THE SIGNATURE ITEM

by Anne Roshie


After declaring my endless love for the biker jacket. It was only right to bring this topic to discussion. The signature item!! I did a mini throw back with pictures on the gallery, pictures based on posts done the past couple of years, rocking my biker jacket. They kinda took me back, sort of like a throwback. Different hairstyles, both long and short, my stint with bangs...ah, memories. So the signature item...

IS THAT ONE KEY PIECE THAT PULLS AN OUTFIT TOGETHER.

For you, it may be your trench coat, boyfriend blazer, a purse, that gorgeous pair of shoes full of scuff marks since you have literally worn them down, a scarf ( think CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, the movie, how Isla Fisher's character was obsessed with the Green scarf) Yup!… pretty much anything

I will borrow words from that Parisan book I mentioned in  “A thing for circles and France.” (and about that review… it’s coming, I've just been a little preoccupied, ok am lying that's code for lazy..but It's coming..honestly) so where were we? Yes, borrowing words.. (Italics indicate excerpts from book)

You don’t have to spend a decade’s worth of salary on your wardrobe, or flaunt designer brands the whole time. All you need is one signature item: the one you wear when you need to feel strong.

 That's me in Biker!! You could find it at a random garage sale in the neighborhood, local thrift store, eBay, literally anywhere. My jacket cost less that fifty bucks, HM, and still serves me quite well.

A signature item never gives itself way. It’s timeless. It transcends fashion. It is discreet—the letters of the alphabet (two Cs, a large D; the combination of Y, S, and L) belong on an ophthalmologists’ chart. Luxury should never be spelt out.

That made me laugh out loud! Ever gone for those eye tests. One eye closed? Oh… better yet at the DMV, right before you get your drivers license? Ha! 

And finally…

The signature item is a gift that a woman gives herself depending on her age, her taste, and the size of her purse. It is a symbol of independence and freedom, which states, “I bought this for myself. I earned it and it makes me happy.”

Couldn't have said it better. So rock on you rockstar!! (Fiddles imaginary guitar)

 Own it!