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#157: Robe Time

March 13, 2011

Today was a seasonal milestone, a harbinger of change, a day that comes but once a year.  Ladies and gentleman, today I bid adieu to my shearling and down coats, off and away they went into storage until next winter.  Goodbye winter, hello almost-kinda-spring!  This is a big deal, right?  It’s time to relax ourselves out of that permanent shoulder hunch that becomes a New Yorker’s battle stance as we brave the bitter winter months.  In this town the weeks are valued by what various layers we’ve been able to shed;  bare shoulders are our freedom, heavy coats our shackles.

On a recent trip to Portland I found this Beacon robe at the divine little boutique Golden Rule.  An old one from the 1920’s or 30’s.

Great ombré created by the gradated reds, kind of an Art Deco vibe with the textile.

I’ve been removing the belt and wearing it as a coat.  You know, because removing the belt somehow magically disguises the fact that I am wearing a bathrobe out in public.  Some pajamas are just too special not to show off.  Now go on, take off your winter coat and slip into something more comfortable…

This post has been sponsored by spring.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2011 5:23 pm

    I love the way you’ve been photographing your things lately. The layered patterns are so so beautiful.

    • indiansummervintage permalink*
      March 16, 2011 5:24 pm

      how very sweet of you to say, thank you.

  2. May 30, 2011 9:33 am

    I love it…

  3. November 26, 2011 6:07 am

    Ive been cutting them up and lining jackets…I am sad and happy at the same time about it

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