All 4 of those cuff buttons are functional. It's slightly longer in the back, but is all around dress length.
It's from Club Monaco (where I discovered student ID gets you 20% off everything). I felt it was an item I should acquire for several very good reasons that I'll spare you. This was a shopping moment unlike the one described in yesterday's post. Most of the time, it is my hope that now, at age 26, I'm developing enough sense to know that I will wear something like this coat for years because it suits my adult body and my ideas about dressing it. (Other times, I don't rely on logic.)
A perfect day for going headless.
Even though I'm pretty into the idea of it ever becoming summer again, a few more weeks of chilly gray weather don't bother me so much since I can wear this coat a little bit before fall.
I also found a new way to tie up this Fifth Ave. Shoe Repair dress to make it into a shirt.
It's weirdly exhilarating to buy yourself a nice new thing. Especially when you are completing major life tasks and need a reward. I don't endorse the concept of "retail therapy." I do, however, believe in self-present-giving. The difference is that in the former, one spends hundreds at Urban Outiftters in a depressive attempt at self-satisfaction. In the latter, one selects a singular special thing and imagines that it's a gift or reward for exhausting your talents in a way that is not in itself rewarding enough... A difference that is not black and white, but shades of neurotic gray.