I've actually worn some version of this outfit several times in the past few weeks--the dress is easy-breezy when I'm in a hurry on a hot day, and I'm completely on board with the head-scarf-as-a-hair-tie trend. It also happens to be insanely cold in my office, so I am basically forced to layer up, even as the temperatures soar.
(dress: f21; jacket: thrifted uo; shoes: seychelles; scarf: vintage)
Last night I went to Burlington to hang out with my friend E and to discuss a potential project over Indian food and vino. Our friend L joined the fun, and we spent several hours perched on her back porch (a lovely little urban oasis hidden behind a popular music venue downtown) lamenting love's labour, reading the tarot, and generally being melodramatic. My kind of night :)
I'm torn between wanting to hole up in my room(/tower!) and pump my creative energy onto paper until it runs dry, and wanting to expend all of that energy on going out into the world and living among the people :p My brother and I got in a bit of an argument over Easter weekend about the value of art and whether anyone should aspire to create art (as opposed to "living" art). He was obstinately against "wasting" time and energy on artistic endeavors, and while I think it is quite clear where I stand on this, I do think there is something to be said for abandoning the desire to channel energies and emotions into art projects and redirecting that attention into daily life. I do get the same satisfaction out of a great conversation (okay, more, actually) as I do out of writing a particularly insightful (in my mind) passage, the only difference is that I don't have something tangible to show for it, and I can't as readily return to it to recreate that illuminating emotion (I have a wretched memory). And then there is the whole "what-if-I-can-make-a-living-doing-what-I-love" thing...
Anyway, I guess the point is I'm working to find a better balance between my interpersonal relationships and my intrapersonal art. I'll let you know how it goes :)