Fall Looks

1: VEDA Jayne jacket / NAU scarf / SPLENDID slip dress (on sale!) / SISII sneakers
2: VANESSA BRUNO coat / J  BRAND camisole / CITIZENS OF HUMANITY jeans / RAG and BONE boots
3: DICKIES CONSTRUCT sweater / CÉLINE belt / EARNEST SEWN jeans / RAG and BONE boots
4: VANESSA BRUNO coat / NAU scarf / ALC sweater / CITIZENS OF HUMANITY jeans / ISABEL MARANT boots


A collection of things I wore this week: old standbys and new (soon-to-be) favorites.

I’ve been considering upgrading my phone, solely for the camera…but nah. I don’t want my phone actively listening for me to talk to it.



Notes on a Post-It: 005

I missed doing these.

Made it to day 70 and crumbled under the pressure of a sale. WELP. I’m pretty sure we all knew it would end this way because it always ends this way. I could keep going, but I don’t really see why I should.

It isn’t enough to ban one sort of thing because I will always find a new thing to replace it; clothes with plants, plants with skin care, skin care with makeup. All of it leads to the same thing…me not being the greatest steward over my coin. I justify this to myself saying it’s fine because I don’t have any credit card debt and, in my pre-“Starships” Nicki Minaj voice “I pay da bills on TIME,” but that was never the point.

Me in the Splendid fitting room in The Slip Dress. Everything is 30% off until the 11th.

What I’ve relearned (again), is that I like things and buying things and that it’s better to plan for moments where lots of things I like are available and heavily discounted.  Or preparing for when the seasons change since that’s when sales are plentiful and I’m most likely to be on the lookout for something to supplement my current fill-in-the-blank.

Right now, I’m reading The Tao of Bruce Lee. The book isn’t what I thought it would be, but it’s great nonetheless.

Since my last post on plants, I got a little pilea peperomioides from Pistils Nursery and a bird of paradise from Portland Nursery. I think I’ve hit the point where I need to stop buying plants solely because the law of diminishing returns will soon take effect, but maybe I haven’t. They make me happy and are cheaper than therapy.

My desk babies

Kelela’s latest album is a beautiful piece of work. I’m so excited to see her when she comes to PDX, especially after reading her interview in The Fader. The pictures that accompany it are stunning.

Baby alpaca is my new favorite knitwear material. This scarf by Nau (which is pretty well priced given the material, size, and quality) is going to see a lot of action over the next few months.

My phone screen has been shattered for several months. The Apple store is walking distance from where I spend 90% of my time. Priorities.

New skin care routine alert!  Post forthcoming after I test a couple of new things I added into the mix. Exciiiiiiiiting.



Sweater SZN


Bathroom selfies – a hallmark of sophistication.

It’s been two months and I’ve managed to keep to my challenge, albeit skirting the *rules* that I came up with a bit. Case in point, the above sweater was the result of a successful selling trip to Crossroads. No money was exchanged for said sweater, so I didn’t technically buy it. Thus my quest to have a bougie closet on the most shoestring of budgets continues.

I love these little games I play with myself.

Or I’m just playing myself since the original goal was to “calibrate my priorities,” “stop chasing the new,” and “enjoying what I already have.”

*insert appropriate DJ Khaled .gif here*