Ever since I bought THAT red coat last year, I’ve been re-examining which coat shapes work for me and dared to try on silhouettes that I before might have considered to be too oversized for my body shape. When I was in Vaasa over midsummer I was doing my usual second hand round when I stumbled on this floral print. I loved the print straight away and wanted to buy the garment but I couldn’t figure out if it was a coat or a dress so I ended up deciding that it was probably some grandmother’s pyjamas from perhaps the 70’s. I hesitated for a moment to try it on since it was size XL which meant there was a lot of fabric and the scale of the print magnified that.
But you know me, I’m a sucker for prints (especially florals) so I had to buy it. I figured I’d change and decrease the amount of buttons, add a belt and wear this floral tent as a coat.
I can honestly say that this is one of the best purchases this year! Though it’s oversize it’s well proportioned and the big pockets (that you can barely see because of the print!) have proven to be useful when travelling. So now I’m on the hunt for a wind breaker with lots of big pockets but since they tend to be short and sporty, I might have to make one myself. I’ll let you know how that goes!