today I decided to wear a salwar/punjabi like outfit to work. I mean, ok, it was borderline really - because it was a pair of plain black linen pants from new york & co. and a tunic style top from anokhi. I've avoided wearing my indian-ish clothes to work for two main reasons: I thought people would think it was weird, and most of them show my tattoos. well, I'm kind of over both. I've come back to work (from my maternity leave) with a kind of "who the hell cares" attitude about what I wear. not in the sense that I dress like a hobo, but like, I'm just going to wear what I feel like and not worry about whether people will approve or whether my tattoos will show. but anyway, I digress. I was excited mostly because I was wearing an anokhi top. to say that I love anokhi would be a gross understatement. it's seriously one of my most favoritest (again, totally a word!) stores ever. the top I wore was from the 'lucia ribbon' december 2010 story (for some reason they call collections "stories". I don't know why.). originally I wanted this dress version because it would look so cute with tights and boots. but I never ordered it from the u.s. retailer, raga rags, so I kind of missed out. my friend, satya, goes to india to shop every spring - so this past year I asked her to pick me up something in this print. here's what I got, and what I wore to work today...
incidentally, more than one student inquired as to why I was wearing "chinese clothes". what the...?! you can't see it right now, but I'm rolling my eyes.
on another note, sometimes when I get bored at work I start blog hopping. I was really superduper tired last night, so I didn't get to do my usual blog-reading-rundown. I was looking at one of my favorite daily reads, the dainty squid, when one of the blog-ads on the side caught my eye. I clicked on indie thrifter and started rummaging through posts. I came upon a series called "DIY Bands and Musos" and fell in love with one of her features - agent ribbons. seriously awesomeness!! I totally love their simple but old-school-vintagey sound. and this girl's voice is totally rich and beautiful. it's one of those voices that when I hear it, I think, "man, I wish *I* could sing like that!!!" I'm seriously in love, people. seriously! check them out!
|they're so cute. totally makes me miss my red hair! :(|