Style Board + Outfits: 🌲🐌 Crunchy Casual

image source: wikimedia The January round-up was kind of a downer, so I figured I'd space it out with this one before further inundating everyone with the February round-up. I mentioned there that I'd mostly been wearing really practical casual outfits. Casual isn't intrinsically a bad thing, but for me, one of the fun parts … Continue reading Style Board + Outfits: 🌲🐌 Crunchy Casual

Storybook style at the Dickens Christmas Fair (and a mini themed capsule)

Last weekend I visited the Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in Daly City (or, as their promotional materials occasionally dubs it, the Imperial Bovine Residence)! I've seen ads for it around BART for years but I always assumed it was just some indie craft fair. I finally looked it up and learned that … Continue reading Storybook style at the Dickens Christmas Fair (and a mini themed capsule)

Mini Theme Wardrobe: Lazy Sunday in the City, or “Wears a Kanken Backpack”

Felt inspired to do another virtual capsule wardrobe post, but this one isn't distilled down from a high concept theme like the previous ones, just a basic collection inspired by the concept of walking around a big city in the spring or fall. I went a bit more youthful and tomboyish than I usually go … Continue reading Mini Theme Wardrobe: Lazy Sunday in the City, or “Wears a Kanken Backpack”

Guide to Creating Wearable Witchy Outfits

In celebration of the last week of October, aka my favorite week for fashion, I wrote a guide to creating wearable witchy outfits! Yeah, the last one of these theme discussions I did was back in June and also witch themed, but the next couple of posts will be more generic how-I-style-item sorts of things … Continue reading Guide to Creating Wearable Witchy Outfits

Translating Styleboards to Wardrobes and Outfits: Summer Witch, Weekend Edition

A less angsty post for once 😛 Just having some fun coming up with some summery themed outfits using pieces in my wardrobe 🦇 I enjoy a good themed mini capsule / outfit set, and it's fun to on pull out slightly different aesthetics from my wider closet (you can see my whole closet over … Continue reading Translating Styleboards to Wardrobes and Outfits: Summer Witch, Weekend Edition

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

Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Victorian Tea Party, But Make it Athleisure

This is the third post in this series, where I walk through examples of turning fantasy style inspiration boards into more practical wardrobes that are cohesive but not repetitive. See the previous one, a circus style board translated to smart casual officewear + casual weekend outfits, here. In the original post, I didn't build a … Continue reading Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Victorian Tea Party, But Make it Athleisure