Monday, March 23, 2015


 Tee : Made by me // Jeans and necklace : LOFT Outlet // Sweater : Target // Scarf : A'gaci // Boots : Steve Madden // Belt : GAP
My favorite outfits are the simple, unpretentious ones. I had a phase when I tried to slam together tops and bottoms and shoes that were going in opposite directions, stylistically speaking. You can find some visual evidence in earlier posts of my blog... Things work out so much better for me when I just go with the flow and not force any of my clothes to be something they're not. Take this outfit for example. All these pieces are basic shapes, unembellished. The boots are even scuffed and the jeans naturally faded from wear (which I really like, by the way. This is the first time I've had a pair of raw denim jeans that has aged so well). Taken alone or together they harmoniously say "casual, laid-back, earthy."

One more thing: Moss green and black make an amazing duo.

Sunday, March 15, 2015




My beautiful sister Heather was wearing an outfit today that contains all the essentials of her personal style: lace, denim, brass beaded jewelry, and a little snatch of what could be seen as a tribal motif in her straw hat. She sticks to what she instinctively likes, and it pronounces her spirited, down-to-earth personality quite well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015



 T-shirt: Made by me // Jeans: Thrifted // Cardigan: LOFT Outlet // Purse: Edward de Lacy // Flats: Off Broadway Shoes

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Spontaneity is the opposite of procrastination. It's getting a hit of inspiration and, instead of tucking the idea away for another day, doing it right now. I've found my well-worn rut of everyday habits, though easy and pleasant, are not the things I really want to do. Recently I've started an ongoing list of things I really need to do and things I really want to do, all combined. (Yes, this is planned spontaneity.) I don't prioritize the items on the list. When I come home from work or have the day off, I let myself pick anything from the list. Most take little time, and I can do several in one day. If I choose all want-to's and no need-to's, I don't berate myself for that. The line is hard to draw anyway. Anything on my list is far more beneficial and even productive than vegging out on whatever suggested YouTube videos pop up or reading whatever blog articles other people have written today. I'm starting to live according to my own agenda and not someone else's. And for the record, doing a want-to usually invigorates me and makes me ready to tackle a need-to. When it comes down to it, spontaneity is listening to your thoughts when you're being honest about what's important to you. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Button Down Shirt ~ Three Days ~ Three Ways // Day 2

Cuffed jeans, barely-there sandals, and minimal jewelry for a class day. I'm a pretty low-maintenance girl.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

One Button Down ~ Three Days ~ Three Ways // Day 1


A lightweight cotton button down with a cardigan, sleeves scrunched up, and a charmingly off-kilter scarf.