About a year ago Mike and I were walking towards Stephos on Davie to indulge in a delicious Greek lunch. Walking in front of us was a girl wearing a red coat. It turns out she was applying for a job and had to wait around for a while so she was in my line of vision for most of my meal.
I mentioned to Mike how much I adored her red coat but the only problem with wearing a coat of such a distinct colour is that if you wear it enough you end up being known as "Red Coat girl". We talked about it for a few minutes but Mike kind of laughed off my idea of a red coat being so noticeable.
A month later Mike and I were walking and I saw another girl in a red coat. I told him that I really liked that red coat as well and it was really similar to the girl we saw in Stephos. That's when we realized it was the same girl.
"See Mike? Do you really think I would have noticed her twice if she hadn't been wearing the red coat?"
I'm still not sure he believed my theory.
Another month or so later I was walking downtown alone when I saw her again. Same red coat.
So I sent Mike a text "I just saw Red Coat girl".
To which he replied "point proven".
Boots: Steve Madden.
Necklace: Banana Republic.
Gloves: Sears or something.
I don't know where my deep seeded need to not repeat clothing came from (who am I kidding... I blame facebook) but I legitimately worry about wearing something too often. I wasn't going to wear this coat today because I had worn it in a recent post. I know it's not realistic to never repeat clothing and it's even less realistic with outerwear which is why up until recently I hadn't purchased a red coat.
But I'm a real girl on a real budget and I'm going to have to get over my silliness because I really like this coat.
Besides, "Red Coat Girl" kind of has a nice ring to it.