Finally, this summer I purchased my long awaited military jacket. I was originally looking for a camouflage jacket, but I decided on a plain jacket instead. I gotta say that I still feel a camo jacket is somewhere in my future. Okay, here's the story...I was shopping with a friend at an Army Surplus store and was about to give up on finding a jacket. Oh, and let me say that this friend is a good shopping partner. Just as frugal as I am, but more practical which was good to help keep me balanced and grounded.
Not that I ever walk around with my head in the clouds.
Well, all I could find were new jackets that were too crisp and more money than I wanted to spend. That is sad news.
But hey! The Army Surplus store has a used section! That is happy news!
And there it was. My jacket. Worn in and half the price of the new jackets.
Sigh. I love used stuff!
I have already gotten great use out of this jacket and I envision wearing it a lot of different ways. Today it is paired with something very delicate and feminine. Irony. And I think it's cool that the jacket acts like a good friend to the sheer blouse...you know, the way good friends help bring balance.