Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Why I Got You On My Mind
As if it had fallen from the sky out of nowhere, autumn hit me on the head without notice. Having just gone into a full time job, I'm at my desk writing most of the time, which means I barely get the chance to look outside and take a second to see what's happening around me. Before I knew it, leaves were turning stunning shades of golden yellow, sienna and crimson, pumpkin spiced lattes and hot mulled fruit had popped up on the menu at Starbucks, and everything was starting to smell just a little bit like cinnamon.
This time of year, I love to invest in a high quality, sturdy and practical coat to see me through to next year's winter months. I had been searching for at least a month, watching out for designs that caught my eye, but the shops seem to only sell coats when you're really desperate for them - and then they hike up the prices, it seems.
I had my eye on one particular coat from Marks & Spencer: a wool mix in grey and camel, cuts off at just-above-the-knee and has two large front pockets. I saw it in store, but did they have my size? No. So I made it my mission to find the coat online when I came home. But did they have my size? No.
So that little bubble swiftly burst.
A few weeks later, during a birthday day out to Westfield Stratford, I dragged my unwitting boyfriend over to the pyjama section in H&M in the hopes of finding some decent (and reasonably priced) nightwear - low and behold, there dangled from the knickers stand (in true slapdash shopper style) a long, tan wool jacket. And guess what? It was my size.
I did my usual 'try it on, carry it around the store for a bit, look for similar/better options, put it back, try it on' act until dear boyfriend got a tad fed up, and finally bought it. I've been wearing it almost every day since... #PurchaseOfTheYear
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