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    The Nerdy Owl

    There are several things about today that make me incredibly happy. First, this dress. It has owls and bunnies and roses all over it, which are a few of my favorite things; it’s yellow, which is swiftly becoming my favorite color, and I am pretty sure that it will be working with me through every single season. It’s the perfect year-round dress. (My only complaints are that it’s quite staticky because of the fabric, which probably wouldn’t bother most people but I hate getting shocked, and it’s fitted enough of a top that I can’t quite lift my arms up all the way. Small things, though.) Secondly, the weather! It…

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    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…

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    A New Way to Wear a Scarf

    I just got five beautiful new silk scarves from a recent garage-sale-ing trip, and I have been wracking my brain for new ways to wear them, so that I can showcase the gorgeous prints on the scarves. I mean, wearing them as headscarves only goes so far, and only coordinates with so many outfits. Plus, as a headscarf, you can’t see the full prettiness of the scarf. So when I was playing with my outfit this morning, I felt pretty smart for realizing I could wear the scarf like this. I love the way it looks! Especially with this skirt, which is my new favorite. It’s from Oasap, and it…

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    Seeking Style

    Recently, I cleaned out my closet, and rid myself of all of the clothes that I hadn’t worn in a few years, or clothes that just didn’t suit me for one reason or the other — too modern, too short, too big, too bland, whatever. I laid a hard rule that if it didn’t fit right, or it wasn’t quite retro enough, it had to go. I got rid of about 2 large trash bags full of clothes, which was quite nice! But I still have a massive closet full of dresses and skirts, and I’m still not sure what my real direction is with style. I’ve struggled with this…

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    The End of Summer

    Lately I have been thinking about restructuring¬† my blog, both posts and design and content. Now that I’ve sort of finally settled into a life routine, I would love to start scheduling posts and get a blog routine going, too. If you hadn’t noticed, there haven’t been many outfit posts lately because… well lots of reasons. But mostly because I haven’t been planning very well! I’ve really missed doing actual outfit posts — those remain my favorite. But I’d like to¬† have a rotation of posts going — baby, DIY/food, makeup, weekly roundups/writing videos, and outfits — and right now I’m just trying to figure out what works best so…