Tuesday, July 5, 2011


This is my final post on clothes, inter alia. I've had a lot of fun blogging, but the time has come to say farewell.

I still enjoy getting dressed and wearing fun ensembles. I enjoy reading other blogs. I may be commenting a bit less lately, but fear not, I'm still reading your blog and I'm finding great new ones all the time.

Sometime during the winter, maintaining my own blog became a chore for me, so I slowed down. Then I slowed down some more and eventually just stopped posting. Which you've probably already noticed if you've been following for a while.

It's been a lot of fun! Thank you so much for reading and following along.

Monday, May 30, 2011

What I Was Wearing Last May

Some of my favorites from this time last year...

Monday, May 23, 2011

What I Was Wearing Last April

Some of my favorites from this time last year...

Monday, May 2, 2011

What I Was Wearing Last March

Some of my favorites from this time last year...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What I Read This Month

...and when I say "this month," I really mean "March 2011."

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeline Wickham, 2001

The pen name of Shopaholic author Sophie Kinsella. I've always enjoyed Kinsella's stories, but while reading this book, it dawned on me that her stories always involve lies. Big, crazy, wild lies usually told by the heroine, with twists and turns and add-ons, and enough vamping to fuel many a jazz concert. As someone who values honesty, I found that disappointing. I also can't believe I never noticed that before.

Lying aside, the story was good. Less fluffy than the books she writes under the name Kinsella. I wonder which one is her real name? Maybe neither? If you're a fan of Kinsella's books, you'll probably enjoy Sleeping Arrangements, a story about 2 couples whose marriages are in trouble. A mutual friend "accidentally" arranges for each couple to borrow his villa in Spain on the same weekend. They both arrive, thinking they will be enjoying a private family vacation, only to find they must share the space. Hijinks ensue.

Not a bad read. Not a bad read at all. But so disappointing to realize that all of Kinsella/Wickham's books (or at least all half a dozen or so that I've read thus far) revolve around lies.

Skyscraper by Faith Baldwin, 1931

A 21st Century reprint of 1930's pulp fiction. A woman is torn between two lovers, feeling like a... oh no, wait. A young career woman is pursued by two men, one young and sweet with plenty of potential, the other established and rich with plenty of charm. Does choosing either of these men require her to sacrifice her career? A hopeful bit of fluff, written at the beginning of the Great Depression, a love story to vertical urban development, the beginning of the single-urban-career-girl-looking-for-a-man genre.

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, 1937

Dane Karen Blixen, under the pen name Isak Dinesen, writes about her decade and a half living and working on a coffee plantation near colonial Nairobi. Dinesen is breathtaking in her descriptions of the African countryside, but a bit slow and meandering in her story-telling. I'm glad I read it, but the movie is better (and how often is that true? Like, never. See, e.g., Twilight, Gone with the Wind, Jurassic Park.) (But how often does the movie star Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and real lions??)

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, 2005

The first novel from Curtis Sittenfeld, author of the more recent American Wife. Focusing on a midwestern girl who leaves her hometown of South Bend, Indiana (where I used to live!) to attend a private boarding school in New Englad. As a scolarship student who doesn't hail from a wealthy family as do most of her classmates, this book recounts her development from an awkward freshman through to her graduation.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Silk & Wool

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Silk Dress-as-Top: Banana Republic (Christmas gift from my boyfriend)
Wool Skirt: vintage from my mother
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Ann Taylor LOFT (thrifted)
Earrings: Lucky (Christmas gift from my parents

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Grey Silk

Friday, February 25, 2011


Grey Silk Top: from Marshall's
Cardigan: Cynthia Steffe (thrifted)
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT (thrifted)
Cable Sweater Tights: from Filene's Basement
Shoes: Nine West