Sweater: Target — Fair isle cardigan: Goodwill — Skirt: Goodwill (Patagonia) [shortened by me] — Tights: Target — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: Hand-me-down
First off, I’m afraid I have to issue a retraction on something I said yesterday. I believe my exact quote was “I would be out of best friends if [Tia] weren’t here,” and that’s simply not true. Tia’s Tia and she’s irreplaceable, for sure. But, even though I still think of myself the way I did in 2nd grade, i.e. a social pariah with very few friends and even fewer acquaintances (I’m terrible at acquaintanceship), I actually have a lot of super-great friends, including Tito, who is definitely a Best Friend with the capital letters, and who is an ass-kicker and a book-talker to the highest degree. I’m not friendless, not by any stretch of the imagination, and it seems like something I should straighten out both on here and with myself.
You’re all fantastic, every single one of you (yes, I mean YOU), and my heart is so full thinking about all the wonderful people I’ve known for years, and all the wonderful people I’ve met, and all the wonderful people I don’t even know yet.
Anyhow! I, uh, like my clothes here. I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but the university where I work re-introduced Spirit Fridays, and one of the ladies in my office has been super enthusiastic about getting everybody to wear the school colors on Fridays so that we can win prizes. Nobody knows what the mysterious prizes are, but fuck if we’re not gonna win ’em.
To that end, you’re going to be seeing a lot of orange and black around here, which really means we’ll pretty much be staying the course. This fair isle cardigan is fresh from Goodwill (well, besides a run in the washer), and, honestly speaking, could kind of use some quality time with the sweater shaver before I wear it again. I just got excited, is all. I keep saying that I’m not going to buy fast fashion fair isle stuff, and will instead save up for a couple of years and buy an authentic Fair Isle sweater…but then I caved on this one. I only have this and one fair isle scarf, though. Maybe someday…
(If you want to read more about the complications of fast fashion fair isle, here’s not a bad place to start. Also, say “fast fashion fair isle” out loud just one time. For me?)
Also, I just want to say thanks to everybody, for yesterday, today, and beyond in either direction. I have an easy(ish) time talking about it matter-of-factly in public, but I have a really hard time publicly mourning. I appreciate all the support y’all have given to both me and Tia. After work, Mike and I went and had Mexican food (BEANS, JESSICA, BEAAAANS) and I spent the evening catching up on the internet. Now I’m able to get back into the groove of things, and I’m listening to Suburban Legends and thinking of all the concerts that Jessica and I (and Tia, and Mike, and Paco, and Max, and whoever else could come along) went to. It’s sappy to post music at times like this, but Jessica made this song (both versions) one of her anthems, and damn if it isn’t appropriate.