Finding Enough for Now

A few weeks ago – I think it was while I was starting to put away some of the really heavy winter clothing (the lighter stuff is still around…sigh) – I realized that I had worn just a few dresses over the winter, some just once. And although I cycled through a few different clutches […]

Thrift Finds: March 2018

Long time no see, Thrifters! You know it’s been awhile when my last post was also thrift finds… from a month ago. I’ve been happily busy with work (Lent, Holy Week) and thus away from the blog. To jump back in, I thought about doing the Spring 10×10 (click here to read about what a 10×10 is) but it […]

PCA Light Summer, One Month In

Judging by the comments, you all are up for more posts as I transition into a Light Summer season. (That’s SciArt/12 Blueprints parlance – if none of that makes sense, start here. Read more about SciArt here). I had my Personal Color Analysis (PCA) appointment one month ago (details in that first linked post above). Since then I’ve […]

Thrift Finds: October 2017

First up, I want to share with you all Nadia at Happy Malista’s recap from her 10×10 challenge; she shared her outfits as well as outfits from a few other bloggers whose challenges she enjoyed, including yours truly! It’s sometimes hard finding a style blogger whose style is close enough to your own to resonate […]

What I Wore: Boxy Silhouette

In which I try out a new-to-me silhouette. I feel like Lee Vosburgh from Style Bee in this top: Still working on focus, folks… It’s a much boxier/wider silhouette than I’m used to: Turtleneck: Coldwater Creek, thrifted Sweater top: Banana Republic, thrifted Necklace: DIY from thrifted parts Jeans: Paige, thifted Socks: Target, retail Flats: Trotters, […]

April Thrift Finds

This month’s thrifting window was half as long as normal due to my thrifting fast, but I still found some good pieces.  That fast focused my thrifting and I ended up sticking mostly to what was on my (trimmed down) thrift list. (FYI I wrote that list mid-April but didn’t publish it until after the 10×10 was […]

A Tale of Two Outfits; or, Context Is Everything

Here are two outfits I’ve worn within the last week. If you were following my 10×10 challenge, I bet you can guess which felt more “me”:   Left: blouse by Lucky Brand; chinos by Gap; sneakers by City Sneaks. Right: blouse by Talbots; blazer by Charlotte Russe; pants by Alfani; cuff by Monet; wedge slides […]

Spring/Summer Thrift List

My spring thrifting was curtailed a bit by my Lenten thrifting fast, but leaving the Goodwill alone for awhile also brought me a lot of clarity on where I have enough and where I have wardrobe holes.  Thus, my thrift list is on the trimmer side this go-around. Hurrah! I do have a few other items […]

How to Wear Culottes in Real Life

Today, a look at how to wear culottes, the newest in pant leg silhouettes. I was not sold on this trend (for me, or anyone) until I saw the following two women work it. One is a more wintry look while the other shouts summer; what do they have in common? A defined waist. Sure, you can wear […]