Item 28

Gray Puffy Coat.

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This story’s beginning is similar to that of Item 7. This was probably one of the first items I received from my neighbor. I had every intention of wearing it. I actually received it before winter. I think I didn’t wear it because it was a tiny bit big. I like my clothes to be fitted. The coat I have now is my favorite because it is long, almost going down to my knees and is very warm. It’s the only coat I wear in the winter.

Finding you a new home, Gray Puffy Coat!

Item 27

Mysterious Plaid Scarf.

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I’m calling this “Mysterious Plaid Scarf” because I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I GOT THIS SCARF. I was just going through my closet with my coats and saw it hanging on a hanger. Did someone leave it at my apartment? Was I gifted this? I have no idea where this came from. It’s cute, but it is big, bulky, and I’m sure incredibly warm and cozy to wear.

If this is your scarf, please claim it. Your plaid scarf misses you.

Jessica

Item 26

Nude Peep-Toe Pumps.

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I wore these shoes twice, with Item 10. I bought them because I love the design of the shoes. Sometimes I struggle with reality me vs. fantasy me. Reality me hates my feet. Fantasy me rocks these heels. I am really pale and these shoes aren’t flattering with my skin tone. They look really strange.

Since I only wore them twice, I’m more than likely going to be selling them on Ebay. They’re in excellent condition, they just aren’t fitting “reality” Jessica.

Walk on, Nude Peep-Toe Pumps!

 

 

Item 25

Blue Dress Pants.

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I wore these blue dress/work pants to work at school. They’ve been kind to me, but I got a newer pair and they’re practically identical to these. These pants have been pilling and have small cat hair balls all over them. They aren’t very attractive any more, so I’m parting ways with them.

Bye bye, Blue Dress Pants!

Item 24

Fuzzy Socks.

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I love fuzzy socks. My sister and I usually get a few pair each Christmas. When I decluttered my sock drawer recently, I had over ten pair and they didn’t fit neatly into my container I keep them in. Unfortunately with these socks, the elastic wears down easily on them. My favorite pair were the purple ones. My sister gave them to me when she was getting rid of some of hers and I really liked the color. These are my favorite socks to wear in the winter.

Some people would consider this four separate items, but I like to group items like this together.

Thank you fuzzy socks!

Item 23

The Simple Black Work Pants.

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These pants were awesome! I wore these pants for four years while I worked at the grocery store. They fit me so well and they looked good with my red polo I had to wear as a uniform. I wore them my first year teaching too, until I noticed the butt of the pants started looking thin. I sadly had to retire these pants.

So grateful for the Simple Black Work Pants.

Item 22

The Anna Costume

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Do you wanna build a snowman?

Just kidding.

I mentioned previously that I used to teach elementary school kids. They were a lot of fun. One thing they constantly told me was that I looked like the character Anna from “Frozen”. I had my hair pretty heavily streaked blonde then, (and I am naturally red-headed). I didn’t know who that was until I eventually saw the movie.

That spring, we celebrated “March is Reading Month”. During that month we have lots of fun school-wide activities dedicated to reading. My favorite was “Teachers Gone Bananas” where the staff dresses up as a character from a book and then spends some time reading to students.

The music teacher and I decided to dress up as Anna and Elsa and together we read to the school’s kindergarteners and first graders. We definitely felt like celebrities! I’m pretty sure if Disney needs an Anna or Elsa park character, we’d be good for it!

It was one of my favorite memories teaching elementary school.

I’m going to be selling the costume this month. I would like to make some videos on me in the clothing items (that still fit!) to post on YouTube before I get rid of it. This costume has served me well.

I’m grateful for you, Anna Costume!

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As Anna, March 27, 2015.

Item 21

The Blue Speckled Suit Jacket.IMG_6126

I received this jacket for Christmas a few years ago. It was good to have around in case of interviews or any other times I’d need to look professional. I had this in my coat closet and I forgot about it. I never wore it. When I went to try it on recently to see if I could incorporate it into my wardrobe, I saw it had shoulder pads and it made me feel boxy. It has lots of potential for someone else, so I’m excited to pass it on.

Wishing you the best, Blue Speckled Suit Jacket!

Item 20

The “Love” Yoga Pants.

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The story starts out similar to Item 2. I worked as a cashier at a local grocery store for four years. This was one of “those” purchases where I sometimes browsed clearance racks. I didn’t have any stretchy pants and wanted to dive in, so I started with this pair.

I wore them for a while, but they were too thick and started to fit weird around the waist. I then started to wear them under my dresses, but I just don’t really care for them and have since replaced them with leggings I do actually like.

Oh, and the “LOVE” letters were glued on jewels that started to mysteriously vanish every time I washed them. I showed that in my illustration with the wonky looking “E”.

Bye Love Yoga Pants!

Item 19

The Amy Winehouse Wig.

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This post is dedicated to one of my favorite musicians: Amy Winehouse.

I’m scheduling this post the day after the anniversary of her death six years ago.

When Amy passed away I was in the hospital with a kidney stone. It was a pretty bad day. I immediately decided I wanted to pay tribute to her that Halloween so I hunted down a wig. I wore it to two different Halloween parties that year (2011). I haven’t worn it since, so I’m going to be parting with it.

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As Amy Winehouse, October 2011. (Sorry about the picture, I just thought it would be best to crop everyone out.)

 

As an added bonus, here is a YouTube video of my favorite song featuring Amy, “Valerie”. (The artist is actually Mark Ronson).