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Last spring, I bought this Picasso Style cropped jacket for $14 at Savers: Note that “Picasso Style” is the brand name. Crazy misnomer, unless they’re thinking of a much different Picasso. I loved its color, shawl collar, scalloped pocket flaps, piping, and billions of decorative seams. I LIVE for decorative seams. I liked that it […]
Looking through my closet makes me feel like a March girl dressing for a ball. Where Jo frets over her scorched poplin and lemonade-soiled glove, I worry over my obviously-let-down-twice trousers. While Meg borrows Marmee’s pearl pin, I wear my mother’s hand-me-down makeup. Nevertheless, this was an EXCELLENT day, and not just because of my […]
Yesterday, Mr. Jaunty and I went to watch this year’s Raft the Rio event— follow the link for a video of some nifty rafts in action. Embarkment scene. Boy, I’m gonna miss the desert sky: One heroic man waded halfway across the Rio Grande to rescue a lost [inflatable] orca… …which is how I learned […]
Here’s what I wore to a small dinner party tonight: Top– Thrifted, no label. Formerly pewter, I dyed it Skirt – Adrienne Vittadini Studio via Marshalls Earrings –gomeagan.etsy.com, two years ago Belt – Calvin Klein via Savers Shoes – Kenneth Cole Reaction, thrifted Not a major triumph. A tighter belt would have helped. I’d hoped […]
Today’s Lesson: don’t nap in my clothes until AFTER the daily photo. I’ll model this skirt again after it’s had a good wash and press. Top – Thrifted, Twenty-One. Drawstring neckline had a big, floppy bow, but I put an end to that Skirt – Mossimo via Savers Belt – Dissected two thrifted belts, made […]
Sal at alreadypretty.com has declared this week Summer Black-Out 2010, in which all interested parties abstain from wearing black clothing for seven days straight. Sal’s rules allow for black accessories, workout clothes, and prints containing black. But after my strict religious upbringing, I DEMAND rigorous standards; therefore, I will wear no black whatsoever for the […]
Last night, the university’s Financial Aid office sent me a friendly note saying “Kid, your degree’s taken too long too long; we’re cutting you off. Merry Christmas, have a $2500 debt!” There’s no telling why they chose two days before Christmas to bear these good tidings. Why not when school was in still session? Why […]