So we kind of had a fight because I asked for coconut flour and he gave me coconut sugar. Trivial, but… I had a moment and started thinking and me thinking has killed more relationships that Raid has killed roaches. My thought patterns project years into the future, following each ‘if, then, so’ probability until I can only see ‘abort mission immediately’.
So we broke up, but then I felt like I was being unfair- so I decided that three more dates should let me know if I was just being weird.
Date 1- Horrible Bosses 2
I decided on a sort of softer look, wearing a cashmere/angora belted cardigan for sartorial vulnerability. yeah, I did that. I wore that over a striped basic tshirt from H&M (5 buckies, perfect with everything), a-line Loft skirt in a sizzling red orange, and my Freeport Field jacket from LL Bean ($79). My Cat Footwear Corinne boots from last season, Life is good stowaway tote and Vinrella wine bottle umbrella ($20) completed the look.
I figured I’d do a whole thing since I was supposed to be apologetic and contrite, so I made an effort. Combed my hair (just got a box of Cantu Beauty hair stuff, and I swear by the leave in conditioner) and braided it and smoothed on Umberto Roman Oil serum ($9.99)-, and then started getting made up.
So I go t the place where we were supposed to meet, but then he didn’t show up so I was about to go home, but then I thought, eh I’ll get a bagel. Turns out he took a different train and decided to meet me someplace that we hadn’t agreed on and now I was late. Well.
So then we saw the movie and afterwards went to New York Muffins on Bedford in Williamsburg and had a snack- the red bagel, which is my favorite. This is him pretending to look out the window. He looks sweet, doesn’t he? I happen to love that grey sweater he’s wearing. Cashmere, and no we didn’t send out a memo to wear the same fabric. The hat was new, and I was kind of digging it.
Anyway, we talked out our differences and mostly made up. Oh, the movie was terrible but really funny.
Date 2- Carlton Hotel, Trollbeads store event:
So this ended up being a really busy evening. thanks to my friends at Bullet Acne Aid, I was invited to the Caravan Stylist Studio Holiday Market in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel. After that we were already confirmed to attend the Trollbeads event. I also had this Paul Drish shoe maintenance kit and some holiday treats to give him. Cuz I’m sweet like that.
It was kind of cold and snowy so I wore my layers to stay warm. I started with my Cory Vines path leggings in onyx. Over that I wore the Nikki Poulos dress that I got from Caravan back in June when I had my first anniversary thing. Chambray shirt, then my Eddie Bauer cardi from a clothing swap, and my LL Bean Signature 3/4 leather belt ($39), finished off with my Cat Footwear Irenea booties ($120). I threw on my velvet coat from the thrift store and my $5 paisley pashmina from the street table on 40th and 5th.
Ok, so we go to the Carlton, right? Have some La Marca prosecco (delish), chow down on So Good soy ice cream, cheese, and delectable pigs-in-a-blanket. then we go get our goodie bags. They say- ‘do you want your photo taken?’ and Mr. ‘No photos’ runs onto the carpet. So now I’m confused, because somebody told me no photos last week.
What sucks is that we look ridiculously happy. How is this possible?
Anyway. We go to the Trollbeads thing and I take this photo of his brilliant red shirt/caramel leather jacket combo and then I asked him why he didn’t give me a Christmas present so he gave me this bottle of wine, but I don’t really think he bought it for me. He was going to some work party and I think he just had it and gave it to me.
I mean I could be wrong? But… I’m just saying. I sound like such a bitch, but I’m SAYING.
Remember Mr. Man’s beanie from date 1? I found the same one in pink on a street table in Soho ($10). I decided I was gonna do a dress thing, so I wore my LL Bean cotton/cashmere sweater ($54.95) over my fave plaid dress. Grey tights from Jacks 99 World ($1) and these amazingly warm and lambskin lined lounger boots ($179) from LL Bean. I tucked my gloves and my Origins Make a Difference rejuvenating hand treatment in my pocket, too- cuz it was cold.
I decided to try out some Kiss products eyelashes. I’ve been working on this lash story and they were nice enough to send me some. These are called Witch.
So I go and find the restaurant and even text him directions. I hear nothing back. I order the clam chowder and a hard apple cider. No news from him. I’m eating and sitting and waiting- no text. He walks in at about 6.30 and says he was eating Chinese food someplace and then got lost on his way to the restaurant.
I’m just saying.
We hung out at the restaurant for awhile and ended up missing the movie. At his suggestion we went to see Birdman, this super depressing film that ends badly. I can’t say how, but it’s not exactly a comedy. We ended up at McDonald’s which is one of those things. I had fun, but then I started thinking- is this what I really want? Is this satisfying?
He didn’t do anything really, but that’s the problem.
I like him, but… I think I want something different. It sucks, but I need to be happy.
So things went ok for awhile, but then I started getting that feeling. I have sort of a commitment issue? So while everything looks great on the outside, inside I’m freaking out.
I’m gonna end up a cat lady.
Next up: NYE TBT!
xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian