Blue striped shirtdress: H&M, in NYC;
Slip dress: Thrifted;
Grey poncho, as scarf: Burlington Coat Factory;
Sweater: Kohl's, borrowed from Nikki;
White tights: Target, gift from Nikki;
Moccasins: Minnetonka, gift.
Sorry for the short break from blogging -- I've been desperately sick from food poisoning the last couple days. The only things I've done include sleeping, drinking ginger ale and when I had a little energy, re-reading "Good Omens." Today was the first day I felt better and that I've actually dressed myself in normal going-out clothes, and Jeremiah treated me to Moe's for lunch.
This outfit reminds me of the Chuck Palahniuk quote "Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known," because almost everything about it is tied to specific events and people in my life. I've had this dress for almost two years and it was one of my first purchases in NYC, back when I interned for a summer. It's not a dress I wear very often and it reminds me of rainstorms on Wall Street and eating ice cream near Gracie Mansion. The grey poncho was actually used as a shawl for my senior prom (and yes, Jeremiah was my date). The belt is one that I bought when I worked at the Trading Post at Camp Rainey Mountain in 2003. The sweater and tights are from Nikki, and the moccasins were a gift from my grandmother. It's as if I didn't just dress myself, but decided to wear my personal history. I think clothing is fun like that -- whenever I go somewhere for a vacation, I want to bring back a piece of clothing, so that the memory of the place will always be put in use.
What about you --- do you have clothing pieces or accessories that are steeped in memories?