Monday, June 15, 2009

On Khaki Pond.

There's a pond in the backyard of our apartment that has long been neglected. Filled with ancient, decaying detritus and ten thousand other types of gross and with cracks in its lining, we asked our rental company to either restore it or fill it in before it got too hot outside and started to attract mosquitos and flies (yick!).

So, tired of getting no help, we took on the task ourselves. We cleaned out the pond, filled it with fresh water, and treated it to be fish-friendly.

Here I am, letting our fledgling school of comet goldfish free, free, FREE! I've asked around, and pretty much all that needs done is to feed the fish for the first two weeks, and by that time, they'll figure out how to eat the mosquitos off the top of the water.

They can grow to be up to a foot long or so... hopefully they'll end up like these amicable fellows at the Conservatory:


Today found me going to an interview for a Visuals Manager position at a decidedly staid retailer. I felt the occasion called for khaki, even though, after many a taupe tragedy, I've sworn to never wear khaki bottoms again. I've also sworn myself to never wear blue, button-up shirts (sigh, don't ask). What gripped me when I assembled this ensemble under pressure of time yesterday at Target?

Shirt: Target. Skirt: Target. Belt: Thrifted. Shoes: MIA. Bag: Francesca. Earrings: Target. Shades: Found them in my glovebox today.

I've no frickin' clue, but much to my amazement, this was one outfit that I felt really great wearing. I've always been afraid of "normal" clothes, and I always tend towards something "weird", but I liked feeling respectable and casually business-y. Bonus: after the interview, I foraged through F21 and found a bunch of different ways to work this skirt into less straightforwardly work-like attire (aka: funky McAwesome). Stay tuned.

Yours,

Elissa.

6 comments:

Sal said...

How fun to have your own koi pond! And my gosh, let us know how the interview went ...

emily said...

aww, goldfish! and i really, really do not like khaki, but i've wanted a khaki skirt for the longest time...

Charlie said...

You still look pretty sassy to me. Yay for the pond - hope the interview went well too

Spandexpony said...

Sal: I will, I only feel a bit discouraged because the interviewer let me know a lot of people who already work there were being interviewed for the position as well. We'll see!

Emily: I still have yet to be fully converted, but it's growing on me...

Charlie: Thanks! I'll let you all know if it does. ;)

The Clothes Horse said...

You look cute.
I love your little koi pond--very cool idea.

Missa said...

Wow, looks like you got a whole bunch of fish! Like you've already heard, we don't actually do anything special for our fish either, just let em do their thing. We didn't even feed them for the first two weeks. One of the four went belly up a few days ago but the other three are doing fine. I love watching them swim around :)

P.S. The yellow bag is super cute with your outfit, nice contrast with the blue top!