Hey you know what? It’s the second day of Valentines! Yesterday was the first. The Seven Days of Valentines* is my favorite holiday. Its seven days of gifts and seven days of poems written about those gifts. The poems are basically hints as to what the gift is, and I get them first, and then the gift. Basically its a week long celebration of me. Or rather, Nathan’s love for me. I believe it is in it’s *ponders, does maths* 14th year? Possibly 13th. I can’t be sure really, I’m no good at maths. The Seven Days of Valentines puts me in a good mood. Yesterday I got a candle and today I got a paperback copy of “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs” .
In other news…I wore all black yesterday and am wearing it today as well. (I overslept by almost an HOUR yesterday). I am kind of a fan of all black, to be honest. I enjoy a splash of color as much as the next girl, but there is something to be said for the simplicity and sophistication of all black as long as it’s not the ONLY thing you ever wear (and even then, if that’s your thing and you keep it interesting, go you).
You know, those gloves are sure handy. I got them because this Bona Drag jacket is pretty much not an option during the winter without them, since the crop sleeves mean I’d get frostbite on my arms on days like today. I really prefer to wear this jacket instead of the other one when I’m going for a more “dressy” look, since it’s fitted and fit can be everything in a garment. (I totally understand one might find the concept of a “dress” biker jacket and a “casual” biker jacket amusing, I mean, I kind of find it amusing myself.)
Look. A trouser fit pant. It’s like an endangered species in my wardrobe. I have, well, just these basically. I do like the fit on these and they are comfortable. I'm just not a trouser fit girl at heart.
That bag is one of the last leather bags I ever saw at Express. It was a gift with purchase, or maybe a purchase with purchase? I think you had to spend $50 and then it was $25? I don’t remember, it was a long time ago, but I do remember that my boss at the time and I went down to the mall to get it ASAP when we heard about it!
Old Lady Rant You Have Heard From Me Before: I miss leather bags at affordable rates in normal shops!. I remember not 10 years ago you could get a leather bag at Target for crying out loud, or Express or Rampage. And now everything is pleather. Or “vegan leather”. OK, here’s the thing, kids. There is no such thing as “vegan leather". It’s either leather or it’s vegan. Ok?
I got those feathers from the final sale section of the website when I bought them and I think I bought every last one they had. I wish there had been more. I think I managed to make one pair to sell? And I had a couple of the amber and ivory colored ones too. They were really nice and I am forever on the prowl for a similar and similarly priced component.
*We know they did something similar on the Simpsons one year, but we looked at the date at the end of the episode and it’s from a couple years AFTER Nathan started it, so THERE.
Jacket, Bona Drag, customized by me
Boots, Arturo Chiang
Leather gloves, Target
Earrings, self made