BABY COME BACK

Updated on Feb 11, 2010
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queenelizabeth 's Thoughts:

So. Guess who doesn’t know what they’ve got till it’s gone?

Yeah, that’s right. My sweetheart isn’t a high school crush, or my best friend, or my mom, or my cat or something. GROSS. I guess I’m like the Scrooge of Valentine’s Day…cutesy love stories and sappy romances just make me gag. This February, I’ll be pining for the leather jacket I bought last Christmas and tragically lost earlier this month. I was stupid enough to leave it at school without realizing until it was too late – and so, in honor of my former sweetheart, I figured I’d write a little sappy romance of my very own.

It was love at first sight – just before Christmas, it was snowing like a scene from every cheesy movie ever, and H&M was packed with pushy holiday shoppers. I wandered aimlessly through the store until I saw a lone leather jacket, shining like a beacon from the Young Trend section. We hit it off right away, and before I knew it we were inseparable. People commented on how cute we looked together, and I knew I had found the One. The leather jacket to end all leather jackets. We went everywhere together – when I stayed in New York for a month, my sweetheart was there by my side. We would have gone to Austin together this week. I hear the weather there is perfect this time of year, just cold enough to need a jacket around your shoulders. Makes me wish mine was still around to keep me warm.

You know how, when you’ve been around someone long enough, you start to recognize little things about them? My leather jacket had a loose thread at the right cuff, an inside label pressed upside down from constant wear, forgotten candy wrappers in the pocket from Halloween, and weird marks around the collar from where I hand-washed it instead of taking it to the cleaners. I could’ve picked it out of a lineup. The same way a shoe takes on the shape of your foot, the way people start to look weirdly like their pets or spouses over time, my jacket fit like a perfect hug around my shoulders. Putting it on just felt right.

These past few weeks have been the proverbial rollercoaster, and I hate rollercoasters. They make me throw up. So you have some idea of how fun this has been. Being single on Valentine’s Day is fine and dandy, but being single and losing your favorite jacket? That just sucks balls. I know I really shouldn’t be complaining, though…last night I won a replacement on Ebay with one second to go, which nearly gave me a heart attack. Sort of like falling in love again, I suppose.

So here’s a little tribute to my long lost friend. We’ve had lots of wonderful memories together, and I’m sorry for not washing you often enough. Who knows where you ended up – maybe another girl picked you up, or a janitor threw you out, or maybe you’ve made your way to the big Lost and Found in the sky. I guess I knew all along that the flyers I posted all around the school (see photo) weren’t going to bring you back – but at least it was worth a try. And, you know, there’s just one place on earth where you can buy true love for under $50, and it’s not a Vegas chapel or some seedy street corner either. It’s H&M.

Bon voyage, biker jacket – and happy Valentine’s Day.

all the single ladies put your hands up at raised by wolves

Comments (84)

kelechi
kelechi on January 12
Gorgeous!
RjPaine
RjPaine on December 02
This outfit is sooooo pretty :)
CHEAPwelcome
CHEAPwelcome on November 17
cute!
KPope
KPope on November 03
Creative!!
athriftymrs
athriftymrs on February 17
Love it, love this so much.
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on May 04
love the photo haha
Sandras20
Sandras20 on April 29
Very Nice and Chic
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on April 28
So adorable....lovvve this!!!
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on April 25
LOOOVVE IT....yr outfit is amazing!!
HK_Tralala
HK_Tralala on April 15
vintage...beutiful:!
goddesss
goddesss on April 09
so cute
lynzardo
lynzardo on April 06
adorable!!
goddesss
goddesss on March 29
cute
Ahsatalisme
Ahsatalisme on March 23
cute
KelseyBekah
KelseyBekah on March 10
i...love you. that is all =]
verucasalt22
verucasalt22 on February 27
love that skirt! :D
LilyLipstick
LilyLipstick on February 20
Lovely outfit! The skirt is very cute.
ghostswaltz
ghostswaltz on February 18
Nice glasses! Love them.
phosphenefashion
phosphenefashion on February 17
you are seriously hilarious. oh man, i know that feeling with a few seconds left on an ebay bid. palpatations, sweating palms, tachycardia, all signs of first love. i wish you and your new love much happiness!
mon_petitchou
mon_petitchou on February 15
adorable outfit : ]
daisygirl89
daisygirl89 on February 15
fabulous entry! i am so sorry to hear about your jacket! I know how that feels to lose a loved item, I recently lost a family heirloom ring :(
PedroLopez
PedroLopez on February 15
Wow..lovely!!!!
smalltowngirl
smalltowngirl on February 14
i love this, the skirt and shoes are fantastic.
rudoit
rudoit on February 14
this is lovely! and chic! true love right there... i mean clothes should be our real lovers! plus i love the kinda gaga-ish face!
mathonka
mathonka on February 14
love this!!!
joycali
joycali on February 14
cute!
thecapriciousclub
thecapriciousclub on February 14
I love how the simplest outfits are the most stunning sometimes. You look absolutely gorgeous. And I'm sorry too about your jacket, but I"m glad you found love again. Hopefully this one sticks around longer!(:
DyannaPure
DyannaPure on February 13
Awww, so sorry to hear about your jacket. :(
arrusbreeze
arrusbreeze on February 13
i love this! very 50's and chic. i hope yu and your jacket reunites in the future :D
LovelyFreak
LovelyFreak on February 13
Love the shoooes!
margaret_elizabeth
margaret_elizabeth on February 13
LOVE
shinigami
shinigami on February 13
aw noez, i hope someone sees this and sends your jacket back by magic luck ^^" pretty outfit :D
Miss_Bieber
Miss_Bieber on February 13
I dont like your shoes !
jaimisthejam
jaimisthejam on February 13
You're amazing <3
desintuition
desintuition on February 13
youre a 1950s teen dream :)
sabesabrina
sabesabrina on February 12
love it
lolkat
lolkat on February 12
too cute! great outfit!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on February 12
u look so so stunning! love it!
MiraCherry
MiraCherry on February 12
nice!
hrmionerox3491
hrmionerox3491 on February 12
CUTE!
Nikka_D
Nikka_D on February 12
chic! <3
Lauren579
Lauren579 on February 12
i love this whole thing!!! but how did you get the skirt for nothing??
alwaysalanna
alwaysalanna on February 12
ohmygosgh- that signn hahaha lovee it! xx
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on February 12
Love this!! Your skirt and shoes are great! Chic:D
tfzeng
tfzeng on February 12
pretty!
tfzeng
tfzeng on February 12
pretty!
cmercedes
cmercedes on February 12
love the lolita feel of this outfit
MakeupxSparkles
MakeupxSparkles on February 12
cute
bay7
bay7 on February 12
Very pretty!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on February 12
super cute outfit :D
patriss
patriss on February 12
the photos are awesome i love the skirt and cute glases..chic
Stylishion
Stylishion on February 12
Lol what a tragic and moving story. I hope the replacement jacket will be able to fill up the space your missing jacket left. This look is fabulous darling
anapatring
anapatring on February 12
this is fabulous! :)
mformireia
mformireia on February 12
lovely!
Ikinka
Ikinka on February 12
Amazing....Love it!!!
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on February 12
love the sweater ad boots, this is a great post. I've lost a pair of my favorite 14k gold hoops, i was so sad, so I feel your pain.
ramona09
ramona09 on February 12
great shoes :x
libys11
libys11 on February 12
wow.. gorgeous!!! im so sad to read your post..
lydia
lydia on February 12
I'm sad for you. I would be devastated!
NikenPranita
NikenPranita on February 12
i love your glasses. i've been looking for so long to get that one :(
Candy_La_Pop
Candy_La_Pop on February 12
oh wow! I loove this outfit!
StarOfParis
StarOfParis on February 12
How clever and awesome of you :D
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 12
Love the skirt and boots!!!!! Love the pose too!
Abysmn
Abysmn on February 12
bad news.. but you still have a good style
KiMELEON
KiMELEON on February 12
Darling!
AmeliaJackson29
AmeliaJackson29 on February 11
cute shoes and skirt, shame about the jacket. I hope your new one will be a good replacement :)
margiemermaid
margiemermaid on February 11
this is cute ! i love all pieces of this outfit !
youngbones
youngbones on February 11
love the photos, great outfit!
Kangah
Kangah on February 11
So cute, love this!!
ItsPaolaXoXo
ItsPaolaXoXo on February 11
omg so sad!!! i hate it when i lose ANYTHING.
ankle_sox
ankle_sox on February 11
What a great look, I love the colours!!.
copyproof
copyproof on February 11
WOW! you are so creative! it is a cute post! and u even made a poster for the jacket..awww... anyway, I LOVE the glasses, red-lips, tutu, shoes, and the sheer tights. I wish u win the F21 contest! Goodluck!!! You're GREAT!!!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on February 11
love the skirt! cute sunglasses!
mizzolphs
mizzolphs on February 11
i love ur skirt
falula
falula on February 11
Nice sunglasses and shoes!
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on February 11
j'adore!
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on February 11
adding to faves:)
DropDeadFashion
DropDeadFashion on February 11
Cute outfit.
SparklesnSalamanders
SparklesnSalamanders on February 11
Oh my goodness. Your story is great! I'm sorry about your loss =( I love the outfit, particularly the heart-shaped shades!
justlikejudas
justlikejudas on February 11
that is the cutest skirt - and story - ever! sorry for being such a repeat offender and restating what prior comments had already stated, but i just had to gush about it! it's so well written and poetic - just like your outfits. :)
shaecianne
shaecianne on February 11
Your blog is hilarious! cute outfit =)
MegProusie
MegProusie on February 11
this is the cuuutesst
swingthedayaway
swingthedayaway on February 11
such a cute story and an even cuter outfit! i love everything about it...especially the skirt and sunglasses. :)
amaliaeddene
amaliaeddene on February 11
haha your story is the best thing I've read here. That crinoline skirt is pretty fantasticcc.
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on February 11
thanks so much! omg i didn't even realize how much i'd written until now...sorry for making you sit through that! :P
iamappleorchard
iamappleorchard on February 11
so perfect. i always love all of your looks. you're a beauty.
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