I am still slowly working my way through all the glorious bounty I brought back with me from the Bargain Barn in Memphis. This weekend was cold and rainy, making my Bay area nostalgia all the more acute, so I knew it was the right time to wear a big and baggy sweater. I love red and black together, and I wear it so much that it occasioned one of my nerdiest jokes of all time: on days when I wore these two colors, I’d ask my grad school comrades which Stendhal novel I was dressed as. I’ll be here all week, folks.
A big sweater calls for form-fitting pants, and thus I present my skinny jeans. I bought them at my favorite thrift store in Pasadena a few months ago, and I found that, wow, they are really remarkable if you actually want to tuck your pants into your boots. A revelation! And one that saved my feet and legs in Aspen, for sure.
The sweater itself is actually cotton, which is fabulous: not too warm, not too cold. I added one of my favorite necklaces as a color accent–I just can’t get enough of it. My mom got it at an estate sale years ago, and she sweetly gave it to me. I placed it kind of asymmetrically, which I think is kind of fun.
And finally, there is my new purse! I was so excited when I found it at the Bargain Barn. It’s Hunt Club, ever so 80s preppy, and it’s real leather in marvelous condition. I love the weight of it, and its multiple carrying options.