DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Proletariat… or Am I?

I love the way olive and red look together, but the combination does bring to mind Red Army, Che Guevara, and the PRC Army. Which led to the morning musing of whether I would even be considered "proletarian"…

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On the one hand: I'm part of the "professional" class, given my training and occupation. I have very bourgeoisie tastes in art, literature, music, etc. I'm hardly a "peasant".

On the other hand: I must work to earn my living- there is no family or investment income for me to live on, or even to supplement my employment income. And I could have bought a nice house for less than I owe in student loans! I have no social connections to ease my career path.

Hmmm… guess I've been out of university too danged long to attempt this analysis! Perhaps I will just show the pretties:

Here's how the sweater looks without the jacket:

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It was chilly walking to lunch today, I was glad I had the scarf to cover the exposed skin from the V-neck.

My shoes don't look militaryish, though:

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I wore new brown trouser socks (not shown) that I picked up at Ashley Stewart in Rochester when I was there on Saturday. They barely slid down my legs! I've been having a lot of trouble with that issue lately, so I'm looking forward to testing out the rest of my sock purchases. After my recent exercises in consumerism....

It is a little fun to wear a vintage "Lenin" pin-- especially in the very rural, conservative area in which I work:

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Just a little pseudo-hipster goof... since I can't wear a Che Guevara shirt to tweak the Tea Party adherents around here. A tiny bit of mischief....

Sweater: via Freeda's purge pile
Jacket: VanHeusen outlet
Pants: Lane Bryant
Pin: a prize from my Russian class in college
Earrings: prezzie made by Baby Sis
Scarf: Toccare via garage sale
Shoes: Trotters via DeGaetano's in Hornell, NY


  1. Hi again! :) I just stopped by to answer your question about radio. For 20 years I did morning drive news and co-host, but now I do afternoon drive on a news/talk station. I'm just working part-time, but I LOVE it!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life
    I'm giving away a beautiful Soft Surroundings top!

  2. Great color combination! I love that shade of green.

    As for fluevogs - I highly suggest checking out ebay. There's usually some really good deals there. I've never actually gone to a Fluevog store. All of mine have been purchased either off ebay or through amazon.

  3. I enjoyed this post and the earring is perfect. Great blue color


  4. I love that blazer! You know I'm a sucker for a good blazer.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  5. That scarf is so pretty! The colours are great together!
    Daisy Dayz

  6. I always thought of that sweater as more chartreuse than olive.

    Olive and red makes me think of the Marines' Alpha uniforms. Sexy.

  7. Your blog is very interesting and so nice...would you like to follow each other? I followed you...keep in touch sweety !!!

  8. Beautiful combination of colors!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  9. I have two olive colour jumpers or sweaters. I love green and have just bought another green sweater. Love the jacket colour with he sweater

  10. this might be an outfit fave! you look exceptional. :)

  11. Isn't it wonderful to take a peice like a scarf and make an outfit based on those colors? This outfit turned out very well and the Lenin pin is a fun touch!