Outfit Post: 2/21/12

Top: Goodwill — Cardigan: Goodwill (Max & Mia) — Skirt: Goodwill (H&M) — Tights: The Sock Shop — Shoes: Payless — Earrings: Gift — Bracelet: The Brown Elephant

Another Friday? For me? You shouldn’t have! So kind, so nice. Anyhow, this outfit came together spontaneously when I decided to wear almost every gray piece of clothing that I could find in my closet. The effect’s a little off from my original vision, but it’s fun to do little challenges like that when you can’t decide what to wear. Or, at least, that’s what I tell myself when I’m standing there in my pajamas in the living room and it’s 7:30am already.

Freaky moment of the day: I was bopping around on the internet, as I am wont to do, and came across this slightly old and amusing news article. Why is it freaky? Because that fellow looks alarmingly like my older brother, Matthew, to the point that I had to go over the whole thing to make sure that Matt hadn’t both changed his name and gotten arrested in the month since I’ve spoken with him.

Fortunately, while either one of those things is maybe slightly likely given what I know of my brother, he’s definitely never been thirty years old or lived in Wisconsin, and he wasn’t born a Jeffrey, so I think we’re in the clear. Still, though. It especially freaked me out because I’m in the middle of reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and just got to the point where they go to see Ruth’s possible in Norfolk. I guess this guy is Matt’s possible!

Normally I would just dismiss it as me being me, because I see similarities in faces everywhere. After watching the Sherlock episode “A Scandal in Belgravia,” I was struck by how much the actress playing Irene Adler (Lara Pulver) reminded me of Amanda Palmer:

Pulver.

Palmer.

Maybe? I feel like I’m always linking little bits, like lips or cheekbones or even particular tics and gestures, from one person to another, and if I ever point it out I just kind of get the, “…yeah, I guess so,” response from other people. But this is something everybody does, right? It’s just a facial-recognition thing.

But seriously, no foolin’, this isn’t just me being me–this Beezow guy could be the Sydney Carton to my brother’s Charles Darnay. (Or should that be the other way around?) Weird. Eerie.

Anyhow, have a Creepy Coincidence Friday, everybody! Stay safe, stay creepy.

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6 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 2/21/12

  1. Those tights are so gorgeous with their swirlies! I also love the varying shades of gray combo, and how your hair gets all the coloriffice glory (and that fantastic bracelet too).

    Happy weekend!

  2. I thought of you earlier when I was working in my little room listening to “Map of Tasmania” and suddenly the CEO of the museum came in and I had to dive across the table to turn the music off before he heard. He’s old and adorable, and not ready for Amanda Palmer…

  3. Kate B says:

    I totally match faces too! (And I loooove to say “so-and-so looks JUST like the love child of random celeb x, and random-er celeb y”! It gets me plenty of puzzled looks.) And the Mses. Palmer and Pulver do have quite a resemblence… Plus their last names are very similar… And while AFP is not British, she is married to one…. I smell an evil twin! But which one is evil?

  4. I SEE THOSE THINGS. Palmer/Pulver are totes rocking the same hair and intensity and choices of rocking the sexy. And you know I’m into matching things. Anna/Mia you know. Only not so much faces as body shapes. I spend more time recognizing people by their butts than their faces.

    Also, that guy looks like your brother would look if your brother didn’t have the intensity in the eyes. That arrested fellow looks much less…intimidating. Shut up. I know Matt isn’t actually intimidating, but THEM EYEBALLS.

    Also, your gray outfit is totes glorious. I love those tights way too much. Is that the cardigan you bought solely because of the brand name?

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