On the way to Kentucky last week with my mom we stopped in Nashville since I saw that Elizabeth Suzann had extended their in-person market. I did actually buy two pairs of pants, because I was caught up in being able to try things on in person, but they were both short length, and I forgot that the short length doesn’t work well on me IRL, so I sold them yesterday. But while I was there, I asked if I could try on any Clyde jackets they might have laying around to get a better feel for my size. I tried the Clyde trench, cotton canvas, in small and the Clyde jacket in linen, in XS and loved them both. They are both so different, and good for different things/outfits, so I’ll get the cotton canvas trench now and the linen jacket next year. I was mostly nervous about the pockets being too deep and that my short arms wouldn’t be able to reach to the bottoms, but they weren’t, they were perfect!!
I’m so excited to finally order the clyde trench (I’m getting it in clay cotton canvas) and now with the wait times down to 4-5 weeks I should maybe get it by my birthday? or shortly after? WHOA. Nevermind, I forgot we are already in October. So not by November 2, but maybe the week after?? WHERE DID OCTOBER COME FROM?? it doesn’t feel like October…
Why Does So Much Ethical Fashion Look The Same? – this is a sentiment that seems to always be just underneath any discussions or articles, and blogs about “ethical” fashion. It is true, if you look at instagram and most “ethical” fashion blogs then yes, you would think that everyone looks the same, but there is so much more to ethical fashion than what we see on instagram. In fact, it frustrates me that that seems to be a given in this article – like, if it’s not on instagram, it doesn’t exist. IMO, the opposite is true. I will have more to say on this next week, and I’ll put together my own ideas about ethical fashion and feature some of the many brands I consider ethical and responsible that don’t shy away from color or patterns.
NPR’s 100 Favorite Horror Stories – I’m picking out books here and there to add to my reading list. I LOVE horror books and movies, although I’ve gotten away from them lately for some reason. I read The Bird Box a couple years ago and I LOVED it; it was so scary, and I think about it often. I’ve also read a lot of the classics on the list, and the Joe Hill book (Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son). I’m a HUGE HUGE HUGE Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan. I prefer Stephen King’s later books like The Stand to his earlier ones (The Stand is one of the very best books ever written IMO), and Dean Koontz’s earlier books to his later ones FWIW.
Randomly I ordered Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life this morning after reading about it on Brain Pickings. I can’t wait to read it.
Cuddling with this one as often as possible.
Leo and I are going to see Small Town Murder live tonight and I’m excited/anxious about it haha. I think it will be fun, but it’s a big weekend for “stuff” here in DFW which means traffic and people and UGH.
Otherwise I’m looking forward to eating from the fall menu at True Food Kitchen this weekend, and catching up on more reading. Maybe I’ll start quilting my quilt.
How was your week? What are you doing this weekend?