It’s sunny and warm and I’m confused. It isn’t shorts-weather, for me anyway, but the parka is definitely on hold for the time being. I wasn’t anticipating it to heat up so quickly, so my closet is still full of sweaters and sweatshirts and sweater-leggings. Not exactly what I need. After a little digging, I found this Lower Class Brats shirt my … Keep reading…

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With its Champagne toasts and confetti poppers, there is no glitzier holiday than New Year’s Eve. My annual craving for a glamorous frock is entirely logical; but, since I’d like to start 2015 with some money, I simply can’t buy a NYE dress that costs what I make in a week. Each year, I hunt through bargain bins and sale racks to find … Keep reading…

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Autumn is madness. There’s event after event after gala after event — and they all take place in the best type of weather, which you definitely don’t want to miss. A good Midwestern fall is rarer than a cute size 8 women’s shoe left on a clearance rack, so turning down an invite or activity is not an option. Take all the obligations of … Keep reading…

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My calendar says it’s autumn. My brain says it’s autumn. My heart says it’s autumn. Every restaurant and store to ever carry anything pumpkin-flavored says it’s autumn. And the stupid thermometer says it’s summer. For the three terrible months of summer—I’m barely joking, summer is the worst—I keep myself afloat on the promise of layers and dusty colors and crisp air and … Keep reading…

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Nine or ten autumns ago, I was a Doc Martin-clad teenager in an awkward situation. At the time, my ideal outfit consisted of thigh-high stockings and boots, topped with a torn tee and a miniskirt. Oh, the miniskirts. I loved miniskirts. Since I couldn’t quite find my ideal skirt, I used some fabric remnants to craft my own. It was short and heavily … Keep reading…

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