|shirt: hazel haze (soel boutique), sweater: refashioned old navy, boots: thrifted, skinnys: crane (macys), hair clip: f21, locket: great grandmother’s
I loved visiting my great grandparents in Portland Oregon…why you ask? Not because of the slobbery denture kisses or the pungent old lady perfume that would be generously poured over my arms (and my brother Mike’s), but for the infamous candy drawer, “money time” (reach our hands into a bag of money or she pulls out a stack of ones and passes it out…awesome!), going to toys-r-us and picking out a barbie (every time), eating cheeze-its and grape-nuts as snacks, playing with interesting glass containers on the bathroom sink, curling up onto the kitchen counter watching my great grandmother apply make-up, illegally driving a golf cart around the streets, filling up tons of balloons and letting them go from the driveway, singing “yes we have no bananas, we have no bananas today” with my great grandpa, and MOST of all…delicately playing with my grandmother’s beautiful, vintage, and expensive jewelry.
The last time I visited my grandparents one of those expensive items of jewelry became mine! My great grandma gave it to me because I admired it so much! Then my mom took it away (which was smart because I would have destroyed it) until mother’s day two years ago. I love it very much and every time I wear it I am reminded of my sweet great grandparents. I love them so.