I don’t know how everyone else writes all their daily entries, but mine are often a work in progress for a few days before I eventually post them for the world to see. I take some photos, upload them a day or two later, draft some dialogue, edit it a day or two after that, and then the “masterpiece” finally shows itself to the world. (In other words: Confession – I don’t post every day and most of my posts are scheduled. It’s really the only way with a job and a little one to squeeze in some writing when I have both time and inspiration.)
That being said, I originally drafted this post to share with you a bit about this shirt that I loved on the rack, adore on the hanger in my closet, and have a heck of a time wearing because it never seems right. It’s a bit casual for the office, a bit dressy for the every day, yet uber comfortable and soft. And finally, it felt perfect for lunch with some friends we had not seen in quite some time on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. The contrasting belt seemed to finish off the outfit with just the right touch (trial and error…trial and error…).
I could not recall where I purchased the shirt, so I checked the tag. Tiny? A brand called Tiny? I must have picked this up at Nordstrom Rack. It has lived in my closet for years now and only been worn once or twice (embarrassing) so its history slipped my mind…
Not two hours later, procrastinating on Twitter, I clicked on this blog entry linked from one of Anthropologie’s tweets (something I rarely do by the way, not because I don’t love Anthropologie – I follow them on Twitter for heaven’s sake – but I just don’t browse Twitter that often). Fate! The mystery brand of the shirt I wore today! What a ridiculous coincidence! Needless-to-say, the simple find excited me tremendously, and I actually ended up at Anthropologie later that day (consumerism and marketing at its best, my friends). I did not purchase anything, despite falling in love with this blazer (kind of funky, but the photo does it little justice), but I browsed, fell in love with some thing, and then blabbed about it on the Internet. If unknown before, I now clearly understand why Twitter commands such a monstrous market value. Seriously, you guys, I am SO not the person who falls for this crap (or at least I thought I wasn’t). And for some reason (even though I have struggled to wear this shirt), I want another Tiny shirt, now that I know where to find it (because, in theory, I do still really love it. What the heck? I sound like a shopaholic idiot right now. Intervention appears to be in order – OMG).
On a completely unrelated note, I want to send out a big thank you to all of you who stop by and read my little two cents that I share with my teeny tiny (no pun intended) corner of the huge Internet world. I do really appreciate it and love seeing all your comments. Building a blog has been time consuming, hard work, rewarding, a great learning experience, a creative outlet, and so much more. Knowing that others take a few minutes to peek at my work makes me smile every time.