Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Well, I walk upon the river like it's easier than land...

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Every Friday night I play bluegrass with a few other teachers.

Bluegrass and folk are two genres of music that I've never really listened to on a serious level until I started playing it on a weekly basis. I'm finding it to be very gentle and very calming and comforting, sort of like this coat.

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This coat has been incredible and indestructible, always ready to wrap me up when the seasons change. It's the first coat I pull out in fall and the last one I put away in spring.

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I bought it when I was in high school at a store called Yellow Jacket that no longer (to my knowledge) exists in Milwaukee. I remember how much it cost - it was twenty dollars even. It has six beautiful art deco buttons which I slowly lost one by one and eventually had to replace. It's a little big but I won't take it in because I wear sweaters and layers under it.

There's something timeless about a good princess cut coat and something that makes me smile when I think about being seventeen and picking out something I still wear almost ten years later.

2 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful coat. I wish my taste had been as good when I was seventeen. I had a lavender pair of bell bottoms with white flowers that I especially loved to wear with a They Might be Giants tee shirt that seemed to be the stand out clothing purchase, that and a pez orange hoodie.

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  2. I love your coat, and think that vintage items or copies of same are so much more attractive than today's so-called fashion.

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