9.15.2015

GETTING BACK ON THE BIKE + OTHER THINGS OF THAT NATURE


I was telling a friend today that moving back to Idaho is like putting on an old coat. You know, you wore it once, you liked it a lot, you took it off, put it in storage . . . maybe some parts of it still fit and maybe other parts don't. You find things in the pockets, or maybe it still carries a certain smell from the last time you wore it, remnants and proofs from old lives past. Some of these things are great--who doesn't love finding a bonus tenner in their pocket that they didn't know they had!? But some are less fun to deal with and you decide to take it to the basement to give it a good go in the laundry. Spruce it up a bit, or take in the sleeves an inch.

You know, really everything in life comes back to homemaking in one way or another.

Or! Is moving back to Idaho like riding a bike? You can go for forever not doing it, but always the minute you get back on, you're pretty much convinced you're about to die immediately, just like before. ;) 

(Or is that just me?)

(Put me on a bike, I will envision my upcoming death and destruction in eight million variations.)

edit! oxfords are older madewell, these are similar! watch is fossil.

The only thing these pants need to truly never leave my body is the ability to self-clean. In NYC the kinds of mess you make on your jeans involve stepping in gutterwater up to your shin or dripping bagel schmear on your thigh on accident. These are not a daily thing; you can typically get three or four days' worth of wear before needing a wash (is that gross?). Out here I get dust marks on my hips from shutting jeep doors + brushing up against who even knows what in under two hours tops. It's dusty work, living in Idaho. We're on mud patrol. And anyway, why is my laundry room in the basement? It's cool down there (and yes I am referring to the temperature), but the narrow staircase to the bottom is positively life threatening. I am thinking here of Scarlett O'Hara. Only I am not pregnant. 

But I am carrying a laundry basket. 

Oh, did you know this was another outfit post? It is!


Preeeetty fancy!

Hey how many outfit posts a week is too many outfit posts a week?

... I'm asking for a friend.

13 comments :

  1. I got to the part of this post where you mention Lou + Grey and I looked down and realized I was wearing the same shirt. So yeah, great outfit!

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  2. I'm no expert, but I think you might have a future photographer on your hands?! Our laundry is in our basement too, and we moved in when I was pregnant, I totally envisioned the same thing, so I had my husband carry laundry down for me after I fell coming up the concrete steps with a laundry basket and messed up my knee. So scary! I will never carry my 15 month old up or down those stairs, too scared!

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  3. You know some people say you should only RARELY wash your jeans. You're meant to put them in the freezer to kill the bacteria and then they're good to go again? It's a thing, you can google it!!!

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  4. Love the outfits! I have been looking for a great pair of oxfords like that - can you share where they are from? Thanks!

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  5. You could outfit post daily, as far as I'm concerned. I love all these looks.

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  6. Love that light colored top on you! -Hanna Lei

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  7. I also live in an old house with laundry in the basement. My trick is to use an IKEA bag as my laundry basket. It holds a ton, has long straps to carry over my shoulder. No trouble with the stairs. Really, they are the handiest thing ever invented. EVER!

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  8. F NO NEVER TOO MANY OUTFIT POSTS.

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  9. I just got my first pair of jeans from Loft and pretty much love them!

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  10. Wow Mr. Huck has skills!! I am liking the Idaho scenery!

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  11. You're so effortlessly beautiful.

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  12. LOVE those gorgeous sunflowers.

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  13. You are AWESOME -longtime reader and fan of your writing and style. I wonder how long I can hold out before I buy your book! I've waited so long already...

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