Monday, November 9, 2009

Suede Jacket

This jacket has been part of my wardrobe for about 10 years. For the first few years, I wore it all the time. I took it to London with me, and wore it all the time there too. One rainy afternoon, I was walking along a narrow sidewalk next to a stone wall with a castle or royal home or something on the other side, and a bus drove by and splashed up a huge wave of water from a giant puddle on the street, completely soaking half my body - including this suede jacket. I took it back to my flat, dried it out, and tracked down a bottle a leather protector and sprayed like crazy once the jacket was dry. It recovered, and I'm still wearing it 7 years later.

I wore this outfit on Sunday (minus the hat) to hang out in Oak Park, where I walked around, checked out some shops, had coffee, and bought a Henry James novel. Today, I threw this outfit on again (this time with the hat) to get my oil changed and go thrifting.

shopping and coffee in Oak Park on Sunday, errands and thrifting on Monday

Long-Sleeved Waffle T-shirt: Forever XXI
Jeans: Gap
Suede Jacket: Wilson's Leather
Shoes: Franco Sarto (thrifted)
Hat: from Buffalo Exchange
Peace Sign Earrings: World Market
Cat: Amaretto