I'm not really one to get excited over winter jackets or jackets at all to be honest... I guess that's because over the past two or three years I've always just worn cardigans over my school uniform (yes, even when it snowed) this clearly was never a good idea as I could have caught something from the cold weather and I guess it explains why I'd always have a bad cold regularly. Anyway, I'm now in college and its been nearly 2 years since I left year 11. I'm 17 nearly 18 *gulp* I seriously don't want to grow up BUT I guess it's time for me to start making sensible decisions and one of them has to include actually wrapping up warm in the winter months.
Parka Jacket - Charity Shop £10
A week ago I told myself not to spend anymore money and I was so determined to stick to it. I had a big yellow jacket that I had from two or three winters ago from Primark and it's still in top condition. I started to notice that it was really becoming a hassle as it was just way too big and was always up in everybody's way on the bus to college. So it wasn't exactly on my urgent list of things to buy but when I was looking in some charity shops with Ally, I spotted this beautiful parka jacket for the bargain price of only £10 and to be honest I didn't even feel guilty about spending money as it was so cheap and it really did come at such a good time.
I've wanted a parka jacket for so long now and from the ones I've seen online I know that they can be pretty expensive. In the charity shop I bought my jacket from they had another one which was exactly the same but just in a smaller size. I now feel all warm and toasty when I'm outside. I guess since buying this jacket its really hit me just how much better a nice warm jacket for the winter can make you feel. My mum really likes this jacket so I guess I made a good decision.
If you live in the UK you probably know that the weather has been absolutely ridiculous recently. It's freezing cold, there's lots of flooding and its just generally not very nice weather. :( If you still haven't found yourself a winter jacket then I'd say have a look online & in stores (Primark do some really good ones) and if you want to see if you can get yourself a real good bargain like me then head down to your local charity shops and try your luck. :)
Have you got yourself a winter jacket?