Wholy crap it’s December. Finished your holiday race, elbowing through the others in the herd yet? Ah well, there is still 20 days left I guess. Personally I usually attempt to be out of the malls for the entirety of December. My risk of being trampled is significantly decreased. But there are always a couple of last-minute candies to pick up. I have a sweet tooth and they’re the only things worth buying.
Enough of the rant. On with the Urban Wrap. This is also a good one for you ladies wanting to try covering without drawing unwanted attention. You’ll more likely get a, “Nice head scarf!” than scary questions.
For any of you who don’t know the Smoking Lily it’s all kinds of dangerous, expensive fun. Beautiful screen printed garments and accessories – And local to boot.
While at Smoking Lily this past Sunday, my friend, Skate Coach, and I had a lovely chat with the woman working there. It turns out you can get any print you like on any shirt you like at no extra charge. I didn’t ask but I’m hoping that this means I can get the singular large prints that usually appear on the front on the back. How fantastic would that be? Beautiful prints and no one staring at my torso!
Anywhoo, that is somewhat besides the point. While in the tiny pit that has long tried to lure vast sums of money from my wallet, Skate Coach happened to find a bin of scarves. $8 scarves. Below are the two that I followed me home. I went to Smoking Lily, bought two things, and spent only $16. Miracles occur everyday people. You just need to know where to look. On Sunday, that miracle could be found in my bank account balance.
Doubling up the dress means you’re not fighting to keep your tank down and your slip down. The under-dress, being sleeveless, makes it far more comfortable when underneath a jersey dress.
Ok, so my head covering seems to be most of what I’ve been talking about recently but it is the most obvious thing about me to the casual observer.
Dr Y, one of the other drs at the office said to me, “You know, I keep thinking I just want to know what your hair looks like.”
“…Like hair,” I shrug.
“I keep telling my daughter, whose 13, that its more intriguing when your more covered up. But she’s 13. This really proves the point though.”
How nice is that?! This is one of the drs that I don’t work with that much. She stopped me to make a positive comment about my mode of dress (I just can’t think of a better term/word). It was really nice to have someone who follows the prevailing styles of the day reaffirm the idea that coverage is a wonderful thing. She may not cover-up to the extreme that I do, nor expect that of her daughter, but perhaps that makes it even better.