Friday, September 2, 2011
The soft maternal glow of a denim jumper
Awhile ago, on facebook, Mrs. Darwin posted the poignant question:
Getting tired of the stereotype: does anyone really REALLY know any homeschoolers who wear denim jumpers? Really?
And it occurred to me, that for some ungodly reason, yes, denim jumpers have always been a part of my fashion lexicon.
Junior year of college, I spent seven months walking around England in a denim jumper paired with a cardigan and/or a tweed blazer, with...long underwear underneath. And Doc Martens. It was the nineties--no one knew what was going on fashion-wise then.
But even still, I've had a denim jumper hanging around for awhile--afraid to wear it--because I was homeschooling last year and worried about the stereotype. No need to confirm our eccentricities.
Anyway, I've been thinking about it, and I've decided that, NO, I am not going to bury my denim jumper under a bushel. It is comfortable. It is, at least in my estimation, cute. It hides a multitude of flaws. And I found this effect on Picasa where you can give your denim jumper a glowing halo.
I say go jumper. I'm going to wear it out of the house.