• Fashion

    The nineties called…

    I saw this dress at Sarah With a Bow‘s etsy shop, Bridgetown Vintage, and I had to have it. I plan to shorten it to just below the knee, partly because that’s more my style– I want to be able to remix it in the fall and winter with tights (I cannot wait!)– and partly because, as I predicted before I even tried it on, I knew Mr. Owl would not be fond of the length. Unexpectedly, though, he didn’t give me his usual “What do you think it is, 1850?” line. I was disappointed. I like that line. It makes me laugh every time. Instead, though, he looked at me,…

  • Fashion

    Austen

    Mr. Owl says I look like a hippie in this dress. A cute hippie, but still a hippie. I told him he’d just have to deal with it because I like this dress and it reminds me of something a Bennet might wear. Speaking of Mr. Owl, we went to a used  bookstore yesterday and he found me the best books ever: The Hobbit, and The Fellowship of the Ring. Not only are they the best because, y’know, Lord of the Rings, but also because they match the Two Towers and Return of the King copies I found at a thrift store and hadn’t been able to match. I’m exceedingly, nerdily excited…

  • Fashion

    If you turn your head any further, you’ll break your neck.

    In full disclosure, this is not what I wore today until about an hour ago. I had this dress on most of the day, and while I wasn’t very fond of the way I had styled it, I got stared at by pretty much everyone in the grocery store– and one old man turned his head and watched me until I was completely behind him. It was weird. It made me feel like maybe I had something on my face. So I think these pictures prove that my summer tan had no intention of staying. Not that I really had a summer tan (I did have tan-lines, if you can believe…

  • 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

    Foiled again.

     I really wanted to do a fun, weird, random photoshoot today involving a dark red sheet as the backdrop, a full-face mask, and a 1950’s style dress, but then I realized that my camera’s batteries  need to be recharged. That, and I really don’t feel like doing my hair and makeup. It’s my day off. I get lazy. So instead, you can have a gander at my outfit from yesterday. I took these right after I got off work– and no, I did not wear these boots to work… although I would have liked to. Because they are rather amazing. I’ve worn them three or four times since I bought…