Do I contradict myself? Very well, contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.

-Walt Whitman

7th April 2014

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Black dress + shrunken cardigan = super versatile and classy/casual outfit. For extra credit, add a belt or statement necklace.

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6th April 2014

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I went antique shopping with my parents, and walked out with this stunning 1960s(?) eyelet sheath dress. This is also the first outing for the Jeffrey Campbell sandals I got for $30 in Vancouver, originally $100.

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5th April 2014

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I’m still on the hunt for the *perfect* pair of black skinnies, these are my decent interum pair (Gap Outlet). Graphic tees are pretty rare for me, but this Out Of Print one features my favorite childhood book, and jeans/tee/cardigan is a great easy combo that always looks put together.

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4th April 2014

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One of the best things about working in an office two days a week is that I can wear heels, unlike my retail job where I not only stand all day but walk miles. (It’s true, I once wore a pedometer.) But also that it’s a chill office where I can wear jeans if I want. But not this day! These boots are made to pair with either cuffed dark jeans or black tights, though I’m sure they’ll surface with my bare legs come summer. 

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28th March 2014

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This is the shirt I wear when I want to look fancy.

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27th March 2014

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Shovel Ready by Adam Sternberg (with bonus note from the coworker who let me borrow his advance copy). Modern dystopian noir, with a hair of science fiction. This is a sparse, quick read, perfect for a light reader but has enough meat for those with more serious taste to enjoy as well. 

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternberg (with bonus note from the coworker who let me borrow his advance copy). Modern dystopian noir, with a hair of science fiction. This is a sparse, quick read, perfect for a light reader but has enough meat for those with more serious taste to enjoy as well. 

Tagged: book reviewshovel readynoirscience fiction

25th March 2014

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How to do spring and be lazy: Color, braid, keds. Bright jeans to welcome the sunshine when it’s still too cold for bare legs. They require virtually no styling, just a denim jacket, chambray/button-up shirt or hooded sweatshirt.
Braids are the best way to fake being fancy. Literally every time I do a little one like this people get super impressed even though it took me 1.7 minutes to do.
And keds….well I don’t want to start something here, but keds have revolutionized my casual footwear perspective. I have a pair of converse, but honestly whenever I wear them I feel somehow childish, unfinished, underdone. I think the narrower toe in the keds is what I like. It feels more adult. They definitely veer into preppy territory, while converse have a bit of punk rock cred, but keds just make me feel pulled together despite my general aversion for sneakers (at least in my personal wardrobe). PS- I checked out the keds website today and they have a TON of super cute ones for $25 with free shipping, so jump on that if you been wanting to try a pair. I’m excited to bring in the summer with these navy polka-dot ones, I think they’ll look great with shorts.

How to do spring and be lazy: Color, braid, keds. Bright jeans to welcome the sunshine when it’s still too cold for bare legs. They require virtually no styling, just a denim jacket, chambray/button-up shirt or hooded sweatshirt.

Braids are the best way to fake being fancy. Literally every time I do a little one like this people get super impressed even though it took me 1.7 minutes to do.

And keds….well I don’t want to start something here, but keds have revolutionized my casual footwear perspective. I have a pair of converse, but honestly whenever I wear them I feel somehow childish, unfinished, underdone. I think the narrower toe in the keds is what I like. It feels more adult. They definitely veer into preppy territory, while converse have a bit of punk rock cred, but keds just make me feel pulled together despite my general aversion for sneakers (at least in my personal wardrobe). PS- I checked out the keds website today and they have a TON of super cute ones for $25 with free shipping, so jump on that if you been wanting to try a pair. I’m excited to bring in the summer with these navy polka-dot ones, I think they’ll look great with shorts.

Tagged: springcolorColored denimkedsootdwiwtbraids

24th March 2014

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Geek Love is 25, guys! I grabbed this used copy at Left Bank Books in Seattle last month, and couldn’t wait to dive in. It’s been on my “to read” list for YEARS. I loved it, and was surprised at how thoroughly modern it felt. Even the cover art, which launched one of the most famous cover art designers in the business, feels like it would be at home on a current release. Of course, a book has to be a bit mad for me to go gaga, and this one is a doozy. But deep down, it’s about what family and blood and love mean, or don’t mean. It’s about the things we do for selfish reasons, and how we can play them off as selfless. The ties that bind parent, children, and siblings are not always pure, and sometimes we’re better off cutting them. Yet it’s all mixed up with love and legacy and wanting the best in life, though it may only be our own version of “right.”

Geek Love is 25, guys! I grabbed this used copy at Left Bank Books in Seattle last month, and couldn’t wait to dive in. It’s been on my “to read” list for YEARS. I loved it, and was surprised at how thoroughly modern it felt. Even the cover art, which launched one of the most famous cover art designers in the business, feels like it would be at home on a current release. Of course, a book has to be a bit mad for me to go gaga, and this one is a doozy. But deep down, it’s about what family and blood and love mean, or don’t mean. It’s about the things we do for selfish reasons, and how we can play them off as selfless. The ties that bind parent, children, and siblings are not always pure, and sometimes we’re better off cutting them. Yet it’s all mixed up with love and legacy and wanting the best in life, though it may only be our own version of “right.”

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19th March 2014

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At work we needed a display by the bathroom so I made this…

At work we needed a display by the bathroom so I made this…

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10th March 2014

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My kitty wanted to come outside so bad, but it was raining and he also hates rain.

My kitty wanted to come outside so bad, but it was raining and he also hates rain.

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10th March 2014

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Welp, here are a couple of mediocre tomes. Of course, this is totally subjective, as both of these authors are generally revered. First of all, I started reading the Paul Auster, and realized it seemed preeetty familiar. Yup, I had already read it. I have no idea when, and I have never ever had this experience before. What’s stranger is that Auster has written somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty books, and this is the only one (to my knowledge) that I’ve read. How exactly did I manage to pick this book twice, of all the things he’s written?
Also, I know Alice Munro is untouchable and won the Nobel Prize, but in general my impression can be summed up in one word: boring. And three of the stories in a row were about the same character, which I think is cheating. 

Welp, here are a couple of mediocre tomes. Of course, this is totally subjective, as both of these authors are generally revered. First of all, I started reading the Paul Auster, and realized it seemed preeetty familiar. Yup, I had already read it. I have no idea when, and I have never ever had this experience before. What’s stranger is that Auster has written somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty books, and this is the only one (to my knowledge) that I’ve read. How exactly did I manage to pick this book twice, of all the things he’s written?

Also, I know Alice Munro is untouchable and won the Nobel Prize, but in general my impression can be summed up in one word: boring. And three of the stories in a row were about the same character, which I think is cheating. 

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