When I go out into the world (i.e. for editor lunches) and I'm not just another anonymous New Yorker grabbing a coffee at Starbucks, I tend to look like a J. Crew catalog - something that has always made my mother very happy. But when I'm just hanging around, I am a jeans/sweatpants and t-shirt kind of girl. Keep in mind that John is a jeans and t-shirt kind of boy. When I asked John what he would ideally dress me in if I were a Barbie, his response was, "Dark jeans, and t-shirts, and black peacoats." First of all, that is clearly a very seasonal outfit and secondly, how that is that any different from what I normally wear (minus the peacoat, which makes me think of old fashioned sailors on the coast of Wales)?
Aren't I pretty?
Anyways, I will be at the Rutgers One-on-One conference this Saturday, dressed like a color-coordinated prepster, unless this whole thing with John sticks in my head and I end up going outfitted more like someone from a Levis catalog. If you are cool with trekking all the way to New Jersey (or if you already live there), I will see you then!
P.S. I just finished reading a revision of a YA manuscript I requested a little while ago (it is about children coming of age while living in warring African tribes). I'm totally hooked - I just made an offer to the author and I hope she accepts!