the source

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top (thrifted), pants (madewell)

This shirt has a built-in vest, which makes it one of the better shirts to exist. And clearly I lied about my posting habits in my previous post - so at this point what we've learned is that (1) I'm making good on my promise to update more and (2) it'll probably just happen whenever. You may also notice that while my hair is long that it isn't alarmingly long - I got it cut a couple weeks ago - but it's not apparent in the previous post. 

Today I dressed without much of an obvious anchor in my mind, opting instead for a more passive approach and somehow ended up wearing this. I really love how my pendent drops down from the fully buttoned collar though. It's a nice little detail, I think.

Quick update on misc. things:

  • trying to decide whether I should buy all of the books sitting in my amazon shopping cart
  • listening to there's nothing wrong with love on repeat
  • thinking about whether I need to be upset about having forehead wrinkles / brainstorming how to get my eyebrow & forehead muscles to relax (do I like need to start massaging the top of my face with oils??)

corporeal

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top (thrifted), jeans (madewell), shoes (doc martens), trench coat (juicy couture)

I recently picked up this top and I love it because it feels both very '90s business casual as well as dweeb boy stock character in an '80s teen movie. And honestly, these jeans aren't my favorite but they were comfortable and I wore them the night before so I just pulled them on again. Yesterday I decided to put my body into the ocean so I did that and then I bought a book on the gendering of science for $3.

I'm not quite sure what's been running through my mind as I dress... As always I'm intrigued by fits and playing with expectations of how garments usually look on bodies. In particular and as can be seen here, I've been drawn to the silhouettes of cuffed jeans or the asymmetry (symmetry?) of a cropped shirt with a long jacket.  

I'm thinking that I'll be able to get in the groove of updating on the weekends. I'm working eight hours every weekday so I feel more like conking out when I get home than documenting outfits. 

And a life update? When not aimlessly browsing the internet, I've been reading Alice Munro's Too Much Happiness and working on beefing up my music collection. 

The Clothes Maiden Feature

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I was recently approached by The Clothes Maiden, an independent British magazine, to do an Outfit of the Day feature and interview. Such an exciting and flattering opportunity. Thank you to all at The Clothes Maiden - I feel honored.

If you'd like to take a look and read the full interview, the magazine's website is here: http://www.theclothesmaiden.com
And- here's a direct link to my feature in the latest publication: http://issuu.com/theclothesmaiden/docs/cm12/15

I've been a baaaad lady when it comes to updating - but I sense that I will be getting better at tending this blog in the upcoming months. To whomever visits this space: thank you for your patience.

a myth


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lipstick (lipstick queen in medieval), sunglasses (spitfire), choker (repurposed tory burch wraparound bracelet; borrowed from mom), top (thrifted), jeans (madewell), shoes (topshop), bag (gift; old)

Today's outfit is built on tension: the tug of war between a studded choker and an ornate, antiquated collar, or the fleshy gap between cuffed, light-washed denim and heeled ankle booties. Combining pieces that embody conflicting demands feels right to me- almost as if the outfit becomes more productive in doing so. Productive in the sense that I feel as though the aforementioned details are in conversation with one another to some sort of transformative end. When I put on these clothes, it's not that I become someone else, but that I am now the kind of the person who wears this outfit. 

I used to get so down on myself because I didn't feel as though I had any discernible and unified 'style.' I don't value that as much anymore.