The Stand-Alone Collar

I have a bad habit of keeping everything. A few years ago, my mother picked up a couple of dollar shirts for Lance at a garage sale. One didn’t fit quite right, so I threw it in the pile of items to sell. Some time later (before I’d sold anything from the sell pile) I needed a few buttons fast, so I … Keep reading…

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It’s. So. Hot. | Work-Ready in a Heat Wave

Remember how I asked for autumn? I practically begged. Well guess what, St. Louisans! It isn’t here yet, damn it! Instead, we’re stuck in a terrible heat wave with psycho-high humidity, and I’m stuck being a zitty, sticky, frizzy-haired bitch. God, I hate summer. And wearing office-appropriate attire makes warm weather a trillion times worse. Possibly more. My brain is too melted for math. … 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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Holy Scallops! | Playing with Patterns from Pitaya

Jack Rogers sandals. Lilly Pulitzer dresses. Colorful pants. Most monogrammed items. There’s a whole list of stylish things I appreciate… from a distance. In case you couldn’t guess, I read a lot of fashion blogs, many of which feature styles that I admire, but don’t necessarily wear. I use my day job as a place to fulfill any desire to wear a sweater set … Keep reading…

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