Treasures and Treasured Friendships

Our dinner group met last weekend and we had a hoot! We were literally hooting and singing our hearts out to Motown tunes as we played hand instruments and laughed our heads off. We’ve been gathering with this group for over 30 years. Lifetime friends are priceless and I treasure them dearly.

The occasion called for chic comfort so I wore my Mieko Mintz vest over jeans, comfy flats, and a mesh top. I adore this special vest. Being a sewer, I fully appreciate the amazing amount of work that went into this handmade treasure. FYI-Artful Home is having a Mieko Mintz Trunk show now until May 21.

Mieko Mintz vest

This vest is an amazing investment piece that gets attention every time I wear it. It’s art to wear! I’ve worn it belted closed over a black dress, over a black turtleneck and black pants and over a t-shirt and leggings.

Mieko Mintz vest

The vest makes a strong statement so needed dramatic accessories. I wore my 2 favorite French Kande necklaces with small earrings and no bracelet.

We have a new lens for our camera and haven’t figured out how to use it so our interior pictures were too blurry to share. I took several videos with my iPhone that night but promised to protect the guilty and not publish them here 🙂 It was delightful to learn one friend’s husband reads my blog (hi BG):)

Mieko Mintz vest from Artful HomeI love having amazing pieces in my wardrobe. They need not be expensive but unique and make me feel confident every time I wear them.

Do you have special pieces in your wardrobe that you always feel confident wearing?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Wearing- vest | jeans | mesh top | long necklace | short necklace | flats

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  1. Leah
    April 18, 2017 / 4:57 am

    Love your Felicia flats! I have two pair and they are the most comfortable flat I’ve found. I was happy to find your blog since we’re the same age and I’m always struggling with what is appropriate. I look forward to receiving your emails and getting new ideas!

    • Jennifer
      April 18, 2017 / 6:40 am

      I have collected 4 pair of the Felicia’s. I love them too! I’m delighted you’re here, Leah.

    • Jennifer
      April 18, 2017 / 6:41 am

      It is a major treasure in my wardrobe, Sandy:)

  2. April 18, 2017 / 6:28 am

    This has always been one of my favorite garments on you, Jennifer. It is such a great piece to have in your wardrobe and a way to stamp a personal style.

    • Jennifer
      April 18, 2017 / 6:42 am

      Great way to put it Pam!

  3. April 18, 2017 / 7:24 am

    The problem with favorite pieces is I wear them too much!!! LOL! xoxox, Brenda

    • Jennifer
      April 18, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Me too, Brenda:) I have to pace myself or I will wear them out and I want to have them forever!

  4. Julie
    April 18, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Your vest is amazing and versatile. Well worth the investment when you find it. The one or two special pieces that I’ve found, stayed in my closet for years.

    • Jennifer
      April 18, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thanks, Julie! I have treasures that are over 40 years old and care for them carefully so I can keep wearing them:)

  5. pauline
    April 18, 2017 / 11:05 am

    You look lovely, I love the coat?

    • Jennifer
      April 18, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you, Pauline. It is actually a sleeveless vest worn over a long sleeve t.

  6. Susan
    April 18, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    What an outstanding vest! I almost never buy anything anymore that doesn’t go with jeans. There are several pieces in my wardrobe that I’ve had for over 10 years. They seem almost more current now than they did when I bought them!

    • Jennifer
      April 19, 2017 / 6:32 am

      It sounds like there are great pieces, Susan!

  7. April 18, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Your vest is a fun piece and it is interesting and has energy…looks great on you too!
    I wore out my favourite tee shirt…which makes me sad but I did find a great new jacket by Karl Lagerfeld which is quickly becoming my new fave!

    • Jennifer
      April 19, 2017 / 6:33 am

      Your new jacket sounds and looks amazing, Leslie! I hate when fav’s wear out too.

  8. Lizer Pearl
    April 18, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Yes, special pieces are what makes getting dressed exciting. My soft spot is
    carefully chosen chunky silver jewellery.

    I really enjoy your blog, especially Dressing Room Diaries.

    Lizer Pearl

    • Jennifer
      April 19, 2017 / 6:34 am

      They do make it exciting! Thank you, Pearl. I have a chunky silver bracelet that is a fav too. You’ve probably seen me wear it a lot here:)

  9. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    April 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    What a great vest! So versatile and unique.

    • Jennifer
      April 21, 2017 / 5:16 am

      It is, Elaine. I keep coming up with unique ways to wear it.

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