Brown Pox?

On Sunday we had a very sharp morning, 40 F, and for the first time in many months Teddy and I went to the Mall! This was an excuse to wear one of my favorite outfits that must be at least a decade old otherwise called sustainable fashion. The knitted dress is from Max Studio and the jacket is from INC. A couple of years ago, I noticed that the pleather collar was wearing away so I got some fur fabric from Amazon and our local tailor stitched on top. I was so happy at my inventiveness.

As we wandered around the Mall, I noticed that everyone else was wearing high summer clothes but my lizard DNA keeps me cold under 80 F. The very nice lady in the perfume shop thought I looked like a princess – I guess she hadn’t seen many but I will take the compliment. In the next department store I decided to try on a ‘prairie’ dress and I took off my jacket for Teddy to hold. He said, “your jacket is disintegrating all over your chest”. It looked like a Brown Pox!! The ‘prairie’ dress was a bust – I looked like a tired old woman in the Dustbowl Depression which was not the look I was going for… Just needed a goat and a chicken.

Goodbye, Farewell to my favorite jacket. You served me well on cold trips to Scotland/Oklahoma/Colorado.

It was a grand day out, nonetheless, and I felt much less anxiety about being out in public, now that we have both been vaccinated. Almost everyone was wearing a mask and keeping their distance. Teddy bought his summer cologne, Dior’s Fahrenheit, which always smells good. Our lattes from Nordstrom tasted like the best coffee we have ever had. Everything is new and interesting again. Purdah has made the simplest things tremendously exciting.

Now we need to get the whole world inoculated and keep our fingers crossed for herd immunity.

48 thoughts on “Brown Pox?

  1. Rocking it again. It is your hot personality that is disentagrating your clothes. Sizzle, sizzle. Brown pox. Yellow fever, scarlet fever. My goodness we are having a technicolor moment. Hope all is well. A big hug for you.

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  2. Good luck with the herd immunity. We may not have many cases here but our Govt is an ass and we won’t be fully immunised here until 2023 probably.
    I am sure your jacket may find a new owner to love it in an op-shop.
    Glad you went out and felt good πŸ™‚

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    • Our government (past and present) have been good and bad with the pandemic. Each state is able to coordinate it’s own response. Our county in Texas has not been speedy with vax so we went to Houston at a mega site. We are having a curious anomaly right now. Texas is mask free (although most people wear them) and we are #33 in proportion of states with good vaccination stats. We are not having a spike, however, and the reasons aren’t clear. We had very little testing so maybe many more of us got the infection early on?
      I hope that we are able to supply much more of the world once our many millions are inoculated. Good luck!

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  3. Lol Teddy sounded very honest about that jacket of yours. It’s always hard to part with a jacket that fits you so well, looks good on you and serves it purpose. Hope you find a replacement for it. Ahhh, it must have been a tad disappointing for the prairie dress to not fit. But at least you tried it on and didn’t fit, didn’t have to buy it. Sometimes I buy things without trying them on because the shop was busy and I was short on time…only to have to try them at home, not fit and return it to the store to get my money back later lol.

    Good to hear you had a grand day out. I went to the mall the other day to get some things. It was sooo packed which is no surprise given Australia is doing very well with things here. I honestly was much more happier at home away from the crowds πŸ˜„

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    • Thank you for the comment, Mabel, and I agree with you. I much prefer shopping when it is really quiet – it was Sunday so not so bad. As a petite size, I really need nicely tailored clothes that don’t swamp me like the prairie dress did. I can’t tell you how many newly bought clothes I have returned with buyer’s remorse…πŸ˜ƒ


      • As a fellow petite size, I also need nicely tailored clothes. It can be hard to find the right fit. I really, really don’t like returning clothes…but I rather get my money back lol πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. Good to see you getting out and about. I hate parting with favourite clothes and horde far too many. You suit brown!
    Hope you get a lovely replacement jacket x

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