“When I Leave a Place, I Like to Know I’m Leaving”: Holden, Timelessness, and Changed Plans
False alarm, folks! Thanks to some unforeseen changes in my schedule, I’m back in Chicago. All that biz about guest posts and being off the radar for a while? Ignore that…or postpone it in your brains for about two weeks. I’ll be heading back to the South soon, but in the meantime I’ll be pestering you all with the first few flashes of my 30 for 30 items. I’m taking a laid back approach to the challenge this time- wearing them like mad, but not feeling like I have to post like mad, too- but don’t be surprised when you see the same clothes appearing over and over again. That’s the plan, anyway. I can’t say that it won’t change.
You know who knows all about changed plans? Holden Caulfield. We have that in common (though not much else). Despite having been an utterly angst-free teenager, I adore Catcher in the Rye. Whether I was reading it in English class, on a bus in London, or stretched out under a tree in Namibia, Holden’s clever sarcasm and longing for innocence always moved me. The timelessness of the story- one of loss, confusion, and the need for closure (not to mention a fear of adulthood)- has meant that I appreciate it as much as 28 as I did at 16. When my mom gave me this shirt last year, I couldn’t have been more nerd-style excited. A merging of my brain with my style? What could be better?! This shirt fits like a dream, and I love it paired with this skirt. I think the emotion of the story and the richness of the cover design stand out so well with the simplicity of the rest of the outfit. For more tees of this sort, check out Out of Print Clothing or see how Tania has rocked hers.
These photos were taken as a sort of last hoorah with Clare, who has been my roommate for the past year. As she moves on to new things and I move to my own place, we’re forced to say goodbye. Thankfully, we got to do it with some closure, unlike Holden. Thanks for a great year, Claiwe!!!