My daughter was sifting through my mother-in-law’s closet and now has a couple of fetching outfits, vintage 1960’s. These are reminiscent of Jackie-O, although my daughter will forgo the pill-box hat. Worn with the insouciance of a tween, they are delightful, funky and (as my mother-in-law proudly asserts) “well-made”.
She then talked of a young working-woman’s budget and aspirations for nice clothes and the wonder of “layaway”. As she spoke I realized layaway is due a comeback, as Pluto in Capricorn encourages transformation in all things material. The concept of a person earning a coveted item through saving and time instead of the instant gratification of slapping down plastic is going to once again, be commonplace in retail.
And with it? Christmas Clubs at your local or internet bank, debited out of your paycheck. Explanation for the young: the idea of saving throughout the year to have a set amount to spend over the holidays.
Oh, and if you’re lucky enough to have a fashion-conscious older person in your life, check out his/her closets! They will love sharing their beloved possessions with a younger person who appreciates their worth.