A Classic {And Meaningful} Coat

I will never forget the day I bought this Burberry coat. To me it represents my style, classic and timeless. It is one of the few designer things I own, and for me it represents part of my coming of age.  I worked really hard for this coat.  It’s old, I’d say around twelve or thirteen-years-old.

When I graduated Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, I was hired in real estate in Chicago. This was a huge learning curve for a 22-year-old. I had to learn sales techniques, mortgages and really grow up quite quickly to encompass all that was needed to be successful.  But, I did it! I studied, practiced and ultimately succeeded.  I purchased this coat on Michigan Avenue in Chicago with one of my first commission checks. The feeling of walking into Burberry and buying this was exhilarating for me {I didn’t come from a family where this was something we could just do}. It was a sense of accomplishment for me.  I had only dreamed of being able to do something like this one day.

I admit, I am somewhat attached to this coat.  It’s really not that exciting style wise, but I find myself reaching for it each fall.  I think it’s because it means something to me.  It brings back good memories.  And, I guess that signature plaid is pretty to look at ;).

Looking at this picture, with my children {and knowing my husband was behind the camera} makes it all come full circle.  I have worked hard for everything here. It’s awesome to see us grow and evolve as people.  Now, buying something designer is cool and I like it, but these two little smiles next to me, mean much more than anything I could ever buy.  I do not take that for granted.  I am so thankful for these blessings.

Do you own anything like this? Something you’ve had forever, that’s timeless, a piece of fashion that is meaningful?  It seems silly a clothing item can bring out feelings or memories.  Maybe it’s just for me because I love fashion.  Or maybe others have this feeling too?

This meaningful jacket was the perfect piece to wear last weekend as we made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.  My favorite leggings, a cozy and affordable sweater under my coat, and rain boots were the perfect combo to enjoy this moment with the family making new memories.

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