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
It took me almost 5 hours to complete this relatively simple elastic waist skirt, mostly because I'm horrible at sewing; I'm impatient and make a lot of mistakes as a result. But it's finished! And I think I'll actually wear it. When I saw this fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics, I recalled American Apparel's version. Although … Continue reading diy: velvet skirt
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 do not like pants. I'd much prefer to wear a skirt or dress every day. There are a few reasons why I turned my back on pants: 1. my hips (ahem, and behind) grew disproportionate to my waist during my growing-up years (but really, who's to say what's disproportionate?); 2. the search for proper … Continue reading on wearing pants
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
I ordered three StyleMint tees on sale through an eBay flash sale and am quite excited about the outfit possibilities (if they ever arrive; I'm prepared to leave some unsatisfactory feedback about shipping times). fallprints To control my shopaholic tendencies, I try to pair new items with items very similar to what I have in my closet, … Continue reading fall prints
I really like the month of September, because of the season change and hopeful, back-to-school-and-the-holidays-are-coming feeling, but probably mostly because of my birthday (I hope you enjoyed that sentence). My birthday is September 26 (hint, hint). I'll be 24 this year: my last year of frolicsome youth before I become a quarter-of-a-century old and start … Continue reading september moodboard