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The word of the week is accountability

The word of the week is accountability

April 16, 2014 | Mental Health | 2 Comments

T-shirt – Oaklandish (just as a heads up, if you run out to buy this, it runs small, mine is a M) Shorts – Champion Shoes – Asics Bracelet – Fitbit Belt – SPIbelt Okay, this is a little bit tongue in cheek, because I know no one really cares what I wore to go running, even if I did look fabulous. Also it’s a terrible picture, but whatever. This is my accountability to myself. I always feel a million times better if I get out of the house and exercise, but it’s hard, and I have only consistently done…

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Embracing the usefulness of casual

Embracing the usefulness of casual

April 15, 2014 | Clothes | No Comments

T-shirt – Threadless Skirt – Victoria’s Secret (last seen here Shoes – Converse I ordered a grab bag of t-shirts from Threadless for running in and this Monsters Inc shirt happened to be one of the ones I received. It’s something I never would have bought on my own, but it’s really cute and it makes me smile. It’s also the first time I’ve managed a grab bag I actually like things out of. I recently got the Modcloth Stylish Surprise, which, unsurprisingly, had nothing I liked in it. I’m trying to embrace casual for days when I am running…

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When the right thing to wear isn’t the right thing

When the right thing to wear isn’t the right thing

April 14, 2014 | Clothes | No Comments

T-shirt – Stansberry Designs purchased through Live the Look Skirt – Pim & Larkin Shoes – Pink (4+ years ago) Necklace – gift On Friday, I had a fancy party to go to, and I tried on basically all of my fancy clothes. I had almost settled on this Calvin Klein dress, which was objectively lovely, but I could not hate more on me that evening. I’ve been on the hunt for a sequin maxi skirt, but haven’t found the right one, so I adapted my ideal plan and threw on a sequin miniskirt. While this shape isn’t one I’d…

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Growing out a sidecut

Growing out a sidecut

April 10, 2014 | Beauty | No Comments

Last year, I made the decision to cut all of my hair off. I spent all of 2013 with a very cute orange or red (depending on my stylist’s mood) pixie with a sidecut. I loved it, but I also felt like it was very much a style that wasn’t going to be me forever. I’m gradually working towards a bob with bangs for now, but I thought I’d share my 7 months of growing out so far. Basically my only goal was to grow out marginally more gracefully than Miley Cyrus is, which was a pretty low bar, though…

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Dressing up for going nowhere

Dressing up for going nowhere

April 4, 2014 | Clothes | 2 Comments

T-shirt – fiftyseven-thirtythree Skirt – fei, gift from a friend (exact skirt on ebay) Necklace – made by the same crafty friend Shoes (not pictured) – Jeffrey Campbell It’s been rainy here, which is great for my little herb garden, the bay area in general, but it’s pretty terrible in terms of me being inspired to wear interesting clothes. The part of my transition that’s been the absolute hardest is the lack of need to go anywhere, or to have reasons to inspire myself. I recognize that this is a project I’ll be working on a lot in the upcoming…

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A uniform bumblebee

A uniform bumblebee

March 28, 2014 | Clothes | No Comments

T-shirt – Everlane Maxi skirt – Apostolic Clothing Shoes – 80%/20% As I mentioned yesterday, I’m currently in maxi uniform mode. I found this maxi skirt via Pinterest, and loved it, though I certainly never would have expected to be buying clothes from websites designed for modest clothing. There was a mixup with my shipment and they were really quick to fix it, which I always appreciate in a retailer. For years, I thought that my complexion meant that yellow was off limits for me. Sure, it’s not the most perfectly flattering color on me, but it’s one of my…

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Bright maxis and happy thoughts

Bright maxis and happy thoughts

March 27, 2014 | Clothes | No Comments

Top – custom made Skirt – UNIF Cardigan – H&M Belt – H&M Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell Necklace – gift Lately I’ve been on a massive maxi skirt kick, because they are comfortable like wearing yoga pants, but approximately one million times chicer than wearing yoga pants. I’d spent hours trying to find the perfect pleated maxi skirt, only to discover it was in my closet all along. This makes me realize it’s about time for another closet cleanout, and perhaps pictures of me in each item so that I can make better informed decisions for myself. This top is…

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When an outfit doesn’t work

When an outfit doesn’t work

March 26, 2014 | Clothes | 2 Comments

Top – Asos Pants – Funktional Cardigan – Target Shoes – Seychelles Bag – Coach (finally broke down and just got something serviceable instead of spectacular) I decided to take last week off because I was so discouraged at outfits not working out and dealing with a ton of other life things. This outfit was a test- and I hated it in pictures, but really liked it in person. The top was just a straight up disaster, it doesn’t fit right and makes me feel like I’m misshapen with how it cuts across the chest. I love these silk pants,…

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16 year degree plans and learning to live without shame

16 year degree plans and learning to live without shame

March 19, 2014 | Life | 3 Comments

I joke a lot about being on the 17 year degree plan because I think that’s what I’m ending up with, and because joking about things is a great defense mechanism about things that are sensitive. I haven’t had many photographable outfits this week because I’ve been really busy being a student. The picture actually my GPA, I am incredibly proud of it, because that’s my GPA while working full time in a not insignificant job. Unfortunately, this lead to a lot of feeling crazy, and I’d had to take the summer and fall off to recover from a year…

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Outfit and style inspiration via Pinterest

Outfit and style inspiration via Pinterest

March 18, 2014 | Clothes | No Comments

One of the big things I tell people who are trying to figure out what their personal style to do is to start using Pinterest. I found it was incredibly helpful for me to understand what I liked and didn’t like. When I started down this path, I first went and actively pinned outfits I liked. I then went through them to see trends and also to see if there were things I thought I liked that I hadn’t pinned. The first thing I learned about myself was that I love stripes but apparently not animal prints. This suddenly explained…

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