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I Blue Myself

When colorblocking became a major trend in 2012 (or 2011 – I just had a birthday so I’m old and I can’t remember) I was a bit miffed. Because I’ve always worn bright colors together. And when I was doing it in 8th grade, there wasn’t a fancy name for it.

Well, now I propose a new trend for the new year – Monochromatic. And not just all black. All grey, all blue, and yes…all pink. I just need a fancy name for it. Monochromaticism? Linear colorway? I’ll work on it.



blazer – Forever21
sweater – TJ Maxx
cords – Gap
boots – Elie Tahari via DSW
necklace – J.Crew

Black is my security blanket

These are my (current) favorite jeans. They’re ultra-stretchy, super comfortable, and just interesting enough to be fun. They’re great for going out with friends, a casual day at the office, and an emergency vet visit to deworm the gatos. Also great to wear when you think you *might* have gotten a tapeworm from your cats but then you realize you’re just gassy and possibly insane. Anyway…



My folks and I have decided to keep our Christmas tree pristine this year. There’s something about the organic beauty of bringing nature indoors that is diminished by throwing gauche, cheap decorations on. There’s really no way to improve on Mother Gaia’s design.




Just kidding. We’re going to decorate the shit out of that tree this weekend!


shirt- TJ Maxx
jeans- Forever21
belt- J.Crew
shoes- American Eagle


Clothes Behaving Badly

Isn’t this just the prettiest skirt?  So bouncy and feminine and purple! Well, this skirt is a little jerk. I hate its bouncy guts. If there was an award for most awful and annoying static cling, you’d be looking at the winner. Within minutes of my morning commute, I regretted my skirt choice. I think this skirt will end up in the back of my closet, which is too bad because it’s perfect for a ballerina-inspired look. Share in my pain – what do you have at home that sits and collects dusts because it’s too much of a pain to wear?



skirt- J.Crew
shirt- TJ Maxx
boots- Report Signature
necklace- Spike the Punch

(Almost) Monochromatic

You know the best part of getting a new bed? Deciding to get a new bed and then picking it out. You know the worst part of getting a new bed? Absolutely everything else that follows, from picking up the bed to getting rid of the old one to putting together the new one.  I’m still sore from all the heavy lifting. But I am sleeping well in my new bed!

Don’t I look well-rested?

shirt- H&M (old)
jeans- Gap
shoes- Unisa via TJ Maxx