Outfit Post: 9/4/15


Shirt: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — Shoes: Earthies — Earrings: Gift — Bangle: Thrifted


First off, I would like to offer a correction to yesterday’s post: I know very well and good that the portion of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22, Episode 3 dedicated to animal-themed neck poses was, in fact, a teach and not a series of TyTyTips.


For this error, I am truly sorry.


However, I’m decidedly unsorry for talking about ANTM in and of itself. Since Cycle 22 began in August, my sometime blogging partner and I have been immersing ourselves in the wonderful garbage world that is Tyra Banks’ special brand of reality television and we couldn’t be happier.


We have our favorites (Nyle, naturally) and our most-hated (Mikey, also naturally), and we spend a lot of time gushing to each other about the incredible absurdity of the whole thing. Why not wrap models in skinny belts and fake hair? Why not give someone a beard weave? Why not consistently and willfully misunderstand the concept of something “going viral”? In the world of ANTM, God does not exist and everything is permitted.

This Just In: Mia Doesn’t Have A Post For Today So Instead Here Are Some Photos Of Her Looking Angry At The Camera When It Wouldn’t Focus Where She Wanted It To


It does what it says on the tin, basically. Outtakes that probably say more about me than all my other outfit photos combined.


Also, I apparently have a go-to grumpy face when I can’t get a good shot of my earrings. Those pursed lips and that disapproving glare.


I wouldn’t want to be on the other end of an expression like that, believe you me.

This Just In: Lucy Bellwood Strikes Again

…or struck again, I should really say. I may be reporting on these sketches a month late, but couldn’t you call my style timeless?

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The esteemed Miz Bellwood seems to enjoy sketching my outfits on occasion to cool down from drawing ships and boats and schooners and other seafaring things, and I’m certainly not going to dissuade her. She makes me look so sassy! Go see the whole trio of most recent sketches on her Instagram, and then stick around to watch her wrestle alligators. Is there anything that lady can’t do?

Outfit Post: 4/21/15


Top: Thrifted (no label) — Skirt: Thrifted (H&M) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Leah Staley — Ring: Nervous System — Necklace: Gift


This outfit came out of the ironing pile, not that you can tell that either one of these garments has ever been ironed.


I do like the combination of silk/cotton and linen/cotton here. It’s not a HUGE texture difference, but it makes me sound like I know what I’m talking about, right?


Fashion stuff? Texture combinations? Something something natural fibers?


Don’t listen to me, folks, I don’t know anything. I wore hand-me-down underwear as a child.


I just like pretty things, is all. That’s about it.

Loads of Links 3/20/15

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image via Junior Scientist Power Hour

Back in October, Jennae from Green & Gorgeous wore an all-gray-everything outfit and it reinforces my feeling that gray is the coziest-looking color.

Brand KTZ had a line at this year’s NYFW that suspiciously resembled designs by Northern Cheyenne/Crow designer Bethany Yellowtail, which follows basic fashion history of Native artists being co-opted by others.

The Shark Lady, Eugenie Clark, passed away in February, and she was an incredible scientist; I’m sorry I wasn’t familiar with her work before her passing.

Cartoonist Abby Howard made two comics about being fat and they are, of course, excellent.

This recipe for baked-in-their-shells eggs with mushrooms from The Furious Pear Pie is going on my breakfast list BUT QUICK.

What happens if you put placenta-based beauty masks on your face? Writers Jaya Saxena and Jazmine Hughes bravely found out over at The Hairpin.

Speaking of Jaya Saxena, she wrote about how to be comfortably naked in naked-in-public spaces!

Here’s a brief history of plagiarism in YA over at Bookshelves of Doom.

There are some comments disputing how representative of each era the looks are, but the North and South Korean edition of “100 Years of Hair and Makeup” is still a super interesting one minute of maybe-history.

If you’d like something a little more in-depth to distract you from the impending heat death of the universe, here’s a longform history of Harlequin Romance.

Alex’s best photos of 2014 at Delayed Missives are so, so beautiful. As per uzh.

This Just In: Mia Overestimates Herself Once More

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Did you know that moving is hard? Moving is hard. Even when you’re only moving a couple miles. I am currently low on time and energy for things beyond moving and working, so I will take another short leave of blogging until the former is sorted out and I know where the camera is again! Until then, please enjoy this picture of a cool/terrifying Coach window display at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.