My mom had a closet in the basement which (according to me) was filled with the most fabulous fashion treasures. In that closet, hung the clothes she rarely wore…floor length dresses, matching dress suits, her wedding dress, and The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had. I mean…I coveted that jacket.
It was a Chanel-like jacket (like the one Coco is wearing in that picture). I remember The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had with nostalgia (and envy). The story of the jacket is that my mom bought it in Italy after series of unfortunate events having to do with lost luggage. Could it have been actual Chanel? I would like to think so (because wouldn’t that be romantic?!)
I remember going down to the basement and looking at The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had – never daring to actually take it off the hanger and try it on. My memory tells it me it was a black and white houndstooth. It was clean and classic. Simple piping on the edges and pocket with a rounded collar. It was elegant. The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had filled me with desire. That maybe, one day, I might wear it.
And I did. Once.
For some “grown up event”, I had nothing to wear (as teens who only ever wear jeans do) and my Mom offered for me to wear The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had. And it fit perfectly. If ever there was a Cinderella moment…that was it.
The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had is now gone…donated in a closet clean out…and I regret never having asked my Mom to give me my fashion #FirstCrush.
I searched the UsedEverywhere.com for The Vintage Jacket I Wish I Had. No postings yet – but I know I will find it one day (and in the meantime I did find this clutch and I am sure Coco would approve). It’s amazing the cool vintage items which are posted everyday. Maybe one day…my jacket…