Links of the Whatever – January 9th, 2020

Here are a few chunks o' fashion-related media I have been consuming recently, plus some resources from this very blog's archive which may be of interest if you're on the #newyearnewme train w.r.t. your wardrobe. As usual, there are no affiliate or sponsored links. Edit: oh my god I forgot to include the main link … Continue reading Links of the Whatever – January 9th, 2020

Styling a long sleeved smock dress

Smock dress? Trapeze dress? Swing dress? Babydoll dress? I have seen this type of dress called all of these things across various retailers, but "swing dress" seems to additionally refer to retro dresses that people wear for swing dancing, and it seems "babydoll dress" typically refers to loose fitting short dresses with a waist seam … Continue reading Styling a long sleeved smock dress

Links of the Whatever – November 30, 2019

Here are some more from the backlog of fashion related things I've been enjoying (and none of them are sales, because this isn't that kind of blog). "It's still raining", fashion plate from La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1915, showing (left to right) tailored suits by Paquin, Lanvin, and Doeuillet and a coat by Paquin. … Continue reading Links of the Whatever – November 30, 2019

State of the Wardrobe: Shoes

A long post about my shoes. How much I've been wearing them and why, how much I've spent on them, cost-per-wear and wears-per-month, and a look back on my shoes of yesteryear. Current shoes It's been a while since I actually did some good old fashioned Airtable stuff, and given how by far the most … Continue reading State of the Wardrobe: Shoes

Styling a 1940s style cropped crew neck cardigan

I saw the Crewneck Cable Cardigan from Something Navy at Nordstrom (non-affiliate link, as usual) and HAD TO HAVE IT. It combines some of my very favorite things in clothing, which are orange, cable knit, vintage inspired style, and OVERSIZED BUTTONS. I immediately bought it and it's super soft and a nice moderate warmth (it's … Continue reading Styling a 1940s style cropped crew neck cardigan

Travel Capsule: 8 days in Washington DC and New Hampshire, October 2019

Last month my partner and I went on a trip to DC and NH. He went to college in DC and I hadn't been there before, so we did all the tourist stuff, ate a lot of great food, and met up with his old friends. I've never seen New England fall before, so we … Continue reading Travel Capsule: 8 days in Washington DC and New Hampshire, October 2019