|Jacket (Ginger 'n Spice); Skirt (JC Penney - see it styled another way here); Boots (Anne Klein - see them styled another way here); Scarf (Betsey Johnson, Steinmart - see it styled another way here); Bag (Coach, eBay); Watch (Fossil)|
As I mentioned in a prior post (remember my favorite red leather jacket?), this boutique has been continuously operated by local owner Cleda Janke for the past 37 years. Despite a lack of significant advertising and unusually eclectic stock driven primarily by the tastes of its owner, Ginger 'n Spice has developed such a loyal clientele over the years that even customers who've moved out of state return a few times a year to update their wardrobes. I suspect that is due in no small part to Cleda herself, an old-school fashionista with a passion for the little details that make a garment stand out.
This denim jacket is a perfect example. I was wearing the ecru lace Betsey Johnson scarf the last time I visited (Cleda approved, and I think would have bought it from me if I'd offered!), and I couldn't resist this faded, fitted jacket with its crocheted lace pockets when I saw how well they coordinated. I have other, more casual jean jackets, but this one is a cut above the ordinary and also feels work appropriate with the scarf and a skirt.
Sometimes that little place you've walked by a hundred times and never dreamed would have stuff you'd wear will surprise you! If you live in Avon or further west of the city, Ginger 'n Spice is worth a visit. You can find directions and store hours here.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!