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Nov 14

Last days of summer

The last days of summer in Houston are absolutely amazing. Not too hot, not too cool but just right! I’m not Goldilocks… but it’s pretty great.

Last days of summer

Top: Pretty Cami from SWAK, 3x
Skirt: Lulu Chiffon Skirt from SWAK, 4x
Cardigan: Old Navy, XXL
Shoes: Clarks, “Valley Moon”, in bronze/black
Bangle/earrings: Margaret Elizabeth

Last days of summer
After buying this skirt in coral and wearing it all spring/summer, I went back for it in white. It was a little disappointing that the quality wasn’t as good as the first, but hey – you win some, you lose some.

It’s time to pack up my summer wardrobe and pull out the winter wear. Cold weather is finally in my grasp – boots, sweaters and coats, oh my!

What are you looking forward to this fall?


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Oct 14

OOTD: Wishing for fall

Houston has two seasons, hot & hotter – with a side of never ending humidity. Maybe dressing for fall will bring cooler temperatures? Pretty please? It’s doubtful but I gave it a try!

The weather says it should be 68 degrees on November first – I’ll take it! (And back up to the 80’s next week – ha.)

OOTD: Waiting for fall

Top: ASOS, 24
Cardigan: Torrid, 4
Jeans: Evans, 28
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell for BFT, size 11
Necklace/earrings: Charming Charlie

OOTD: Waiting for fall

My “Yay, I did it!” face?

Back in July we traded our suburban apartment for a downtown loft. It’s pretty rad. These giant windows and the exposed brick make my heart sing. What’s not to love? I guess I could do with another closet or two… but I’ll have to settle for less “stuff”.


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May 14

Orange you glad

Things have been quiet around the blog, but life has been busy otherwise. More about that soon! Houston summers aren’t exactly fashion friendly but I’ve got to (re)start somewhere!

Orange you glad

Dress: eShakti, size 28
Cardigan: Old Navy, XXL
Teggings: in navy, from Re/Dress
Shoes: Steve Madden, via Barefoot Tess, size 11
Earrings/bracelet: gifts from family, sterling silver/turquoise

Orange you glad

Orange you glad

What better to embrace summer than fun, bright prints? Not that you could tell from today – a balmy 60°F. Houston likes to keep you on your toes.

This is the “Her fifties” dress from eShakti. The style works great for my body but they do not believe in pre-shrunk cottons. That’s a rant for another day…

If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, you can check out my Instagram!

(Brilliant title credit goes to Allison!)


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Oct 13

OOTD: Swan song

It is hard to believe that it has been almost three whole months since my last post! Oops. Time flies when you’re having fun? But here I am, again – with an outfit!

OOTD: Swan song

Blouse: eShakti,”Swan print chiffon top”, custom size
Skirt: eShakti, “Her fifties colorblock skirt”, custom size
Cardigan: Old Navy, XXL
Shoes: Steve Madden, via Barefoot Tess, size 11
Earrings/bracelet: gifts from family
Hat: Target, Summer 2013

I’ve been blessed to meet a bunch of great people in Houston. I feel like I’ve known them for several years… but in reality, it’s only been a little over one year! Why is this relevant?

These women inspire me in various ways. Some of them are amazing crafters, that inspire me to finish my own projects. Others are go-getters, that set goals, get shit done and generally kick ass. Some are so nice and sweet, I start to wonder why they’re friends with me… Or all of the above! Either way, these ladies are awesome and I am proud to call them friends.

OOTD: Swan song

OOTD: Swan song

OOTD: Swan song

I think most of them read my blog on occasion, and have made subtle hints that I need to update… but the one that stuck in my mind is:

“Bitch, you need to update your blog!”

Each time I wear something awesome, her voice runs through my head. It’s kind of hilarious. Since the weather is cooling down, I decided to stop, snap some pictures and update my blog – as ordered. Mission accomplished!

OOTD: Swan song

OOTD: Swan song

My eShakti pieces have been getting a lot of wear lately, especially this skirt. I’ve wanted it for ages, and finally took the plunge this summer. I think I’ve worn it four times in the last two weeks. The custom sizing is off on both pieces, but they’re wearable. One of these days I’ll bring my pile of clothes to the tailor… but until then, I’ll manage.

Speaking of managing… I’ve finally managed to make my mark – a blue (ink?) smudge on one of the white stripes… doh! Maybe it’s time for a visit to the dry cleaner?

Anything with an animal print catches my attention these days, so I paired my beloved skirt with the printed blouse. A little quirky pattern mixing never hurt anybody!

How you do you feel about the animal prints popping up lately? Love it or leave it?