Stuck in for work, makes a good day to dye.
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Tunis fiber, in a bath of 80% orange to 20% blue.
“Looks poopy” said X. Does not.
Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum
I continue to love Meghan. This is Daum #3 for me, and while I feel it’s a bit weaker, and definitely less weighty, than THE UNSPEAKABLE or THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING, it’s still worthwhile. One part about her boyfriend’s attachment to a couch that is too big for her house which he’s about to move into was so funny I read it out loud to my husband. He cracked up, and said that if you just threw in a few references to European philosophers, it could have been Woody Allen. I hope she’d take that as a compliment.
I feel I share Meghan’s real estate fetish, although she’s taken it to lengths I would never have dared. The sentence in the book that gave me that “Meghan has hijacked my brain again” feeling was:
“[W]ith a few exceptions, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve never visited a place without imagining myself permanently or at least semipermanently installed there.”
I never knew if this was something that everyone feels to some extent, or if it was just me. Maybe it’s just me & Meghan.
I KNOW I share her fixation on “Little House” and all things farmy and prairie. I rage with jealousy that she actually did move to a farm in Nebraska for a period of time. Just hearing her mention the words “Lincoln, Nebraska” fills me with longing. I think only she would understand.
Item 4 is a bell-sleeve, black, silky top. It’s OK but I just can’t think of a use for it. Reject.
Item 5 is a pair of pants extremely similar to a pair of pants they have sent me before. I had a picture of them side by side but it didn’t come out. One pair is SLIGHTLY browner than the other; and this pair has tighter legs. Other than that, same brand, same waistband – identical. I don’t need two pairs of indistinguishable work pants (these are basically office attire). Reject.
Sorry Stitch Fix. Too repetitive this shipment. You’re a loser with only 2/5 keepers.
Item 3 is this lovely top. Keep.
Also you get a better view of the jeans here.
Item one is a wine-colored top with grommets and lacing at the neck. It is very, very similar to a shirt Stitch Fix sent me several shipments ago, shown here. That one was gray-green with lacing up the back. They’re too similar, and I’m not crazy about how tight this one is around the belly. Reject.
Item two is the jeans. They are great with jeans. Keep.
We enjoy ourselves in one of the one of the most exceptionally charming downtowns in the U.S.