Wednesday, March 16, 2016


I've never known how to describe my style. It's comfortable, but I do prefer skirts and tights or socks over pants. And while it is something I've developed over the years since high school, I've never aspired to be that super polished, put together girl. I don't do my hair (wash, air dry, and live with what I get is my daily routine), my makeup is minimal (I have no real skills here), and I buy my cardigans a size up to ensure maximum coziness.

So, as I was going through these photos, the (completely made up) phrase "indie-grunge" popped into my head and the light bulb went off. That's it! I think I'll forever be some combination of 90s meets early 2000s. It makes sense since that's when I was growing up and really coming into my own. Obviously I'm not dressing the same way I did in high school and college, but I do still have a few cherished pieces from those times. Like this Cursive tee! One of my beloved band tees I somehow managed to keep hold of all these years. And to be honest, it fits better now than it ever did back then. 

I think this whole outfit is the epitome of my personal style. Cozy cardigan? Check. Plaid? Check. Favourite band tee? Check! Also, this skirt is super soft and the way it falls reminds me of tying a flannel shirt around my waist a la the entire cast of My So-Called Life... which I've recently realized is one of the many shows I was probably way too young to be watching at the time... Ah, the 90s. 
(Vintage sweater - Ruche skirt - old Saddle Creek tee - Target tights - ModCloth shoes)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

We chose to keep our teenage tragedy...

Though I'm glad my teenage years are well behind me, I have no problem admitting that "sulky teenager" is still a part of my personality. Wallowing is absolutely one of my most beloved pastimes. I think I've just always been easily sucked into sadness. All of my favourite songs and books and movies? Sad, sad, sad (or scary. But fear is another weird preoccupation of mine). I'm always searching for the gutting kind of sad that knocks the wind out of you. This line from a Rilo Kiley song sums me up pretty well, "You say I choose sadness, that it never once has chosen me. Maybe you're right." 

That said, I have learned how to not take myself, or anything, really, too seriously. This sweatshirt (and every single piece I've bought from Stay Home Club... I want all of it, okay?) is another way of showing that the sullen (and kind of a jerk) kid inside me is still alive and well... while having a bit of a laugh at myself at the same time. 

Besides, if you can't make fun of yourself on the almighty Interwebz now and then, what's the point?
(BCBGeneration dress as skirt - Stay Home Club sweatshirt - Tulle collared shirt - Target Tights - ModCloth boots)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

With my red wings on...

Well! It's been, what, a year? Yikes. It was an incredibly busy year, and it took me quite some time to find the inspiration to blog again. I had some random health issues (I'm fine!). We bought and moved house. Many of my friends (including my brother!) are having kids. That kind of busy. But eventually the need for a creative outlet always finds me. 
(ModCloth cardigan, shoes, & socks - beloved society6 tee - old f21 skirt)
The light was brilliant when I got home this past Monday, so I decided to run outside (after switching back to socks from tights) and see what I got. For only shooting for about fifteen or so minutes and aside from the lack of variety (I'll put more effort into that next time), I'm pretty happy with these! And it felt good to get out there. So there's that! 

I don't know exactly where I'm going with this blog, but I've had the desire to branch out a bit for a while. There's no set direction, so if anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or advice please let me know!