• Fashion

    This Beautiful Life

    I just recently came across a blog full of such beautiful word imagery — describing daily life, but in a whimsical, aching, enraptured way — that I have been rethinking the way I write this blog. As a child, I owned many, many journals, but I never wrote about my life in them. I always tried to imagine myself as someone else, as a damsel in distress with beautiful handwriting, meeting a charming wanderer who would sweep me off my feet and create a fairytale in my life. My journals are full of half-pages of these imaginings, in childish cursive, and very few entries are of real life. It has…

  • Life

    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    I sort of match the book I’m currently reading. Is that weird? And also, is it just me, or does this angle make me look abnormally skinny? I’m not saying I think I’m fat or even chubby, or that people who are as skinny as that picture makes me look are abnormal (weirdos), but I’m not that skinny. By any stretch of the imagination. I was thinking the other day about body image, how there are so many different opinions of what a perfect figure would look like, how there are so many different things about yourself that you might hate and another person would love to have. I’ve always been…

  • Fashion,  Scarf challenge

    I’ve been doing this for longer than I thought.

    I was making a Facebook album of my scarf-a-day pictures, and I realized that I’ve been doing this for three days longer than I thought I had. Here I was thinking yesterday’s outfit was day ten and all the while… it’s thirteen. But two of those don’t really count because I wore two scarves twice without noticing it. Not that that’s a bad thing. It just means I have more scarves to conquer. I have to say, this may be one of my favorite outfits of the scarf challenge so far. I woke up at 6:30 yesterday morning thinking I had a good amount of time to get ready, and…

  • Adventures,  Fashion

    The day she was..

    … able to manage like a proper manager. This could also be the day I: realized my bag and my shoes match, was yelled at by a man across the parking lot that my outfit was awesome, went to Cash&Carry to stock for the first time, realized how much I love Cash&Carry, learned more things about work, hired someone, interviewed 2 people, found out what kind of person is a definite no, inventoried the stock room, cleaned some pretty groaty corners, and felt much less overwhelmed than I did yesterday. I’m actually having quite a bit of fun with “The day she…” titles for blog posts. Every day is a…