What I wear to walk Dagny… ^
As you can see I ordered Everlane’s 100% human tee as part of my white tees experiment (to test out if my deodorant was making the armpits yellow more quickly, or if it’s something else) and I like it. Still, I prefer James Perse’s tees, because they’re slimmer at the waist and a better length on me. And although it doesn’t say so online, this tee and the other two white tees I ordered from Everlane say made in the US.
And every time REI does their member 20% off coupon I use it to buy something I need, and every spring, I usually need some item of clothing for warm weather with pockets. Since I don’t wear shorts – I hate shorts – I stock up on these skort-thingies every time I find a good pair. And this is a great pair by Prana.
I ordered the 6397 shorty jeans in herringbone from Shopbop this week with their coupon code and some credit, so I’m patiently waiting for them to arrive. Has anyone received their order yet?
I’ve been reading a lot about Stoicism after listening to a podcast with The Daily Stoic author on, you guessed it, James Altucher’s podcast. It has really resonated with me because at it’s core, from what I understand, Stoicism deals with letting go of any idea that you have any control over anything in your life – you only have “control” over how you respond to things.
When I was having a particularly bad time awhile ago, I actually came to this conclusion, and made a list of all the things I could control, which I refer to ALL THE TIME:
- What I put INTO my body
- What I put ONTO my body
- How I deal with/respond to interactions with other people
- How I deal with/respond to situations that arise
- What I choose to spend money on
That’s it. I cannot control how my husband responds to my words or actions, nor can I control the lack of parking at the post office, or the guy who cuts me off in traffic. All I can “control” is my response to all of that; I can choose to get mad and take things personally, or I can observe that it happened, and move on.
The Case Against Yoga Pants – Kathryn mentioned in a comment recently that every time you wash polyester/synthetics you release pollutants/toxins into the water. I had maybe heard that in passing, but hadn’t given it much thought until I was talking to my mother about all the reasons why NOT to buy clothing made with polyester. I found this article on a search, and find it very thorough, yet incredibly depressing. Of course I wear leggings made with polyester/nylon/spandex for Pure Barre, and can’t imagine wearing anything else (I love merino wool for tees & socks, but it would make terrible workout leggings), so I felt horrible after learning how much of an impact they have even AFTER manufacturing. Ugh.
The problem is that I think even my recycled polyester leggings STILL release the synthetic microfibers that pollute the water. So what to do?? Thankfully, I already wash my workout clothes on delicate (less agitation minimizes the release of microfibers) and in cold water, and hang to dry. But we have a top-loading washing machine with releases more than 500% MORE microfibers in the wash. 500%!!!!!!!!!
Like I said. Depressing.
The Co-Founder of REI died at age 107 recently. She and her husband started the co-op, as an actual co-op in the 1930’s. Anyway, I’d like to think she lived so long because of her love of the outdoors and reverence for nature. If only because hopefully that will bode well for me.
THINK with Temple Grandin – this was such a fascinating conversation; I was so inspired by Temple.
LOL, can you tell I spend a lot of time listening to NPR? It’s on all day in my office and whenever I’m in my car.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Easter if you celebrate.