Goodbye, blue tunic. We hardly knew each other at all

Goodbye, Joan Vaas blue tunic. I ordered you because you were perfect. Light blue (part of my color palette!), natural fiber, great length, rather well-made for the price point...

Unfortunately, I am a bull in a china shop and I also love coffee (those two things can't possibly be related, right?)

And I spilled coffee on you. Three big blobs. With no access to stain remover, soap, nada zero zip zilch.

I used you for a while to go with a favorite pair of leggings, but the gym was just too hot and stuffy for your nice, thick fabric. So I sent you to the textile recycling, hoping you can find a new life serving somehow, somewhere.

It was a very short love affair, but it was a real love. I shall miss you terribly. Thank you for sparking joy so intensely

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  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    I am cuing up the violins -- what a shame, Cindy!! 

  • Sal replied 4 years ago

    Irritating stains aren't they!!

    I stained a new cotton jumper this winter - dyed it and went right off it.  So cross with myself.

  • Helena replied 4 years ago

    How happy I am to have these posts starting again :D

  • Katerina replied 4 years ago

    Hi Cindy!
    How great to hear from you again! I missed you and your lovely posts. What a shame this fab tunic had to go.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Cindy, these posts are such a treat. I hope your tunic finds a good home.

  • Jaime replied 4 years ago

    Oh that is so sad. And why I change immediately when I get home. I love coffee too!

  • Jenni NZ replied 4 years ago

    I’ve missed you Cindy my “birthday twin”! (You are younger than me of course). And no-one can do these goodbye posts like you. I feel sad for the lovely blue top, such a pretty colour. I like coffee too and don’t change when I get home!
    Lovely to have you back xx

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    Ah, a sad story, and so well written. I appreciate your posts, Cindy!

  • Chris987 replied 4 years ago

    I too have missed these farewell postings, you are the BEST at writing them. People outside the YLF world might think you are a bit nuts for writing them but we get it! 

  • Runcarla replied 4 years ago

    Welcome back, Cindysmith. I appreciate these kind of posts, and have learned from your 'Goodbye' threads as well as Jenn's 'numbers' posts that it is important to be conscious of when and why you are passing something along. I now note items that are dispatched in my fashion and style journal. I note the date and the reasons why it is going out the door.

  • Glory replied 4 years ago

    Sadness but happy for your brief affair

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    Oh, that's too bad.  I hate when the perfect item gets ruined.  Whether it's by accident or my own carelessness.  My dog recently chewed a pair of sandals.  Totally my fault for leaving them out overnight and not putting them away in the closet where they belonged.

  • Cardiff girl replied 4 years ago

    Ah ,the joy and pain of an intense affair!Too beautiful to last,farewell blue tunic.

  • nemosmom replied 4 years ago

    I've missed your "ode to clothes" posts, too! Love this.

  • Kari replied 4 years ago

    As a fellow clumsy person who has banished white from my wardrobe partly for that reason, my condolences!

  • anne replied 4 years ago

    How annoying. That blue is beautiful!

  • suntiger replied 4 years ago

    Poor little tunic :(
    *invents coffee that doesn't create stains*

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    I missed you and your good bye posts. Your tunic was lovely and has moved on.
    This is why I wear dark colours. Dirt attacks me.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    NEXT :)

  • replied 4 years ago

    Parting is such sweet sorrow.  But as Angie says, onward and upward.

  • Barbara Diane replied 4 years ago

    So sorry. 
    I'd have been tempted to make more stains, so that it looked like a pattern. But that's me, and I'm good with random patterns. I've also been known to cut up a shirt and make a scarf out of it.

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