We all have that one piece of clothing that makes us feel so extraordinary. You typically preserve it for a special occasion, or perhaps it becomes a second skin as you wear it everyday. And then, there’s that one piece that you have to have, but when finally decided to get it… It’s gone.
This jacket is my extraordinary. I saw it last year in Anthropologie and when I saw it, I just stood there for a couple of moments. It was that beautiful and unique – all the things clothing should make you feel. The print was striking, regal and everything feminine. I loved it. But I didn’t buy it. Fortunate for me, my amazing friend, Jody, knew how much I loved this coat, and bought it for me for Christmas. She’s also the extremely talented photographer who took these photos… I have her to thank for so much more than the coat and the photos (I hope she knows that!).
I’ve been wanting to break away from wearing so much black, since it kind of became a crutch for me. Let’s face it: Black goes with everything, it never goes out of style, and there is never a lack of black clothing and accessories available during any season. And I’m not turning my back on an all black everything outfit for good. I’m embracing a primary palette… and a more lighthearted style that matches my mom personality, captures the essence of whimsy that clothing can bring, and refusing to be bland.