You may remember that for a long, long time I've been longing for a leopard print faux fur coat. Well, originally it was a mac but now I'm thinking faux fur...
Anyway, this sort of thing isn't particularly cheap but I saved up enough money to buy one. I was planning to last weekend, but ran out of time. Venting my frustration, I began extolling the virtues of leopard print to anybody who would listen.
I was greeted with an all-resounding 'NO'. Apparently, it will clash with my hair, look so 2007 and basically be hideously fugly. Now I'm not one to be swayed by another's opinion, so I started looking at the sort of pricepoints (I considered vintage, but I was repelled by the fact that the last vintage bag I bought, I ended up giving away because I don't like the 'old' smell). I found this beautiful coat on the Topshop website:
Beautiful? As I gazed longingly at it, I began to wonder - would everybody else see it as quite as beautiful as I do?? In fact, I can see how others might find it intensely repulsive. I still love the leopard print, but it seems that the leopard insists on evading me. Plus, I began to fall in love with some alternatives...
Isn't this Lumberjack Check Jacket just the cutest??? I would be buying it right now, this second if a)I had a credit card b)I had any need for it c)I wasn't put off my the complete ubiquity of lumberjack amongst Londoners d)it was leopard print.
And this £150 Mongolian jacket is insanely amazing. But it's also £150. And fluffy.
How fickle am I???