Don’t Walk, Fly.
Every time I wear this pink cardigan from Bench I get asked what the Don’t Walk Fly on the patch means. At first my response was, I don’t know, I didn’t buy it for the patch, I just really liked the pink sweater. But after having someone outright ask if the verbiage was intended to encourage drug use, I had to step back for a moment and think about this – as annoyed by the comment as I was. First off, no reputable brand and clothing designer would put language on their clothing intended to encourage drug use, and even the suggestion was absurd. So then I had to really think hard on it, because apparently this patch was a big deal to everybody who had to ask me what it meant.
So then I thought about it. What does Don’t Walk, Fly mean to me? Well, to me it represents pushing the boundaries and being the absolute best that you can be. It’s inspiration. Clearly it’s a figure of speech as no human being can really fly, but rather is meant to be an uplifting metaphor to tell one not to settle with the basic (ie walking) and to shoot for the starts (ie fly).
Now that I got that out of the way, I have to say that this cardigan has been such a fun addition to my fall wardrobe. I’ve always preferred that cotton candy/bubble gum pink over the blush pink, so seeing this colour in store for Fall was invigorating for me. Not to mention that it matches my Converse kicks oh so perfectly.
Also, on a side note, I feel like I owe you guys some sort of an explanation for being MIA for so long after I promised to post more consistently. Truth of the matter is, we had shot quite a bit of blog photos that I didn’t get a chance to post and then I had an unexpected personal medical emergency. I won’t get into the details but it was pretty serious and I am still dealing with it. So right now as I struggle to walk during my recover just know that I intend to fly when fully recovered.
Cardigan c/o Bench. Tank, Victoria’s Secret. Jeans, 7 for All Mankind. Shoes, Converse.