I thought I'd take a break from all the holiday posts lest I put all of you and myself into a snore inducing coma. Last Friday, I was still bathed in the sunshine bliss of the French Riviera until I stepped out of the house in my denim cutoffs nary sparing a thought of the plummeting temperature. I narrowly avoided the disaster of turning into a human popsicle. Well, I guess it's goodbye summer. I really shouldn't complain as it's been a brilliant summer. Besides, I'm far more suited to the seasonal weather changes than the tropics where I can only survive if there's such an invention like a portable A/C in a backpack.
So now, we're officially in the early stages of autumn. I'm hoping I've learned my lesson from the previous winter and be more prepared for the deep freeze. You know....think ahead and all that jazz which I'm remarkably hopeless at unless it's to do with food (my emotions and the level of my organizational skills are based on the state of my stomach). I've taken stock of what I wore the most previously which hopefully, will give me a good indication of what to buy and what to avoid this time around. I don't have a big budget so I have to be more conscientious when I'm shopping. Invest in a few designer pieces and purchase the rest from the likes of Uniqlo, Asos and Mango to name a few.
Despite the fact that I broke out in cold sweat and suffered pretty major heart palpitations when I purchased the Isabel Marant Kady and Rick Owens leather jackets, both of which have been worn all year round, thanks to the hormonal English weather. The first sustained and survived the previous long winter with aplomb and the latter garnered enough compliments that I'll continue wearing it - just to get more compliments, of course. And it made me look like I have skinny arms instead of bat wings. This won major points in my vanity book.
I've come to the realization that a black leather jacket isn't just an essential fashion item, it's a necessity in every woman's wardrobe in order to battle wind (windproof), rain (water resistant) and freezing temperature. Buy the best you can afford that flatters your figure and wear it over the next decade so that it'll look properly "vintage". By then, the cost per wear will be in pennies so you don't feel all that guilty anymore over your expensive purchase. Brilliant (but slightly deluded) deduction, isn't it?
**I've had a few emails from some of you inquiring about the Helmut Lang jersey asymmetrical jacket. They were sold out previously but it looks like they're back in stock again. I've found them to be incredibly warm and perfect for layering when it gets even colder.