Let me tell you about a little quirk of fate that I like to call Alex's Law. It goes like this: you get vouchers for a shop and immediately there is NOTHING in there that you want to buy.
(Subsection 1 of Alex's Law: you often get vouchers for shops that you don't venture into very often.)
I won some Next vouchers a year or two ago and despite the fact that everyone else in the world (and blogland) had just bought an amazing bag/shirt/pair of shoes from Next, there was absolutely nothing I wanted to buy when I stepped foot in there. I think I shopped on a bad day - it seemed to be all sensible workwear and I just don't do workwear. I don't know how this happens to me but I must have bad shopping karma or something. Bet there was tons of lovely stuff in there the week after.
I didn't wait that long. I cannot be patient with vouchers. I know full well that the sensible thing to do is leave them in your purse and spend them another day/month/year if nothing catches your eye at first, but I have to spend them STRAIGHT AWAY. So after flouncing round the store moaning a lot, I bought this jacket in a fit of pique and then begrudged the thing for ages. Really begrudged it. Poor jacket.
(I know this is odd behaviour. Subsection 2 of Alex's Law: vouchers make you act like a crazy lady.)
I wore it on Tuesday and, y'know what, I really love it. Tweed with wooden buttons, a cord collar and elbow patches - it could practically have been designed to appeal to me. I am going to wear it a lot this autumn. Why did I hate it for so long? I refer you to subsection 2 above. The craziness clearly took a long time to wear off...
I bought these beauties at Bestival. So cute!
Jacket - Next
Tshirt & cardi - H&M
Jeans & scarf - Dorothy Perkins
Brogues - M&S Limited Collection
Earrings - Wolf and Moon