T-Shirts & Better Temps

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 … Read more

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Glitter & Gold | Budget-Friendly New Year’s Eve Style with Pitaya

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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 … Read more

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The Cat’s Meow | Hip to Halloween with Pitaya

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 … Read more

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Autumn Heat Wave | September Staples from Pitaya

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 … Read more

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A Story of Skirts | Preparing for Fall with Pitaya

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 … Read more

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