Monday, October 26, 2009

Saturday Evening Jazz

Saturday evening, I went to the Jazz Showcase. Great saxophone player. Younger than some of the musicians I've seen there before - as in, he was under 70! No, he was actually fairly young. And good.

I bought this vintage locket a few weeks ago to give to my grandmother as a Christmas present. A few days after I purchased it, the locket called out to me, "Wear me! Wear me!" I decided one wear wouldn't hurt, since it was already vintage and thus pre-worn anyway. Besides, how much better would the gift be for my grandmother when it was pre-worn by her granddaughter, then gifted to her? (Justification alert!!)

A few days after that, the locket called out again. I succumbed to its siren call. Then it called again. Finally, I had to face the fact that locket had become part of my regular jewelry rotation and would not be leaving in December. Sorry, Granny!!

I didn't actually take the jacket off all night, but this dress is so pretty and I have yet to wear it on it's own without tons of layering that I had to get a picture of it without the jacket. The dress was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend last year.

Jazz Showcase

Dress: Kenneth Cole (gift)
Leather Blazer: vintage
Copper Leggings: H&M
Boots: Moda Italia (thrifted)
Locket: vintage, thrifted
Cuff: from Mo Jo Jewelry in Wicker Park
Earrings: ??


  1. The dress is beautiful. It reminds me of my current LBD that I have been wearing to weddings this year. I think that mine is CK though. It is at the cleaners, so I can't verify. I like the bold choice of tights.

  2. What a gorgeous locket! I love the story behind it....I hate when I purchase something and end up loving it too much to give the the intended person!!