creature comforts (noun, plural): material things or luxuries that help to provide for one's bodily comfort.
Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.
- St. Teresa de Avila
I am possibly in need of comfort. It may have been the overcast day, the cravat of change that has coiled itself around me recently or just my nerves, but I was yearning comfort, and fell into the arms of an all black outfit. To keep it from being somber, I lightened the mood with some whimsical animal references, the lace bunny-ears headband, the teddy bear backpack, and always comforting is this furry find: a Davis of Boston late 60's era vintage faux fur coat with fake leather trim. I discovered it recently at the nearby Goodwill, in mint condition, and knew I had met my (coat) soul mate.
The snake cuffs are also a subtle reference to creatures, but not so much comfort. Same goes for the vintage black sweater with sequins- the sparkling discs representing snake scales. No paradise is complete without a touch of snake. For every Eden comes its serpent.
On a whole other note, I'm ramping up my Etsy shop again! So far, there's only a handful of items, but look for more in the shop by the beginning of next week. Use coupon code BUDZFREESHIP for free U.S. shipping. (International friends, email me, and we can figure out the international shipping for any item you want, and I'll charge you accordingly.)
The Marketplace of India give-away ends today! Thank you all who participated. I'll announce the lucky winner of the $100 gift certificate, courtesy of Marketplace: Handwork of India, first thing Monday morning.
- lace bunny ears
- vintage 1960's fun fur coat, thrifted
- lace camisole, thrifted
- vintage sequined cardigan, coming soon to the shop
- Koret bubble skirt, thrifted
- snake cuffs, this one for sale in the shop
- vintage teddy bear bag, coming soon to the shop
- skinny khaki pants, Target