Sunday, April 29, 2012

Red Plastic Bracelet

Style Challenge: That One Special Piece
What is the one special piece in your wardrobe that means something extra special to you? For me, it's this simple, humble, little red plastic bracelet. My mother wore it every single day when I was a little girl. I remember her wearing it in Pakistan, and then for years in Saudi Arabia. She wore it to dinner parties and to her job as a teacher. She wore it with her Pakistani Shalwaar Kameezes and with blouses and dress pants. The one consistent piece on my mom was always her red plastic bracelet. When I noticed she stopped wearing it recently, I asked if I could have it. I didn't want it to be given away, or lost somewhere. I adore my mom (who doesn't adore their mom? In fact who doesn't adore MY mom?) and any little piece of her style I can carry with me makes me feel better.

There are actually two pieces from my mom in this post. 
These shoes are hers, she bought them in 80's in Amsterdam when we were living there. And lovely Asian embroidered tunic.

I wanted to share a couple more pictures where I've worn my favourite red plastic bracelet.

Inspiration: Benazir Bhutto. To see more click here.

Mod Party. To see more click here.

Marcin Moka: Florals and Stripes. To see more click here

Thanks for stopping by.
~ Photos by Nazia ~

Polka Dot T-shirt from wardrobe sale at work// Black Skinny Jeans from Uniqlo in New York City//Tunic, Shoes and Red Bracelet from mom//Pearl Earrings from Purple Jade


  1. beautiful story. I love wearing pieces my mom and grandmother wore, which will probably cost an arm and a leg to purchase today.

    love the tunic and shoes and of course your mom's red bracelet.

  2. Love your jacket!

    Xo Jules

  3. That was cool that she handed it over to you! Why did she always wear it? Was it a favorite of hers, or did it have a special meaning?

  4. There is no greater pleasure than wearing something that symbolizes love of our mothers. If I can be just a bit more sentimental here (!) fragrance is my auto-rewind of our memories together - when I wear Chanel N°5, I can see my mother in her favourite black cocktail dress with her hair swept up in a french twist (and me, at the wise old age of 5, wishing I could go with her.)

  5. Like your tunic on first picture,if you want visit my blog and if you like it we can follow each other?

  6. Hey, Natasha!
    I'm so glad I discovered your very enjoyable and inspiring blog thanks to Sartorialist's! You obviously have fine tastes, fashion sense and attitude. I value that! As you, I'm a journalist, and my roots run in my blood, too -I'm a Syrian immigrants' grandchild.
    BTW, your outfit here is very ethnic-chic, but even better it's the way you carry it all off !
    I'm following you now, and I'd like to invite you to visit my blog. Then,if you like it, I'd be thrilled to have you among my followers, too!
    XOXO, Maria José

  7. Hi, sweetie!!
    Nice meeting you, and thanks for visiting my blog!
    I'm following you via GFC, as María José Barcat.
    María José

  8. Yay for having such a special, sentimental piece :) You look fab!

  9. This outfit was love at first sight for me, incorporating elements I love (skinny jeans, 80's pumps, embroidered pieces,black and white etc!) and I was in love with the story of the bracelet. Then as I scrolled down, finding out that your mom gave you these other pieces as well, was just fabulous. It's like wearing love and it doesn't get any better than that.

  10. Love the tunic! Gorgeous.

  11. P.S. Didn't realize how many times I used the word love in my comment! Guess I REALLY love the post!! ;-)

  12. Gorgeous jacket, Natasha! I love the subtle pop of the red bracelet! It's a lovely and very unique signature piece!


  13. Love your jacket!!!! And the red plastic bracelet is such a beautiful statement piece! Your mom's shoes from Amsterdam are also AMAZING :) Love them!


  14. The bracelet is suuuuuper cool! I'm following

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  15. That is very special. I wear a pearl pendant that was my mom's. I have my dad's leather motorcycle jacket that is over 40 years old sitting in my coat closet. It is too worn to wear, but I like to touch it and smell the leather every so often. Your mom's bracelet is rather pretty, too.

  16. Love it! Love the little dots with the designs on the jacket! The pop of red could not be more appropriate!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  17. I really love the jacket you're wearing. It's so pretty, not something you see everyday :)

    - Malena

  18. Really awesome! I think it's the simple things that are the most meaningful!


  19. This post is really beautiful. We share such a common interest, I always enjoy reading your blog because I know I can relate to it in many ways. It is so wonderful that you are carrying on a tradition your mum set, the bracelet is simple yet humble.
    Thank you for you kind words too, they mean the world to me <3

  20. Hey Sweety, great Photos & nice Blog. I like it really ;) Great Job! I follow you, i hope you follw me back (if you like ;))) big kisses from germany ;***

  21. So pretty! Perfect accessories!

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  22. Amazing blog <3

    If you like my fanpage you can win a Chanel Nail lacquer, Good luck :)

  23. It's so cool to have pieces in your closet with such a rich history, and the red bracelet is so pretty!
    Chic on the Cheap

  24. I really like this look and the red bracelet is a pretty detail!

  25. What a lovely story and beautiful sentiment about your Mom. What language do you speak? Urdu?
    I just found your blog and decided to follow it. I would really love it if you could stop by my new blog and tell me what you think and hopefully follow! Thank you.


  26. Gorgeous outfit, lov the black & red together!

  27. That is such a sweet story! I love wearing pieces that mean the world to me too. Have a great start to the week, dear. xo

  28. Great look! Love the shoe! Going to follow you on bloglovin!

  29. I love that picture of you with the yellow clutch :D

  30. Ah, that is so sweet. I love that the bracelet, and the shoes, were your mom's. What a wonderful story.

    Also, did you watch "Girls" again? Seriously, those are the most painful sex scenes ever. And yet, I really do like the show - in spite of the fact that I'm not 24, I can actually relate to a lot of what's going on. What did you think?

  31. Your jacket is simply beautiful! I love it!



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