the snow reached my knees and i was thankful to be wearing boots, the kind that are perfectly worn in, you know, those burnt toast colored justin boots that lace up and are more of work boots than victorian boots. the hat was worn for the first time that day, purchased at the Dillard's at Eastland before it went away, 2006ish. scarf bought in a market in Uganda. coat, thrift. $1. it's actually quite a lovely coat, all faded minty blue, with a plush brown mink collar. the headphones were connected to Andrew Bird's "Useless Creatures" album. photo taken in Polo, Illinois. happy new year