It’s unseasonably warm here today (8 degrees! No minus sign! This is unheard of!) so I took the opportunity to bust out the thin coloured tights. I should’ve taken a picture before I headed out the door, though, because on the way to school my already-irritated heel started to bleed and I needed to wash the tights as soon as I got home. I mention this partially because it was a fantastic outfit, partially to gripe, and partially to impart some potentially useful knowledge.
These tights are BRIGHT emerald green, which is great for wearing but significantly less than colour-fast. I’m lazy about handwashing (which these things need, since they’ll bleed all over anything they’re washed with), so I tend not to wear them so much. But in a blinding flash on ingenuity, I thought to use the old swimming towel I had kicking around from my (sadly gone) swimming days to blot the tights before I hang them up. I have no idea what these things are properly called, but they’re small, soft, and of some sort of super-absorbent material that sucks up and holds an incredible amount of water, which is easily wrung out. Here’s an Amazon link for the curious. It works fabulously — the tights will probably be dry in a couple of hours, rather than overnight. I highly, highly recommend trying this! Plus, if you do go swimming, they’re great for avoiding the freezing cold scuttle from the pool to the shower.
To add insult to injury, I also locked myself out of my apartment this morning. I keep my keys in my coat, but it was warm and I wore a different coat… and realized this as the door was clicking behind me. Fortunately, my office mate at school was at school today, so I had somewhere to eat lunch while neurotically checking my email, but eesh, today’s been something.