Madewell styles clothing in such a cool, effortless way. Their catalogs are inspirational - you don't need to buy expensive garments to pull off the Madewell look. It's all about mixing trends and being confident.
Winter hasn't quite hit Charlottesville, but I'm already excited for spring fashion. I know fall is the season for fashion, but I've always preferred the bright, floral, bare-legged styles of spring over the drab, monotone glamour of fall. Fall is too serious for my taste. I've been flipping through old Google catalogs for inspiration. Here are … Continue reading catalog favorites
livewear After car repairs ruined my last full day off, I needed to pick myself up and get motivated this week. Surprisingly, it worked. I listed several items on etsy, went to the bank, paid my city taxes, revised an article (more on that soon), completed a poem, did three loads of laundry, finished The … Continue reading live/wear + week in review
I love the composition and timeliness of this photograph by Elizabeth Messina for The Huffington Post. Stripes and polka dots in fall colors appeal to me. Inspired by Downton Abbey's Season 3 wardrobe. I've seen a few building projects that use unfinished crates from Michael's, but this is one I might actually do. The setting … Continue reading images & inspiration
nov moodboard This month, I intend to enjoy: taking Skyline Drive over to Luray Caverns for a day of exploring loved ones coming to visit Green Bean Casserole on Thanksgiving all the books Daniel recommended to me: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, House of the Spirits, and The Madonna of 115th Street wearing boots all … Continue reading november moodboard
Dorothy Perkins is a UK based brand and women's retailer. I suspect, unfortunately, that they're a bit like the Forever 21 of England, but maybe their products are of higher quality. Their clothing appeals to my aesthetic to a greater degree than most American, mid-range designs do. That mixed print dress in the center would … Continue reading dorothy perkins
It's tempting to go back-to-school shopping even though this is my second season out of school. I have purchased a handful of wardrobe builders lately, in part to add some interest to my wardrobe, and in part to prepare for the coming fall weather. update Polka dot and floral tees, Urban Outfitters: great layering basics … Continue reading wardrobe update
I am a sucker for simple garments layered in interesting and unexpected ways. Madewell does that particularly well. See the lookbook here.