Shopping Moratorium 2018 | 242/123

My resistance to shopping in August was consistent with that of July, in that I did not have the discipline that I did during June. Glass half full, at least from a sustainability perspective: I mostly shopped secondhand at eBay and Thredup. tee shirt dress Remember when I bought this dress in a size too [...]

Pink Outside of the Box

Pink Outside of the Box

Have you ever lived through a poor experience and as a result banned the outfit you wore through the ordeal? Circa early June 2013, I had a really awful day at work. I consequently could not even look at the printed pencil skirt and the neon monogrammed cashmere tee shirt that I picked out that [...]

Tunic Time

Dress for the job you want. The job I want is that of a wealthy housewife who spends her day lounging on the porch drinking white wine spritzers. My mom is approaching this stage in her life, also known as retirement, and I am ever envious of her. I have already commenced collecting caftans and [...]

Fringe Benefits

This skirt - the entire combination, actually - would be something that I would reach for to wear to the office once a week, topped with a lavender cotton cardigan.  With the statement necklace I wore in this post and a pair of gold Jack Rogers, it would be quite the look for summer Fridays [...]

Oven Roasted Broccolini with Lemon and Pecorino // @2souschefs

Oven Roasted Broccolini with Lemon and Pecorino // @2souschefs

"Fast, fresh, and healthy. That’s the name of the game, right? This bright dish has it all. Light enough to pair with any seared fish or chicken, yet hearty enough to stand up against any red meat. This dish is a great alternative to blanching or steaming the broccolini, which are still viable cooking methods; [...]

Don’t Book Back // Crazy Rich Asians by @kevinkwanbooks

last read... I purchased Crazy Rich Asians earlier this year after listening to Joe Zee's (formerly of Elle and Yahoo Style) now defunct podcast. Joe raved about the book before chatting with author Kevin Kwan; detailing how he read the book during his commute and sat down on a bench outside his office only to [...]

Ethical Element

Ethical Element

In light of last week's discussion about sustainability in fashion with Meghan Evans, I took her advice and started to watch The True Cost. Not that it got especially intense, but it most definitely toed the line of disturbing. It is a shame that we westerners will turn the other way for an H&M "bargain". It [...]

Scuba Scallops

Have you ever noticed that the items that come in tall (petite, too, probably) seem to fall into the "basics" category? Button downs, denim, work dresses, blazers, dress pants. Just the necessities. Don't get me wrong, they are necessities for a reason and those categories should be prioritized before all of the extras, because that [...]