vintage chic ~~ one valentino jacket; two vintage bags

The other day  I decided to fly into a Goodwill before going grocery shopping.  I hadn’t been in a Goodwill for a good long while…I was feeling the pull.  It was the right decision.  I found this Valentino Miss V, 100% wool, Made in Italy Fall blazer for $5.99.  When I saw it I immediately thought of my new JJill long brown skirt.  And I had a funny feeling I would have a handbag to pull it together.  Here is how it all turned out (yes, I am back in the bathroom studio for self-portrait time).


I think I prefer this vintage faux gator bag with it for a nice contrast.  I truly forget how much I love this handbag…the color, the function, the size–it is splendid!  And from France. : )

I also tried the jacket with another bag:


Maybe it is just a little too much dark brown?  I bought this bag off Ebay a few months ago thanks to Jill from Everything Just So.  She hosted a “How I Wear My…Everyday Bag” and featured her new “Marc by Marc Jacobs Globetrotter Mini Rei” and I loved the shape and style of it.  Here’s the lovely Jill and the real deal:

And she wears it so well!

A few days after that post, I was cruising around on Ebay and found my vintage dark brown bag–similar in look and style.  And only $30!!  I get such a kick out of shopping vintage.

Have a lovely Monday!


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