The Brooch Girl


Back when I was a barista, many of my customers knew me as the brooch girl, because I was always wearing the various pins that I have been collecting. One regular even bought me three brooches he found while out and about running errands (I was his favorite. He was a sweet old man who always made jokes and liked my coffee the best, and he would sit and talk until he was forced to leave by another customer driving up). But somehow, it seems like lately I’ve stopped wearing brooches even though I keep grabbing them at thrift stores.

I think a big part of that has to do with the fact that I’m still trying to figure out where I want my style to go. I’ve been wanting to stick to a certain aesthetic ever since I started fashion blogging, but I haven’t quite found my niche yet. I love vintage clothing, but I also love modern pieces, and mixing the two is hard!



I’ve been thinking lately that I  might start a list of all the things I would like my style to incorporate, and maybe that will help me figure out what I want to wear. I also need to add more basics to my wardrobe, because right now it’s just a jumble of prints and dresses that I can only wear one way. I love October Rebel’s post about curating a successful wardrobe; it’s the first post about adding basics to your wardrobe that actually applied really well to me. I’m not a businesswoman, so all of the “you must have one blazer, one pair of black slacks, one pencil skirt” type posts just never hit it with me.



The cat photobombed me. I love him.

Even though he killed the baby birds in our back yard.



I mean, look at him! Isn’t he just hte cutest, fluffiest, prettiest kitty ever? And he purrs like nobody’s business. I wish we could keep him here, but at least he’s the neighbors and comes over all the time because he used to live where we are now. And he thinks our house is still his. He tried to come in this morning when I left for work.



This week has been a long one with working full time. I will love having the bigger paycheck, but I cannot wait for my coworker to get back so I can go back to normal hours (for me!). I’m really not a full-time worker, especially not with blogging, housekeeping, cooking, and all the other stuff I have to do in a day. I’m just not cut out for it. I get so emotional and stressed!

Is anyone else like that? I think sometimes I’m just too softhearted, and in my line of work occasionally we deal with less-than-happy customers (usually through no fault of our own, just because they’re unhappy to begin with, having a ruined house and dealing with insurance and subcontractors and who knows who else) that take out their stress on me. It turns me into a mess when I talk to those people!

I have great coworkers, though, who understand and step in when I get overwhelmed.

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I’m so happy that tomorrow is Friday. So, so happy. I can’t wait for the weekend to relax and get the house cleaned up and buy food (I love food).

By the way, how do you guys like my new blog design? I was itching for something spring-y, and I FINALLY figured out how to center the menu with the help of my computer-geek friend (thank you, Mick!) so it now looks more orderly.


Target: Shirt
Modcloth: Shoes
Thrifted/Vintage: Skirt,  belt, brooch


I hope you all have a beautiful Thursday!


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