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81. Is there an article of clothing, a piece of make-up, or an accessory that you carry with you or wear every day?

warby parker sunglasses & my jo malone perfume

red lipstick / mascara
silver pinky ring

My prescription glasses.

I wear the diamond studs my parents gave me for my 21st birthday every day (I have a second piercing so I change my front holes daily), and usually my aforementioned talon ring. I always carry my Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick, even if I’m not wearing it, because I bought it in high school when I saw a model with coloring similar to mine wearing it. I mentioned it to my mother because I thought the name was kind of funny and she got this weird look on her face and said that was my nana’s (her mom’s) signature shade, and she died with a tube of it in her purse. My mom still has that tube, and I hope it eventually gets passed to me, but for now I have the same tube I bought in high school with me (I’m 41).

I always wear lipstick, even to the beach or camping.

I usually wear these kind of ugly but very comfortable black flats, though I think they’ve officially fallen apart.

I always carry Burt’s Bees beeswax lip balm. If I didn’t use it every hour I’m awake, my lips would be flaky and bloody.

This wool scarf from Turkey that my aunt brought back in the 80s. I’m rarely without it. It’s so big too, it’s almost literally a grown-up security blanket. And then I’m always equipped if I get cold (which I often do), as I can take my giant scarf off, unfold it, and voila! Victorian Grandma-style Lap-blanket (only missing a little lap dog)! It also doubles as a pillow on buses, and a picnic blanket in parks. I thought I lost it this past winter, and think I actually went through a few of those ‘Stages of Grief’.

I always have a bright lipstick- like Nars velvet matte lip in Dragon Girl- AND a light gloss -like Fresh Lip Sugar- with me, just in case. I don’t wear lipstick every day, but I always have it in case I need some Voom. I feel like a magazine.

There's always a cardigan on my body or in my bag. We are crazy people with our heaters and our air conditioners, and I always regret it when I don't have a layer to put on or take off. I especially like cardigans with pockets, not so much for putting things in (although that's nice), but more as a place to put my hands.

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