i’ve been busy working my new 7-3 gig and tired (mostly tired, which is good I suppose because Im too tired to remember my feelings of aimlessness) and then I went camping this weekend and am now taking this blog from a minor blip of abandonment to back in action wowzer whew.
On my way back from camping I was apparently feeling particularly inspired. I wrote this in a text to a friend (tiny shoutout to Benjamin T who is probably reading this but not going to give my post a heart) :
Simply Folk (on Wisconsin Public Radio) is on the radio and as I drove away I found myself locked into one of those moments of clarity where I can see how moment to moment life is and how the pieces are fragile and important and I feel sad and excited and also dissapointed that I can’t feel this more but I push that away.
And then I proceeded to scrawl with a pen, while driving, a list of things that I was feeling particularly charged about not limited to, but including:
- violin (??? playing? listening to more violin songs? maybe i was having an epiphany about how grand the violin sounds? folk music gets to me)
- need to look up folk festivals in Wisconsin (more folk obsession)
- more camping (ASAP! alone even. )
- Danny Boy with Judy Collins (a scrawl about a beautiful Collins song live that may have been called Danny Boy?)
- No China. (This one was a reminder to myself to look into starting a streak where I challenge myself to buy no products made in china for as long as possible)
- Oscar Wilde (They advertised something about a theater performance of an Oscar Wilde novel and that made me think I needed to give his writing another round. older and wiser.)
- tattoo with Ben, person mentioned above. (a reminder to myself that I’m serious about another tat)
Today’s outfit came together rather effortlessly mostly because I allowed myself to pick it based on what I felt attracted to at the moment. While the sweatshirt looks like nothing special, I recently found it at a giant rummage sale held in a barn and it’s older and well made with a weightier (but not too weighty) hood. The hood strings even feel better. and a sturdy metal zipper that you don’t see any more. So I started with that as my centerpiece and then just added more pieces I was attracted to. Then i remembered I recently bought velvet boots and it didn’t even really matter if they matched, I was going to wear them. So here’s what we got. also the purse is def extra and I love it. I think it adds to the outfit’s casual sass when paired with the velvet boots.
outfit composed of:
navy sweatshirt: $2, rummage sale
crop t-shirt: $2, thrifted
cut off shorts: $3, rummage sale
bridal purse: $1.99, Goodwill
velvet boots: $20 at DSW