This is the time of year my late pal Jackie makes her annual visit.
I feel her alongside me as I prepare for spring. Out come my sweaters cleaned, then put away; my coats checked for spots and loose buttons. Boots are repaired and polished, shoe trees in place to keep their shape.
She taught me all this when I was a mere girl, a clueless chica living in Levi’s and her favorite Ramones T-shirt, Keds on her size 9 feet.
Jackie had what Ralph Lauren calls ‘Timeless Style’ raised in Paris where women learn at a young age, how to dress.
She was there when I bought my first suit at Saks with two nice blouses you could switch out, depending where you were going.
You’re better off with one good outfit, then lots of bargains that fall apart after a few cleanings. Invest in a good pair of pumps and black flats, a nice belt and a good purse, and that’s all you’ll need. And those Ramones of yours, at the very least, should always be cleaned and pressed….Jackie Wisdom
She was the one who said…toss in black slacks and a little black dress folded like a silk hankie, and you’re packed and set to go….anywhere.
I loved her so much, hence 40 years later because of her, still dress the same…
Quality over Quantity.
Audrey, with a little Patti Smith tossed in.
What’s that Jackie?
“Wear who you are Susannah, a lean, simple sprite of a girl, and don’t forget, less is more, and simplicity is the keynote for true elegance.“
Copy that! 🙂