I love going to second hand and vintage stores but once there I rarely buy clothing. I usually come home with glass objects, old zippers or bags. During the Easter holidays I visited one of my favourite stores in Vaasa in search of glass plates but I ended up trying on a bunch of spring coats instead. The minute I saw this red hooded one I had to try it on at once! It was such an odd garment with the hood and big pockets, making it look like a cross between a lab coat and Little Red Riding Hood’s cape. Also, the coat only had 2 buttons, was quit worn and had a few stains. Despite all this I immediately decided to buy it. This is strange since it’s not something I’d typically wear and I’ve previously found it difficult to combine this shade of red with anything in my wardrobe. But I have to admit that the “made in Finland” label appealed to me as well, it’s quit rare with clothes made in Finland these days. But this is maybe an indication that I want to experiment more with my style. In the end the only consistent element in my style has been colour and print, the rest is an ever ending process!


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