With the mercury already north of 90 degrees, it can take a fair bit of imagination to thrift items made both for other seasons and, frankly speaking, other climates.
To wit, this vintage ladies Pendleton blazer (from back when such things were still made in the USA). Frannie found it in one of the Houston Goodwills. It’s a sturdy Black Watch tartan made from the kind of sumptuous wool Pendleton used to be known for.
It will be a perfect jacket when she returns to school–a bulwark against the chill of a Virgina autumn.