It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this vintage jacket a few months back. I pictured myself using it as a stylish raincoat for those warmer but rainier days (no sign of those yet). I just loved the gold print and the little gold buttons against the bold blue color of the fabric. I adored how the fabric is gathered along the neckline, and when unbelted, how geometric its cut was. So I purchased it, without any regret of spending almost $30 on it.
Then I went home to show it off to my husband. Instantaneously, he asked "are you heading out to learn to cut hair or something? Or maybe paint a house?" I had totally forgotten that this "raincoat/jacket" of my dreams was actually a "smock." But I love it anyway.