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Friday, Stuff to Do Which I’m Not Doing

I’m not funding this Kickstarter, as much as I’d love the reflective vest because it’s not in my budget. It ends in a few hours and it’s already funded, so perhaps I can budget for the vest later. I love the rain cape, but in the end, I don’t need one.

I’m having lunch with my sister today, running a few small errands, and then calling into a conference call. I may make a panforte this afternoon, or sew a little. I haven’t decided. It’s grey and coolish; they had been saying “snow” but it’s too warm for that.

I think I’ll deploy the TopShop tank dress and a sweater, but I haven’t decided which sweater. I was thinking “red” but I haven’t got one! So probably the Nordstrom black merino crewneck.  I’m curious about the Everlane cashmere sweater, but it’s not yet in  my budget, either. This mindful spending is a pain!

I’ll wear my Hunter rainboots because I love them, not because it’s wet out there (it isn’t, really).

Liz Claiborne "Marley" boot, going on 15 years old now. They need to be re-heeled but that's it.

Liz Claiborne “Marley” boot, going on 15 years old now. They need to be re-heeled but that’s it.

Edited to add: As it turns out, there was a red wool sweater (crewneck) in my closet. I wore it, but it’s a little short and looks a bit too boxy on me. I also changed into another pair of boots, after lunch, when I went out to run some errands.

Now I have to decide what to do about the red sweater. The one I have is in good shape. It’s a nice color and a fine wool fabric. It’s in great condition. But it’s too short. If I wear it with a skirt or pants, it’s only just going to touch the waistband, which means gapping and flashing when I sit or move. When I wear it over dresses, it hits at an awkward point on my torso. That makes it a “give away” sweater, definitely. However, I may hang on to it, for wearing over dresses, until I find a suitable replacement. It may be that the whim for a red sweater doesn’t come up often enough to justify the purchase.

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