“You were wearing a jean jacket when I met you. It was your signature look. Your hair was much longer.” said my husband as we bump into each other in our kitchen.
“That’s right I had them in a few colors. Was I wearing denim or colored denim?” I replied.
“The first date was denim and then you continued to wear different colors.” I do remember him commenting that I had a lot of little jackets and a lot of shoes. I think his MBA brain was calculating what I must have spent on clothes (more than I do now actually) and wondering if this would be a good investment.
Here we are almost twelve years later, and I have been wrestling with how to end my shopping detox. This denim jacket was technically a gift from by husband for Valentine’s Day. He returned one of the jeans I picked up for him (that I mentioned here) which were subject to a store credit and insisted I get the jacket. I have been searching for the perfect jean jacket for a while. I have had a couple from J. Crew that I love like this and this, but I am 5’9 and they are just a tad short with certain looks. I also like this one from Madewell.
So now I have to ponder, if I have broken the detox with his gift? I feel a certain pressure to make this first purchase count. As I have mentioned, I am coveting this bag and a few others have joined the short list like this one and this one. In the meantime I am pulling out a few bags from my closet again. From a financial perspective not buying a bunch of little stuff to then make an investment in a bag may or may not pencil out, but in terms of being more conscious of my purchases it does.
I have created a new uniform with my new jean jacket. Add stripes, shoes and a scarf and voila. The uniform has taken me to all kinds of events this past week.
A couple of other options that I wore last week.
Pink Striped Shirt (similar here )
Hermes Twilly (similar here)