Outfit Post: 2/4/15

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Dress: Blacklist Vintage — Belt: Van Heusen Outlet — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Brownie) — Earrings: Lia Sophia

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I’m fashionably late to Gracey’s Literary Stylings roundup for the month. Haha, fashionably, I’m so funny.

In January, one of the books I read was Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, a short-story collection of Alice Munro’s. My aunt loaned it to me something like four or five years ago and I was never super interested in it because–I’ll admit it–because of the title. It sounds kind of ridiculous. But then I actually read the title story and realized, damn, she DID win the Nobel Prize, didn’t she?

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The whole collection is wonderful, quiet stories about women’s lives in Canada, but I took my inspiration from the title story, when the main character is trying on clothes in an upscale shop:

Then when Johanna had got down to her underwear there was a tap and a hand through the curtain.

“Just slip this on, for the heck of it.”

A brown wool dress, lined, with a full skirt gracefully gathered, three-quarter sleeves and a plain round neckline. About as plain as you could get, except for a narrow gold belt. Not as expensive as the suit, but still the price seemed like a lot, when you considered all there was to it.

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Some things aren’t the same, of course–I’m not sure Johanna would have gone for leopard-print, for one thing–but, you know, close enough.

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I also added a little extra gold here and there.

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Soft gold shoes wouldn’t be so useful in rural Canada, but I guess that’s why I’m not the heroine of an Alice Munro story.

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