Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crossing Jordan

Posted By on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Kat Morisy recently underwent wardrobe triage.

The Cornell student is studying Arabic and International Relations and, when we ran into her at the Brooks scavenger hunt, about to go live in Jordan for six months. So, what does one take when you go to Jordan?

"It's a pretty conservative society," she says. "All my skirts have to hit the knee."

It's also an international flight and one suitcase away. So Morisy and her mother had been going through her closet, making sure all the shirts she was bringing would match all the pants she was bringing, and trying to figure out all the different ways she could wear each article of clothing. There was even talk of taking pictures of each outfit so she could remember what they were.

(I have in my notes "figure out how to turn a dress into shorts" but I'm sure that's not right. An interesting concept, perhaps, but more likely just another victim of my increasingly bad handwriting.)

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JUSTIN FOX BURKS

The boots she's wearing in this picture she actually got for her trip.

"They're not really what I had in mind," she says. "They're not as high as I thought I was going to go."

She's paired them with leggings and a sweater she got last year but still wears all the time.

"It's warm, but still cute at the same time."

Sadly, though, she won't be wearing it for the next six months: The sweater is staying in the States.

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