Casual Sunday

There's nothing I appreciate more than a good lazy Sunday. You know, just a nice day to dress down, wander a bit, and eat some food you'd feel guilty about eating any other day of the week. Our Sunday was a bit busy with a shoot for Philly Streats magazine (more on that later) but after that, we had the rest of the day to just hang out and take a much needed stroll around our favorite part of the city. My go-to look for such occasion is jeans, flats, and an oversized band tee. I was feeling a bit sassy though and tried to make my signature look a little more blog-worthy by adding a corset. What do you think?

Muse: Claudine Auger

Despite this warm weather I've been talking about, I'm starting to get a little bout of the mid-winter sads. It's not quite Seasonal Affective Disorder but I've been feeling a little low on inspiration lately, which means it's time for another muse! Since I'm trying to get my body ready for spring dresses and skirts, I'm inspired by Bond Girl Claudine Auger's classy-yet-sexy vibes. We've all got a little Domino in us, so why not try the look?

Hello, White Shoes

It's been a while since I put on this linen jumpsuit (last seen here) but figured with some more unseasonably warm weather, it had to be done. I know it's not actually spring yet but Stacy and Clinton taught me that it's okay to wear white shoes after Labor Day. Even if you want to stick to those old rules, 70 degree weather has to be the exception, no?

Mid-Winter Uniform

I've been wearing this jegging/shoe/coat combination basically nonstop lately. If you read this blog often, you already know this. Today was certainly no exception, just with a few changes. Instead of the usual almost-all-black, I peppered in some grey tones and added a different kind of hat. It's a little more casual-- and dare I say sportier (minus the shoes)-- than the usual and that's why I like it.

All About Pink & Red

I've always worn black and have found myself wearing more and more but I still have a huge soft spot in my heart for pink and red-- especially when it comes to accessories. I'm not one for celebrating Valentine's Day but I'm all about that V-Day aesthetic. I'm all for pink and red year-round. 

February Florals

Every once in a while, we'll get an unseasonably warm day in February. When these happen, you just gotta get your booty to the great outdoors and enjoy the springlike weather while it lasts. This was one such day. You know that fresh feeling you get when you wake up on an early spring day? There's a hopefulness in the air-- birds are singing, the sun is shining, and you just can't wait to step outside. I love winter but it's easy to get lost in the cold-weather doldrums. A warm day is all you need sometimes: just that little glimmer of hope to get you through to April.

I've been wearing this floral suit quite a bit lately (seen here and here) so of course the blazer made an appearance.

Black Metal

I laughed out loud when I saw that Vetements started selling their own black metal-style tees for $1,300. If you know anything about black metal, the irony won't be lost. While some were up in arms about it, saying they can't believe a design collective is cashing in on something we all used to get made fun of for being into, I decided to roll with the punches and dust off some of my old band tees. Let's see how it turned out.

Valentine's Day with LAGOS Jewelry

Thanks LAGOS Jewelry for sponsoring this post!

V-day is only a week and a half away, which means it's time to start dropping hints to that special someone. I love a night out and some chocolates but now that I've reached the ripe, old age of 25, I think it's about time to start adding some fine jewelry to my collection. (Did you read that, Brenden?) So, whether you're subtly telling your significant other that you're hoping for something shiny, you need some inspiration for what to buy your sweetie, or you just want to treat yourself to a necklace or bracelet that you'll keep around forever, you should absolutely keep reading.

After the Dust has Settled

It's been a while since I've shared a journal-like post on here. Honestly, last time I spilled my heart out, I got a lot of negativity back so it kind of frightened me away from being open and honest for a bit.

In the beginning of 2016, I set a list of goals for myself. I achieved some of them but lost myself in the process. That year started strong. I had just gotten married, I had just gotten a fantastic promotion at work, and I was generally content. Then, somewhere in the middle of January, something happened that threw everything into flux. I quit my job, I lost my mind, and I almost drank myself to death. Funny how one seemingly insignificant moment can change the trajectory of your entire life, sort of undoing everything you'd worked hard for. Before last January, my mood disorder had been palpable but the shifting between depression, slight discontent, slight content, and euphoria only felt like minor tremors. Enough to throw me off but not enough to shake me. I'd liken January's event to more of a quake-- or whatever is bigger than that. It rattled me to the core and the aftershocks are still being felt over a year later.