Postal Fashion

There is a real dearth of good mail in this world. And I suppose I’m as much to blame for that as anyone. I used to send letters – long, handwritten missives to my mom and long-distance friends. I still have a stack of love letters from a diligently romantic university boyfriend. Picking up the mail was sort of exciting, the potential of finding a fat little envelope filled with scribbles and pictures. Mostly it was because it meant someone was thinking of me – you know, for longer than it took to hit “send.”

These days, mailboxes are sad receptacles reserved for bills and flyers – the only postal cockroaches to survive the e-pocalypse. So imagine my delight when, on an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, I found an honest-to-god parcel on my porch.

Behold – WORN contributor and generally remarkable human, Hailey Siracky, sent me my very own pair of second-hand Ukrainian dancing boots!

After I stopped jumping around like a maniac, I had this Great Big Idea. I’m calling it Postal Fashion. Somewhere in everyone’s closet there is a tee-shirt that never fit quite right or a pair of earrings that are too pretty to get rid of but don’t go with anything. Just stick them in an envelope and send them to someone you like.

Because mail should be this awesome.

- g.

8 thoughts on “Postal Fashion

  1. This is so great! I can’t even remember the last time I actually got something meaningful in the mail… I love the Postal Fashion idea!

  2. I love that idea! It would be an awesome idea to set up some sort of forum where people could find pen-pals for lack of a better term to send parcels to!

  3. That is a great idea! I’ve had a bag of clothes waiting for the next clothes swap to happen…but, I should instead send them as surprises to friends!! I mean…we ship awesome bags in the mail to people daily…but, they usually know they’re expecting a parcel :) How fun to send (and maybe receive) something as great as those red boots!

    cheers from Pittsburgh!

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