This wouldn’t be Michigan without one last “in your face” snowfall riiiight before April. Mount Pleasant woke up to three inches of snow this morning, but by the time I left the newsroom after 6 p.m., it was in the 60’s without a single snowflake or puddle in sight. And, of course, it started raining about an hour ago. All four seasons in one day: Pure Michigan. And of course, transitional weather is such a pain to dress for.
Here’s to hoping this is the last time I wear my snow boots before I can stow them away for the next several months!
I bought this jacket for just under $40 at the Forever 21 in Ann Arbor back in the spring of 2010. I saw it on a mannequin and was kind of on the fence about it. It was a total impulse buy, but I needed a jacket that day so I got it anyway. And, surprisingly, I still have it. It’s one of the very, very few pieces of my wardrobe that I still have from college and wear semi-frequently, and has somehow held up to my ever-changing fashion tastes.
It’s no longer available, but I included the link anyway, in case anyone was interested in getting the information and finding it secondhand online.
And… it was also featured on an episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation! Holly J’s character wore it during a scene, and I got so excited to see something actually affordable represented on a TV show.
Do you have any articles of clothing you bought in college that have stood the test of time and taste? Let me know in the comments!
Photos by Paul Beroza.