With tidying comes discarding and it is time for these favorites to go.
I got this skirt from my roommate in Somerville, who got it from her cousin Diana. I wore it a lot over the years and often received compliments. Originally, the hem was very uneven, so much so that when I took it to the tailor to even out she had to get out the official hem marking device and mark her way around. Its still a fun skirt for Contra Dancing, but it’s tighter in the waist than it used to be, so it’s time to find a new owner to love it.
Another stalwart from the Massachusetts days is this fabulous Deerstalker which I bought in a thrift shop in Somerville. I could tie it quite tightly and keep my head warm for the cold walks I took every morning at 5:30am to get to work at Whole Foods. I feel great affection for this hat, but have not worn it, even once since I moved to Portland. There just isn’t a Deerstalker’s amount of cold in my part of Oregon.
I suspect I purchased this belt at Newberry Comics, a local chain I didn’t like because it tried too hard to be an Alt Record Store, when actually every location looked exactly the same. I did love this belt though. Who wouldn’t like to wear flames on their belt?