Saturday, January 17, 2015
Still Running Against The Wind
Columbia Leather Jacket (gift)
AE Top and High Rise Jeans
Silver and Jasper/Pearl Pendant (thrifted)
I've had tis jacket for quite a while now. It was a gift many years ago from my family, at the time I was working almost 500 miles away from them and I was pretty homesick. This was in a care package they sent me for my birthday and every time I wear it, it reminds me of how much it meant to me that my family was thinking of me. (My brothers actually helped picked out this jacket!) I wore it every day that summer and for many years after that, it's still a regular for me during the fall and winter. It's really thick, tough leather and it's great for the wind and when the temps drop, I just layer it under my down coat.
I think sometimes it's hard to buy items that will "last forever" because one nothing last literally forever and two, things go out of date. Even a classic like a trench coat will have little details that dates it, with this jacket the collar and cut dates it to 2003-04 but in spite of that, it's still something I'll keep wearing. It's special and hey, I haven't manage to break it yet! However that is something I'm trying to think about with any new purchases, hopefully by buying items that are a little crazy, like this hat and bag, they won't be too dated looking here in a while.