Images from myer.com.au and whistles.com.au
I couldn't stop thinking about the Nikolai, no matter how hard I tried, and after a while I decided that it was time to reward myself with it for all that good saving I had done. I wasn't going to buy it without trying it on, so I decided that while I was in the city today (had to get some stuff for uni) I'd go and try on my dream jacket.
The moment I had it on, my dreams were broken - the Nikolai didn't suit me. I had feared the shoulders may be too overpowering on me, but that wasn't it at all, I simply looked swamped and dwarfed in it's folds of fabric, even though otherwise it seemed the perfect fit. I left, defeated for the moment, but the hunt for the perfect jacket is now on.