sweater: Old Navy // shirt: Forever 21 (similar) // jeans: Old Navy // shoes: old LuLu*s (similar) // purse: vintage Coach via Piecelogy Vintage // necklace: Old Navy (similar)
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
Dear chartreuse sweater,
When I first bought you, I wasn’t sure I was going to like your exaggerated side-slits. But then, I got to know your color, and I saw how well you got along with the other clothes in my closet, and I couldn’t help but want to spend all my time wearing you. You know, I think I like like you. Yeah. I do.
Dear polka dot button down,
It was summertime when we met in Forever 21. I had a handful of brightly colored dresses and tank tops piled in my arms, ready to keep me cool through the remaining summer months in Austin. But I couldn’t put you back. I knew that, though I wouldn’t wear you any time soon, you would be in constant rotation as soon as the temperature dropped just a little bit. I was right, and I’m so thankful you came into my life when you did. I don’t just like you, polka dot button down, I like like you.
Dear Rockstar jeans,
This was a matchmaker situation if there ever was one! All of my friends kept telling me what a great pair you are, and how they thought we’d make a good fit. After weeks of bashful hesitation, I finally went to Old Navy to see if we might run into each other. You weren’t there, but I realized how much my heart was already invested in getting to know you. I went straight home to find you online, and just days later we finally met in person (in pants?) for the first time. Everyone was right; you just make me feel so comfortable being myself, and when you’re around, I feel like I can do anything! I like like you….and I might even be falling in love.
Yours truly, Nic
Dear black ankle strap flats,
We’ve known each other a long time. You’ve always been there for me, through rain or shine, in hot and cold. We’ve grown a lot since we first met, years ago now, but I worry that we’re growing apart. I think you have some work to do, deep inside. You’ve become too worn after all these years, and I think it’s best if you take the time to heal. You know I’ll always like like you — you’re my favorite pair, and this hurts more than you know — but I think it’s time we go our separate ways.
Dear vintage Coach purse,
I felt so starstruck the first time we met. I’d heard such great things about you, and it seemed silly almost that we’d never once crossed paths. Then one day, you just showed up, and I couldn’t let you go. You’re a little older than the others, but the heart wants what it wants. I say it just makes you wiser, and you’ve certainly aged well! I’ve loved getting to know you these past few weeks, and my heart grows fonder and fonder as I learn more about you. You’re such a beautiful part of my every day. I know it seems early in our relationship, but I need to let you know that I more than like you. I like like you. I hope you feel the same.
See you soon, Nic