Way back in the day, when I was a struggling student teacher and had to stretch my money so far it screamed, I had a blazer I dearly loved. It was multi-colored, so I could wear it with a variety of shirts and slacks. It always looked crisp and fresh, and it was warm so I didn’t need to worry about packing a coat around with everything else I carried. It was easily my favorite article of clothing. Switching my blouse or adding a scarf or distinctive brooch easily changed it’s appearance. I was complimented frequently when I wore it.
I just happened to be checking out women’s blazers online and I found almost the exact same blazer. It is Spring now and I probably won’t be needing it right away, but I could buy it now while it is on sale, and it will be waiting for me next fall. However, the way some places are air conditioned, I might find a Spring and Summer need for it! The cut isn’t quite the same — this one is a bit longer, but that’s good because Now I am a bit rounder.
I was just thinking about that original blazer. The only reason I don’t still have it is because I loaned it to my flaky roommate, Rachel. She wore it somewhere one evening and returned home without it. She was like, “Oh, I must have lost it. tee hee hee hee” I suggested she go back and get it, but she had no idea where she’d been! “Oh, Ben and I must have hit 10 different night clubs. You can look for it if you want. I’m not going to. Besides, it’s not like it was new or all that attractive.” I wanted to know why she’d borrowed it when it wasn’t good enough to be worn. She told me the discussion was over and she didn’t wish to talk to me any more if I couldn’t be reasonable. And that was one of the high points of our relationship.