How do you care for a leather jacket? A faux-leather jacket to be exact? I bought this leather jacket (also worn here) a few years ago from a thrift shop and I only use it when I travel, which became less frequent when I went to school and when I started accepting freelance gigs. Although the leather jacket is an epitome of “cool,” at least that’s what I always read in fashion magazines, I’ve always thought the leather jacket is kind of annoying, especially when travelling. No. 1, the jacket is bulky, takes up space in precious airline luggage, and is a little heavy. No. 2, while the jacket gives me enough warmth in chilly travel accommodations, the jacket is too hot for summer weather, meaning it cannot perform a double purpose. No. 3, a leather jacket needs to be fit to a tee in order to look good on anyone but I hated that because I almost always wear a top with sleeves and it bunches up when I use my leather jacket.
But I still loved the thought of owning a faux-leather jacket and wearing one when I am feeling like rockin’-and-rollin’. Unfortunately, I failed to do research on how to properly care for these kinds of jackets because recently I noticed that the faux-leather has started flaking off, and I know it would now be more embarrassing than cool to wear it. So, the jacket is now off with my mother, who knows what to do with it — probably throw it away.
Speaking of leather jackets, I’ve been waking up to colder mornings and sleeping to colder nights. December is just 2 days away and I’m loving Justin Bieber’s Christmas song. The year went by quickly, but I always look forward to December — the holidays, the lights, the decor, the glitter and sparkle, the colder air, the carols, the children singing carols, gifts and gifting.
I’m wearing thrifted faux-leather jacket, vintage dress, garage sale flats, gifted bag, and vintage belt. Good bye leather jacket, and good bye November! 😀