Feather coat – Anna Scholz – gifted
T-shirt – ASOS
Jeans - ASOS
Shoes - Minnetonka
My acquirement of this feather jacket has a rather sweet story attached. I’m sure you all remember the jacket when it first launched on Simply Be’s site – I dribbled over it. But as is always the case with me – when there is something expensive and beautiful - I never have the cash to buy it because I have spent £100s on cheaper items. When I did finally have the money, the jacket had sold out! Ever since I’ve been trawling eBay trying to find one up for sale – but I guess everyone loves it too much!
My lovely friend Amanda has one and I have managed to borrow it a couple of times but she’s always firmly taken it back (darn her!). Anyway – a month or so ago, I attended the Anna Scholz at Simply Be S/S14 launch and Amanda and I got chatting to Anna herself. Amanda asked Anna if she planned on doing another feather jacket – mentioning that I was constantly trying to steal her one! Anna then offered to send me her jacket as it was too big for her. I of course said YES! And less than a week later, this gorgeous item was in my grubby little mits!
I haven’t yet had an excuse to wear it somewhere glam. Mostly I’ve been putting it on and swanning around the house in it (and not letting the cats anywhere near it)! But having seen this picture on pinterest and decided to rock it with jeans. I personally love it – the casual with the luxe. I feel like a ganster’s moll in it. I know that the whole outfit could do with pulling together a little – such as making sure the lining is tucked away and actually being able to see my hands! Plus making sure my t-shirt isn’t hitched up and my moccasins laces are done up – but that’s more about checking in a mirror before having my picture taken!
The jeans were a bit of a risky buy. I have bought a few pairs of jeans from Asos – in various sizes – and had to return them because I haven’t been able to do them up!!! Another lovely friend, Gina, recommended these jeans – she had bought various sizes and said she reckoned a 26 would fit me – and she was right! They are seriously not slim legged on me – but you know what – I like that! I have slim legged boyfriend jeans already so having a looser pair mixes it up a bit.
Do you have any stories of how you’ve managed to get a dream item in an interesting way? Hunting in a random charity shop? Found on a train? Etc?
photos taken by Diana - http://www.fashionlovesphotos.com/