If Jo March Was A Hipster

Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and “fall into a vortex” as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace. Her “scribbling suit” consisted of a black woollen pinafore on which she could wipe her pen at will, and a cap of the same material, adorned with a cheerful red bow, into which she bundled her hair when the decks were cleared for action. This cap was a beacon to the inquiring eyes of her family, who during these periods kept their distance, merely popping in their heads semi-occasionally, to ask, with interest, “Does genius burn, Jo?” They did not always venture even to ask this question, but took an observation of the cap, and judged accordingly. If this expressive article of dress was drawn low upon the forehead, it was a sign that hard work was going on; in exciting moments it was pushed rakishly askew; and when despair seized the author it was plucked wholly off, and cast upon the floor. At such times the intruder silently withdrew; and not until the red bow was seen gayly erect upon the gifted brow, did any one dare address Jo.

~ Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), Little Women

 

Band of Outsiders Knit TurbanBand of Outsiders Knit Turban

I am convinced that if Jo March was a hipster, she would be quite taken with this hat.  While there is no cheerful, red bow, I think the slouchy height of this knit turban would still inspire the most interesting stories.

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Dog Walking and Fashion Sweatshirts

 Sweatshirt: TEXTILE Elizabeth and James (c/o Shopbop) Jeans:  Old Navy Sweetheart Skinny Jeans (c/o Crowdtap) Shoes: Nike Sunglasses: Gap I’m still on the fence about “fashion” sweatshirts, but I’m quite fond of my warrior sweatshirt.  I’ve worn it almost every day since I got it.  It’s so comfy, and since it is by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, I can pretend […]

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July Wish List

The endless packing plus an unfortunate salon disaster have put me in a rather dark mood, which may have influenced this month’s wish list.  However, a cheerful dress and whimsical necklace are a nod to new adventures right around the corner. Prada ‘Baroque’ Round Sunglasses Havana Ash Cool Suede Wedge Sneakers AllSaints Walker Leather Biker […]

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