Made in the Shade | On-Sale Summer Frock from Madewell

While my phone is no longer alerting me of an excessive  heat warning, it is still hot and humid in the Gateway City. September can’t come soon enough. At this point in the summer, it’s silly to buy certain warm-weather items. I meant to buy a bikini, but I never got around to it; unless I found the ideal 2015 suit on … Keep reading…

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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 my own. It was short and heavily … Keep reading…

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Waiting for Fall

It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s hot and it’s humid and I’m in pain. I’m suffering through two blisters because I wore booties when it’s hot and humid because I’m so over summer. Damn it, weather, isn’t it time for fashion’s favorite season?  There’s no way around it: Autumn is simply the best. As a pale redhead (albeit a fake redhead, but that’s beside … Keep reading…

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Wearable Art

“Why are you taking so much art?” asked my guidance counselor, repeatedly. “I think you really need more math and science.” Well, Mister Broken Record, I managed to graduate from college and find a job in my field without ever taking calculus or chemistry. But you know what I did take? Every available art class. SO HA HA HA HA HA I … Keep reading…

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