Have you ever had a clothing item, or anything you owned, that you've given away and years later wished you'd just tucked it away somewhere in your closet?
If you have, then... surpise! We are in the same boat! Glad I'm not alone.
Four years ago I bought a lightweight black utility jacket from Forever 21. If my memory serves me right I got the jacket on sale for less than $30. I don't know what happened to it but it has been missing from my life for years. I've even forgotten about it already. Until last week for some reason it came to mind all of a sudden.
The photo below was taken in December 2007 at the Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco. Jeff just finished his boot camp training in Oklahoma and was home for vacation. He took this photo of me... and your guess is right, that is the jacket I'm talking about! Nice? Yes? Or no?
I have been looking for something similar to this one for the past days. I even checked every boutique in the Schweinfurt Stadtgalerie but none came close to this one.
Hours ago, during a break from writing my essay, I browsed the online store of Forever 21 and guess what I found! A hooded utility jacket which by far is the closest looking to the one I had.
There are two things I don't like so much about this jacket though. First is the color. This one is navy blue, mine was midnight black. Second is the faux fur lined hood. I'm never a fan of fur but at least the hood is removable like the one I had.
I just ordered this an hour ago and I'm stoked to see this in person. This will be the only jacket I will wear all thoughout the winter. Yes, even in heavy snow. Probably in the rain too. Or maybe not.
I'm getting close to the deadline of submission of my essay. I should really be concentrating on writing it right now!
Do you have a favorite jacket? Do you still have it with you or have you given it away? Share your jacket story!
Have a great (rainy) Sunday!