The sports luxe trend continues this Spring / Summer after appearing everywhere last year in conjunction with the Olympics. One of my favourite pieces as part of this collection has to be the varsity jacket. This jacket itself just emulates coolness as it originated in American high schools worn by popular jocks and draped over the shoulders of their cheerleader queens. I walked Opera Lane one day and found a really nice one in Topshop. However, I was turned off buying it as for some strange reason, they decided to put around 16 of the same jacket out on the floor. With Cork being such a small place, I couldn't justify replacing my preloved items with something that wasn't quite unique.
It was then I came across the Cork vintage shop Turquoise Flamingo on Etsy.com. There I found an original 90's men's varsity jacket from Minnesota. I knew I couldn't let this one go. The jacket itself is over sized, made of wool with real leather sleeves and plenty of character. For once, I felt cool. I romanticised about who originally owned the jacket and were they any good, did they turn pro and where were they now? My boyfriend maintains that if they were any good they wouldn't have sold it in the first place though. Cheers for that James. Bubble burst.
In other news, I am presently involved in a styling project. It's something really big, and I can't give much away at the moment, but I have been given a huge task and a lot of responsibility. I will keep you posted over the next few weeks when it all begins to come together. Also I have been getting post requests lately. If there is anything you are looking for me to review or help you with send me a mail email@example.com. I am off to Liverpool on Friday and will sharing my travel and fashion finds with you next week.
I have a few pieces left in my preloved blog. I am also selling this cropped varisty jacket I bought a couple of Summers ago in Topshop. It's black and cream, a size 8 and is €15. Send me a mail or tweet if intereseted.
Check out www.turquoiseflamingo.com for more vintage goodies.
Until next time ducklings,
Love Vera xX
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