“By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.”
Virginia Woolf

The Practical and Stylish Boot

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Here to get the job done.

I love my Blundstone 500’s. They’re the perfect footwear for life. Whatever I’m up to, they can handle it. Long walk? Throw on a pair of wool hiking socks, add some arch supports, and I’m good to go. Super comfy. Wet city streets? No problem. They’re darn near waterproof up to that elastic side panel. Traipsing through the countryside? Mud and the occasional manure pile? Done. They give me lots of traction, and they only look better when a little dirty and scuffed.

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Surreal Inspiration

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I visited a beautiful photo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art a few weekends ago. You can read about it here, if you’re interested. While I was wandering, I decided to pop into the gift shop. With a 20% off coupon in a museum gift shop, magical things can happen. And they did!

I have (what others might describe as) a problem with silk scarves. I collect them like they’re going out of style. In reality, it seems less like they’re going out of style, and more like they haven’t been in style for decades. I’m inclined to think this because they fill the thrift stores I frequent in my hometown, along with racks full of ugly Christmas sweaters. But can something that remains a permanent feature of the Hermès line, not to mention an item that was frequently and fabulously worn by Grace Kelly, ever really be out of style? Maybe silk scarves aren’t popular, but they’ll always be classically stylish in my book. Read more