Still, I'm here now. Here to show you what clothing looks like in the life of a woman who works part time to pay the bills so she can work on her actual goals of writing and such in the other amount of remaining time.
This lifestyle I find myself in requires maximum comfort, while this city I find myself in requires knitwear. Thus, my fall-winter look goes more or less as follows: I wear a lot of pullover sweaters with cozy pants. Either the sweater or the pants can be a print or a color, but so far I have not managed to be top-to-bottom print/color. (Working on that!)
For example, I have these brightly colored printed pants in a thick natural fabric that keeps my lower half climate controlled. On top, I have one cozy as fuck 100% cashmere sweater (a mens one by Adam Kimmel).
I found the pants on etsy last spring (see also), and I just picked up the cashmere sweater at Crossroads in the Castro (priced at $27, but I just traded in some old stuff for a total cost of $0).
Alternately, I have been in love with this bright aqua blue wool/poly sweater (it's J. Press for UO, hence the standard cut and bright color combined with cheap materials). I also got this secondhand on trade at the Buffalo Exchange in Haight-Ashbury (which is 90% filled with crap -- and yet I've bought two awesome things there in the last 3-4 months).
Lastly, please let me self-indulgently talk to you again about this black wool coat. I love it! It remains perfect. I wear it constantly. Remember how I got it for $9 at a thrift store in L.A.? This is the stuff my dreams are made of.
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