Paul Costelloe jacket

Here's a beautiful jacket which I've only worn a couple of times. It's by Paul Costelloe and is such a lovely fabric and style that I don't know why I've held back from wearing it. Actually that's not true. I do know, and the reason harps back to my childhood. When I was young the deal with clothes was school, play and Sunday Best. That mentality has never quite left me and I'm aware that I have a huge raft of clothes in my wardrobe which I feel are special and are being held back as Sunday Best. This jacket comes under that heading and I really think I ought to start getting the wear out of these beautiful items. I know I've kept some dresses for special occasions which have never materialised and after a few years I gradually fell out of love with them. This usually results in me selling them on eBay for a fraction of what I paid which is annoying, but the sadness is more because I really ought to have enjoyed wearing it. 
I have a friend who when she loves something new, she wears and wears it until it more or less falls to pieces. She has such enjoyment wearing her favourite dress/coat/shoes, getting the value from them - it's a lesson for me and maybe all of us. Wear your Sunday Best on Sunday, but wear it any other time too with relish!

Jacket : Paul Costelloe. Shirt : eBay. Trousers : Boden. Rose gold loafers : Vintage Style. Green ring : Leju. Shell pendant : charity shop. Garnet ring : gift. Rose gold bangle : Kate Spade New York.


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