While most southern grandchildren have a Meemaw or a Gigi, I had a Grandma Bogey. You can tell from the icy picture above that she was no southern belle. Grandma Bogey was Minnesota born and bred, but I know the south would have loved her just as well. Short of the obvious “yankee” accent, she would have fit right in– hospitality, good coffee, and small talk were her kind of thing. Last summer, I was fortunate enough to come across this picture of her taken in the 1950’s. I assume she was coming home from college due to the suit case and armful of bags and hangers… I had to laugh at her Dayton’s shopping bags. I guess I know where my affinity for nice clothes came from.
This week, I’m honored to recreate this beautiful picture of my Bogey (Left: Grandma Bogey 1950s, Right: Myself 2015). The photo might be dated, but the style captured within is timeless. Nicely tailored coats and booties are just as fashionable now as they were 65 years ago. Coats may have gotten a little shorter since then, but still serve the same purpose of keeping one warm and stylish at the same time.
Another cold snap is heading our way. Pictured above and below are some of the cutest jackets you’ll find this season. From the traditional pink peacoat to a floral trench style jacket, they will keep you toasty and trendy in this cold windy weather! Fortunately, we don’t have to fight the blizzards and ice like Bogey did, but us whimpy Mississippians dress for the icy tundra when the temps get below 40! As always, thank you for reading! I’m blessed to share a message with you each week whether it’s about clothes or grandmas. I look at this picture of her and imagine how different the world was 65 years ago, yet many trends of this era remain present in modern fashion. Grandmas, like peacoats and booties, never stop being loved.
This is a Blog for Bogey, in honor of the beautiful, loving, funny, and wild fashion statement she was!