smile. For me that was a great day spent shopping alongside good company topped with yummy food and a belgium beer. I even remember my bike ride home that evening listening to my iphone's tunes and pedaling into the sunset towards the beach (Richmond district bound).
Oh how it takes me back...
I just felt like a foreign queen in this robe of a coat, fabulous and beautiful.
Anyways I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'll be checking in again very soon.
Until next time!
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