Have you ever purchased an item of clothing that when you put on, instantly reminded you of your past? I had a flashback with this new blouse I purchased from Jacob:

DSC03007_2 DSC03031 DSC03039_2Jacob Sleeveless Bow Blouse / LOFT Boyfriend Cardigan / Club Monaco Ursula Pant / Ann Taylor Factory Signature Pumps / Michael Kors Runway Watch /Le Chateau Ring

I actually didn’t try the blouse on before buying so I had no idea that it would evoke such a strong reaction on my part until I got home. What exactly did this blouse remind me of? My days as a roulette dealer. We didn’t actually wear a black tie like this, it was actually a red bow-tie, but for some reason this exact outfit overwhelmed me with old memories. Maybe I wouldn’t have had the same reaction if the first time I had worn it the bottoms weren’t black trousers, but as I finished tying the bow and looked at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t help remember those days when I was spinning the wheel, watching the players try to figure out some sort of roulette strategy and then promptly taking everyone’s chips away. 😉 By far, the best summers that I can remember.

Do you have an item of clothing that reminds you of your past as soon as you slip it on?

P.S. A quick note about these new Club Monaco pants. I actually exchanged these for the bottoms worn here because I was having too much trouble finding shoes to wear with the dark khaki-colored bottoms. But I adore these new trousers. They are reminiscent of the Theory Frayne Pants, but I like the fit of these better. They also come in black but neither can be found on the website(s) just yet. Regular price is $88, and they run TINY. I am wearng them in a 0, because I couldn’t button up the 00. Great fit, with both front pockets and rear besom pockets. The only thing I wish it had that are missing are belt loops. But it does have a satin-like waistband which almost makes up for it. If you find these at your local CM store, they are definitely worth a try.


  1. Kathleen Lisson April 28, 2012

    I have the same reaction with black and white outfits and waitressing.

  2. TOBeautyReviews April 30, 2012

    No way you were a roulette dealer?!? Where?

  3. Lisa Ng April 30, 2012

    Roulette dealer, very interesting! Not that today tho! Cute outfit with the green and blue

  4. Cher April 30, 2012

    At The Ex! LOL!


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