Enough deep insightful thinking for now; today I’m back to my trademark weirdo perspective on the more mundane aspects of life…
…I’m of course not done with profound thoughts, I’m simply moving on to what is of interest to me today. It is truly one of life’s great unsolved mysteries. I have tried, I have searched, but alas…no answer has presented itself. How is it that although I dig my hand into the depths of every single pocket of every single pair of jeans, every single hoodie, every freakin’ single pocketed item in the laundry; and I only come up with lint balls and a sticky penny, how is it my friends, that when I remove the load from the washer it is literally coated in millions of pieces of tissue shrapnel? I have lost literal hours of my life plucking tiny damp balls of tissue from countless items of clothing.
Annnddd…to further confound me, why is it only ever in the load of darks? Seriously. What the hell? I swear to God, I check every pocket. And it happens, on average, every three out of five loads of laundry. How is this possible? Are there laundry gremlins residing in my utility room? Do they rent the upstairs apartment in the wolf spider abode? Are the laundry gremlins paid by the wolf spiders to torment me and wreak havoc on my world? Do they crouch, hidden and silent, in the darkest recesses of the utility room, just waiting for me to throw in a dark load of laundry? Then when I leave the room they gleefully rub their tiny clawed hands together, throw a rope made of all of our missing single socks up over the edge of the washer, climb up and toss in a tissue or three? Is that what’s going on? I believe it is. And I believe after they’ve accomplished their mission they head back to the apartment and share a celebratory glass of bubbly with the damn wolf spiders.
Have you ever owned a piece of clothing that has magical powers? You feel so fabulous in it that you are pretty sure you could happily wear it every day. And you are certain that it makes you look at least ten pounds thinner. And of course it doesn’t hurt if it’s velvet and all kinds of fancy either. This vintage velvet maxi dress is that piece of clothing for me. I discovered it while perusing my Facebook feed one day. My lovely blog friend Suzanne Carillo had it for sale in her Etsy shop, VintageBySuzanne. If you haven’t already, you do need to check it out; her style and taste are impeccable and the pieces are all carefully curated and beautiful.
I was saving it for something special, but you know what I decided, every day is special. So I did what I do best and paired it with the opposite of fancy; a denim vest and a moto jacket. All day long I felt like some sort of princess gone rogue; royalty from the wrong side of the tracks if you will.
Don’t save your posh pieces for a special occasion; make every day a special occasion. Sequins? Wear ’em to work. Velvet? Perfect for a trip to Walmart. Silk? Excellent choice for a coffee date with your girls. How to keep it from going over the top? Well, over the top isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you want to avoid appearing ostentatious, then pair your more extravagant pieces with your least extravagant pieces. Think denim, leather or concert tee. Seriously, how much cooler would your Def Leppard tee be if you paired it with a velvet skirt?
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