Category Archives: clothes

walking sleeping bags.

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aren’t these just adult snowsuits?

 

“let’s spend the weekend pulling out winter clothes we put into storage last weekend.”

-author unknown, could be anyone from michigan

 

 

link for walking sleeping bags: https://amzn.to/3s1FXCA

bell bottom blues.

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not mine, but a pretty accurate ‘before’ picture of my bellbottoms

with the return of outdoor ice-skating weather

i’m reminded of my ill-fated misadventure

when i made a choice to combine my bells with my skating.

and it wasn’t a good thing.

i was ‘home-ec’ years old

 in middle school

loved the cooking part

horrible at the sewing part

decided i’d make bellbottoms

instead of a stupid apron

ignoring the fact that

i wasn’t good at it

just wanted to get it done

bought some cool blue fabric and a pattern

somehow stitched it together

but really didn’t get the concept of alterations

all i knew was that

they should be very tight and have very big bells at the bottom

so i finally took a yardstick

just drew a chalk line on each inseam

didn’t measure anything

stitched them up

modeled them for our fashion show to pass the class

noticed they were quite tight even when just standing

 went ice-skating with my friends after school

wearing my new very skin-tight bells

to impress my crush who would be there

looking cool with my skates and my bells

it all began well

then we played crack the whip

it all took a turn

when i sailed across the ice

stopping in a huge snowbank

so fun

until i fully stood up

realizing

my entire inseam

from ankle to ankle

had all torn out

leaving me more or less wearing

a tight maxi-skirt/chaps type of garment

brought new meaning to ‘cool’

tried to casually walk home through the snow in my skates

with an air of ‘what?, this happens all the time, pretty normal…’

another reason why i am a teacher and not a seamstress.

“bell bottom blues, you make me cry…”

-derek and the dominos- eric clapton

 

 

 

what doesn’t itch.

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the time is near

soon the colder temps

will come and stay awhile

 never having been seen as a fashion icon

it will soon be time to take off the sandals

and wrap myself in comfort

whatever that may look like. 

 

“i base most of my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.”

-gilda radner

 

 

 

 

image credit: ny daily news

fashion forward.

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while waiting in line at the hartsfield-jackson airport
a family friend suddenly understands
the true meaning behind the iconic nickname
 ‘hot-lanta.’
“making a great first impression is not an accident,
and with a little planning, experimentation, and application,
you can transform your style, substance, and impact.”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact