I wore this outfit today. I’m wearing that ATM slub t-shirt I bought two weeks ago. Since then, I’ve worn it maybe 6 times! I love the delicate way it drapes. Like all slub cottons, the fabric wavers between thick and thin. That quality combined with the heathered flax color gives this t-shirt a subtle complexity (which of course no one is going to notice or care about but me, lol). I like to fold up the edge and messily tuck it into my pants so that it drapes at the waist and has no hard edges. The material is so delicate that it would probably wear down easily. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few holes popped up eventually. I’ll try to be gentle with washing. Here’s a close up.
In other news, I was inspired by Talia’s post about watches, and dug out my old Cluse watch today. Longtime readers here will recall that I used to wear this watch all the time. After the leather strap broke, I replaced it with a gold metallic strap. That turned out to be a bad idea because it would occasionally tug at my little arm hairs (and btw, I am the least hairy person I know!). I shaved my wrist today, and that seems to have solve 90% of the problem. Regardless, I went ahead and ordered a leather strap because aside from the hair pulling problem, I think leather straps are overall much more comfortable and I’m more likely to wear my watch if it’s leather. And when I wear my watch, I feel more effective at work and in life. The added bonus is that I think watches, especially these large faced minimalist ones, look really nice with almost any outfit.
I scrolled through the HOPP studios instagram account today and saw a preview of their new wedge sandal with a built in toe ring. I might consider buying a pair in the summer. It would be nice to have a pair of comfortable low heeled sandals that I can wear to work. But I’m anticipating a lot of expenses this summer, so I might not be able to. We’ll see. I’m also sad to see that their boots are going out of production. They never had the black ones in my size. Looks like I missed out. Sad.
And now for some exciting new music I felt worth sharing. Have you guys heard of the band Snail Mail? I’ve been listening all week to their EP and getting really into it. There’s increasingly more buzz around them. I’ve been listening to Soccer Mommy too, another band with female vocals. Both bands remind me of what it was like being a teenage girl in the 90’s.
Here’s the music video for Snail Mail’s song “Thinning”. The lead singer is wearing a black mock neck in this one, which y’all know I have a soft spot for!
And here’s a morbid video by Soccer Mommy.
Were you a teenager in the 90s? How did you dress back in those days? How has your style changed since then?
[outfit: ATM school boy crew slub tee in flax, *black crane corduroy carpenter pants]