What I Wore: black Jenny pencil skirt (BurdaStyle) in a cotton/linen blend, grey striped tank from Target, black cotton cardigan from Gap many years ago, black Toms shoes (I know, they are falling apart and I can’t stop wearing them!), monocle/barnacle* necklace
Where I Wore It: working in the studio, having drinks and dinner with friends on their back patio
Wear It Again: totally. I really like the combo of this skirt and tank. I think this month is dedicated to me trying harder in regards to what I am wearing. I can’t just throw on jeans and a t-shirt because I haven’t made jeans yet and I’ve only made one t-shirt and it’s got a stain on it right now and needs some repair work. This outfit is just as comfy as jeans and a t-shirt would be though. I think I need to copy this tank pattern and make another one.
*I know that the lens around my neck is NOT a barnacle, but it’s a funny story to me. One day my friend Judy and I went to Packrat Antiques: INSTRUMENTS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. That store is epic and I want everything in it. We were looking at this antique optometrist kit with all of the different lenses in it and asked the ancient man who runs the place if we could look at the monocles or lenses (not sure what he would refer to them as). He was grumpy as can be and took them out of the case while saying “what did you call them?!?!?!” We both sort of stammered out “uh, monocles?” A big grin broke across his face and he started laughing. He told us that the week before a man had been looking at them and asked if he could buy a barnacle. So Judy and I each bought 2 to turn into necklaces and have called them barnacles ever since. Also, mine just happens to be my exact prescription.