Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Let It Rain

Our late fall weather has been rather mild this year. It hardly even feel like December, except for the Holiday decorations popping up everywhere. We are getting some rain and fog, but no snow or real cold in sight, fingers crossed.  I admit I am enjoying it and taking the opportunity to wear the fall/winter transitional items, that sometimes don't get to be used too much.

One of such pieces in my closet is the Barbour Utility jacket that I bought when I visited Edinburgh few years ago. I had a great time with my good friend I was meeting there. Right before my travel I had some medical tests that turned out all horribly wrong.  Meeting with my friend let me focus on something else and indulge in some dark humor. Shortly after my arrival we were sitting on the sofa late at night, both a little uneasy and unsure what to do with the elephant in the room.  I was wearing a pair of new jeans and my hands got all black and blue from rubbing against them. My friend, who (like me) already had few drinks, noticed the color change and her face suddenly got all white.'What happened to your hands?!' she exclaimed terrified.  'Cancer.' I replied gravely and after few silent seconds I burst out laughing. My friend joined me in the attack of silliness and we could not stop for hours. Everything was easier after that and we had a blast the rest of my visit. Later on, after more tests and a lot more anxiety, it eventually turned out that the tests were a false positive.


My trip to Edinburgh was in January and it was drizzling everyday. Barbour jacket seemed like a perfect purchase then, but after coming back to US I never wore it that first year.  I resigned myself to thinking it will mostly have a sentimental value, which of course was worth every penny, but the practicality seemed to be another story.

 

Well, I am happy to report that I have been wearing it quite a lot this fall. In this outfit, I was able to combine two of my favorite fall-ish color combinations, brown with pink and brown with blue.

I have reviewed the jacket previously HERE. I am also wearing Boden boots, Coach bag, J.Crew No2 pencil skirt in herringbone (reviewed HERE), J.Crew Liberty shirt and a pink umbrella. 


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That's all folks!

Do you use dark humor to exorcise your fears?

What do you think of the Barbour jacket? Stylish or contrived?

Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!

13 comments:

  1. I love this! I am so glad you are geting a lot of wear out of the coat! It is freezing here today and I am now into my Lands End long down coat!! I love that skirt and own it, but have only worn it once! i need to get my butt in gear and figure out styling options!

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    1. Long down coat? Oh no! You should definitely try the skirt...

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  2. I was in that very Barbour shop on Saturday, you'll have that jacket for life, as WMM would say - it will see you out!

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    1. The jacket will always remind me of your city, I loved it.

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  3. I bought the J. Crew/Barbour jacket this year in navy and I am a fan. I bought it for wet, messy days, we have a lot of them. I've been wearing it recently as a light coat on dry days too, since it hasn't been that cold yet. I wish it had a heavier lining, it is my only complaint, but I bought it big enough that I can put it over layers if I need to.

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    1. I have worn this jacket a lot recently, the weather is perfect for it. The navy version is very pretty.

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  4. That is a great-looking everyday outfit! Barbour things are indestructable and classic.

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    1. Thanks Allison, umbrella color definitely cheers me up in the rain.

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  6. i guessed i'm doomed to be jealous of you this week. i want a barbour in the worst way. i think it is a classic beauty and such a tomboy classic. if i ever make it to scotland that is the one keepsake i want.

    i try to use humor for everything life throws at me. that and prayer. :)

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    1. Nothing like humor and prayer never fails. With your luck you will find a Barbour jacket one day for $5 and I will be the jealous one :)

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