I've mentioned it before, but people like to give me stuff. Clothes, housewares, sewing supplies... just stuff. I would, of course, like to imagine this is because I am such a worthy recipient, but I think the truth is that I am seen as a dumping ground for the unusual.
It's flattering that people think I can make good use of the most random items. Or that people think of me when something weird passes through their hands. Honestly, sometimes I can't do anything with what I have been given and I will pass it on and donate it.
I still haven't quite figured out what to do with the wicker basket full of shoulder pads and pink zippers... But I knew exactly what to do with the silk blend vintage Milli's blazer that I received. The beading, the (triangular!) shoulder pads and the cut have the blazer on the edge of old school but when paired with some good denim and a studded boot, all is modern again.
With pieces like this finding their way into my closet, I will gladly continue to accept whatever crazy comes my way...