Weathering the storm: Being realistically positive + rainy day office OOTD
fashion / ootd / personal growth

Weathering the storm: Being realistically positive + rainy day office OOTD

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. —  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The saying “when it rains, it pours” has proved to be true not only in recent Virginia weather patterns but also (for the last week) in my love life. It’s become one of those … Continue reading

Feeling at home in recovery + two summer OOTDs
fashion / humble haul / ootd / recovery

Feeling at home in recovery + two summer OOTDs

  The concept of “home” has been on my mind for the past few weeks. Last weekend, I traveled to my hometown to attend the Forecastle music festival with a childhood friend. Even without any of the additional context, visits to Kentucky give me this simultaneous mixture of wicked homesickness and confounding awe. It’s strange to drive through … Continue reading

Capsule wardrobe 102: Assembling your wardrobe + shopping smarter
fashion / guide / how

Capsule wardrobe 102: Assembling your wardrobe + shopping smarter

“Butthead” is the only word that can describe how I’ve acted this past week. While I have made progress in recognizing and somewhat taming my mood swings, I usually am able to do those things a few days in and after offending at least three innocent bystanders. Instead of martyring myself with over-indulgent, self-pitying apologies (okay, after … Continue reading

Capsule wardrobe 101 + 10 steps to a less scary closet
fashion / guide / how

Capsule wardrobe 101 + 10 steps to a less scary closet

Happy new year, guys! Hopefully your return to the real life work week was a more graceful transition than mine. If you’re already lapsing on that resolution to become an unearthly creature of clean eating and flawless fitness, well, I’ve got something a little more simple to kick off a nice and neat 2016. Few things … Continue reading