11 April 2013

Mint Condition

Voilà, a title so suited for the post, it seemed almost tailor made for it. It doesn't fit like a glove, it fits like couture. This mint puffer jacket is probably the best bargain in clothing I've ever received. Purchased a year ago, right when pastels were just starting to be on trend (has it been that long?), a 'hint of mint' caught my eye, packed tightly on an abandoned rail in an East London vintage store. Promptly jabbing my hands around the piece sourcing for a price tag, only to be astounded by its further reduction from a fiver to three quid. The cynic within me arrogantly jumped to the conclusion that it must be torn, damaged or at least losing a button (oh yes, my cynic is very much alive and well within me). Au contraire! The jacket seemed brand new. Not only did it fit me perfectly, the lining was completely intact, pockets had no holes within, was free of even the faintest stain. Needless-to-say, I had to have it. Even if I weren't going to wear it that often, how could I resist not making the pun: "I bought this jacket in 'mint' condition."
puffer jacket VINTAGE, jumper H&M, fur UNKNOWN

102 comments:

  1. Gorgeous coat and cute happy pictures!

    Love,

    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.com

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  2. I love the colour of your puffer jacket!

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  3. the coat is so couture-queen like and you look stunning! yes pastels had been trending a while ago and it sounded like forever!
    "High School:Big Mouth Billy Bass" on THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSE-http://reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com

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  4. Love it! xx
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) let me know if you want to follow each other

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  5. Such a bargin :) I also love how happy you are in these pictures!

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    1. I know right!? Talk about mixing some serious HI-LO!

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  6. Too adorable. I love the shots of you laughing. =) I miss reading your posts. More importantly, I miss YOU. You look FAB hon. As always.

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    1. Awwww thanks Cali, I really miss you too! #MissingYouFromAfar

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  7. want it!!!!!!!v
    way cuter than furby!!

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  8. Your photos always make me feel happy! Mint is my favourite colour at the moment and you look fabulous in it x

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    1. Yay I'm really glad the joy translates! Passing on the cheers :D

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  9. Sooooo cool!
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  10. Good to go is my favorite!!!! It is the most amazing
    Every outfit is so beautiful and stylish!
    come and see my blog if you have time
    Check my latest post!
    click -> Tr3nDyGiRL Fashion Blog

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  11. hahahaa MINT condition. love a good pun.
    nice palette of colors that is sooo spring!!! and your furry waistband adds provokingness ;)

    rachel x
    blushandbrunch.com

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  12. Hi yoou look fantastic mint color is great mayby follow my ? I invite you to myself on a blog

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  13. You look great, it really does fit like couture ;) loved it!! Thank you for your lovely comment and follow, we are now following you too!!

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  14. ok, how do you even have the ability to pull off things like these in a rock star kind of way. baby blue all the way!!


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  15. Your puffer jacket is so incredibly different of the usual! Love it.

    <3
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  16. Very cool photos!! Thank you so much for your comment!!I'm already following you on bloglovin ;)


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  17. you are so fabulous! lovely post darling

    much love from NYC

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  18. haha this is so cute... I love that jacket! xxx

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  19. you have such a gret blog, darling :)
    would you like to follow each other? let me know! <3
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  20. love it! :*

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  21. HELLO ... !
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commented on my last blog pen!
    meravigliosoil your blog and post, really perfect outfit ... <3
    I would be really happy if you'd like to follow each other? ... let me know
    WAITING FOR YOU
    KISSES AND HAVE A NICE DAY!

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  22. You look so cute in the photos! Great jacket as well, so fluffy

    dreamdustx

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  23. love love your style!!
    youre the best, hope you follow back <3

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    Sergio, xx

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  24. great coat and amazing attitude !!!
    love it!
    xoxo

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  25. haha funny pics

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  26. Oh my dear god, this puffy mint piece of a vintage jacket is simply and doubtfully marvellous.
    I am finally back in Berlin working on my blog. Feel free to come by anytime.

    ox from Berlin

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  27. I'm loving the mint ! Cute ;)

    bisous,
    Natasha

    http://www.bisousnatasha.com/

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  28. Great look for you ^^,
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    XO

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  29. Love mint color :D


    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
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    A chic kiss ;)

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  30. Every your outfits are so beautiful and stylish! i love mint:))

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  31. such lovely photos! :) love the color :)




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  32. I love the colour<3
    I especially like the pictures and you're smiling:)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Kisses:*

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  33. Love your jacket, so in love with the color! xx

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  34. Genial esta chaqueta!!
    Saludos
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  35. Wonderful!
    I love pastel colours, especially mint
    Such a great bargain, lucky you :)

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  36. hello sweetheart!! thank you for the comment on my blog, you look so happy and funny in this photos, I love mint color :) following you back. kisses!!

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  37. Thanks for your lovely comment. This mint puffer is pretty amazing... love these pictures!

    xo, alison*elle

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  38. Lovely boy and lovely look, what do you think about follow? let me know XSE

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  39. Waaw , Love that color and the pics are so nice, looks like you had fun :p
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  40. Thanks for your lovely comment :)
    Love the color! Photos are so nice and cute))

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  41. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog..and yes I am totally provoked..Loved the mint color..and the photos have come so fantastic...Love them all :)Following you back on gfc and blogloving..
    magnefiestaofmumbai.blogspot.in

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  42. CONGRATS! 3 pound from a vintage store in East London must be the bargain of the century!!!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Title works perfectly! I'm loving how amazing that jacket looks on you. So glam! Thanks so much for following!! I love your blog!

    Style Infatuation

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  44. OMG!!!!!! I love your blog!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!! Many kiss from Andalucía!!!



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  45. Just amazing!!

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  46. Hello darling!!
    Have to say that your blog is so original and a good inspiration, I really like your last post :)
    Come to my blog and give your opinion, i really appreciate it:
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  47. Adorable shots! Love the color of the coat, and the fact that it's vintage makes it that much more fab. Speaking of fab... these pics are amazing. So happy to have stumbled on your blog
    xL

    The Marcy Stop

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  48. Definitely like couture! Love this jacket!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  49. Loving the mint fur!! Haha mint on mint is the best.

    Stop by sometime, xo Natalie
    lavagabonddame.com

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  50. cool outfit! anyways, thanks for visiting my blog dear! :) Followed you now here on GFC, bloglovin and liked your FB page, hope you'll do the same :)

    xoxo.
    http://theweirdperfectionist.blogspot.com/

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  51. Love the happy mood you're always showing in the pictures, you just seem to be happy by nature which is great. Keep it up boy!

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  52. Such a clever title post. The colour is one of my favorites, it looks fun to photograph!

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  53. I like it! And your pictures are so much fun! Can i see that with this light you seem an angel?? =) So nice
    Big kisses
    Ylenia

    www.wallofstyleblog.blogspot.com

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  54. you look pretty unique :) awesome!

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  55. uh...
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  56. I love this look! Those colours are amazing! And I love your smile, I bet it lights up the whole room :) Xo

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  57. that color is so pretty!!!!!!! I wish I could wear that in Thailand but it super duper hot here! great post

    love it :)

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  58. love this!!!!!!!

    woooooow......what a smile......what a great post......super crazy exciting stuff...

    cant wait to dig deep into your style .........genius......

    love H&E xx

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  59. Thanks for commenting! Mint look is unexpected and unusual from colors to used things!
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  60. I followed you and hope you follow me back
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  61. The puffer jacket looks great and you are bang right on the pastel trend..You always provoke me,Nathan..!!:D
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  62. Hey honey, thanks for your lovely post on my blog - would you like to follow each other? Let me know :) X

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  63. amazing! love this fur in baby blue :)

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  64. your blog is great! :)
    would you like to follow each other? Let me know!
    www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com

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  65. I kind of want to be friends with you! You look fantabulous and you can totally tell that you're having so much fun here! Love the title too....i just recently re-watched a Big Bang Theory episode where they talk about these geeky toys being in 'mint condition' and just couple weeks ago, my bf and i had a discussion about how spring color 2013 was mint. Loving the trend btw-- such a refreshing color! It looks great on you!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.k

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  66. what a wonderful blog dear, love it!

    Hope you can visit mine sometime :)

    xx

    www.ONTHEBRIGHTSTYLE.com

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  67. Ohhh I´m loving the fur-thing! You have a great blog! X

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  68. this color looks great on you!! love your style :)

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  69. Love mint color :)


    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    http://fashionroomlounge.blogspot.com.es/

    A chic kiss ;)

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  70. so funny and nice jacket!! thanks for your lovely coment, I like I lot your blog, so I'll follow you in order to keep in touch!!

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  71. Loving your outfit! looks furry funnny ;)

    CHIC LE CHINE.

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  72. wooowww!! I love your outfit!!!! really nice!!!!

    like your blog. what about following each other??..

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  73. You look fabulous! I love reading your posts! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am going to follow you now :)

    http://www.FashSinCity.blogspot.com

    XOXO
    Angela

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  74. Yeah Nates, I'm sorry we haven't been able to do much together yet, but as soon as your schedule frees up a bit, we'll be scouring the vintage racks like two fashion addicts haha

    I bought some really cool stuff. You can see them at the end of them post :P

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  75. 3 quid? That is a great bargain indeed!!!! Love how happy and quirky you look in the photos~

    Liz
    www.lizchewy.com

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  76. Hi love!

    I love your blog, You are different!!

    xoxo from Spain ^^

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  77. amazing style!

    xx

    Laura

    http://www.pursesandi.net

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