Fashion and Family Tradition

by Mindy Lockard on September 13, 2012

I’m sure this will not come as a surprise to you,

I am a traditionalist.

Shocker, I know.

This love of tradition is often expressed in my fashion style. From vintage handbags and scarves to pieces that have been passed down–some costume, some valuable–in my family, I love adding a little old to my every day.

Which brings me to an introduction I’d like to make.

I’d like to introduce to you, Ms. Effie.


Ms. Effie is what I call her. She was a gift from my great grandparents to my grandmother on her high school graduation day. I treasure Effie and love to include her now and then when I am assembling a daily ensemble.

Some days Ms. Effie steps out as a broach, other days she clusters strands of beads together, secures a scarf or when she’s feeling wild and crazy she tags along on one of my favorite vintage clutches. She’s so go with the flow, that Effie.

But aside from her versatility, I love her because she reminds me of my Grandmother and the amazing gracious woman she was.  Whether it social style or fashion style, the image we put forward has a lot to do with where we come from.

Isn’t it fun to think about what has been given to us and what we will pass on, both traditions and fashion pieces?


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