Monday, June 15, 2009

What the...

"The devil is in the details," meaning that small things that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on.

I totally get that.

Take for instance this rayon/spandex blend jacket-thingy I wore today. It is a slick material much like that of a windbreaker. There are drawstrings with toggles at the collar -- much like you would see on a hooded jacket. Only there is no hood -- those are faux drawstrings. Why are they there (and do they pose a strangulation hazard)?

When I bought this jacket, I only saw two things -- it was black and it was cropped. A prime example of how I would speed shop and not notice details. I would buy just to buy. I wanted a black cropped jacket. And I bought a black cropped jacket. Only, it wasn't really what I bargained for.

It wasn't until after the first time I wore it, did I realize that it was a swing jacket (not necessarily the most flattering cut on me since it tends to encircle) and it appears to have been modeled after a parachute (ripcords?).

Having lacked my usual attention to details, I am here today to tell you that the little things matter. I tell you this today, as I'm wearing my shiny, waterproof, psuedo windbreaker, parkaesque swing jacket counting down the days (48) until I can buy a black, cotton-blend, fitted cropped jacket. Preferably, something without a pulley system.
Details are important. Believe me.


  1. I like the jacket--the profile does well on you. Surely you have a seam ripper (or even scissors)--I would just snip those awkward "rip-cords" off for a sleek update.

  2. Excellent point -- consider it done.