Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ten Loves Lately

1} Dove Bliss dark chocolates.

2} The February issue of Lucky magazine. There's just something about it that makes me feel like maybe all hope is not lost in my closet and in my head. Plus it's not smutty.

3} Midnight in Paris. Owen Wilson's schmuck-schtick worked here. I adore Rachel McAdams. The whole story was quirky and endearing. And the setting! And the score! And her wardrobe! I even gained some valuable writing advice that I'll probably never take. Three cheers for Woody Allen!

4} This line of hair products. a) you can buy them at the grocery store. on sale. b) they smell good. c) they make me feel like I have an actual regimen of sorts, and that just never happens.

5} My denim shirt. It snaps. I'll be honest, it is fun to rip those snaps open at the end of the day. It makes me feel so alive! But mostly, I love that a) I bought it years ago for $16.99 at American Eagle. b) the sleeves are long enough. c) it goes with just about everything.

Last Sunday I wore it with my very favorite skirt from over 10 years back. The skirt has the texture and density of a throw rug. I like to call it my horse blanket skirt. I have no explanation for my claw. I truly do not. I cropped my head out of this shot because I looked like a raggedy wildebeest. You wouldn't blame me if you saw it.

Do you blame me? Well, I blame the wind. And my lack of prep time. Sunday mornings will do that to a girl.

(I feel inclined to note that every single part of this outfit (except the boots) is at least three years old. The skirt and belt are ancient relics from the days when I got up every morning, blow-dried my hair, put on mascara, and drove to a job. The life lesson here? Go to your closet and put things together that you have never imagined. It will probably work. I was just struck yesterday with the inspiration to pair my navy gingham button down with my aqua cable-knit vest. Stay tuned.)

Later that night, I wore the shirt with my glazed pecan cords and a pink belt my sister gave me, circa 1998. It's so wrong, it's right. Or at least that's what I tell myself.

The very next day, I wore the exact same outfit. I surely did.

I just really love that shirt, man.

6} Veggie bowl from Chipotle. Free guac! Score. And they now offer brown rice. Dou. Ble. Score.

7} My slipper boots. And no, my feet are not actually that big.

If I stand, let me stand on the promise that you will pull me through.
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace that first brought me to you.
If I sing, let me sing for the joy that has born in me this song.
And if I weep, let it be as a man who is longing for his home.                                             - If I Stand, Rich Mullens                              

Rich Mullens. He was a poet to his core and his poetry just happens to be the kind that makes me feel like my soul took a big gulp of the best kind of air. It clears my head, his poetry.

9} My fleece sheets. They are like sleeping in a cloud. A really warm cloud. (TJ Maxx)

10} All of youn's. I'm still getting the kindest, most sincere emails and comments. Your gratitude and goodness humble me. I cannot thank you enough.

What are you digging these days?