Wednesday, November 30, 2011

in which i am a hat thief

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I feel a bit like Paul Bunyan in this get-up. Or a gnome.

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(cardigan: target; hat/blazer: stolen(!) from mom; jeans: pacsun; boots: seychelles; belt: thrifted)


I am such a thief. I stole this hat from my mother a couple of years ago, wore it all the time, and then somehow lost it. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it in the outerwear accessory drawer at my parent's house this weekend. Maybe mom stole it back? Anyway, it's in my clutches once again. (Mom, if you really want it, I'll return it...)

Also, I need a haircut like craaaazy. I haven't had a cut since last November. The beginning of last November. This is not abnormal for me--I usually allow it to grow until it starts looking irreconcilably ratty--but I always hate to lose even a little bit of length. So often I contemplate going really short (bob-length, perhaps?), but I always lose my nerve. I'm actually pretty surprised that it grew as much as it did this year. I had really short hair in high school (and it looked terrible, in retrospect), and it took all four years of college to get where it is today! Why is it that when you're trying to grow your hair out it takes ages and when it's already long it just grows like mad? This is what happens to my hair when I shower at night, braid it, and sleep on it. It's the only way I can get my hair to hold any sort of wave.

Last night (after being pulled over by the police on my way to the gym) I changed my headlight bulb all by myself (in the dark, while holding a flashlight in my teeth). I felt like one badass lass, let me tell you. While it's easy for me to just turn those tasks over to K (he changed my battery last weekend), it's nice to take charge every once and a while. I think it's important for us ladies to be able to take care of ourselves!

Funny Story:

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My college girlfriends and I got a flat tire while driving back from our Cape Cod girl's weekend a couple of summers ago, and we immediately all got out and started attempting to change the tire (something I do know how to do, thankyouverymuch). All was going swimmingly until we realized we were missing a very important key (I can't remember what for, but something was locked). Meanwhile, a cop pulled up behind us to flash lights and warn other cars that we were down&out--and the cop was a woman! She told us she was really impressed that we were changing the tire ourselves, since she had happened upon plenty of able-bodied men in her day who couldn't be bothered to handle it. Finally, when we realized the situation was quite hopeless because of the aforementioned missing key, we called AAA. The tow truck came to get us, and guess what? The tow truck driver was also a woman!! I got a huge kick out of that. Women are awesome.

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Anyway, long story. Also, it's Wednesday.
Ohhhhhh we're halfway the-ere...

10 comments:

  1. Three cheers for strong women. I'm afraid I would have been completely useless. I know nothing about cars but to be fair I didnt start to drive until I was 18 and moved to NY shortly thereafter where I rode the subway everyday for six years....so yeah dont judge me :)

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  2. Haha what a cool story, yay women rule the world! Hey, at least your car broke down right in front of Burger King :)

    Once again you look lovely, I really like the belted blazer, never had this idea, I only belt cardis, bbut ehy not blazers? I will try this soon.

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  3. I love that story, hells yes to women being awesome!! I wish I knew how to change my own tire, I shall have to learn! I didn't even drive until a year and a half ago though...
    You are the cutest little gnome in the world though, I love the belted tweed blazer with the jeans, such a great combination.
    xJennaD

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  4. You can keep the hat my dear, it looks great on you. I think I got that when I was in college! I also got pulled over in CT for talking on my cell phone while driving. As soon as I saw the lights I thought "oh-oh, is it legal to talk on a cell while driving in CT?" The police officer was very nice, just gave me a warning. How about you?

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  5. You are one well dressed gnome...
    I love the colour of that top! Those jeans are lovely, too.
    Look at you with all those hypes! Congrats. <3

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  6. Love the belted jacket. I love your girl power story too! Sadly, I'm more of a call AAA (or my brother) type of girl, haha.

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  7. I LOVE this outfit too! I have this jacket also, and you've given me some ideas on how to style it. I thought I was following you but I guess something went wrong.. anyway following you for sure now lol :)

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  8. Gah, this is so perfect. Your herringbone blazer is exactly what I've been searching for for what feels like forever.

    I know how to change a tire in theory, but have never done it. I feel confident that I can do it, but also dread having to (because it probably involves breaking down on the highway or something equally as frustrating). That aside, good story. Women are awesome!

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  9. That hat was worth a little thievery!

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