This Is What I Look Like When I’m Dirty
This isn’t a clever title; it’s the truth. I really loved this outfit, but in these photos I look sort of grumpy because I’m super hot and sweaty (surprise, hot Chicago!), tired, and haven’t showered in…well, a rather long time. Surprisingly, I was grumpy because of a long day spent in the heat, not the lack of bathing. Thanks to two plus years in Peace Corps, I don’t really feel the compulsion to shower like I suspect many Americans do, so if I’m busy I’ll sometimes forego the whole being clean thing. Is this too much information? Probably. Anyway, this outfit and I have been besties of late (I’ve worn it several times), but this was the only time I took any photos. So, you get to see me in my natural summer state of sweaty, tired, dirty-haired glory.
A note: this necklace has become a recent favorite. The brooch was a gift from my grandmother, who died a few months ago. She gave it to me the last time I saw her and I’ve really enjoyed the significance of having it around my neck. Pieces like this that inhabit a past and an era other than my own seem so much more weighty than others. I really like to consider why that is. Ah, nerd-dom!