James Perse leggings | THE BEST LEGGINGS
Sundry oversized chambray shirt | old, sold out
Lauren Manoogian Alpaca Capote coat | via credits from Garmentory
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Golden Goose sneakers (second hand via The Real Real)
Rag & Bone nylon backpack
I love Mondays; I get back into my “normal” routine, and can’t wait to start the week. But today, is a MONDAY. The kind people don’t like. I’d like to go back to bed and start over again please.
Last night we had a major storm blow through starting around 5-6 in the evening and it continued through midnight – 1AM. I dread thunderstorms because Dagny is literally a basket case. She shakes like a leaf, and spends the duration in the closet, curled up, panting like she’s run miles. She won’t eat, she won’t go out, she is just scared to death. I may have mentioned how sensitive I am to her discomfort, so I was also anxious during the storm, for her sake. Which I know probably doesn’t help her any, but I couldn’t help it either.
And, it was loud. Hail, thunder, lightening; so I would fall asleep and then wake up again. Finally the storm was over around 1:30, Dagny came out of the closet and started wandering around, so I took her out thinking she needed to go to the bathroom, and she’d be finished quickly. Ha. No such luck. She wanted to smell EVERYTHING (smells are much more potent after the rain, I learned) and just be outside. Ugh.
Anyway, when it was time to get up at 5:30, I felt like I hadn’t slept at all. But there was Dagny again, ready to go outside and eat breakfast! So.. up I was. And then my 8:30 Pure Barre class was HARD AF and I barely made it through.
But, onto the outfit. Leo and I spent Saturday afternoon together, and went to the Arlington Museum of Art to see the Picasso Ceramics exhibition, and then stopped for BBQ on the way home for an early dinner. It was in the mid-40’s on Saturday and I was super-cozy in my alpaca coat, but my legs were freezing. Leggings are NOT WARM.
Anyway, I only wore this coat because I was thinking about getting rid of it (I would have defaulted to my Patagonia jacket, which I do lately). But now I’m not. I really love it. It’s not the sort of thing I’m going to wear all the time: it’s not great for air travel because it’s really heavy and LARGE if I want to remove it, it’s not so easy to just wear shopping or running errands because it doesn’t stay put on my shoulders all the time, and it’s tough to carry a bag with it because of the dropped shoulders. But, I love it. It was wonderful yesterday for wearing in the car on the drive to Arlington, and wandering around the museum.
I need to get better about keeping things in my wardrobe that I love, but that I may not wear ALL THE TIME. I don’t have to wear everything every day for them to be useful to me. If it turns out I NEVER wear something for several years in a row, then maybe it’s time to let it go, but now, I do believe there’s value in having “special” things for “special” occasions, or not-so-special occassions – and I’m getting better at identifying those things. This coat, my leather jacket, long black cashmere cardigan…
Do you easily get rid of things you don’t wear very often, but that you love? or do you try to hang on to them a bit longer?