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.
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!!!