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Creating my perfect pantry

Creating my perfect pantry

July 24, 2014 | Budget, House | 1 Comment

We’re finally winding down the end of our move ordeal. Since I last posted, the place we were going to live fell through, we had an adventure where our stuff went into storage, we house sat for some amazing friends who let us stay at their houses, and our cats had an adventure where they met other cats. We got into this new place on Sunday, and it’s full of light and makes me so happy. The only downside that I could see was that there was so much less kitchen storage than at our last place. This is more…

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The sort and organize before the move

The sort and organize before the move

June 23, 2014 | House | No Comments

This is the first in what I think will end up being a very long series on making our rental look gorgeous when instead of 14′ ceilings, spa tubs, and hardwoods with gourmet kitchens, it’s a tiny dated space smack in the middle of downtown. In preparation for staging our condo for sale, I had to pack up all of the flotsam that lives in our house. It took the better part of a week, and involved a lot of thought in deciding how to sort and organize so that the weird boxes would make sense and have logical homes….

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Finding your voice after disillusionment

Finding your voice after disillusionment

June 7, 2014 | Clothes, House, Life | No Comments

Dress – Asos Blouse – Old Navy (last seen here) Tights – Target Shoes – 80%/20% I actually did get dressed up a few times this week, but I haven’t felt much like taking pictures or talking about why I’ve been wearing things. I took pictures of this outfit because it’s a safe outfit for me, and I was able to pick it out quickly and without having to think too hard. Do I think it’s a shining example of FASHION? Not particularly. It is, however, a lesson in taking comfort in shapes and colors you feel comfortable in and…

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Dressing for heat

Dressing for heat

May 15, 2014 | Clothes | No Comments

Tank – Kill City (picked up for $10 during their sale, $48 for a sheer tank top is a bit rich for my blood) Shorts – Uniqlo Shoes – Seychelles Necklace – Grey Jewelry It’s been unreasonably hot in the Bay Area this week, and since most places don’t have air conditioning, I’ve been wearing exactly as much clothing as is required. The unexpected result of this is that yesterday you could see all my tattoos at the same time, which almost never happens and was remarked on by multiple friends I saw yesterday. I was really excited about this…

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Very serious fashion blogging

Very serious fashion blogging

May 11, 2014 | Clothes, House, Life | No Comments

T-shirt – Threadless Jeans – Kill City (bought in last week’s killer sale for $20) Shoes – Converse Since I’m such a serious fashion blogger, I managed to misplace my camera remote AND my SD card. I finally broke down and got more SD cards because I like to take pictures of other people, and I think I have an idea of where my remote went. This is sort of a shame because I did have some really cute outfits last week, so you’ll just all have to imagine how awesome I looked. Great! About a week ago, a friend…

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In defense of selfies and embracing shallowness

In defense of selfies and embracing shallowness

May 2, 2014 | Beauty, Life, Mental Health | No Comments

Hat – Brixton Piper Top – Evil Twin Sass- me Yesterday was a fascinating day for me. I just turned a corner on exercise working really well for my mental health, and I managed to be both introspective and harsh on myself. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel like a lousy feminist. Yesterday, as I read about other people doing important feminist things, I took selfies, discussed how bangs are fantastic for covering forehead wrinkles, watched half an episode of Sex and the City, and tried to figure out which dress would be the prettiest for wearing…

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Stop trying to make fetch happen

Stop trying to make fetch happen

May 1, 2014 | Clothes, Life, Mental Health | 1 Comment

Button down – Old Navy Tank – Uniqlo Shorts – Uniqlo Necklace – Etsy Shoes – Aldo (forever ago) HI! I’ve been a terrible blogger while dealing with finals and wrapping up my spring semester. The good news is I haven’t been terrible about taking care of myself, which is super important. I’ve been holding myself accountable for making sure I have lunch, I’ve been running at least 3 times a week, and I’ve generally been making sure I am in a good space. All that said, I miss talking about my outfits, so here we are! In case you…

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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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