I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on January 28, 2009




Can someone in NYC let me know if the weather there has been as horrible as it’s been in Boston this winter? I can’t recall ever suffering through more than a few snowstorms there in the past seven years, and usually all traces of snow have dissipated by the next day. Not so, here. Today I woke up to something like six inches of snow on the ground (on top of all the other snow that just won’t melt), closely followed by a hail storm which later took the form of (and is still raging as) a rainstorm. I spent all night trying to pick out a cute outfit because I felt too frumpy yesterday (those pants with the exaggerated hips seem to work best in the warmer climes where not much else is needed to complete the outfit) and of course, when I saw the hell happening outside my window, I completely ditched that in favor of this giant H&M sweater-tunic thing. If I wear this as a sweater, it’s pleasantly puffy and sort of warm (though the cowl-neck drapes down in the back so much that it’s not really that warm), good for a day like today. However, if I trade my jeans for tights and heels, this thing is a perfectly somewhat sexy winter dress. There was only one day that I actually wore it as both — I don’t know why I remember it so vividly, but it was when The Devastations were in town and I was going straight from work to see them at that place that used to be The Cooler and I can’t remember it’s new name. I wore this sweater with grey Cheap Mondays tucked into black vintage boots, then ditched the pants for tights before heading out for the night. Other memorable moments from that evening:

– Some guy weirdly hitting on me on the L train, saying that we used to walk the same route to work together (like I have ever walked to work . . . I am always running way too late for that), though I wasn’t interested I had to admire his balls for actually talking to me on the train — I think we’ve all seen someone hot on the subway and just hoped that some miracle would force us together (the rest of the train empties? they see what you’re listening to on your ipod and it’s their favorite song? you’re reading a book they just finished?), most people never make the move.

– And, of course, the hilarious exchange when I asked Peter where Daniel was and he said that he and Anthony forgot to tell Daniel they weren’t going to The Horrors show, so he was there by himself. I don’t know why, but I still get such a kick out of that.

Other times I remember wearing this thing:

– The night we went to Studio B where Cara and TM first began their whatever. With grey tights and grey vintage ankle boots.

– The birthday party I went to with my at the time boyfriend where I didn’t know anyone so I drank myself into oblivion, later throwing up on our bed (we lived together at the time) and then wearing it to work the next day because I didn’t have time to change (not my coolest girlfriend moment). Worn with jeans both times.

PS – I have this in black too, but I seem to wear this brownish one a lot more often. Both were acquired at Beacon’s.

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  1. BRC said, on January 28, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    The weather hasn’t been that bad here. The snow is cleared by rain or force fairly quickly. We’re not setting any records for white depth either. Although it seemed this morning it was snowing mud, giving the city a that dirty pre Giuliani look that is desperately missed. Total mess.

    That outift is dark and heavenly. way to kill it. <3

  2. Daniel said, on January 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM


    The threatening note I left the Beavis and Butthead of the New York goth scene after that horrifically devastating switcheroo is still up in our rehearsal space. Let’s just say I signed it “Get AIDS, Daniel.

    I didn’t read that stuff about your sweater. As I approach all reading, I scanned for any references to me and moved on.

  3. throaningtapes said, on January 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    How much time do you spend “admiring someones balls” on the L train?

  4. Jeralyn said, on January 30, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Personally, I spend a lot of time admiring people’s balls, on the L train and elsewhere.

  5. Massimo said, on February 10, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    fucking beitche, because i’m itailn.

  6. sara said, on February 19, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    man…am procrastinating finishing printing but really enjoyed cathcing up on what you’ve been up to and wearing lately.

    ps- although i am sad you will not be living with me anymore..it does seem like the right decision. xo

  7. […] High Street outfit for today. This is the same sweater I posted about before, just in a different color. I’ve been wearing these leggings as though they are pants a lot […]

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