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Hey there cherry chapsticks! And welcome to this week’s Friday Open Thread.
Today I’m doing laundry because I have almost nothing to wear, which means I’m doing laundry in an outfit that would be otherwise appropriate for going out to a moderately dressy dinner because literally nothing else is clean and it takes dire need to push me out of my comfort zone, clothing wise.
For instance a few months ago I really needed pants and so I got some that are black but also white, and the black and the white are next to each other in a cheery pattern-like manner that also makes my butt look excellent in my opinion, and every time I wear them I feel like I’m giving the finger to my former internalized misogyny about whether it was okay to care about clothing (no) or various femme-related things (no) or to wear clothing that in any way made me look like I had put some thought into it (definitely not).
Anyway that same former internalized misogyny prevented me from thinking basically any thoughts about clothing at all for most of my early life, and then brokeness prevented me from thinking any thought about clothing at all for several years, and now everything I own is falling to literal pieces so I have to think about it anyway and so what I wanna know is, how did you guys learn this stuff? The other day on the internet I learned texture is a thing to think about, which explains why my black (fake) leather boots and black leather skirt and black leather jacket don’t just pop next to my black leather bag, and while I probably could have reached this conclusion on my own I’d really like to just know everything relevant immediately.
Anyway maybe you were really into Lip Smackers in elementary school or maybe figuring out that you look good in skinny ties instead of regular or bow ties changed your entire life or maybe you let internalized misogyny about the things it is okay to care or not care about prevent you from living your best life in patterned pants that feel like you’re giving the world the finger in a stylish sort of way but whatever the things that make you feel good when you leave (or don’t leave) the house are, I want to hear them.
Or maybe there’s something else you need to share — maybe you had this weirdly specific dream about the people in the apartment you can see into from yours or you had the best goddamn sandwich for lunch today or you tried to buy galpals.com for an elaborate prank slash future business proposition or you just had the busiest week of your life (let’s talk stress management because I need to get some) or your hair looks really good today or you subverted the patriarchy with a vengeance or you learned how to do a new thing or you forgot how to do a thing and now it’s driving you crazy. LET’S TALK.
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