Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nobody's Perfect

This winter J. Crew came out with a series of linen tees designed by Hugo Guinness. I was initially drawn to the one that had "blah blah blah" written all over because it reminded me of what I think my students hear after I talk for more than two minutes, what I hear when my husband starts talking about cars or the price of gold, and what the Peanuts Gang hears whenever an adult speaks.

Well the "blah blah blah" tee sold out as soon as it hit the sale rack and I couldn't track it down in my size. I think, however, the one that I'm sporting here, which states "Nobody's Perfect," is even better.  First, it was reduced to about $17, although I had to fork over the $5 for shipping.  Second, the message is one I can definitely embrace.

There are a lot of things about me that aren't perfect. I could come up with more than a few things, but here is a sampling: I am disorganized, I am a horrible speller, I am often too shy, I have no sense of direction, and I eat too much junk food. While no one is perfect, I think perhaps if we can look at these imperfections and laugh, as opposed to dwelling on them, then maybe it's all okay.

In terms of physical imperfections, I will have to say I currently hate my hair. In college I didn't like that it was slightly wavy and now that it is longer I hate the fact that it's too thin.

You might also notice that there is a physical imperfection on my arm in the pictures below, although this is only temporary. My dog, William, jumped up on me, causing a scratch that turned into something that looked like a burn and now that it is healing it looks like a rash. Even William is not perfect, especially when it comes to obedience training. Although William, my husband, and I all went through obedience training together and William was awarded an AKC STAR Puppy Award for dogs that master obedience training as puppies, he's not always that obedient. Go figure! I guess some of us are better at feigning perfection than others.

Shirt: J. Crew Hugo Guinnes "Nobody's Perfect" tee
Skirt: Madewell Pleated Skirt in Brown/Black stripe (here)
Denim Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Shutz
Belt: Kate Spade Glitter Bow Belt

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved this shirt and keep hoping it'll pop up at my store! Love how you styled it here and totally agree with you - no one is perfect. :)


Say hello to Hello Katie! I would love to hear from you!