we have a few family jokes regarding both of our grandmas. well, not really jokes, but funny stories....
story number one. when our grandma was talking to my 10-year old mother about the birds and bees, she smartly informed her that a woman gets pregnant when a man puts his penis inside her anus. umm, what grandma? wha? no wonder my mom had five kids...here she thought she was being careful!
story number two. for some reason, when i was about eight years old, i was asking my grandma what all of the swear words meant. when i got to the "f" word, she again smartly informed me that that was when a prostitute put her hand down a man's pants. done and done. the "f" word, people...signed, sealed, delivered.
clearly my grandma was reading all the wrong books.
story number three isn't about grandma, per say...but more about our baby sister. we were all together once and she kept talking about our grandma's muff. talking about it a lot. like couldn't shut up about it. "remember grandma's muff? it was so white and furry. i used to love grandma's muff." yes, our grandma had a white furry hand warmer. we used to play dress up with it all the time. but as 20-somethings, we thought that the word choice (while being quite appropriate) in fact sounded quite inappropriate.
clearly we read the right books and are still wildly immature.
anyhow, my new vintage faux fur vest got me to thinking about grandma's muff – which is why you all get to hear these horrible stories. i do wish i still had it. honestly...i would use it every day! instead, i just have this old vest. i love it dearly, and i'm sure it has a great story behind it, but it will never compare.
skirt, shirt ~ Target
shoes ~ Charlotte Russe, thrifted
tights ~ Marshalls
earrings ~ F21
vest ~ vintage, thrifted
and finally, on a more appropriate note, the winner of our handmade by sara cramer giveaway is #8, stacey of The Other Pocket!! congrats, stacey! we will email you shortly. thanks to everyone who participated!