Walk the Walk, Pt. 1 (with a side of sneakers)

There is so much to say, but I’m still trying to figure it out.

There is a dialogue happening (also a lot of shouting, but somewhere, a dialogue) that I very much need to be a part of…but it’s going to take me some thought as to how and when to enter into the fray.  I don’t think the social media are my avenue right now.  Frankly, these days, as much as I agree with a lot of what’s out there (on my carefully-curated feed, mind you)…the social media are hard to take.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve loved some of the shouting.  Loved the glorious, affirming coming-togetherness of the past couple of weeks.  But now that the marching is over I’m trying to walk the walk, and I’ve reached a point where I’m convinced we won’t get anywhere unless we try to see the past year from multiple angles — by which I mean as many angles as possible, even the very uncomfortable or foreign ones — and locate the intersection, and (re)start from there.

I’m not sure our leadership is capable of it, so we must do the work from within.

Not.  Overwhelming.  At all.

So, shifting gears: This morning I’m writing about clothes.

(I bet you didn’t see that coming.  LotF has just been a bit too maudlin lately.)

In addition to the essays here, for the past six years or so I’ve been writing original content off and on for my friend Jess’ design blog.  I’ve debated whether it makes sense to bring all of that content onto LotF, but honestly, the tone and nature of those posts are very different from what I do here, so why mess?  Plus it’s fun to keep up the collaboration with an old friend.

It’s been a while since I cross-posted, so I thought I’d send you all over to the Nest Studio for the day and catch up on what I’ve been featuring over there.

First: Sneakers.  Love ’em.  Wear ’em.  Every day.  And that’s a big change for a girl who was all but born in an impractical pair of heels.  You can shop a few of my faves at the end of this post.

Second: PJs for daytime.  (You may be noticing a theme here, which is comfort.)

Third: Funky-casual neutrals.  I love the boots in this post so much even though my husband thinks they’re maybe too much…but in any case I haven’t worn them in months.  Because: monsoon-like rains.

And, of course, sneakers.

All graphics by Cori Magee for Nest Studio.





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