Ok. So as they say. Veni, Vidi…but unfortunately not really Vici*.
This morning was the day I planned to go to the shop and try the infamous faux fur coats…
I have to say that the day had already started badly on the self confidence front after I finally dared to go on my scales post christmas to realise, drum rolls, that I have put on 2 kilos. I was shocked (but what did I expect after downing a Ferrero Rocher AND a mini Toblerone chocolate boxes in 3 days!), angry (how stupid was I to think there will be no consequence and suddenly starving (this is the effect that the prospect of an imminent diet has on me!).
So here I am, not at the top of my physical self esteem, going to try on probably one of the most unforgiving and visual kilos adding faur fur coat.
To be honest, the coat looked gorgeous and felt so soft and comfy but I didn’t quite like the unhappily bulky yeti (thank you S for putting that image in my head ) look the mirror was showing me.
So by this cold, grey and depressing Saturday, I had to kiss my (faux) fur dreams good bye.
But before we all grab our hankies to dry our tears (ok I grab my hanky and everybody else grab their celebratory drinks ), there is a plan B.
Anyone who half knows me know that I ALWAYS have a plan B (and sometimes a Plan C).
I basically didn’t want to have to live through the double disappointment of 1) not convincing myself to go for fur and 2) end up with now new coat.
So I went for a back up coat. And with the risk of sounding completely style schizo, I went for Theory extremely minimalistic androgynous blue wool double breasted and yes again militrary inspired coat. which thankfully arrived yesterday from my-wardrobe.com, just in time to console me from my fur extravaganza.
You know what? It is much more “me” (I know I need to stop saying that but it saves me another 10 lines of trying to explain what I mean!), it fits both my WE and work wardrobe and as the Little Man pointed out, it looks just like his (which in his book is bonus style AND love points which I will take any day over anything else…*fuzzy emotions bubbling*).
Anyway, all is well that ends well (me happy AND warm, my friends and readers relieved )
* I am sure this is not needed but just in case: Veni Vidi Vici, is a latin sentence allegedly said by Julius Caesar to describe his one of his wars. It simply means I came, I saw, I conquered. As it happens one of my favourite quotes…gives you an insight of the kind of girl I am