First of all, can I just say how happy I am to finally have a legitimate excuse to use ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ as a post title? And OK, these photos weren’t actually TAKEN on a Monday, but they ARE being posted on one, and it WAS a rainy day, so that’s all the excuse I need!
Secondly, remember that outerwear-buying binge I went on last month? With the biker jacket, and the OTHER biker jacket, and the mint green coat? I might have forgotten to mention this trench coat, which was also part of the whole GIVE ME ALL THE COATS thing. And by that, of course, I mean I didn’t forget at all, I was honestly just too embarrassed to mention it, in case you all tried to send me to Outerwear Rehab or something. (To which I would obviously say “no, no, no…”)
On the plus side, now that I’ve bought more outerwear than was really necessary, my autumn/winter shopping is pretty much complete, and I won’t need to buy anything else until May. (Calm down, I said I won’t NEED to, not that I won’t do it anyway…) Also, in my defense, I’d been intending to buy a new trench coat for absolutely ages, because my existing one was starting to look a bit tired, and there’s nothing worse than a tired old trench coat, is there? It was also a bit of an awkward shape, having a Peter Pan style collar and cuffed sleeves: I loved it when I bought it, but for a while now I’ve wanted something a bit more classic in shape, and this Zara trench seemed to fit the bill.
I also chose this one because of the camel colour, which I love (I think the colour in my photos is truer-to-life than the ones on the Zara website, which make it look more beige…), and the fact that it has a water-resistant, rain-coat style finish, rather than the cotton/twill one most of the alternatives I looked at had, so it’ll hopefully be a bit more practical for all those rainy days. And Mondays.
What would’ve been even more awesome here, of course, would’ve been if I’d remembered to bring my umbrella: a thought which occurred to me roughly ten minutes after I left the house, and at approximately the same time the rain started. Oh, well: you can’t have everything! And I think I can say with some authority that there will be plenty more rainy days to come…