2.1.10

social loose ends



I don't know why I don't wear this sweater more.  I found it in the weird section of the Goodwill where they bunch bathing suits and coverups, and kitted ponchos with other miscellaneous things.  Its hand knitted I am pretty sure and maybe the maker didn't think the proportions were right or something, but I think it is 100% spot on perfection!  Its my fantasy sweater incarnate! Perfect over a fitted silhouette, or with a slouchy tee shirt and jeans.  and it is so warm.  I can't believe this is the first time I have worn it this winter!

As far as new years resolutions go, I know what I am going to do.  I have a bunch of social loose ends.  Friends I have failed to communicate with, grandmas I need to update, people I failed to send christmas cards to (everyone this year) Cousins who's weddings I missed, the list goes on and on.  And I painfully remember each person I have failed.  and it eats me up inside.  SO, 52 weeks in a year, 52 cards in a deck, 52 letters to write, BY HAND.  I am going to write the names of 52 people who need a letter on a playing card from a deck, shuffle the deck each week, and hand write and send that person a letter.  Trust me, this is something I have been NEEDING to do.  For some people for YEARS, maybe Decades.  There are probably more than 52 people even.  this is the hardest thing i have ever chosen for myself.  i just have to let go of the weight.

24 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That sweater is fantastic! I think that your resolution is a really interesting and heartfelt one. I love getting letters in the mail, so I'm sure it will be appreciated!

Hannah said...

Since I'm a lonely college student, I can attest to how much a letter from a loved one really means! What a great idea.

I also wanted to say that I love every single one of your outfits. I love coming onto your blog because I feel our body shapes are pretty similar, and I hope I can keep it that way when i'm a little older than 17 ;)

Have an amazing new year!

Prefecta said...

I really just <3 your style. And thank's for card deck tip, I'm gonna use it too, only won't promise a letter, but a postcard...

regs, Prefecta

http://anotherfabday.blogspot.com

myedit said...

Hands down, that is the best NY resolution I have read. I feel the same... it sounds so stupid when you say' I was thinking of sending you a card...' yeah, and then life got in the way and you forgot and you feel rotten. What a good idea to help ease your guilt and to make others feel better with some good old fashioned snail mail. Love it. Like I love that sweater of perfect slouchiness.

Amanda said...

This is actually a really good resolution. I bet it's going to feel like such a weight has been lifted once you get to writing those letters too. Good luck!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love that slouchy sweater! So awesome!! I also adore your romper! You look fabulous as always!

Tiny Quirks said...

love your sweater! and good luck with all your letters, it sounds really ambitious!

Jasmine said...

that sweater is so lovely!! great find!! love your romper too!! :D

and that sounds like such a grand idea--to write each name on a playing card and write to whose card you picked! :D good luck with that!

i love your blog! i'm going to start following!

Jen said...

this is such a perfect winter/comfortable outfit. that romper is fantastic under the giant goodwill sweater. and those sweater tights...i love it :)

Alix said...

Im proud of you! write those letters! I may even try my hand at a few this year as well.

Django et Coco said...

Love the Sweater, it is perfect on you!

I love your resolution, it is so toughful and sweet!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Clare said...

Aw, I love your resolution. I, too, have a plethora of people I've been awful at keeping in touch with. Your resolution may just inspire me! Oh, and this outfit is perFECtion!!! You have an incredible sense of style.

ru.kurarin said...

i admire that, you've really chosen to do something difficult! i wish you the best of luck.

girlfacedana said...

ooh! I love your resolution. Snail mail is so much fun to receive and feels more personal than an email.

I'm sure everyone you write will get a jolt of excitement when the open their mailboxes.

happy new year!

Eyeliah said...

thats a lovely plan, they will really appreciate your effort. I have so many people I've lost touch with as well.....

closet365 said...

That's an AMAZING resolution. I have a ton of social loose ends myself, but I'm not as brave as you. Best of luck! I bet you'll actually get some rewarding responses in return, as well.

Ash said...

Such a good New Years resolution! I agree, the sweater is perfect. And so is the romper, boot, sweater tight, belt combo!

Ash
goldleafashley.blogspot.com

Musing Around said...

Lady, lady, lady: Your resolution is totally admirable. Maybe you should even make a photo copy of the letters before you send them off because in some ways it'll be a diary of your life too. BTW, I love this outfit. It looks sooo cozy and cute, too!

ShopKim said...

I adore this entire outfit and that sweater is an amazing part of it! You make me want to run out to Goodwill with every outfit.

I think your resolution sounds like a wonderful idea. I think relationships are very important and I'm also going to try and concentrate and improve mine some more too. It's worth it!

Jen said...

What a perfect, perfect NY resolution. I would be so amazed and delighted if one of my friends did this for me!

You look so lovely. Navy is one of my favourite colours. And you're right - the jumper is divine!

Girl from the North Country said...

What a really sweet and kind thing for you to do, I think hand written letters are so understated.

That jumper is way to cute.

Margaret said...

You are very brave, love

D. said...

I love the social loose ends idea. I have a pen pal that I write to regularly. I don't think people put pen to paper often enough these days.

And you outfit, I am absolutely in LOVE. I can't even pick one thing. The romper? Perfect. The leggings? I need them. The boots? Amazing color. The sweater? Right up my alley. The belt? Ties it all together. You hit the nail on the head!

crelivfre said...

where did you get that romper ..love it !

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