Talking about spending money, I did some shopping. First I bought this jacket:
It´s by H&M and I feel bad about that. I had been looking for that perfect jacket on ebay and dawanda (some kind of german etsy, just with a lot less vintage) and sooner or later became desperate because nothing got me excited or matched my budget or the seller didn´t respond to my question. And when I saw this little over-the-top-piece in theH&M onlineshop I remembered a pattern from 1939 that I have in my collection that made me all Ooooh and Aaaaah. And then I prepared the winter-inspiration-post and bam! I had to try it. See picture below for reason ;)
|Big fur collars, I love you!|
I have to say that the quality is just what you´d expect when shopping at H&M. The sleeves started to pill after one(!) week and the lining inside the sleeves seems to be a bit long. I didn´t remove the price tag for two weeks because I thought that maybe the perfect vintage piece would pop up. Nothing like that happened, of course. So I just hope that this jacket will last through 2 or 3 winters like its predecessor.
And because I love the whole skiiing/winter sport look I went with a matching pair of shoes. I´m not the biggest fan of the buckle and esp. the useless letters but they are warm, comfortable and snow appropriate, something that is very important because there´s a snow guarantee for where I work:
|shoes by Deichmann|
And then there was this hat I was knitting. You know, this one:
Well, somewhere something went terribly one. I tried to make this whole thing up today and it is all wonky and doesn´t match and looks like something the smurfs would wear for winter. Booh! So I don´t have a matching hat for my scarf but a lot of yarn to make...errr...I don´t know yet. A muff maybe? I hate that I wasted time and excitement on this!
The only vintage purchases I did lately are a filled photo album and a few more assorted photos of strangers for my collection (clicketyclick).
Oh, and just in case you asked yourself: What the hell is wrong with that window frame in the first picture? Our appartment got a balcony. Or, to be exact, the window and door for a balcony. In November. Who does such kind of thing? They cut a huge hole into our bedroom wall and it was freaking cold. Not to mention that the new window frames are smaller than the old one and now we have this ugly foam sticking out everywhere. And ripped wallpaper. And pieces of bricks sticking out. But no balcony yet. The only positive aspects of the whole process are the higher amount of light in the bedroom (not that there´s much light in winter) and this funky wallpaper we found behind the old radiator:
I´m so happy to be back :)