Fashion has always been like candy to my soul, and never more so than this week. I was getting over the flu, my phone died, my kitty almost died…and then a family friend called to see if I might be interested in a beautiful wardrobe that had belonged to her very elegant mother-in-law. I spent the day in Marina del Rey going through two closets full of glorious midcentury dresses, gowns, sweaters and coats that had been curated by a personal shopper {the equivalent of today’s power stylist} at Bullock’s Wilshire back in the day. The garments are in impeccable shape and each comes with a matching headband{!}. Most improbable of all, everything fits me.

My photos don’t do justice to the many amazing pieces – Vera blouses, Irene suits, Bill Blass dresses, Halston shirt dresses, Givenchy separates and so much more. I love the colorful palette that this lady gravitated to, tempered by the most powdery pastels that are on trend with every single hue in this season’s Burberry line up. To think this was just her Marina del Rey wardrobe…

And so the week ends on a sweet note and I hope yours does too!

  1. Oh wow, this must have been fun albeit for a sad reason. But lucky you to get to have first dibs. And almost 1o years of blogging wow. And so glad your kitty is ok.

  2. This is rally lovely….some very gorgeous pieces there. Am glad it cheered you up. I hope your kitty is getting better & you feel better too. The week or more so this day has been crazy for me as well. My phone needs to go to be fixed, if it can be fixed that is!! But, all will be ok…I hope you have a great weekend 🙂 xoxo

  3. Wow it sure looks like you acquired some fabulous fashion candy here. Those pastel coats are absolutely heavenly. So glad that averted surgery and hope she keeps getting better. Enjoy the long weekend!

  4. This would certainly would have brought my spirits up as well. What a marvellous collection of fashions to have had to sift through. I hope your weekend is going well

  5. Oh no, I hope you are feeling better, sweetie. Also, I hope your kitty is ok! Btw: those coats look stunning. Have a beautiful day. xo

  6. You had a lot of fun … A lot of amazing clothes, bags … It feels like heaven … I hope that everything is OK now …
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. This was such a lucky and wonderful experience, the pieces on her closet sound and look truly wonderful. Hope your kitty is better now. Thanks so much for stopping by…wishing you a productive week ahead!

  8. Glad to hear you had such a sweet week. I had a lovely long weekend off with my girls.
    I hope this coming week is just as amazing for you.

  9. This is amazing … you are one lucky girl!

    PS. So glad to hear that is all well. We have started the unpacking but we’re still waiting for proper internet connection.

  10. Oh my, what a week! I hope your kitty and phone are both better! How wonderful of your friend to share her mom’s wardrobe. The sneak peek looks divine! I’d love to get a chance to celebrate her life and looking timelessly stylish too!


  11. I am glad your cat is alright. The lady who owned these clothes is truly so stylish and so full of colour.

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