James Perse cotton/wool tee | size 1
On sale now + free shipping with code GRCHNWINTER18
Han Starnes knit pants (m/l) | I think mine are an older color, I got them w/credit at Garmentory
Vince Warren sneakers
With James Perse cashmere coat/sweater on top (sold out)
Random: if you google “why are james perse cotton t shirts so special” you know what you find? Me! Haha. First search result for me, but that could be because I’m logged in on Chrome. It’s time for me to write a new “why James Perse” post, but honestly, not much has changed. I could live in James Perse and Elizabeth Suzann (and Vince for shoes) and be happy for ever and ever.
James Perse has fit my body for more than a decade. When it was 180 pounds, I wore (some) James Perse size 4, and now at 135 I wear size 1 or 2. Pants and dresses are always THE RIGHT LENGTH and fit my hips/waist PERFECTLY. I can’t even describe how wonderfully JP just FITS me. The quality is superb (I’ve had pieces for 10 years), and I rely on my JP basics to fill out my wardrobe.
Just because James Perse works for my body doesn’t mean it works for yours, but when it comes to t-shirts, they’re always the right length on me (not too long), cinched in a bit at the waist, and not too big at the bust. Perfection. So, that is why his cotton t-shirts are so special. Thanks for asking 🙂
This one in particular I really like, and have had it a couple months. It’s a wool/cotton blend, but I wash and dry on low as normal and it’s holding up nicely. I like that it’s not BLINDING WHITE, and the zigzag stitching at the neckline. It’s a great layer right now, and of course I’ll wear it alone as it gets warmer. I don’t think it will be too hot, the wool is there only for a bit of texture, which is nice.
Anyway, this tee is on sale now, along with some other great pieces at James Perse, and if you use code GRCHNWINTER18 you’ll get free shipping on any US order. See my original post about it here.
Did I mention I’d watched all of Dark on Netflix? SO GOOD. Better than the OA, Stranger Things, etc… combined. Now, I’m watching The Crown. I don’t know if I’m just hormonal, but it makes me cry! Especially the scenes between Elizabeth and her father. Man.
I just want to hibernate, truly. It’s too cold and dreary to go out, I’d rather sit by the fire and enjoy some bourbon or hot chocolate and watch Netflix LOL.
Oh, there’s a James Altucher podcast episode with Griffin Dunne about the documentary he made about his Aunt Joan (Didion) that was interesting. Also, if you haven’t watched the Didion documentary on Netflix, please do, it is so amazing. And I’m making my way through more Secular Buddhism podcasts, which are always mind-blowing.
I had my four-week check up yesterday with the oral surgeon and…..I get the wires off in two weeks! He took an x-ray and said everything looks great; my jaw is healing nicely. He even told me I could not wear the heavy elastics that pull my jaw closed during the day and only wear them at night. I can even start to eat soft food.
So exciting. But it also makes me REALLY nervous. So weird how quickly you can get used to something so abnormal. I’m so used to having my mouth closed and eating through a straw that it’s hard for me to think about NOT doing that anymore. It’s also still physically (and emotionally) hard to open my mouth very far, although I need to start doing it.
I did try and eat some lentil soup yesterday with a spoon (with real lentils, not pureed LOL) and had a tough time of it. I could only eat about half, gave up and made myself a coconut ice cream milkshake instead haha…
I’m also not going to lie, I’m rather happy with my imposed weight loss and I don’t want to gain it all back. I also feel really REALLY good. I always feel better on a calorie restricted “diet;” one where I’m always just a little hungry, but not very. Problem is, I LOVE FOOD and I’m not great at restricting calories when I don’t HAVE to. I’m better about not eating things that make me feel bad, but not always, and I’m quite afraid that once I can fully eat again, I may go a little crazy.
Anyway, I’m pleased with my recovery and I am going to go back to Pure Barre next week a few times a week to ease myself back in; I know I’m not as strong as before. It’s so strange, because while this has been a challenge to deal with, frustrating, and uncomfortable, it hasn’t been too bad all things considered. I have had no pain (my teeth constantly hurt, and my gums aren’t happy lately, but I can deal with that easily) and otherwise have felt physically very good.
Ah well. Here goes the home stretch!