Lace Up

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

For anyone interested, the super affordable dress ($69) is part of the Shopbop Style Event, along with the Soludos Tall Wedge Espadrilles seen above.

Happy shopping!

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