I'm not one of those people who transformed their blogs into an Instagram account or another microblogging platform. I just kind of went away for a while. It had a lot do with with getting back on my feet post-illness, then with dealing with unexpected weight gain and struggling with how to dress myself at a different size, then being out of the habit of blogging and also both sloth and IRL stuff getting in the way. Even if that IRL stuff is a lot of work and also watching all seasons of The Wire and bringing up Omar Little in every conversation possible. Also I got kind of into Jamberry manicures?
necklace from our apartment building's free pile
shirt by Mary Meyer, made in Brooklyn
And it's kind of hard to write about ethical consumption when the answer is almost always LESS LESS LESS. The task of finding the "better-made" is interesting and sometimes fun but the focus really should always be on less. I still haven't gotten there, convinced that some other piece of apparel will make me feel more like "me" in this new skin. I do have some emails in to a seamstress regarding making some dresses from patterns I bought...again. I'm hoping that will actually pan out this time and that I'll like what I ask for. (Or ask for what I'd like.)
There you have it. My state of the union.