So Rob already posted about the amazing, gut-busting Chili Challenge. But there was a different, more clothing-related aspect to the evening, too: unbeknownst to the attending population of Manchester, VT, I was impersonating Karen from Californication. [A brunette, carnivorous one; the vegetarianism suggestion is just me hazarding a conjecture.]
So: button-up blouse w/ a little pizazz + leather belt + flare jeans + clogs + tan leather jacket + scarf + single pendant necklace. Done.
Mostly, I just wanted to blend in. This wasn’t really a leather leggings/armful of bangles sort of scenario. This is also something I would have worn pre-blog days almost as a rule, not to toot my own horn or anything.
Warning: these jeans stretch. And I get a case of the dump-butt:
Karen goes to hip art openings… I go to Chili Challenges.
If you haven’t already, read the full recap of the evening. I don’t know how, but he managed to squeeze birthing cows in there. That’s my Rob.
p.s. just FYI, I’ve been listening to Wild Nothing nonstop lately. Do check it out, if you’re into good music. This dude is from Blacksburg, VA (home of Va Tech, a stone’s throw from where I went to college; I hate you, TekTow!) and cites one of my top 5 bands, The Radio Dept., as an inspiration. Dig it.
[Wild Nothing, “Our Composition Book”]