Embrace flamboyance

6:34 AMJennie Barck

During a harsh winter that devours you and extended periods of hibernation under the covers, it feels exceptionally good to be invigorated by long walks outside or a chat with a friend you haven't seen in a while. It's safe to say most of us are guilty of becoming a little isolated during the colder months. I have days when I realize what a procrastinating sloth I have become, and that I need to get a grip before I get stuck in a state of zero motivation and spirit. It is in these times that I realize that the sense of exuberance that I chase after comes from within, and there are ways to bring out that spark that lives inside you through a little tweak in your wardrobe. I am generally not the kind of person to wear a colour that is even in the ballpark of dark, but everyone gets stuck in a sartorial rut from time to time. I find that a visit to Beyond Retro is always helpful in this regard, since it is a goldmine of one off garment finds. There was this one striking coat with a Victorian floral pattern on pastel turquoise. I knew it was the one the minute I saw it; I will never see anyone with anything like it again, it will never go out of style and it was immaculately made. This would be the piece that would lead to the rediscovery of the fire inside me, and so it did. I am back on the blog, writing after god knows how many months and the writer's block of a lifetime. There are no excuses, but I will say I am back, and ready to get this ball rolling again.

Pastel coloured vintage victorian coat

 Photography and editing by Kea Bose

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  1. That jacket is such a beauty! I love your writing too. :)

    1. isnt it stunning, wish I could find out where it originated too. thank you kindly!

  2. amazing coat, so pretty


  3. This outfit is so nice! Love the coat!


  4. Love the style !


  5. Such a fabulous & unique coat! It would add so much details and colors to the look :)

    Kaylee | JK's Dawn

  6. Looooove the jacket! Great outfit, looks good on you.


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