You and Your Issues

I figured out recently that I have a sensory issue. That means I kind of self diagnosed using the Internet, but whatever. I always knew I did not enjoy amplified sound or any type of single-sense deprivation (darkness, for example). And that I really dislike the way synthetic fabrics feel. But I didn’t know that these experiences were classifiable. What a relief that they are. Now I can deal with it all. 

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I really love everything about this suit except for the way it feels. Green and white plaid! A-line skirt! Major cloverleaf lapels! But it’s a very 1960s polyester and it just itches me beyond belief. Like get me OUT of here. 

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I kind of threw that auditory issue in the mix like it’s nbd but tbh (haha) I have only been to the movie theater once in the past decade. It’s that bad. 

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I sound like I’m issue city but really this is kind of the only big one. And considering I did go to the movies recently (that one time in ten years was like a month ago) and I’m standing here in polyester, I’d say I’m handling the situation pretty well. 

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Cheers to you and your issues, whatever they may be! 

If You Have Kids

There’s a funny story about this swimsuit, and on the verge of sharing it, I realized that it’s mostly about my kids. Which is basically all you think about / write about / talk about / post about if you’re a parent. Single people highlight vacations and dining experiences. Couples often obsess over pets. Once you’re a parent, nothing else matters. I’m exaggerating. Ok, I’m not. 

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I really wanted this Agent Provocateur swimsuit a couple years ago and I needed to trek up to San Francisco to try it on and get it in the store at a great sale price. That’s basically as complicated as gold medaling in the Olympics if you have three kids and a full time job. I took my two older girls up to the City and we made a nice outing of it. Trolley car line was way too long for my pace, so I told them Muni was “just as fun” and we rode a couple stops on the underground section. I’m such a fun mom! 

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When we got to Agent Provocateur, I found the swimsuit and took the girls into the velvet cloaked,  whiskey goblet accessorized, decadently wallpapered dressing room that is so very much the AP standard. I started undressing to try on the swimsuit, and my middle child yelled “oh my god mommy why are you taking off your clothes in a store?!” At which point I realized that all her clothes had either been hand-me-downs or Target buys and she’d never been in a dressing room in her life. 

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We learned about more than Muni that day. And I got this killer swimsuit at a great price. 

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Happy Wednesday, readers.  

Spring, Actually

Jody and I shot this set on this first day of spring, which turned out to be an amazingly rainy day, and here I am posting them on what is yet another rainy spring day.  In a lot of places, that makes sense.  But in northern California, spring usually harkens the end of the rainy season, not the continuation of it.

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I thought strappy lingerie might be impractical, but it's actually totally easy to wear.  I got this set at my favorite independent lingerie boutique, French Theft, in Los Gatos.  It's by Bluebella.  

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I really enjoy the way that Jody and I collaborate.  He doesn't edit the photos he takes for me; he gives me the untouched images and I edit them myself.  I actually decided to filter them but not to re-touch them for this set. As you can see, I have an enormous bruise on my thigh.  And like a lot of moms / older women / people with light skin, I also have plenty of other physical signs of a life well lived.

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This yellow set is from Anthropologie.  I love it! The color is so much spring, even if the weather outside is not. I wish it were possible to touch photos.  This set is amazingly cozy.  I want to live in it.

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Thanks for the images, Jody! And thanks for reading, everyone.