Vanity + Vintage #12: Miracle at Gate 28

Keeping it moving:
A fresh pot of coffee, a favourite cup of tea, or even a must-have fashion magazine could not aid me in the tiresome traffic of travelling. The hustle and bustle, the constant bag carrying and remembering not to forget anything important may not seem as stressful in the beginning. However, when one is also seeking immediate inspiration all things in life are considered or should be. 

What state of mind are we in: do our muscles need a spa day, do we have hunger, or are we in serious need of using the lavatory. Excusable chuckles aside, these small things matter and can entirely affect our focus or lack thereof.

The exhumed:
Good things tend to come to those who wait right! Or, in my case to those who forget that fashion goodies are buried within their own belongings. I have a great memory, but I swear when it comes to selected items from my fashion accessories I believe I sporadically hide them from myself! Perhaps using the same carryall bag would prevent such occurrences.

After unpacking a few items in desperate need of locating my allergy medicine I came across a sentimental necklace that I thought I had lost a couple years back in the move. I remember the exact day, the climate and even what I wore when I could not find this wonderful vintage necklace; tearfully blaming anything and everything in site. "Why now," I'd ponder to myself. I suppose on that particular day it wasn't the right time for me to wear the necklace or was it?
Diane Von Furstenburg Scarf vintage
Have you ever imagined a certain look in your mind, but when it came time to actually finding all of the elements for your outfit something goes wrong! You forget that you gave those shoes away, or you cannot find that special skirt or Tee that makes you feel sexy! Needless to say, I had one of those days when I misplaced my necklace.

I haven't the answer (to the reasoning) behind me losing this necklace, however it once was lost and now it's found. And, all that I know is that I was rewarded instant inspiration from a mere glance. Being in a crowded airport did not matter nor did the awkward gentleman who sat directly in front of me "pretending to read" his newspaper bother me. It was much like that breakthrough moment when a baby formulates his first words, only this moment involved vintage jewellery and a slight gasp with a prolonged smile.What can I say ... fashion speaks to one in mysterious ways.

As I looked around still with a content face I was reminded that there really isn't anything to be stressed out about. I had memories of my late friend Bruce who had given me this necklace. I could hear his voice whispering in a laid back manner, "relax, you'll find what you're looking for." If it took my basket woven necklace to grace me with its presence for a much welcomed reunion then let it be ... and there it wasunexpected inspiration and gratitude at gate 28.

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52 comments

  1. First, you look so good in your traveling outfit. Stylish, yet comfortable! Second, I'm glad you found your necklace, that is so great. This kind of luck only happens to me when one of my kids has had a beloved toy, usually some tiny thing, go missing. Then it turns up, months later, and I am so excited to have found it, meanwhile said child is already over it. 

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  2. I love how pieces do this--- make the appearance just at a magical moment when you don't even know you needed them.  And of course, you look great.  My airport look is a point of shame for me.  Don't worry--- I am not traveling in PJs, but I do require a lot of layers!!!

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  3. SACRAMENTO Amate29 September, 2011

    So well written, Madison. I couldn´t agree more things find us when they , and us are ready. So lovely!!!
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  4. You look so chic. Love the sweater

    Patience
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  5. So glad you found your necklace, especially since it was a gift from a friend. I broke a necklace I really love the other day and it instantly made my day worse. I'm hoping I can fix it somehow though.
    -Meaganwww.spunkychateau.com

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  6. I always need a spa day!! Having one tomorrow :)

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  7. sartorialsidelines30 September, 2011

    I love how relaxed chic this is - the boots are great!

    xoxo ~ Courtneyhttp://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. It's a great feeling when you find something you'd forgotten about :)

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  9. i know what you are talking about, you just cannot find those shoes! and it goes the other way around! you forgot you had certain items! is this because we have too much! i don't know

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  10. great find. i found a few things switching my closet around as well. felt like i went shopping all over again :)
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  11. Hope Adela Pasztor01 October, 2011

    Cool hat! =)

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  12. the necklace is beautiful, I love it. So good to uncover gems in our wardrobe. You look so sleek and french chic. Love the beret and boots combo, really beautiful. 

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a heartfelt and touching blog Madison! I had tears in my eyes!! I perfectly understand and relate to what you are saying. In life, sometimes when least expecting, we are bestowed with wonderful joys and treasures to keep us going. I remember an episode of Sex and the City, when Carrie is so lonely in Paris and unexpectedly finds a"lost" necklace that she associates with her friends in the torn lining of her Dior purse!! It gives her the strength to pick up the pieces of her life. Confession: I am a Sex and the City addict!!

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  14. Oh woooow! That outfit looks great on you! Fabulous selection!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  15. I love that outfit, it suits you very well!

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  16. Clara Turbay02 October, 2011

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  17. A Brit Greek02 October, 2011

    You look super stylish for travelling... comfort is the way to go. I adore the story behind your necklace, somehow lost items always have a way of getting discovered again.

    Have a fab October!
    x.o.x.o

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  18. lovely necklace!

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  19. Thanks Patience, & welcome to my blog. -xxoo

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  20. Hiya Mongs,  I agree it's quite nice to uncover gems that were once lost. Have a great day. :)

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  21. aww, thanks sweets, I go for comfort when travelling, hence the sweater, especially when the air seems to always be on.. -xo
    Happy October dear. 

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  22. Hello,
     Thanks for your comment. Welcome to my blog. 

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  23. Yes it is much like a magical moment. Absolutely.-xx :-)

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  24. Thanks Meagan! It's such a  great feeling, that happy moment that just makes you smile.  Hopefully you can fix your necklace. *fingers crossed. :)

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  25. lol, spa is always calling... well said Senorita!

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  26. HA! well, I can only speak for myself, but no I don't think it was because I have too much. Though, I wonder if one stood still probably would not loose things at all. lol I tend to give away things, and later think about them... ahhh.  :-)

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  27. Sweet Ambu, Thank you for taking the time to visit dear. I love Sex and the City as well, of course I remember this exact episode when Carrie lost her necklace. It was quite like that moment. This was a great joy to find again. Have a beautiful week. xo hugs!

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  28. Oh a huge thank you my dear, I really appreciate that compliment. 
    -xx Besos

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  29. Thanks Jill! haha, my little cousin used to grab things in my room, when I'd babysit him, and they would turn up in unlikely places, i.e. refrigerator... children! lol Enjoy your week. -xo

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  30. Aw, Madison this post is so so sweet. I love you my friend and I love the sentiment expressed here. I've had those moments for sure and I have to remind myself sometimes that it's not a big deal. And you're right things totally find you when you are ready to have them. 

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  31. You look gorgeous. I wish I could look that good while travelling. That necklace is so lovely, and I adore the little snippet about it. 

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  32. Love you dear. Thanks for stopping by. 
    This was such a special moment for me, and had an immense impact positively on the rest of my day, because it was a gift from a friend. Just love it when things find you.

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  33. Hey there Krystal. your'e sweet thank you! xx

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  34. Thanks doll, so glad that you enjoyed. This outfit is so great for travel, then again I love denim and a jumper any day I'm travelling. :)

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  35. haha, indeed, it does feel like shopping all over again sometimes. This one was a bit different though, needed inspiration! Thanks for your comment. =)

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  36. I completely agree Katie. :)

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  37. swooning over your purse!!  so chic!!

    take care, aimeediy blog: swellmayde

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  38. You're quite right... when travelling comfort is key. Your look is just perfect for this! xo

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  39. You look so chic when travelling babe :)

    Hope you had a lovely wknd xx

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  40. Fabrizia Spinelli03 October, 2011

    cool outfit! Come and visit my blog, and if you like
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  41. I hear ya! My solid two weeks of travel about did me in! How lovely hat memories of your friend helped!

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  42. Oh to Be a Muse03 October, 2011

    this was really, really lovely to read. it was nice how you meshed the busyness of traveling with the calmness of finding style. i do really like this necklace so i'm glad it reappeared. :)

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  43. Thanks very much Cheryl! :-) xx

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  44. definitely comfort is the only way especially for looong flights . -xo

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  45. thanks Jas, happy Monday hon! -xxoo

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