This cowl neck top is from Norma Kamali’s line at Wal-Mart. Have you seen it? There are actually quite a few good-looking pieces in the collection and the prices are insanely low. I think this top was about $10. It’s polyester, but with a very soft, drapey hand. It’s perfect for travel: I’ve washed it in the sink and worn it the next day.
The new-to-me skirt is a thrifted Jones New York. I love an ikat print, and these colors are so warm and seasonal. Is it more animal than ikat? I couldn’t wait to wear my new Soft booties again, even though it’s too warm to add tights. These little boots make me smile all day.
|Top: Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart; Skirt: Jones New York, thrifted;|
Boots: Soft; Belt: Guess
As for how Steve Jobs played a role in my love life: When I met my future husband in 1992, I had a clunky personal computer, the kind you had to remove floppy (really floppy) disks from, just to start it up and run the most basic programs. Sandy was/is a god of computing. He looked at my sorry technology and said, “That does not work for you, cool girl.” He gifted me a week later with a Macintosh SE – the “toaster”. It was pre-loaded with a couple of loving images, too, how sweet!
|The beginning of a beautiful love affair.|
Wow. I fell in love twice. With Sandy of course, for he was all the good things I’d been hoping to find in a man. And with that little computer – so smart, so fast, so much fun. Sandy (and Apple) and I have been together for 19-plus years now. I am still impressed as hell with both of them.
So I am sad at the passing of Steve Jobs. A force, a creator of beautiful, powerful things that make life more enjoyable. I wonder who will fill his shoes?