When Lar moved to Scotland last September she knew it would be fruitless to pack her summer clothes so she left all of them for me. I considered it a kind of consolation prize for Lar moving so far away. Our styles are different enough where I didn’t think I’d really wear her clothes too often. Oh boy, was I wrong! Maybe I miss her so much or maybe I’ve become less focused on my personal style or maybe it’s because Lar has always had better clothes than me, but everyday I end up wearing at least one of the items she left me.
It wasn’t until I asked Troy to take these outfit photos last weekend that I realized everything but my shorts were Lar’s:
Forever 21 lace tunic (formerly Lar’s) • Blank denim shorts (mine!) • J.Crew necklace (formerly Lar’s) • Unleashed espadrilles from Shopbop (formerly Lar’s) • Wheatie the Golden Doodle (mine/Troy’s)
Come to think of it, I should have taken these photos with Toby and not Wheatie since Toby was also Lar’s. Unfortunately Toby isn’t as good as Wheatie at being off leash so I left him in the house when taking these photos. . . he was not happy.
It’s become a running joke at my office that whenever I wear something that people really like, it’s almost always a hand-me-down from Lar. It doesn’t surprise me since most of my original wardrobe consists of black, gray and dark gray items.
Have I ever really thanked you for all the clothes and your dog? While they don’t come close to replacing the fact that you live so far away, it has soften the blow of being separated a teeny tiny bit – especially having Tobs. As I write this he’s whining and pacing around the house, not because he’s nervous, but because he wants food or wants to get on the couch or wants to eat food on the couch.
I’m already a quarter done with my summer semester, which means I’m a quarter closer to coming to see you! Okay, that doesn’t really make sense, but it sounds less daunting than 5.5 more weeks of statistics before my trip to Edinburgh.
Love and miss you as always, Cath