Tokito for Barbour Men's jacket (similar here)
Hermes Cape Cod watch
Zara biker boot
Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 35.
This is day 2 of my capsule wardrobe challenge (day 1 here). Seeing that we have schizophrenic weather here in the U.K, this would pretty much sum up what I tend to wear on a daily basis. A waterproof outerwear with a hood and a pair of boots to stomp through inordinate number of puddles on the ground (What? You didn't think adults do that?).
I woke up at 8.25 a.m this morning and let out a bloodcurdling scream when I saw the clock on my phone. Erm......sorry neighbors. Good thing no one called 911 on my behalf. Lil L had to be in school by 9 a.m. It took me just 2 minutes to pull this look together seeing that we're still using the grey t-shirt and boyfriend jeans as a foundation to build on. I even managed to do a rather impressive fried rice complete with the roaring fire and wok tossing for her packed lunch (actually, it was more like a maniac mom trying to cook in super sonic speed and screaming at LL to inhale, not eat her breakfast). We made it to school just in time to escape the withering looks from the deputy principal which she dishes out to latecomers.
The hubby was mad about Barbour jackets. I used to roll my eyes when he started on THE SPIEL about the pros and pros (that's not a typo) of the awesome Barbour jackets. Fast forward two years later, I'm a convert. I've snitched this one by Tokito (or otherwise known as Tokihito Yoshida who'd designed a capsule collection for Barbour) from his wardrobe.
I've got my eye on a few others in the store but I've noticed how quickly the smaller sizes sell out. The waxed ones are particularly wind/water proof and coupled with a nice padding or fleece lining, you're all sorted for winter. By the way, have you noticed the number of (deep) pockets on my jacket? I don't have many winter coats (2 at my last count) as I prefer to spend a little more buying one that will not only be practical but also classic enough to last several years without looking dated. If you're rather petite and wear size 8 or 10, you can actually save yourself a ton of money by buying the jackets (XL = size 8, XXL = size 10) from the children's collection.
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