Hello, my name is Tiina and I'm addicted to trench coats...Yes, I have a short, blue one, and a longer one in black leather, and even a classic Burberry trench... And now I have a trench made of wool, for autumn and winter. Well, depends on your definition of winter, of course... As a Finn, I'm no stranger to heavy-duty winter wear, and this coat is about as far from it as possible. But I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of it, nevertheless.
Anyway, I'd been stalking this coat online for a while, and then I saw that it had sold out... Except for the Covent Garden Hobbs, which seemed to be the only shop in London that still had it. So, that was my first stop last Saturday. I call that 'grab-and-go' shopping: know where you're going, get the coat, and get the hell out of there as soon as possible.
Would it surprise you if I said that I actually hate shopping?And by shopping I mean wasting hours looking for something that does not seem to exist, and trying on dozens of ill-fitting / poorly constructed / oddly-shaped garments that seem to serve no practical purpose whatsoever. I hate crowded places, and I can't stand over-eager shop assistants pestering me when I just want to look around and hiding from me when I have a question to ask...
Why not shop online, then?It's a good question, and I have an even better answer. In the U.K, we've had too many parcels getting lost, or delivered to 'a neighbour' (without a name and address, just try tracking them down...) and in Finland I have been told more than once to go to a 'depot ' in the middle of nowhere to get the parcel I paid to have delivered (that's just not going to happen, I don't have a car; besides, if I paid for a delivery, then I expect to get the delivery, even if it requires me yelling at someone on the phone)... So, no, I will only shop online if I can get the parcel delivered to my local post office, thank you very much.
Given what I just told you it's a miracle that I manage to buy any new clothes at all. Well, I hate shopping (i.e. looking for something specific), but I don't mind browsing (i.e. just killing time in a shop, checking if they have anything interesting). And I saw this coat about a month a go. Why I didn't get it then and there is beyond me. Probably I was on my way somewhere, had a lot of stuff to carry or was experiencing a momentary cash flow problem (= feeling guilty for spending too much already). Never mind, I got the coat in the end, and now I have yet another trench coat. I'm sure I will wear it a lot.
coat: Hobbs / jeans: Next / shoes: Clarks (old) / bag; Chanel /
sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / Scarf : Shanghai Tang
Do you love or hate shopping? Let me know in the comments, and be honest...
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