What I Wore: Shirt (Golden Tote), Pants (Gap), Shoes (Similar Here), Temporary Tattoo (Lithograph)
School's back in session- which, now that Labor Day has passed, people all over the U.S. are used to hear, but in fact, for us, it's been a few weeks. Hence why outfit photos have been few and far on the ground of late. This though is actually what I wore for our first day back to work. The shirt is from my Golden Tote (the review of this subscription service is here). It's the item I picked, so no real surprise that I did end up using it. Still a little surprised at how much I ended up liking the look, since fringes are not my usual style (heck, even the word fringe makes me think of the musical Oklahoma), but a pair of cigarette pants balance the adventure of boho with my usual style. Its nice. Sometimes you want to start out your work day with that extra boost of confidence, doncha?
Something decidedly not work-appropriate though would be the temporary tattoo on the back of my neck. I've admired others', but have never really considered getting a tattoo for myself. Something about needles (yes, yes, ironic considering I give myself 3-4 shots a day of insulin, but there it is) and the permanency of it all... but temporary tattoos have grown more sophisticated and are no longer limited to the kind you got out of 25 cent machines as a kid. These ones are from Lithograph, and were a birthday present. Lithograph takes quotes from classic books and creates graphic design art with them for posters, apparel- and temporary tattoos. This one reads " I saw buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams" from H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Way back when, before the internet made everything at the tip of your fingers, there wasn't really a book store anywhere near where I grew up, so when Walmart had some sort of two-for-a-dollar deal for paperback books, my mom went to town getting me things to read. A lot of great classics, including both Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, landed on my bookshelves some time in later elementary. So I took a Journey to the Center of the Earth, Went Around the World in 80 Days, and travelled on The Time Machine, but they weren't books I revisited ever (and I'm a pretty avid rereader to be honest). But looking at this quote, clearly a return to the book is needed. Because what lovely lines, right?
What were books you remember reading as a kid? Any of them become a tattoo- temporary or permanent?