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Hello, beloveds. Amy is still having a rough time, so no history lesson this week. I had hoped to type up something for today but I didn’t even manage to get my winter clothes out this weekend–hopefully the temps won’t drop too much more before I make a second attempt at switching wardrobes. I wasn’t even up to doing laundry (which might become a problem exciting opportunity of wardrobe choices mid-week).
In response to one of our conversations in Friday’s open thread, here’s Saturday’s outfit for morning appointments and errand-running before I returned to pajamas when I got home. Apologies for the filthy mirror and shitty lighting. If I’m going to be doing this on the regular, I need to figure out better how to light the mirror area (because the mirror itself is like 5×5 feet, solidly attached to a wall, and not going anywhere).
Skull print scarf from Signals catalog, years ago (does anyone else love the Signals catalog in that kinda-cringing old-lady-liberal way?).
Socks from Sockdreams (again, ages ago–I think they’re the slouch socks that are supposed to go over the knee but OTK socks never stay there for me).
Boots are Double-H, in their tragically discontinued Jump Boot style (I bought three extra pairs when I found out they weren’t going to make them anymore and the pair I have on here are ten years old and resoled twice so I’m going to be wearing these–if not this particular pair–well into my seventies).
Everything else is thrifted. So basically you can’t buy any of these things so I’m not sure why I even included that information but that’s what all the Fancy Style Blogs I used to follow did.
You can’t tell in the pic, but I have a long, short-sleeved black tee under the gray ratty-bottomed top because it was fucking freezing when I left the house that morning and also I love the visual texture of layering. The top is a super soft waffle knit (it’s actually a pajama top) that I love but has holes in it, so I just pass that off as part of my style’s ~offbeat charm~.
If I can get the mirror and lighting situation figured out, I’ll do my best to take outfit photos for those of you who asked for it in Friday’s open thread. Maybe I’ll put a weekly photoset on Tumblr and let people here know when those go up.
Amy frequently posts pictures of her outfits on her Twitter and they’re delightful. I’d love to see more people’s ensembles. Everybody thinks their own clothes are boring, but my closet is just a parade of gray and faded black with an occasional shot of brown or army green and I still get comments on my outfits (I think it’s the usually the boots because ngl I have some fucking awesome boots).
But anyway, feel free to use this as an Open Thread or post your selfies or whatever. It’s another got-a-lot-on-my-plate Monday so I won’t be around.
Oh, oh! Before I forget, the second round of postcards went out today. If you didn’t get a card in the first round and forgot to send me your address, I still have cards and stamps (and just found a stash of great stickers) so email me your address and I’ll send it out when I can.
Thanks for being here! I’ll catch up with you on Wednesday.
(there is the possibility of no Tumblr collection this week, too–I haven’t missed a week in over a year and that makes me sad but alas, food prep takes precedence and I might not have energy for both)