What I Wore: Shopping

LOFT paisley skirt; Marc Jacobs Courtney hobo
Skirt, LOFT (via eBay); sweater, J. Crew Factory; vest, Old Navy; shoes, Tory Burch (via consignment); bag, Marc Jacobs (via consignment)

After a lot of neutral and monochromatic outfits, this one felt a bit … loud. The funny thing is, this is something my, say, 2012 self would have loved to have worn. Crazy print, lots of colour, bam. But now it feels … loud. And I’m not crazy about how it looks in the photo, either. Change is a funny thing. As is personal style, apparently.

(Aside: I don’t know why my leg is moulting in this photo, but one thing’s clear: I need to find better opaque tights.)

But, you guys, what I really really want to talk about is: Game of Thrones. What?! Let me back up.

I wore this outfit on the day I stopped in at Value Village, and scored one of my biggest thrifting successes to date. More on that in another post. The other thing I picked up at VV that day was the first book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series. I’m one of those people who pays for HBO only to watch Disney Junior on endless loop, but I don’t actually live under a rock so I am fairly well-acquainted with the Game of Thrones universe. I’m not a big fan of the whole fantasy genre, though, so I’ve never felt any particular interest in catching the show … though I would by no means be averse to having Kit Harington try to persuade me otherwise. Or Nikolaj Coster Waldau. Ahem, I digress. I’m not sure why I finally felt the need to pick up the book; I think all the chatter about the Red Wedding being the shockiest shock that ever shocked the nation may have done it. ( Do NOT tell me anything about it, or I will never, ever, ever forgive you, okay? Even if you are Kit Harington, and you are not wearing a shirt.) On the other hand, you know what’s not shocking? That I’m totally hooked. Of course, I am one of 5 people in this entire universe who has only read one of the books, and I’m married to one of the 3 people who has not read any of them. Which is to say: woe is me. All I want to do is talk about GoT, and I don’t have anyone to do it with.

7 Comments on Return of the Paisley

  1. I’m also one of 3 people who hasn’t read any of them! I tried reading the first one, but never finished so I don’t know. I watched the first couple of seasons, but sometimes the shocks are just a little too tacky and gross. Like no, I want to be entertained not feel like I need a shower, haha.

    • Yeah, I watched the last episode (finally caught up in the books), and I wasn’t really into the show. I appreciate the eye candy, but that’s about it. I do feel some of the more violent scenes in the books seem more graphic (and gratuitous) when translated to the screen. But I LOVE the books!

    • I know, I know – one of my friends has been singing the Wolford praises for a while. But I just can’t quite stomach the price. Maybe once I’m back at work; right now, one pair is, like, half of my monthly budget.

      I would definitely recommend the books, even if you’re not a fan of the fantasy genre. Read them and then we can discuss!!

  2. The books are so so so good, but omg soooooo long. I wanted to re-read them prior to the new season starting, but I just can’t make myself do it because it’s just SO time consuming. and what? you pay for HBO but don’t watch it? We have to go to our friends houses to watch because we’re too cheap to pay for cable ourselves, so I’m totally jealous.

    • Yeah, we pay waaaay too much money for our cable, and rarely watch anything other than kids’ stuff. And sports and random fishing shows. Well, one of the adults in the house watches those, and I’ll leave you to guess which one 😉
      I used to watch a ton of TV (pre-kids), and I’m hoping I’ll get back into it … soon.

  3. I’m also in the not-reading-GOT club. I did try the first book, but stopped just under a third of the way in. I didn’t like jumping around to the multiple points of view, nor did I like the way the story was going. The bits I’ve seen on tv that my husband watches do not endear me to the series either. I am sadly disappointed, however – I love fantasy and it can be sooo hard to find a new series that is worthwhile. When you have burned through all the GOT books, try some stuff out by Sharon Shinn – she’s my new favourite fantasy author.