Check, Please

It always feels kind of weird when something that's been your go-to look gets trendy.  I've been saying since forever that the only prints I'll wear are geometrics, and also, I've been wearing a lot of suits since always. Now I know how Al Gore must have felt when he got all that flack for saying he invented the Internet.  I get you, Al.

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I've been really into mid-tone lip color lately.  In the past, I was a big fan of either big, bold reds or very natural pinks.  But behold the beauty of the slightly bold pink.  It's kind of like having a new boyfriend.  There's not exactly anything more special about him than the last boyfriend, but it sure feels exciting at first.

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From what I hear, opaque tights are also having a moment.  Um, ok.  I'll probably keep wearing them when they aren't a la mode anymore and look tragic, like someone who's still rocking a feathered layer perm with big bangs because she wore it that way in high school and dated the football captain.  We tend do hold fast to the styles that serve us well, don't we?

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Happy Sunday, everyone! Thanks for reading.


Secondhand suit // Agent Provocateur bodysuit (old) // HUE tights // Secondhand Chanel bag // Christian Louboutin shoes // Celine sunglasses

Caution: No Roller Skating

Not to brag, but I used to be pretty good (ok, reasonably decent...which counts as a lot in a small town) at the skating arts.  Mostly I did ice skating because I grew up in Connecticut where it's cold AF half of the year, but the skills translate rather well to the roller version.  I was double digits by 1990, and roller blades were most definitely a thing.  You know you had some.  And probably, like me, you haven't rolled since then.

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Until a week and a half ago, we had this cool old roller rink not too far from our house.  I didn't want to take my kids because I worked at an elementary school afternoon program in college and one of the kiddos had a terrible accident (the peeing kind, not the injury kind) on a field trip to the roller rink.  Let's avoid that.  I thought maybe I'd go with my husband, and just as I warmed up to asking him if he was interested, I fractured my tailbone and the rink announced it was closing forever.  So that didn't work out at all.  But we got in a photoset on location nevertheless.

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It's Wednesday! Cheers to the midpoint, everyone, and thanks for reading.


Vince leggings // Gap jacket (sold out)  // J.Crew bikini top (old) // Chanel bag (preloved) // Tory Burch heels (old) // Oliver Peoples sunglasses 

Lost in Wonderland

I love to exist in the space between proper and deviant. I've always been much more comfortable with the idea that dichotomies are more pleasant than exclusive preferences. I'll have my cake, and eat it, too.

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I like to put my makeup on before I get dressed, so I appreciate a dress that slips on without the risk of stains. I also fear patterns. I'll wear a dress without pockets, but I sure prefer to have some.  This dress is by Ted Baker, and the fabric is really soft, like jersey knit.  I can imagine wearing it at a funeral just as easily as at the ballet. 

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There was a full moon this week and I really felt it.  Everything felt topsy-turvy, kind of out of control, and very intense - at times in wonderful ways. When I was a younger adult, I really resisted letting myself ever feel out of control.  But I find it much easier to let go of that fear as time goes by.

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Cheers to a wonderful weekend ahead, and thanks for reading!


Ted Baker dress // Banana Republic shoes // Bradley Wittke photography