make-believe: summer date.

July 28, 2021

All I really want is a not-so-fancy date night with a plateful of delicious food I didn’t cook and the ability to stay out past my bedtime. But while I’m daydreaming, I’ll also take:

a patchworked skirt made from vintage tablecloths.

a perfect bandeau for wearing with it.

these summery slides.

this particular plateful of chana tostada chaat from a neighborhood pop-up.

this madder gingham turned into a tablecloth or maybe something else entirely.

a thick brass cuff for adornment.



In an effort to ground this make-believing in something a bit more down to earth, here’s something that needs urgent attention:

Pick up the phone and call your senators! 202-318-1885 Tell them how important supporting a big, bold climate bill is as they work on this summer’s budget reconciliation.

Here are the four key demands: 1) A Clean Electricity Standard that cuts pollution and modernizes our grid. 2) Directing 40% of funding to frontline communities. 3) No more subsidies for fossil fuel corporations. 4) A Civilian Climate Corps that puts people to work.

Head to #Call4Climate to learn more about the specifics and help spread the word. Every single phone call helps.

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  • Reply Megan July 28, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Called for Climate!! Stuff like this is really hard for me and I’m having a mild not-panicked adrenaline rush. Feels so good to do it, thank you for the gentle nudge. Now off to call my insurance company because I’m on a roll! 🙂

    • Reply Kelsey O'Donnell July 28, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      I called to and may have cried a little. Oh well!

      • Reply Doe July 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

        I called, too–and gosh, it’s hard NOT to cry!!

        • Reply Megan July 29, 2021 at 11:04 am

          Totally! But we did it!

      • Reply Megan July 29, 2021 at 11:05 am

        Hope you’re doing well!

  • Reply Laura Serino July 28, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    How did I not know about this brand of slides? Buying NOW.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 28, 2021 at 4:53 pm

      laura! are we gonna rly gonna be forty?


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