So back in 2005, I fell head over heels in love with this Alexander McQueen jacket. I saw it while strolling through the 2nd floor of Saks in San Francisco (otherwise known as the Floor I Cannot Afford) and just really, really, die hard wanted it. I took it home with me, determined to wear it all the time.
Of course, I never did, not even once. Because:
a) I was in college…and if the item wasn’t under $20, then I wasn’t risking an apparel death-by-spillage at the local keg party, and
b) I was in college…at Berkeley. You know, Berkeley…that liberal place in California with all the protestors?? This is a fur collared jacket.
c) I somehow got it into my head that this might be something that Marge Simpson + Cruella de Vil might wear, if they ever combined into one person.
It’s lovely (to me) and soft and from one of my favorite designers of all time. But I never ever wear it. So that’s a lesson to me…to not fall in love with items that aren’t practical for my life. After all…my closet is not a museum. But in the meantime I’ll be thinking of ways to work this piece into my wardrobe…I have at least four good months until fall!
Do you have any pieces like this? If so, I’d love to hear about it…and I’ll leave you all with this blurb from one of my top style icons, Ines de la Fressange (buy her book here):