Some time last year, I finally made my teenage dreams a reality and treated myself to an Acne Leather Jacket... Yeah I can't believe I did that either.
Tbh I often forget about it when thinking about my luxury purchases. I always think of my Gucci Dionysus bag as my first ever designer treat, but in reality it was the Acne Leather Jacket.
I forget about it not because I don't like it, I mean I LOVE it! But more because I simply do not give it the air time it deserves.
It sits, babied in my wardrobe, wrapped in it's suit bag, on it's branded velvet coat hanger, quite frankly gathering dust!
It's a super soft buttery leather, in a somewhat oversized cut, with tonnes of silver metal-wear and it's just absolutely and disgustingly BEAUTIFUL in every way shape and form.
Yet, still it remains all wrapped up in my wardrobe, sat amongst clothes WAY more than half it's price that have been worn to within an inch of their lives, sat begging for me to notice it and remember how great it feels to be worn.
I adore it, I honestly do and it was such an incredible moment to walk out of the Berlin Acne store with it all wrapped up in it's pink bag as my own. It was completely impulsive and not something I had EVER thought I'd take the plunge with and to be quite honest, I have no idea what made me do it. It's SO unlike me when I look back. But after years upon years of dreaming of owning one, and most likely after a gin and tonic (or two, lets be real here) I snapped it up without a second thought.
It's a pricey piece and thats why I wanted to get a somewhat special colour rather than that of the black shade.
It works really well with the majority of my wardrobe so that isn't the reason for leaving it unworn. It's more about the fact that it is SO freaking precious to me that I'm absolutely terrified about wearing it.
I hate the thought of it getting caught, stained, ripped or scratched, I think I'd sit in a puddle of my own tears if that ever happened and that is just the problem. It was too expensive. I shouldn't really have bought it. It was an impulsive purchase, one that granted, made total sense to me. I wear leather jackets ALL.THE.TIME, they're a part of my everyday uniform so investing in a piece such as this made complete sense.
However, one of this price and of this beauty shouldn't be worn each and every day so instead I forget about it, and save it for special occasions, whenever they rear their heads... And whenever they of course warrant wearing such a piece.
It's a constant battle in my head as to whether I regret the purchase of it.
It's Acne, it's a brand I've ALWAYS adored and a piece I've ALWAYS dreamt of owning, so why the heck shouldn't I treat myself to it as a "well done" to myself? It's a piece that will get better with time, softening with each wear and generally ageing the way I wish I did.
It's a timeless number, I will ALWAYS love a leather jacket; I'll wear it when I'm 40, on the school run and walking the dogs, I just know it.
All of the above aside, I still can't shake the idea that it was a silly and impulsive purchase and whilst regrets like this are SO ridiculous, I still feel a little frivolous, you know. But hey, I whacked it out for a trip to Paris recently and it made me feel a million dollars and it received compliments by the shed load, so I guess that is something in itself. It's a special piece and unlike any other leather jacket I own, certainly those that can be purchased on the high street.
It's a piece I absolutely adore, that makes me feel great but also makes me feel sick when I see it sat, all lonely in my wardrobe.
But for now, I will cherish it. I will bring it out for it's yearly outing but this post will act as a note-to-self to give it the air time it deserves. I'm going to challenge myself to feature it at least three times (oh Megan you rebel you) on the blog this winter! I'll style it for different occassions and in different ways to show you guys and myself that it was a great purchase after all. What do you say?
Let me know if you have any outfits/occassions you'd like me to style this little Acne Leather for and PLEASE tell me you too have those items in your wardrobe that make you a little bit sick in your mouth when you see them hanging there... PLEASE!