Has it really been a WEEK? I apologize, that is super lame.
I’ve been feeling down lately. Our continuing unemployment situation is getting everyone at my house down. One or the other of us has been unemployed for 8 months now. That’s a long time, and it leaves a lot of things up in the air. It makes for an uncomfortable day to day. It also makes life just a bit more boring, since we can’t afford to go out much.
When I feel down, I feel uninspired, and when I feel uninspired I get awfully quiet.
But I do still get dressed.
I have had this jacket since before I got fat and then lost weight, which is a long time! I had a job back in the day that required me to cover up my tattoos. I wore a watch over the “Rani” on my wrist and I did not yet have the stars on my forearm. My shoulder and arm got covered with several blazers I took to the tailor and had altered to short sleeves (This was about a year before short sleeve blazers were everywhere, of course).
In Texas, year round blazers are just not an option. I had one blazer in particular that I took in and asked that they shorten the sleeves and add epaulets. (I hope that the right word!) The tailor thought this was great and declared “She have good fashion!” That statement has stayed with me ever since.
I was SO pleased to get such positive feedback about the lion pin you guys. I cannot even tell you how long it took to find just the right pin for me, but this is it.
Black pants, brown shoes, brown bangle, brown earrings. I know some people still don’t love the black and brown combo, but I really do.
So proud of these. Can’t wait to get them in the store. (Should be updating THIS Saturday!)
Shoes, MIA at Urban Outfitters
Lion pin, vintage
Bead Bracelet, self made
Wood bangle, Target
Earrings, Love Erin Designs at Etsy