outfit: ‘dry clean only’-who cares

Vince wool knit | Eileen Fisher boiled wool pants | old Everlane day flats

I snapped another OOTD in the morning.  I’m wearing boiled wool pants after washing them in the washing machine for the first time.  The care label said “dry clean only”, but I’m much too lazy for that.  I washed them in the handwash cycle by itself, let it air dry and it was fine.  I probably should have ironed out the wrinkles though, which I’m only noticing now with the clarity of my Pixel camera.

On my drive to work, I passed by two coyotes prancing along the side of the road.  I was able to take a quick snap of the second one as it went by.  It was so magical to see these animals walking about in broad day light.

Over the summer a giant tarantula walked passed me on the street.  I had never seen one in the wild like that before.  The BF’s mom referenced totem animal spirit readings and told me it was sign that big but good changes were about to happen in my life.  And that seemed true, given our move, and the new job.

So naturally, I looked up the meaning of crossing paths with a coyote and this is what I found:

The coyote is often thought of as a trickster, a joker, and even a shape-shifter, but he is also revered, especially in Native American culture, as an important messenger of personal transformation through self-reflection. A coyote sighting is generally a message to take a look within, to not take life too seriously, to lighten up, and to learn to laugh at ourselves and even our mistakes. (via: californiapsychics.com)

I think the coyote brought positive energy my way because today I felt like I actually had some breathing room to attend to some things I’ve been neglecting, like this blog. 

4 thoughts on “outfit: ‘dry clean only’-who cares

  1. I’m always happy to see a Dr. It Girl post in my Feedly. I also avoid dry cleaning for pretty much everything except my wool suits and a handful of other special (especially those which are lined) pieces.

    How are you enjoying the Pixel? After much hemming and hawing, I decided to stick with my 6S+ until it can go no further (I’m feeling cheap and uninspired in the phone dept), but I do sometimes long for the better cameras the Pixel 2/3s and newer iPhones offer (especially that iPhone portrait mode). But…not enough to pay an extra $50/mo while the 6S+ is still going strong (enough). I also wonder about leaving the Apple ecosystem. Have you missed it? I have a Mac I rarely use, and listen to my iTunes and Pandora about equally (and not nearly as much as NPR).


    1. aw, thx Rebecca. I hesitated to buy the Pixel, but I’m really glad I did. Once you get used to it, you’ll realize that the Pixel out performs the iphone in so many ways. It’s lightning fast. Only thing you might miss are apple specific apps like Facetime, but for me I really dislike facetime so that was a nice excuse to not do it.


  2. I also don’t like having to dry clean clothes and will do the delicates cold wash cycle and hang or flat dry items. A little ironing and then they look new.
    That’s a great coyote photo! I haven’t seen one since Z and I vacationed in Yosemite National Park many years ago. I would’ve freaked out if a tarantula walked in front of me. I lived in Oklahoma when I was little and occasionally we’d get them in our backyard and I would always get freaked out and run away. I’ve never liked spiders of any size.


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