Anyone else turn to small, unnecessary household chores when the must-do list is overwhelming? I do, and that’s how I ended up cleaning our closet last week. Nothing like impending, stressful deadlines to light a fire under my ass… for the wrong task. On a happy note, cleaning my closet introduced me to some unusual apparel pairs, like this patterned cold should … Keep reading…

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It’s my personal fashion cycle of horror: I get stuck in colorless, pattern-less ruts. I go for grey tops and denim bottoms and cognac shoes, and I might venture out of the neutrals to grab a berry lip stain. Maybe. Probably not. Sometimes I grab a patterned scarf. Perhaps I go for a blue-grey instead of a charcoal. Even with the¬†quick grab … Keep reading…

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Remember when I mentioned we’re moving? The apartment is currently at the worst part of packing: unorganized, messy, and unreachable. Some things are in nicely-labeled boxes, but most things are in half-filled open boxes spread across the floor. It looks like an Urban Outfitters on 50%-off clearance day (or the shoe section at every Midwestern Target on any given Tuesday). Somewhere in … Keep reading…

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A long time ago, at a garage sale far away, I bought a worn-once, still-in-the-box pair of Doc Martins for $2 from a yuppie who said she could never charge more for shoes that had ever held someone else’s feet. I negotiated several thousand off the price of my car. My cat was on clearance at the shelter. I once made $6 … Keep reading…

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