12 outfits from a Spring 2019 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge / May 2019 Outfits Part 1

@petraalexandra was hosting a 30x30 wardrobe challenge (choose 30 items of clothes and shoes minus activewear/loungewear and only wear those for 30 days) on Instagram for May. I decided at the last minute to hop onto the train but only with a 20x20. I wear about 40-45 items a month with no self-imposed restrictions, if … Continue reading 12 outfits from a Spring 2019 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge / May 2019 Outfits Part 1

Vintage Adventure Style: Outfits Inspired by Old-school Banana Republic Catalogs

A few weeks ago @shipwreckghost commented that one of my outfits reminded her of the old Banana Republic catalogs from the 1980s, which send me down a rabbit hole of the mother of all eighties-does-thirties-explorer-style clothing. For real, Banana Republic used to be a safari/explorer themed store! They started out selling military surplus (from all … Continue reading Vintage Adventure Style: Outfits Inspired by Old-school Banana Republic Catalogs

First Impressions Review and Comparison: MIA “Madeline” and “Bety” Clog Sandals

As you may have read in the April Wardrobe Round-up, I recently purchased some clogs (Wikipedia link). I was looking for a cognac/tan sort of shade in a heeled sandal sort of style (i.e. not Danskos or Crocs) to have as a slightly dressier option for warm weather outfits than my Birkenstock Mayari sandals but … Continue reading First Impressions Review and Comparison: MIA “Madeline” and “Bety” Clog Sandals

Wardrobe Round-up: April 2019 + You can now (virtually) view my closet!

I've published some Airtable views of my whole wardrobe! You can now see every outfit item I own. I don't track wears for old pajama t-shirts and such so I didn't include those in the published views. See all the published views over at the My Style page, although I've embedded some links below, too. … Continue reading Wardrobe Round-up: April 2019 + You can now (virtually) view my closet!

Links of the Whatever – April 26th, 2019

Video: Knitting a sock with a vintage knitting machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N7hsho4Sjg So this video is 30 minutes long but it was FASCINATING and I watched all of it! 30 minutes of prime semi-automated sock content! Behold the sock come into being from nothing but a spool of yarn! Also, I know it's an overdone sentiment but … Continue reading Links of the Whatever – April 26th, 2019

A tangent into beauty blogging: How I apply makeup for my monolided, glasses-wearing, bangs-framed face and personal style

Got a reader request to talk about how I do my makeup! I don't really consider makeup a strong suit or even a hobby at this point, but it's still a part of ~my look~ so I figured this post could still fall under the blog umbrella. I make no claims of being a beauty … Continue reading A tangent into beauty blogging: How I apply makeup for my monolided, glasses-wearing, bangs-framed face and personal style

Thoughts on styling sneakers with wide-leg pants and culottes

I got a pair of white New Balance classics (specifically, model WL574v2) recently because I wanted to expand my casual outfit options. I’ve mostly been practicing putting together outfits with relatively dressy pieces, but now I’m at a point where I can pick out specific things that work or not in outfits that I think … Continue reading Thoughts on styling sneakers with wide-leg pants and culottes