Outfit: Helmut Lang coat (similar at 60% off), Petit Bateau top, The Kooples sweatpants, New Balance 420 sneakers
I didn't look like a drowned rat for the first time in days. Notice that warm glow behind me? Yup, it's that elusive thing, otherwise known as THE SUN. Rarely seen, highly coveted. Just like an Hermes bag. I was thrilled to discard my hoodie (I've got that whole chav look down pat these days) and pulled out my matrix Helmut Lang coat. Every time I wear it out, I feel like I'm channelling Keanu Reeves in his long black leather coat doing his martial art moves in slow motion. Totally cool (and vapid explanation). It's definitely one of my best buys from last year (75% off! Woohoooo!). It's so thick and padded that I normally just wear a thin layer underneath despite the temperature hovering between 5˚C - 8˚C outside.
Both the husband and Lil L wondered why I was so dressed up just heading out to drop her off at her friend's. That's the beauty of a statement coat. It jazzes up the outfit a tad. Oh well. It worked until they noticed that I was actually wearing my old sweatshirt and sweatpants underneath. Oops. I can't be arsed to change out of my comfy clothes in the weekend (actually, make that the entire week).
Just in case you're wondering, I'm so enthused about my New Balance sneakers that I bought Lil L a pair too. I've been trying to get the husband into the latest trendy groovy thing but he's not convinced. Bummer.