Valentine’s Weekend with Deerhoof

I picked up this large nightie at Goodwill, and I was wearing it here as a loose top. I couldn’t resist the heart pocket! It’s honestly still a bit cold to wear this top as is, so I took off my jacket just for these shots. I’m sure you know that one thing I cannot stand is climate-inappropriate dressing. No one should ever sacrifice comfort (and modesty) for style. No matter how much you defend that baring skin during winter is okay, lying to yourself to look good is just silly. I outgrew my stubbornness of dressing like that a long time ago, and I think it’s as simple as common sense to subscribe to more sensible thinking. I must say though that I do wear my clothes all year because I really don’t give in to seasonal style dictations—nothing is “hot or not” or “in and out” of season for me. What I do to make my clothes climate-appropriate, though, is layer them. For instance, in these shots, I am wearing a thick sleeveless shell underneath, and on top of that, I have a cardigan and a coat on.

For Valentine’s Day weekend, Rob and I went to see the noise-pop band Deerhoof at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. Thanks to Phrequency for the complimentary tickets! Of course, just like the last time we stayed in Philly for a weekend, we had cheesesteaks for almost every meal (we go to different places each time to try them out). Below is a playlist of not-so-clear videos we took of Deerhoof’s performance. If you will have the patience to look through, you will see vocalist and bassist Satomi’s quirky dance moves! She is so cute.

Below is a picture of me with the love of my life taken from my phone that I pasted over this adorable background Rob made from MS Paint. He made this for me while we were still courting. You can’t really see the most significant parts of the drawing, so I’ll probably post it up again on our anniversary next month. It took him a long time to complete this since it’s so detailed! I’ve forgotten how much I used to love Paint! Adobe has corrupted my innocence. I am in love with this dimpled and clefted cutie/master of MS Paint!

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