01 December 2012

a good $4 skirt. and ernest hemingway thrown in for good measure.

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ernest hemingway is my favorite writer. this year anyway…formerly declared literary sweethearts include joyce…and fitzgerald…i'm only listing the classics here because if i start counting the contemporaries, things get out of hand. hence the overwhelming contents of my bookshelf which has spilled into towers on the partition dividing our kitchen and bedroom (er, rather, our sleeping corner). at times (erm, now) my closet's veered in a similar route. and much like hemingway's terse prose, it is time to scale back. way back. to edit down, perhaps to half of what was before, or dare, even less.

another hallmark of hemingway: good writing tells the truth & tells it simply. this is, quite simply, a good $4 skirt. wish me luck in applying these principles to thinning out my closet -- it's time to be terse & honest in there. things that simply don't fit or that simply go unworn distract from better things.

19 comments:

  1. I love that floral skirt! I can't believe that it was only $4 dollars.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  2. 4 dollars!! Impressed. It sure doesn't look like it! Love it x

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  3. Love your outfit, you look darling!

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  4. You look so insanely gorgeous. xoxox

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  5. Hem and Fitzgerald are my favorite writers too, I actually have lil puppet magnets of them on my fridge. Have you read the first volume Cambridge Edition of Hemingway's letters? I read it over the summer; it was so fantastic. He's so funny and soft in these letters.

    Cheers.

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  6. I love the skirt :) Wonderful post!

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  7. i love the way you connect various topics to little truths about life. sure the outfit is great but great outfits are everywhere - your writing is on point, friend.

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  8. I'm a little too good at cleaning out my closet. I do it all the time. It's kind of a weird hobby. haha! I looooooove this outfit. You are too stunning. Seriously.

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  9. If you like Heminway, then you "must" come to Spain!!!! I love your skirt!

    aliceinbo2.blogspot.com

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  10. I am feeling the exact same way! We should hold each other accountable in the new year. 1/2 will be gone by June.

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  11. @bekuh: haha! yeah! we should have skype sessions while cleaning out our closets. no joke.

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  12. AGH Literature + clothes put together, even if in a way meant to encourage keeping less clothing around... which is something I'm majorly in need of doing... I've tried about 500 times to really kick myself into having less, but i need to keep trying i think...

    and that first photo is just fantastic, beautiful beautiful shot!
    xo

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  13. I just landed on your blog and already love it!! I love the colors on your blog and your header and i think you have a darling style!! :)
    Tessa Lynn

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  14. PERFECT $4 skirt! Love it, love it, love it.

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  15. @tessa lynn thank you, that's so sweet of you!

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