denim jacket - £45 from blue rinse vintage
A new denim jacket and instant pictures? YES. I got a fuji instax 210. I know in my wishlist I said I wanted the mini 8 but then I was like "the 210 has bigger images" and bigger is always better. There really is something about watching it comes out and develop ~before your eyes~. It's an experience and it's tangible. I'm already hooked. Instant photography is holistic, you conceive the photo, take it and have it develop all within the space of minutes. I have to stop myself saying "polaroid" because this is fuji instax not polaroid but that word is so synonymous with instant photography that I just do it without thinking. I did want a polaroid camera from impossible project but the cost of their film put me off big time. I can feel myself carrying this with me everywhere even though it is huge. It's light but big.
Now onto the jacket. I remember when I was like 9-ish and I swore I threw away my blue denim jacket saying I was never going to have another denim jacket. Younger Shari-Ann didn't understand. A black denim jacket is a staple! It's cool, it's casual and it's durable. It was £45 which is steep but it is Levi's. Vintage shops do have a tendency to crank up the prices but it was worth it in this instance. I went browsing hoping to find some cute crop tops or cool band tees in the men's section but no dice this time.