over50feeling40: Oldies but Goodies!!
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Sep 1, 2011

Oldies but Goodies!!

In the early 1990s a friend of mine had traveled to Phoenix and shopped at a store she loved called Chico’s.  It was not long before a location opened in San Antonio at the new Quarry Market, which was literally fashioned from an old quarry, (the original smokestacks are famous in town), and my sweet friend said, “Get your purse, we have to go!!”
I have always loved the details!

This look was one of my first purchases at Chico’s during that time and was part of the Traveler’s collection.  I have not worn the skirt in maybe two years, but was drawn there today.  I do not think I would ever toss this skirt…I love it too much!  One reason I wore this outfit yesterday, was I had to work in the parking lot after school…yes, in the hot sun…to make certain none of our high school darlings run over any of the middle or elementary school darlings!!  This outfit is so light and airy…perfect for a hot summer day!
Bracelet: Also, vintage Stein Mart
Necklace: Chico's last year

I try to be very careful when deciding what I will hang on to and what I will toss.  This is one of the ones I will always hang on to…..the beading on the skirt, the colors, and the fit just work.  I know it is long, but the length works for me…I actually find it to be an elegant touch.
Do any of you have items that you will hang on to no matter what happens?

The Alamo Quarry Market in San Antonio!!

The Parking Lot Duty was hot....but I have to admit
the sky can still be pretty! 
Happy September 1....fall is almost here!!


  1. Pretty skirt! I would love to see you in something belted, but I bet it's too hot there yet. I also like the picture of the sky...gorgeous!

  2. Pretty brave to go stand in a parking lot full of high school drivers in a dark colored dress.

    You weren't tempted to top it off with something day-glo so they'd steer clear of you?

  3. That's a lovely skirt Pam and a keeper for sure. I don't hold onto much clothing for too long, but I do have shoes, boots and purses from ages ago!

  4. Can see why you kept it! And now longer skirts are "in". My keeper is a cashmere/silk tunic (which I wore as a dress when bought in Paris,1982 and now wear over pants.

  5. That skirt is definitely a KEEPER. The shirt coordinates so nicely with the colors in the beading. I still have a couple of Chico's travelers pieces from a few years ago, a skirt and peplum jacket.

  6. That skirt is FABULOUS! Don't ever get rid of it!!!! hugs! ~Serene

  7. great skirt
    i will always have a sequin tank in my closet!!
    i might have alzhiemers and be in a home, but i will have on a sequin tank under my "house coat" anyway!!

  8. Faboo skirt, I love wraps!
    I too have a small collection that I will never get rid of and it's funny but a lot of them were cheap and thrifted, whereas the more pricey stuff usually lays in wait.........

  9. I love the skirt yes hang on to it! i have local designer skirt that i will never toss, quite special, it is one of a kind! thank for your comments on my post.

    Ariane xxxxxx

  10. Love the skirt--and yes, I have some things I hang onto because I love them. some I dont even wear.

  11. PS, Pam,
    I have another scarf exactly like the one i wore in today's post as i couldn't resist snagging them up ;)
    I'm off to my parents next week, and will mail it to you when i return!
    (if not before)
    and no charge, silly!
    E-mail me with your address.

  12. The skirt is indeed elegant on you, Pam. I have way too many items that will always be with me, but vintage has a way of landing in an ever growing but beloved collection.

  13. I make it easy on myself -- I never toss anything. I'm 53, and I still have clothes that I wore in high school (a little tighter and stretched out, but I still have them). I still have my varsity sweater somewhere, and it's back in style this year!


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