Do you have a “as-soon-as-I-am-fully-vaccinated-I-am-going-to” wish list? I recently received my first shot of the Covid vaccine, and have started daydreaming (with breakthrough infections as a possibility in mind) about the moments of normality that are awaiting me in the not-too-distant future. The first two items on my wish list are:
- Run outside maskless. While I’ve been running outside with a KN95 mask on, the level of discomfort overwhelms me after about 30 minutes, which limits my range. My current goal: run to an alpaca farm that’s 13 miles away; this “farm” is located along a state highway, with no parking nearby, so my scouting has been limited to a few stolen glances while driving by. But I have a route mapped out and all possible bathroom stops identified, so (air) petting alpacas will soon be a reality.
- Get a (real) hair cut. I cut my own hair…badly…last winter. I took off close to a foot in length haphazardly with craft scissors, which left several comically short tufts of hair in the back that have refused to grow out. I can’t wait to pay a professional to remedy my mistake.
A few words about the English Factory Lace Up Front Dress, which is one of my favorite warm-weather one-and-done pieces. The oversized lace-up details in the front eliminate the need to further accessorize, and the mid-weight crepe material drapes so nicely. The fit is true to size, though the cut is relaxed, so those with smaller frames may consider sizing down.