There is a little story about this jacket. I fell in love with this a couple of years ago in Forever 21 and put off buying it because I didn't have the funds to drop $30+ on one piece. I normally buy something on the spot if I absolutely love it, but I was a starving grad student and put my need for food and toilet paper above a pretty beaded jacket. Sue me.
Anyway, I would always return to the store and check to see if maybe it came back in stock, or one had been stuffed in a rack and forgotten. Alas, it had not. I searched Google images and Ebay in hopes of scoring one secondhand. I would put outfits together and think, "Gah, if only I had the pink bugle beaded jacket." This little sparkly jacket haunted my dreams.
One day about a month ago, I was perusing the racks of Buffalo Exchange after begging my husband to come with me, even though he hates watching me shop. Out of the overflowing love in his heart for his beloved wife, he came with.
As I was flipping through the sale section, my hand grazed over something beaded that looked alarmingly like 'my' jacket. As I yanked the hanger off the rack, my eyes teared up, my pulse raced, and I know I was turning redder by the second.
I actually ran across the store with the jacket in my hands. My hands on my jacket. I got to the hubs with tears in my eyes, and with shaking hands, showed him the jacket. He thought someone had died. When I breathlessly explained how my search for this beauty was finally over, he almost left me in the store. He thought I had lost my ever loving mind. And I probably had.
But you know what?
I had my jacket.
I had my jacket.
|Jacket: Thrifted Tee: Gap Outlet (2012) Pants: LOFT Outlet (2011) |
Wedges: Payless (2012) Earrings: Banana Republic Outlet (2011)
Bangles: Forever 21 Purse: Coach (hand me down from Mom!)