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    Dior’s New Look

    After organizing my closet by spring colors and packing away all of my woolen winter garb and fall shades, I’ve been far more inspired to get dressed every day. It’s no longer an overwhelming process of digging and digging for the right thing, or staring at my wintery clothes that were prevalent in the space while yearning for florals. Everything is out in the front and easy to look at. I wish I had packed my winter clothes away ages ago! Today’s outfit was directly inspired by a look from The Closet Historian. Specifically, the black jacket/pink skirt combo in this video. I have never been big on black and…

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    Finding Confidence in a Postpartum Body

    Lately, I have not been feeling like myself. I’m struggling with third-kid postpartum body image, having a diastasis recti that I’m working to slowly heal while also being 60lbs heavier than I’m used to, and getting dressed and having to wear stuff that is nursing and kid friendly gets overwhelming. My hair is in that weird middle ground where it’s not long enough or short enough unless I style it so it’s up in a bun most days (and not a cute bun either) and my skin is doing that flare-up-with-acne thing it does whenever I stupidly try a new skincare routine. I’m just in a sweatpants rut. Or a…

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    Tim Burton’s Dumbo

    Last week, we went to see Tim Burton’s Dumbo, and of course I had to make a skirt for the occasion! I’ve had this vintage Walt Disney Dumbo sheet for about a year now, and was always a bit too afraid to cut into it. Since it was a twin sheet, I only had enough fabric for one go at making the perfect little skirt. Thankfully, as you can see, it all turned out well! I finally remembered to add pockets — something I often neglect when I make things — and it’s the first skirt I’ve made myself with a zipper. Usually, I put in buttons or, lazily, just close…

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    Vera the Medium

    The other day I realized that I have not taken any photos for nearly a month. I had been in the habit of taking some me-time and shooting photos every week or weekend, but somehow in March I found myself occupied. Perhaps between getting shingles and having sick kids, or the rain that seemed to always come on the weekends, or working on my new project for YouTube, or the annoyance of having lost my remote shutter release, I don’t know. Somehow, nearly a full month passed without any photography at all. But then I took my best friend’s maternity photos right here on this bridge, and was inspired to…

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    At the End of the Rainbow

    Hello friends! I didn’t anticipate taking such a long break from blogging, but well… it happened! Over the course of the past few weeks I’ve had shingles, morphed into having a terrible cold and fever, had all three of my kids be sick, and just have generally been under the weather. It’s been a crazy few weeks, but it all worked out because I think these photos are perfect for St Patrick’s Day! Though traditionally St Patrick wore blue, the rainbow sun-flare I caught and the green accents on this dress from Dolly and Dotty  make for a cute low-key St Patrick’s day outfit. I actually shot these photos a…