Outfit Post: 2/27/14


Dress: Thrifted (J. Crew) — Cardigan: Target — Scarf: World Market — Thigh Highs: Gift (from Sock Dreams) — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry


I feel much better today, friends! Thanks for sticking with me when my brain goes pleh.


It’s funny–I put lots of outfits together, and take lots of pictures of myself, and edit all those pictures–but most of the time I still feel a degree of separation between “me” and the person in all those outfits in all those photos.


I think this is largely because I don’t feel a strong mind-body connection in real life. There are moments when the two come together–riding my bike, snuggling up in a warm bed–but the “me” that thinks these words usually feels completely separate from the “me” that’s actually firing signals to type the letters out. I’m a little too brain-fried to properly explore the whys of this, but it’s been on my mind.

Do you inhabit your body strongly? What makes you feel connected?

Outfit Post: 2/26/14


Top and tights: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (Target) — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings and ring: Gifts — Coat [below]: Thrifted — Firebird pin: Christkindlmarket in Chicago


Hey there, you amino acids, you! I’m feeling a wee bit botched today, so please enjoy the calming silence of this mostly text-free post. I’ll probably be back to my old self tomorrow.





Outfit Post: 2/24/14


Dress, belt, and boots: Thrifted — Tights: Target — Necklace: World Market — Bracelet: DIY


Can you tell that I am really looking forward to Daylight Saving happening in a week and a half?


I’m not looking forward to morning sleepiness, but I AM hotly anticipating the return of evening sunlight that makes after-work photos easier.


My evening photos are much less likely to come out unfocused than the morning ones, and things look much prettier with a golden-hour glow washed over them in general.


Of course, not all my morning photos have been bad. I guess I can wait.

Outfit Post: 2/23/14


Dress and jacket: Thrifted — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Socklings in Plum) — Earrings: Target


I think I’ve mentioned that I’ll be going to Austria in a couple months with my mom, but we recently had an exciting development regarding the trip!


Well, exciting for certain definitions of the word. See, part of our plan for the visit was to go to the region where my mom’s grandma–my great-grandma–was born in the 1880s; we knew she’d come to the US from Steiermark (aka Styria), but none of our living relatives knew which town.


I got a copy of her birth certificate from my uncle, and ended up asking a couple of German professors at my workplace for their help in deciphering it–my German is so-so, but it was written in that Olde Tymey script that makes my eyes go crossy.


As it turns out, we’ll have to make a side-trip, because while the town she was born in was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time, it’s now in Slovenia! We’ve got some research to do, because what Mom and I know about Slovenia could fit in a thimble. Even so, it’s pretty neat to know where your family comes from! I know tracing ancestry is harder for some folks than others due to name changes, lost paperwork, and institutionalized racism, so I feel very fortunate to have been able to get this far.

Do you have any interest in genealogy?