Christmas 2016 lookbook (Day to night outfits)

I'll be honest, it's been so long since I've written a post (WordPress says it's been four months) that I initially forgot how to start a new draft. But here we are. Another Christmas on the horizon, another year coming to a close. And another outfit post where I liberally insert my recent introspections to try …

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Weathering the storm: Being realistically positive + rainy day office OOTD

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. —  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The saying "when it rains, it pours" has proved to be true not only in recent Virginia weather patterns but also (for the last week) in my love life. It's become one of those …

Capsule wardrobe 102: Assembling your wardrobe + shopping smarter

"Butthead" is the only word that can describe how I've acted this past week. While I have made progress in recognizing and somewhat taming my mood swings, I usually am able to do those things a few days in and after offending at least three innocent bystanders. Instead of martyring myself with over-indulgent, self-pitying apologies (okay, after …

Outfit of the day (3 fall outfits, 2 thrift finds, 1 lookalike buy)

FALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alright, got that out of the way. Can you tell I enjoy autumn? Halloween, leaves changing, and the chance to begin layering. And, if you're me trying to cope with the anxieties of a hectic September work schedule, you might buy some new layers. Like, way too many new layers. That you'll end up returning as …