What I’ve been doing instead of blogging

Between lots of thinking, a malware infection on the site, and the many newsletters that occupy my inbox, I’ve spent a lot of time away. To aid in your further distraction recreation, here are some assorted readings from around the internet over the past few months.

The myth of the ethical shopper. Very important albeit upsetting read. Sometimes we aren’t doing as much as we think we are and that’s good information to have.

Why owning 24 items of clothing is good for my creativity. I’ve seen many versions of this story, but I really liked this one.

The woman in the empty room. Because I’m on a minimalism kick and this speaks to it very poetically.

How to make your shoes last a lifetime. I’m getting more into making do with and mending my clothing. And men’s blogs. I really love reading men’s blogs. They place a lot more emphasis on choosing and taking care of well-made clothing. Dreamy.

The disease of more. On how progress is actually the enemy of progress.  Really interesting read.

Body scrubs, feather robes, and other failed experiments in self-care. Another good one that aims to lift the veil on the commercialization of self-care. Pro-tip: the most effective forms are usually free.

The real price of clothing.  A really insightful piece from the head of Elizabeth Suzann. She actually connects her prices to her production process and profit margin. It’s rare for a designer to pull back the curtain on how their clothing is produced. Much respect.


Fashion Gone Rogue, ManRepeller, Pinterest, @lissyroddyy

Continuing with my fondness for chunky knits and mixing them with miniskirts and culottes. Fresh faces and full afros. Pops of red. Slip dresses over turtlenecks. Black boots.



Fashion Drug Mule Attempting to Look Inconspicuous

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Balenciaga Resort ’17

I didn’t really get the whole normcore thing and dad hats are more function than form for yours truly, but this? This speaks to me. The extremely pared back makeup, the “f it, just grab the damn hat if you can’t find sunscreen and no one cares if you’re matching anyway” vibe, bags that could be holding bowling balls, cocaine bricks or body parts, the not extremely precious even though you know they cost the thousands of doll-hairs garments; I’m here for ALL of it.