The Dr Martens Museum Collection Hieronymus Bosch boots are the coolest shoes ever (Pascal vs Smooth Leather 1460 Boot Comparison)

One more review post then I'll be back to the usual outfit and wardrobe overview posts for May! I haven't talked about these on this blog before, but I've been looking for these Hieronymus Bosch Dr Martens boots since about 2016, predating when I even considered fashion a hobby. I saw someone wearing a pair … Continue reading The Dr Martens Museum Collection Hieronymus Bosch boots are the coolest shoes ever (Pascal vs Smooth Leather 1460 Boot Comparison)

Jeans Shopping is Terrible: A Comparison of 12 Pairs of Madewell and ASOS Jeans

Behold, my journey to find two pairs of blue jeans in which I have tried on a frustrating number of jeans. I'm on a quest to find 2 more pairs of blue jeans! Until last month I only had two pairs of jeans, which were actually two pairs of the same style/size – ASOS petites … Continue reading Jeans Shopping is Terrible: A Comparison of 12 Pairs of Madewell and ASOS Jeans

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