It was a balmy summer’s day when our eyes first met across a crowded room…stay with me, I promise I’m not moonlighting as a romance writer.
The setting was my favourite op shop. The object of my affection was this green weather-beaten jacket. Sure it was on the smallish side and its arms weren’t quite as long as mine but, as you know, opposites attract.
Admittedly, it did seem rather bold slipping into its warm embrace in mid-summer when the temperature was nudging 35 degrees. What can I say, the heart wants what the heart wants. Yes it was crazy and wild and reckless but I knew if I committed to this jacket in the height of summer, we’d be back together in a few short months.
So here we are. Reunited and yes it feels so good. I’ll admit it’s a tad tight. Let’s just say nothing’s going to come between us, especially not a thick woolly jumper.
Our relationship is multi-layered. The more time we spend together, the more the cracks are beginning to show. The belt’s a bit worse for the wear but I don’t care. That’s the beauty of preloved apparel; it’s lived a little.
To be honest, I’m not sure how many winters we’ll stay together but one thing’s for certain. My love of vintage winters is evergreen.
What’s your favourite winter wardrobe staple?
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